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43 TtHh 26 Qq&Aa  -‐–−  TtEeAa  WwIiı TtAaXxIiıDdEeRrMmIiıSsTt

Š‹•‘–Šǯ•Ƭ™‹ŽŽ•Š‘™Š‘™–‘ ‡‡’ Ž—ơ›ƒ”‘—†ˆ‘”‡˜‡”Ǥ

30 GgUuNn PpLlAaYy

Learn how  Leonardo  DiCaprio   makes  shooting  a  gun  look  so  easy.

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SsHhOoWwEeRr PpAaIiıNnTt

—”‘–Š‡ˆƒ—…‡–ƒ†Ž‡ƒ‘—––Š‡ emotions.  Clean  up  not  included.

CcOoLlLlEeCcTtIiıOoNnSs -‐–−  FfOoRr   TtHhEe  LlOoVvEe  OoFf  TtRrOoLlLlSs

Our cover  model  is  inspired  by   Žƒ…Š‡‹Ž˜‡”ǡ ƒŽ‹ˆƒšǯ•”‘ŽŽƒ†›Ǥ

40 BbRrOoAaDdWwAaYy NnEeEeDdSs   MmOoRrEe  AaMmEeRrIiıCcAaNn     IiıDdIiıOoTtSs

Once upon  a  time,  Broadway   ™ƒ•…‘‘Žƒ††‹†ǯ–Šƒ˜‡‹•‡› soundtracks.  No,  seriously.  

43 GgAaYy PpEeOoPpLlEe  AaRrEe     TtAaKkIiıNnGg  OoVvEeRr  TtHhEe  

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WwOoRrLlDd

ƤŽ–”ƒ–‡ ƒŽ‹ˆƒšǯ••‡…”‡–‰ƒ›•‘…‹‡–›Ǥ

46 PpUuNnCcHh IiıNn,  PpUuNnCcHh  OoUuTt     Have  the  heebie  jeebies?  We  know   the  right  people  to  call.


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10 KkIiıTtSsCcHh HhUuNnTt  —  BINGE   checks  out  the  Dartmouth   ƒ”„‘—”˜‹‡™ƪ‡ƒƒ”‡–ǡ™‹–Š outstanding  results.

15 GgEeEeKk’Dd —  The  Force  will  be   •–”‘‰‹›‘—ƒˆ–‡”›‘—•’Ž—”‰‡ ‘ƒˆ‡™‘ˆ–Š‡•‡Š‘—•‡Š‘Ž† items.

18 GgAaRrBb —  Š‡•‡„ƒ†„‘›•‘ˆ

ˆƒ•Š‹‘‹•’‹”‡›‘—”‡˜‡”›†ƒ› Ž‘‘•ǡ‡˜‡‹ˆ›‘—†‘ǯ–‘™‹–Ǥ

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20 GgRrOoUuPpIiıEe —  ”‹…‡Ǧ

‹•’‹”‡†Žƒ…‡ƒ†Ž‡ƒ–Š‡”‘—–Ƥ– –Šƒ–™‹ŽŽ‰‹˜‡›‘—•‘‡‡š–”ƒ time and  a  kiss.

24 CcLlAaDd —  ‡‡–‘—‰Ǥ ‡ǯ•

got a  sweatshirt  collection  that   ™‹ŽŽƒ‡›‘—–Š‡‡˜›‘ˆ–Š‡ block.

48 DdIiıVvEe —  Step  into  the  

•‡‡œ‹‡•–„ƒ”•‹ ƒŽ‹ˆƒšǤ”‹‰ your hand  sanitizer.  

NnGg CcOoUuCcHh  —   50 CcAaSsTtIiı The  greatest  (or  not  so  great)   ”‘ƒ†‘˜‹‡•‘ˆƒŽŽ–‹‡ǡƒ• reviewed  by  the  BINGE  crew.

54 AaDdLlIiıBb —  ”‹…‡••‡‹ƒǡ’”‡Ǧ

scription drugs  and  suspicious   ”‡Žƒ–‹‘•Š‹’•ǤǤǤƒ’‡”ˆ‡…––Š‡ƒ–”‡ diet.

Not all   57 TtRrAaSsHh  CcAaNn  —   ”‡ƒŽ‹–›‹•ƒ™ƒ•–‡‘ˆ–‹‡ƒ†

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brain matter.

