Issue: 2009-07-30

World of Words: Helping children explore the past in the present

“Yukoners are definitely hitting above their weight,” polar scientist David Hik told Claire Eamer after the Canadian Science Writers’ Association (CSWA) presented her with the Science in Society Youth Book Award, in May. Locals may be familiar with Eamer’s contributions to the Northern Research Institute’s column Your Yukon or may have read her near-future fiction …

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Act like they do in New York

Posters around town advertise the Actors Intensive Weekend Workshop as “From New York to the Yukon”. Why is “New York” in the headline? “Classically, we think of New York as a method,” says “New York-trained” actor/instructor/director Anastasia Bandey. “We think of Meisner and the Actors Studio. “In the ’60s and ’70s, there was a revolution …

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Well on my way to becoming a big ‘loser’ …

Crystal Light has become my new best friend. You see, you can take your mundane water right from the tap and, one powdery package later, you have one instant ticket to flavour country! Even as my two fingers scurry across the keyboard, my taste buds are enjoying a journey of tangerine goodness. I don’t usually …

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The ‘Twisties’

Most of me loves the twisties. There is a small part of me that is disappointed with the fact that I don’t always do them justice. I get the feeling I am just going too slow. We are talking about curves, corners, bends … you know, “twisties”. Leaving Monterey, just south of San Francisco on …

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Come and See Your New Art

Val Hodgson has painted a portrait of Bob Atkinson, Willow Bob, in oils. Atkinson is affectionately known as “Willow Bob” for the bent-willow chairs and other rustic furniture he makes. A portrait in oils is “usually reserved for the elite,” Hodgson observes in her artist statement. But in her portraits, she seeks “to celebrate the …

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Take a walk on the wild side

Imagine taking a roller coaster ride and then writing about it as if you were still on the ride. That is an example of the journalistic for which Hunter S. Thompson was famous. Simply put: He lived it, then wrote about it. This style of journalism often leaves objectivity at home, seeks new adventures, finds …

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