Issue: 2010-11-24

Going Nutty North of 60

Nuts of many kinds (both the human and plant varieties) were common about town in early  Klondike days. Nuts keep well, have great flavour and add crunch and texture to sometimes bland situations. These Nut Butter Cookies have the advantage of tasting even better cold and can be frozen or kept in a refrigerated pantry …

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Amnesty Films at Old Fire Hall

Amnesty International brings its annual film festival to Whitehorse this weekend, featuring an amazing array of films dealing with themes of social justice at the Old Fire Hall. This year Amnesty is cooperating with the Yukon Film Society and the Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition, with one of its best lineups ever. Sure to be extremely popular …

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Yukon Ho! Red!

When you really, really like beer, living in a city with its very own microbrewery is a daily kind of ‘pinch me’ phenomena. So when your local brews (yet another) award winning beer … yeah. It boggles the mind. Like Gold, it is hard not to have had a pint of Yukon Red if you …

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Choirs and the Quest for Beauty

Every story a journalist writes involves a measure of compromise. The richer the source material, the larger that measure. A case in point is the story about lyric baritone Russell Braun and pianist Carolyn Maule in our November 11 edition. The transcript of our Skype conversation ran to several thousand words. There was room for …

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Framing History with Coloured Glass

Having her own artwork on display at last year’s Cranberry Fair taught Brenda Stehelin an important lesson. “It’s nerve-wracking,” says the long-time owner of Yukon Gallery, who is accustomed to prodding artists to have confidence in their work and “just get out there”. “I didn’t really get what it meant to actually put your personality …

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Yukon Yearbook

Yukon writers are a prolific bunch, offering a new book every month or so. For the second year in a row, Lise Schonewille, bookbuyer at Mac’s Fireweed Books, has put together a mini book fair to showcase writers who had a book come out in 2010. “Last year I just realized how many wonderful authors …

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Spying on the Neighbours

When Martin McDonagh’s play, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, first emerged in 1996, the 23-year-old playwright was quickly caught up in a storm of controversy. “There were a lot of Irish who thought this was just the most offensive, stereotypical thing to come across the border since the original English invasion,” explains Clinton Walker, who …

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The Joys of a Good House Concert

Here in Dawson we’re into the second year of working with the Home Routes organization to stage a series of House Concerts. These help to tide us over between music festivals by bringing festival quality acts into town. They’re called house concerts because, with a few rare exceptions, they take place in peoples’ homes and …

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