60 FfOoOoDd, BbAaBbYy  —  ”ƒˆ–

‹‡”Œ—•–‰‘–ƒŽ‘–‘”‡ˆ—› ™‹–Š–Š‡•‡•–ƒơˆƒ˜‘—”‹–‡•Ǥ


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HhEeAaTtHhEeRr MmCcGgUuIiıRrEe PHOTO  EDITOR

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TtEeRrRrAa CcIiıOoLlFfEe PHOTO    EDITOR

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TERRA C IOLFE

         love  letter  from  the  editor  

ƒ™ƒ›ǡƒ™‡ŽŽ†‡•‡”˜‡†‹‰Š–‘—–ƒ––Š‡…Ž—„‹•‹‘”†‡”Ȅ „—–™ƒ–…Š‘—–ǡ›‘—ƒ›”—‹–‘ƒ —‡””‹ŽŽƒ ƒ›ˆƒ”‡ǡ™Š‡”‡ ›‘—ǯŽŽƤ†ƒ‰”‘—’‘ˆgays and  lesbians  who  are  taking   over  the  world,  one  bar  at  a  timeȋ’‰Ǥ43ȌǤŠ‡”‡ǯ•‘”‡ ‰Ž‹–œƒ†‰Žƒ‘—”‹š‡†™‹–Š…‘˜‡”–‘’‡”ƒ–‹‘•™ƒ‹–‹‰ ˆ‘”›‘—ƒ––Š‡Žƒ–‡•– ‘ŽŽ›™‘‘†ƒ…–‹‘‘˜‹‡•‡–ȂŒ—•–ƒ• ˆ‘”–Š‡gun  wranglerȋ’‰Ǥ30ȌǤŠ‘‘–‹‰‹•Š‘™„—•‹‡•• ‹•‘‡ƒ•›–ƒ•ǡ‡•’‡…‹ƒŽŽ›™Š‡›‘—ǯ”‡shooting  to  keep   your  Broadway  show  runningȋ’‰Ǥ40ȌǤ

‘ƒŠ‡ƒ†ƒ†’—ŽŽ‘—–›‘—”Tauntaun sleeping  bagȋ’‰Ǥ 15Ȍƒ†…‘œ›—’™‹–Š—•‘–Š‡casting  couchȋ’‰Ǥ50)  as   ™‡–ƒ‡›‘—‘–Š‡—Ž–‹ƒ–‡…‹‡ƒ–‹…”‘ƒ†–”‹’‡š’‡”‹-­‐ ‡…‡ǡƒ‹†Ǧ„Ž‘™‹‰‡š’‡”‹‡…‡ƒ‹–‘‡ƒ–‹‰›‘—”Ƥ”•– Ukrainian  inspired  Kraft  Dinner  dishȋ’‰Ǥ60ȌǤ ‹–Šƒ™™ƒ”†Ž‘˜‡ƒ†‹…‡–‹‡•ǡ Justin ǤǤSophia  –Š‡”‘ŽŽ•ƒ›••Š‡Ž‘˜‡•›‘—–‘‘ǥ -­‐  Justin  Mahoney Editor-­‐in-­‐Chief


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PHOTOS B Y  H EATHER  M CGUIRE

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               B INGE  M AGAZINE.  T HRIFT.

t’s no  longer  true  that  the  best   thing  about  Dartmouth  is  the   view  of  Halifax.  The  Habourview   market  is  precisely  the  kind  of  thing   that  managed  to  get  BINGE  out  of  

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bed early  on  a  Saturday  morning.  The   day  trip  allowed  us  to  discover  parts   of  a  city,  we  admit,  we  wouldn’t   have  given  a  running  chance  in  the   Ƥ”•–’Žƒ…‡Ǥ‡•–Ž‡†„‡–™‡‡ƒ

old legion-­‐like  curling  club  and  an   Anglican  church  that’s  seen  better   days,  the  Harbourview  Weekend   Market  greets  you  with  murals   from  the  1950s  and  yellow  and   green  neon  signs  which  promise   ‰”‡ƒ–Ƥ†•ƒ–‰”‡ƒ–’”‹…‡•Ǥ – doesn’t  disappoint.  Everything   we  found  was  under  10  bucks.   The  market’s  stalls  were  a  testa-­‐ ment  of  the  owners’  quirkiness   and  love  for  all  things  vintage   —  some  shelves  and  tables  are   packed  like  people’s  attics.  The   real  discoveries  happen  when   ›‘—†—•–‘ơ–Š‡„‘š‡•ƒ†ƒ‡ your  way  through  the  cobwebs.   The  soundtrack  to  our  day  at  the   market  was  Perry  Como’s  Keep   It  Gay  —  and  yes,  we  found  the   original  1953  B-­‐side  that  day.  


