Issue: 2010-06-17

A Proud History of Civil Rights

Gay Pride is an annual event that happens in cities across the world, usually in the month of June. It celebrates, as its name evokes, pride in being queer. Its historical genesis has generally been attributed to the Stonewall riots that took place in Greenwich Village in New York City in 1969. At that time, …

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Hot Fun in the Summertime

Due to some travelling adventures in Latin and South America, I was introduced to chili peppers in the last 10 years or so. Approaching the use of chili peppers cautiously, I did acquire a taste for them, enjoying their legendary heat as they added a jolt of stimulating flavour to food. Peppers range from spicy …

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Adios, Corona.

Who isn’t familiar with the concept of the Lawnmower Beer? This is just the one beer, a cool and refreshing drink, the perfect reward for a salty upper lip and grass-stained shoes. The main purpose of this particular beer is to be thirst quenching, and as Stephen Beaumont from the Beer Connoisseur points out, the …

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A Celebration of Northern Words

I’m sitting in my trailer in Whitehorse as I type these words, but I can almost hear Buckwheat Donahue hoowwlliingg with delight all the way from Skagway, where I spent the last several days, attending the very first North Words Writers Symposium. Buckwheat likes to begin and end every event he’s involved in with a …

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