Tara McCarthy

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As the sun pours through the window, artist Maria Luisa de Villa adjusts her long, wavy hair and launches into a round of questions. Read more

Yukon Arts

A simple thank-you gift spawned a new direction for visual artist Blair Thorson. Nearly five years ago, he and his wife Linda took a trip to Skagway with some friends. When he insisted on contributing to offset travel expenses, the friends protested Read more

Yukon Arts

The masterminds at the Yukon Arts Centre are preparing for another season of entertainment. And judging from the 2009/2010 lineup, there will be a lot of dancing going on. Read more

Yukon Arts & Entertainment

For almost a decade now, Halifax-based Busby has focused on public apologies in her installation work of printed materials. Her exhibit, Sorry, was first displayed in 2005. Now it's grown to include Harper for the first time ever on the walls of the Read more

Yukon Arts

"People ask me, 'how long have you been an artist?', and it's been since I was really young. It's always been a big thing of mine," Norm Matechuk says with a laugh. "Eventually it came back to wood turning, but I always did art of some sort...." Read more

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Issue: 2016-10-19, PHOTO: Tao Wong

Varietease VI: A Burlesque Carnival is the Yukon’s very own burlesque variety show. Varietease runs every second year. This is an on-year, Oct. 25 to 29 at the Yukon Arts Centre. This year’s theme is a repeat of the 2009 carnival and promises to... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2016-10-12, PHOTO: Rick Massie

Kaori Torigai loves beer in much the same way others love baseball. Or World of Warcraft. Like baseball, there are a mind-boggling array of statistics to consider. And, like World of Warcraft, there is a huge cast of characters. And, as in both... Read more



Issue: 2015-12-03 PHOTO: Brett Elliot

Last week, I took place in the YFS 48 Hour Film Challenge. Along with five friends, we created a music video to a Michael Feuerstack song called “Out of Season.” Our team was myself, Bailey Staffen, Graham Lang, Tara McCarthy, Andrew Stratis and... Read more

Photography - Film


Issue: 2015-12-03 PHOTO: Tara McCarthy

When I was a teenager I had a lot of pen pals. I kept all the letters I received, bundled together with a ribbon. Some of the letters were written on fine linen paper, others were written with different pens using different colours. The envelopes... Read more


It is all original art and none of it existed before last December. So, the creative process took place during the darkest days of a Yukon winter. And that, says Tara McCarthy, is the whole idea behind Dark Days. Read more

Yukon Arts

You have seen them on stage, heard them on the radio, listened to their music, looked at their art and viewed their photography. They are all talented young Yukon artists and together they form Red Wagon Union, a recently developed collective made Read more

Yukon Arts & Entertainment

We have found a new printer: Webco Leduc. It is a company that has come highly recommended and its people have bent over backwards to convince us they will do a good job for you, the readers. Read more

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