HhAaRrBbOoUuRrVvIiıEeWw MmAaRrKkEeTt   -‐–−  DdAaRrTtMmOoUuTtHh,  NnSs Aa  DdEeLlIiıCcAaTtEe  KkIiıNnDdRrEeDd  SsPpIiıRrIiıTt        My  shell-­‐covered  owl  was  one  of  

–Š‡Ƥ”•––Š‹‰• •ƒ™ƒ––Š‡ƪ‡ƒƒ”-­‐ ket. As  I  stroked  his  bumpy  feath-­‐ ers,  I  immediately  knew  I  wanted   him.  But  like  any  smart  woman,  I   had  to  shop  around  before  I  com-­‐ mitted.  When  I  came  back,  feeling   used  and  disappointed,  he  was  still   waiting  for  me,  and  at  half-­‐price.   I  christened  him  Shel  Silverstein.  I   think  he  has  the  heart  of  a  poet.  His   eyes  might  be  googly,  but  they  see   right  into  my  soul.  I  have  to  be  care-­‐ ful  he  doesn’t  lose  anymore  shells.   ›‡™„ơǣ–Š”‡‡„—…•Ǥ  -­‐  Katie

     Just  minutes  after  getting  to  the   market  I  spotted  a  globe  sitting   next  to  a  tall  white  and  gold  tacky   Žƒ’Ǥ Šƒ†ƒƪƒ•Š„ƒ…–‘•’‹-­‐ ning  the  globe  in  history  class.  I   spun  it  repeatedly  hoping  that   one  day  I  would  be  able  to  travel   –‘–Š‡‡š‘–‹…’Žƒ…‡•›Ƥ‰‡” touched.  This  globe  showed  me   the  root  of  why  I  love  to  travel  —  I   had  to  bring  it  home.  My  favorite  

Iiı LlIiıKkEe  MmIiıNnEe  OoVvEeRr   RrUuSsSsIiıAaNn  EeAaSsYy        I’ve  always  wanted  to  be  part  of  

from Malaysia  stall.  The  white,  dirty   ‰‘Ž†ƒ†‹†‹‰‘‡‰‰Ƥ–•”‹‰Š–‹–Š‡ palm  of  your  hand.  It  opens  like  a   box  at  the  centre  to  help  you  hold   a  decadent  and  pre-­‐revolutionary   all  your  hopes  and  dreams  or  your   Russia  (long  live  Nicholas  II).  Since   rings  when  doing  the  dishes.  A  be-­‐ the  Faberge  egg  is  one  of  the   dazzled  jewel  sits  on  top  of  the  egg   quintessential  symbols  of  that  time,   to  give  it  that  fancy  edge  you  need   I  naturally  gravitated  to  a  little  pur-­‐ to  impress  your  friends  with  your   ple  velvet  box  with  a  plastic  cover   knowledge  for  all  things  Anastasia.     that  held  a  piece  of  reproduced  his-­‐ tory.  I  found  it  in,  what  seemed  to   This  faux  Faberge  egg  set  me  back   be,  the  market’s  everything  came   six  bucks.    -­‐  Justin

thing about  the  globe  is  how  out  of   †ƒ–‡‹–‹•ǤŠ‡”‡‹•‘•’‡…‹Ƥ…›‡ƒ” marked  anywhere,  but  the  Union   of  Soviet  Socialist  Republics  spans   the  top.  This  mystery  adds  to  the   beauty  and  uncertainty  of  our  fast   changing  world. My  trip  around  a  slightly  out  of  date   ™‘”Ž†…‘•–Ƥ˜‡„—…•Ǥ    -­‐  Heather

               B INGE  M AGAZINE.  T HRIFT.

