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Issue: 2009-02-19

Music talk in surround sound

The Whitehorse United Church basement is filled – amidst chatter and laughter – with the sounds of setup.Somewhere a guitar is being tuned; elsewhere the “Check one, two; check, check, check one, two” is heard as...

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Unspoken universal language

I released the cold brass doorknob and walked up a half-step into an invisible wall of ammonia, iodine, freezer-burned meat and brown-sauce stench so thick and acrid that my nose burned.The floor was shiny – impeccable – the...

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Twisting With the Blues

As you may know, the poetry of the blues is full of metaphors that allude to acts involving one’s naughty bits. Often lyrics will allude to acts of defiance that, as in the case of Jim Crow-era America, name the oppressor...

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