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Issue: 2011-01-20

World of Words: From Auction to Awesome

Whatever happened to that English guy in Australia who sold his life on eBay? He moved to the Yukon and wrote a book about it.In November, A Life Sold by Ian Usher went on sale via Amazon, and is now available on Kindle. It...

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Turning Hollywood Upside Down

It’s 6:05 on a Sunday morning, and she has a play opening in only six days.So why is Sarah Rodgers sitting in the airport waiting for a flight to Vancouver?Well, so she can spend her day off with Poppy, her 13-month-old...

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The Best Job in the World

Trevor Twardocleb’s eyes light up when he recounts his own first experience at the Arctic Winter Games.It was 1980 in Fairbanks, Alaska. Twardeochleb, then a young hockey player from Faro, had managed to crack the lineup...

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No Klatch Required

“I think we should take a break.”When slapped together, those can be the most dreaded words in the English language.And so, it was with an appropriately heavy heart that I had to say this phrase to my morning coffee....

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Fragments of Belonging

What is it like to hear your own story told in your own words by a total stranger?Several Whitehorse residents will find out next week when Nakai Theatre’s Pivot Festival presents Tanya Marquardt’s work-in-progress...

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Happy New Beer!

In case your windows are too iced up to tell, it’s winter outside.For brewers, nothing really says winter like a barleywine: it’s strong, intensely flavoured, and pairs beautifully with a wood fire, an old pair of...

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Growing Up to Play Barbie

As a young boy, Nina Arsenault’s desire to be beautiful came from a “deep, deep place.”Now a full-fledged woman with the face and body of a Vegas showgirl, Arsenault makes a living from talking about her life...

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