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Issue: 2014-11-27

Bigger is Not Always Better

In the 1970s farmers in the United States were told to “get big or get out” as a way to promote larger, corporately owned farms.Since that time, the population of people living on farms dropped from 25 percent to 2 percent, with...

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What’s in a Name?

She later met Tucker at a Whitehorse Folk Music Society coffee house gig.“Ray must have been talking to Scott Wilson, and then we all just came together,” she says.The group’s biggest outing so far was a slot last fall in the...

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Big House Red

I was in the Yukon Liquor Corporation about six weeks ago, when I was delighted to make the acquaintance of an old friend.Looking for an interesting red, I saw a familiar label on an unfamiliar carton. On the bottom shelf of the...

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A New Normal

No one gets out of paradise unscathed. That’s what Matt King says as The Descendants, a drama set in Hawaii, begins.Matt (George Clooney), a lawyer and descendant of a mixed marriage between a missionary and Hawaiian royalty,...

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Death of the American Dream

Dr. Hunter Stockton Thompson was a champion of fun. If he is remembered at all, it is through exaggerated shades of his personality. Bill Murray in Where the Buffalo Roam, and Johnny Depp in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas are...

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A Tale of Two Boxes

I had to do my first major snow clearance of the season on Hallowe’en. It wasn’t bad — took about half an hour.The snow was still fluffy, so it was easy to move. But, as I headed to pick up some last minute goodies for the...

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