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Issue: 2015-04-23 PHOTO: Peter Jickling

Beer hockey is not a sport for the faint of heart. Although it substitutes much of the grace, skill, and teamwork of our nation’s icy pastime for a grittier skill set, it lacks none of the glory. To the casual observer it may seem a frantic melee... Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

An open-mic event that welcomes musicians of all skill levels, Ginger Jam is a free-form jam night hosted by house sound tech, musician and token redhead, Marshall Charlebois, whose long, ginger-coloured hair and beard inspired the event's name. Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2017-04-26, PHOTO: Wikipedia

When I first read these lines by Woodrow Wilson Guthrie I knew my rulebook had been changed: “I hate a song that makes you think that you’re not any good. I hate a song that makes you think you’re just born to lose. Bound to lose. No good to... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-04-21, PHOTO: wikimediacommons.com

For years I have heard the name Voltaire and have not had a chance to locate any of his works. Then the fateful day came when I went into Well Read Books and came across Candide. As I flew through the first couple of chapters at the Gold Pan, I... Read more

Literature

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 examples of this. Read more

Literature

Such is the case of J.J. Cale. I must admit my prejudice going into this thing; I have not been on the Internet for almost two years. I would have never believed I’d be telling a social media audience that I got to shake Dylan bassist Tony Garnier’s Read more

Yukon Music

Kurt Vonnegut was a master of language. I’ve learned many a word from him, although many people who claim to be readers have never heard of him. There are several gems in Vonnegut’s arsenal; I’m only going to attack my personal favourites. Read more

Literature

If you have ever watched an HBO show, or have listened to an LP with a Parental Advisory, it is your duty to tip your hat to the man who made taboo language not taboo. It’s your duty to give thanks and praise to Lenny Bruce — a man who died for our Read more

Photography - Film

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June 2014

Actor and filmmaker Charlie Chaplin had the soul of a poet and the heart of a clown. He lived by his own moral code and sometimes his common decency led to his downfall. He made true enemies when he refused to play quietly; and his comic genius led h Read more

Photography - Film