Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Lorenzo Society readings this week

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Emily Davidson, Lift The Lorenzo Society, alongside the UNB Alumni Association, will be presenting a live reading by Emily Davidson featuring her newly published collection of poetry, Lift. The reading will be taking place at the BMO Theatre, 112 Princess Street, at 7:30 p.m. and is open to the...

Fifty Shades is steamy but not ground-breaking

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Since its publication, Fifty Shades of Grey has captivated and polarized readers and critics alike. Originally conceived as erotic fan fiction based on the Twilight series, the novel has sold millions of copies and resulted in two sequels. However, the book has been criticized...

Teenage Kicks: A Rare Breed of Dying Rock Artist

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On Oct. 17, the Teenage Kicks performed at the Pub Down Under in Saint John as a part of their 12-show east coast tour. Teenage Kicks, a rock band consisting of brothers Peter and Jeff van Helvoort, originates from Toronto, Ontario.. I had a chance...

Local FM Artist in Residence screens film and radio project

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Local 107.3 Artist in Residence's first screening of his short film titled Loveline took place on September 12 at Calahan's pub. Over 30 people filled the screening area to take in and support the project which tells a love story through a short film and three one...

Winter activities: how to have fun in sub-zero Saint John

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How do you solve a problem like Saint John in the wintertime? It is cold and barren outside, you are seriously low on vitamin D and it seems that there is nothing to do. To help you deal with the boring winter months, here are...

Nutella hot chocolate

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Nothing is more comforting than a giant mug of hot chocolate on these cold evenings. It’s super easy to mix some hot chocolate powder into some boiling water, but creamy Nutella in the form of a hot milky drink is worth the little amount...

Room: An emotional study of survival and the human spirit

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Independent movies might not have the benefit of large production budgets, but they are effective ways of storytelling outside the Hollywood system. Some of them prove to be critically acclaimed with moderate returns, while many tend to be largely ignored by audiences. However, there...

Songs for the broken heart

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We've all been there. It's never easy, and for what it's worth, it's not something you can ever be prepared for. Some find comfort in friends, others find comfort in solitude. Sometimes you can't talk about it. It's all too personal, and you feel like...

The “Fifty Shades” curse: why men should fear Christian Grey

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Fifty Shades of Grey. It’s a book like no one has ever seen before… at least on the bestseller list. For years, erotic novels have been sitting quietly on their reserved shelves at the back of the bookstore, waiting for mothers to distract their children...

Three festivals you shouldn’t miss this summer

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FeelsGood Folly Fest (June 28 - July 1)   Sponsored by the makers of Picaroons Beer, North Hampton Brewing Company, FeelsGood Folly Fest is located in Gagetown. When a festival is sponsored by a company that makes really good beer, it can be assumed that their...