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kitsch hunt   RrUuBbBbEeRr  DdUuCcKkYy,   YyOoUu’RrEe  TtHhEe  OoNnEe

     What  I  love  about  this  market  is   –Šƒ–›‘—…ƒƤ†ƒ•–—ơ‡†—”‘-­‐ pean  squirrel  (if  it  had  only  been   cheaper),  a  book  stall  with  a  ballet   section,  and  just  around  the  corner   —  jackpot;  a  rubber  duck  stand.          I  never  had  a  rubber  duck  as  a   child.  Maybe  that’s  why  when  I   spotted  the  endless  row  of  duck-­‐ ies,  I  couldn’t  control  myself.  Given   the  chance,  I  probably  would  have   bought  every  single  one  and  en-­‐ tered  them  all  in  some  sort  of  race.  I   •‡––Ž‡†‘ƪƒ’’‡”ƒ†‰ƒ‰•–‡”ǡ„—– I  was  also  partial  to  Franken-­‐duck   and  one  that  looked  like  Frenchie   from  Grease.   My  little  duckies  were  two  bucks   each  or  six  for  $10  —  a  total  steal.   -­‐  Kirsten

Aa GgIiıRrLl’Ss  BbEeSsTt  FfRrIiıEeNnDd

     What  else  could  a  girl  need  other   than  rings?  For  me,  they  are  the   ultimate  expression  of  my  identity.   At  this  point,  I  probably  have  more   rings  than  underwear.    But  unlike   my  underwear,  my  rings  will  always   Ƥ–ƒ† ˆ‡‡Žƒ‡†™Š‡ ǯ‘– wearing  them.  Despite  how  many   I  already  own,  I’m  always  on  the   hunt  for  a  new  one.  When  I  saw  this   one  buried  at  a  tiny  corner  stand,  I   knew  it  was  waiting  just  for  me.   My  newest  addition  cost  me  eight   bucks.      -­‐  Terra

           

               B INGE  M AGAZINE.  T HRIFT.

OoLlDd SsCcHhOoOoLl  CcUuRrEeSs  

     I  found  a  book  called  “Old  Set-­‐ tlers’  Remedies,”  compiled  by   Marion  Robertson  in  1960.  The   book  includes  original  Maritime   and  New  England  folk  remedies  for   everything  froma  cough  to  raging   madness,  and  everything  in  be-­‐ tween.  Some  of  the  more     ‹–‡”‡•–‹‰‡–”‹‡•‹…Ž—†‡ǣ Cold  Sores    —  “Apply  wax  from  

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one’s ear  to  the  sore.” Deafness  —  “Put  a  little  salt  in  your   ear.  Or,  three  or  four  drops  of  onion   juice  at  laying  down,  and  stopt  in   with  a  little  wool.” Weak  Eyes  —  “Wash  the  head  daily   with  cold  water.” “—‹…Ƥšˆ‘”–Šƒ–„—’‘”„”—‹•‡ was  just  50  cents.  -­‐  Max


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The  commercial  actor  turned   public  relations  representative   turned  designer  (and  now  movie   director)  from  the  suburbs  of   Houston,  Texas  had  a  hard  time   ƤÂ&#x2030;Â&#x2014;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2039;Â?Â&#x2030;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2014;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2122;Â&#x160;Â&#x192;Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2122;Â&#x192;Â?Â&#x2013;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2020;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2018; Â&#x2122;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x160;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2022;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2021;Ǥ Â&#x2018;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2020;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2021;Â?Â&#x2022;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2018;ĆŞÂ&#x203A;Â&#x201E;Â&#x203A; the  seat  of  his  well  tailored  pants   using  virile  grace  and  good  olâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   bad  boy  charm  in  every  project   Â&#x160;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2014;Â?Â&#x2020;Â&#x2021;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2013;Â&#x192;Â?Â&#x2021;Â&#x2022;ǤÂ&#x160;Â&#x2021;Â?Â&#x2021;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2026;Â&#x192;Â? Â&#x2020;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2030;Â?Â&#x2021;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2018;Â?Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2021;Â&#x201E;Â&#x2018;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2039;Â?Â&#x2030;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2018;Â&#x192;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2021;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2022;ÇĄ Â&#x2022;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2014;ĆĄÂ&#x203A;Â&#x201E;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2122;Â?Â&#x2022;Â&#x192;Â?Â&#x2020;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2013; Â&#x2013;Â&#x192;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2039;Â&#x192;Â?Â&#x2026;Â&#x2014;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2022; Â&#x2018;Â&#x2C6; Â&#x2014;Â&#x2026;Â&#x2026;Â&#x2039;ÇĄÂ&#x2022;Â&#x201C;Â&#x2014;Â&#x192;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2020;Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2021;Â?Â&#x2018;ĆĄÂ&#x192;Â?Â&#x2020; Â?Â&#x192;Â&#x2020;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2021;Â&#x201D;Â&#x203A;Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2039;Â?Â&#x2030;Â&#x201E;Â&#x17D;Â&#x192;Â&#x2026;Â?ǤÂ&#x160;Â&#x192;Â?Â?Â&#x2022; Â&#x2013;Â&#x2018; Â&#x2018;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2020;ÇĄÂ&#x203A;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2014;Â&#x2026;Â&#x192;Â?Â&#x2019;Â&#x2014;Â&#x17D;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2018;ĆĄÂ&#x192;Â&#x160;Â&#x2021;Â&#x192;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x203A; Â&#x2022;Â&#x160;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2014;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2020;Â&#x2021;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2020;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2021;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2021;Â?Â&#x2039;Â?Â&#x2030;Â&#x152;Â&#x192;Â&#x2026;Â?Â&#x2021;Â&#x2013; with  a  simple  pair  of  matching   pants  or  dress.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;To  wear  some-­â&#x20AC;? Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2039;Â?Â&#x2030;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2039;Â?Â&#x2021;Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2022;Â&#x192;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2013;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2018;Â?Â&#x2030;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2026;Â&#x2039;Â&#x192;Â&#x17D; Â&#x2022;Â&#x2013;Â&#x192;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2021;Â?Â&#x2021;Â?Â&#x2013;Č&#x201A;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2013;ÇŻÂ&#x2022;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2013;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2039;Â?Â&#x2039;Â?Â&#x2030;Â&#x192;Â?Â&#x2020; Â&#x2022;Â&#x2021;Â&#x161;Â&#x203A;ÇĽ ÇŻÂ&#x2DC;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2021;Â?Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2022;Â&#x201E;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2122;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2021;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2018;Â? Â&#x2022;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2122;Â&#x17D;Â&#x203A;Â&#x2026;Â&#x2018;Â?Â&#x2039;Â?Â&#x2030;Â&#x201E;Â&#x192;Â&#x2026;Â?ÇĄÇłÂ&#x2022;Â&#x192;Â&#x203A;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2018;Â?-­â&#x20AC;? treal  fashion  photographer,  Cody   Caissie.

