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Food and Booze in Saint John, NB

In Food and Drink on December 10, 2010 at 4:46 pm

Big Tide Brewery, courtesy of Saint John Shawn (

I’m headed home to New Brunswick on Sunday for an extended holiday trip, and I plan on being prepared when I arrive. Saint John is not typically renowned for its cuisine, or even its fine drinking establishments (it’s known more for dependable shit-kickers like O’Leary’s Pub, a place I’ve spent almost as much time in as high school). Still, in the past 10 years, the city has seen a real renaissance in the quality and diversity of its offerings.

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What I’m Reading: Julian Comstock

In Books on December 8, 2010 at 2:37 pm

I came to Robert Charles Wilson’s ninth novel, Julian Comstock: A Story of 22nd Century America somewhat reluctantly. I’ve never been particularly entranced by his style. It’s not that it’s too cerebral – more that his characters seem like chess pieces in a game played by his broad ideas. Read the rest of this entry »

The Walking Dead: What went wrong?

In TV on December 6, 2010 at 2:46 pm

Following the season finale of The Walking Dead, look for some changes. Last week, fans of the show learned that series creator Frank Darabont had fired his writing staff. Season 2 of the hit AMC horror-drama would apparently be relying on freelance writers along the same model as shows like Torchwood. Read the rest of this entry »