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HELLO  THERE  SAILOR

The  French  couturier  grew  up   in  the  Parisian  suburbs  in  the   1960s  playing  in  his  grand-­â&#x20AC;? motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  closet  and  dressing  up   his  teddy  bears  for  impromptu   fashion  shows.  Buttons,  lace   and  old  corsets  from  the  1940s   Â&#x160;Â&#x192;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2021;Â&#x192;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2122;Â&#x192;Â&#x203A;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2039;Â?ĆŞÂ&#x2014;Â&#x2021;Â?Â&#x2026;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2020;Â&#x160;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2122;Â&#x2018;Â&#x201D;Â?Ǥ Â&#x2018;Â&#x2014;Â&#x2026;Â&#x192;Â?Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x192;Â?Â? Â&#x192;Â&#x2014;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2021;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2018;Â&#x201D;Â?Â&#x192;Â?-­â&#x20AC;? ing  that  sailor  coat  you  wear  so   Â&#x2C6;Â&#x192;Â&#x2022;Â&#x160;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2018;Â?Â&#x192;Â&#x201E;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2021;ǤDz Â&#x2013;ÇŻÂ&#x2022;Â&#x192;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2039;Â?Â&#x2019;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2021;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2018;Â?ÇĄ but  it  draws  well  around  the  body,   especially  at  the  shoulders,â&#x20AC;?  says   Caissie.  Toronto  fashion  stylist   Myles  Sexton  agrees,  saying  that   â&#x20AC;&#x153;itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  something  that  you  can  mix   and  match  whether  you  want  to   wear  something  casual  during  the   day  or  you  can  throw  a  blazer  on   Â&#x2013;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2019;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2013;Â&#x192;Â?Â&#x2020;Â?Â&#x192;Â?Â&#x2021;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2013;Â?Â&#x2018;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x192;Â?   evening  wear  piece.â&#x20AC;?

THANKS  FOR  THE   VERTIGO,  MR.  MCQUEEN

With  a  royal  title  in  his  name,   Â&#x2039;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2021;Â?Â&#x2021;Â&#x2020;Â&#x192;Â?Â&#x192;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2014;Â&#x201D;Â&#x192;Â&#x17D;ƤÂ&#x2013;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2018;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2021; designer  from  the  suburbs  of   London  to  hone  his  craft  at   Â?Â&#x2020;Â&#x2021;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2018;Â?ĆŹÂ&#x160;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2019;Â&#x2019;Â&#x192;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2020;ÇĄÂ&#x201D;Â&#x2039;Â?Â&#x2026;Â&#x2021; Charlesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  tailor.  The  royal  rules  of   fashion  eventually  opened  up  the   Â&#x2020;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2018;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2021;Â&#x160;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2014;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2C6; Â&#x2039;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2021;Â?Â&#x2026;Â&#x160;Â&#x203A; where  he  notoriously  honed  his   rebellious  persona.  McQueen  was   obsessed  with  the  actress  Kim   Â&#x2018;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x192;Â?ǤÂ&#x2021;Â?Â&#x2026;Â&#x2039;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2022;Â?Â&#x2039;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2022;ÇĄÂ&#x2030;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2021;Â&#x203A;Â&#x2019;Â&#x192;Â&#x2013;-­â&#x20AC;? Â&#x2013;Â&#x2021;Â&#x201D;Â?Â&#x2022;ÇĄÂ&#x201E;Â&#x17D;Â&#x192;Â&#x2026;Â?Â&#x2019;Â&#x2014;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2026;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2014;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2026;Â&#x160;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2122;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2013;Â&#x160; clever  latches  reminiscent  of  the   late  1950s  became  the  rage  at  a   Â&#x2013;Â&#x2039;Â?Â&#x2021;Â&#x2122;Â&#x160;Â&#x2021;Â?Â&#x2026;Â&#x2018;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2014;Â&#x201D;Â&#x192;Â?Â&#x2020;ĆŞÂ&#x2018;Â&#x201D;Â&#x192;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2019;Â&#x192;Â&#x2013;-­â&#x20AC;? terns  were  in  everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  closet.   How  else  would  you  be  able  to   justify  stealing  from  your  grand-­â&#x20AC;? Â?Â&#x2018;Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2021;Â&#x201D;ÇŻÂ&#x2022;Â&#x2026;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2013;ÇŤDzÂ&#x160;Â&#x2021;Â? Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2039;Â?Â? Â&#x2018;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x192;Â&#x2022;Â&#x160;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2018;Â?ÇĄ Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2039;Â?Â?Â&#x2018;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x192;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2039;Â?Â&#x192;Â&#x2030;Â&#x2021;ÇĄ Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2122;Â&#x2018;Â?Â&#x192;Â?Â&#x2039;Â?Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2019;Â&#x2021;Â?Â&#x2026;Â&#x2039;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2022;Â?Â&#x2039;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2013; with  a  long  cigarette  in  her  hand   Â&#x192;Â?Â&#x2020; Â&#x17D;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x192;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2122;Â&#x160;Â&#x2018;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2021;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2018;Â?ÇĄÇłÂ&#x2022;Â&#x192;Â&#x203A;Â&#x2022; Sexton.


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groupie

LET’S GO   CRAZY  THIS   SPRING   AND  TAKE   CUES  FROM   PRINCE’S   1984 ALBUM   PURPLE   RAIN.   MIX     BAD-­‐ASS   LEATHER   WITH     PRETTY     FLORALS   AND  LACE.  

           

               B INGE  M AGAZINE.  FASHION.

STYLED BY     KATIE  RANKIN

GgEeTt TtHhEe  LlOoOoKk:

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TOUGH

Leather jackets  and  studded   accents  make  it  believable  that   Prince  would  take  you  with  him   for  a  ride  on  his  motorcycle.

PRETTY

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From lilac  to  eggplant,  purple   ƒ‡•ƒ›•’”‹‰‘—–Ƥ–•‹‰Ǥ Floral  patterns  announce  that   you’re  ready  to  play  in  the  sun-­‐ shine.

EXTRAS

Chunky hardware   necklaces  give   ›‘—”ƪ‘™‡”•ƒ bit  of  edge.

PHOTO B Y  H EATHER  M CGUIRE

BbAaBbYy, YyOoUu’RrEe  Aa  SsTtAaRr


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Boomerang

SsPpEeCc SsCcHhOoOoLl ADDING  IQ  POINTS  WITH  STYLE  HAS  NEVER  BEEN  EASIER WORDS  AND  PHOTO  BY   TERRA  CIOLFE

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ome people  need  them.   Others  don’t,  but  wear   them  anyway.  Like  all  fash-­‐ ion  statements,  eye  glass   frames  get  recycled  with   each  generation.          A  new  set  of  frames  can   take  forever  to  sift  through.   Luckily,  we  recruited  Kate   Ross  to  give  some  tips.

MmEeEeTt KkAaTtEe:

           

               B INGE  M AGAZINE.  FASHION.

Even though  she  wouldn’t   necessarily  call  herself  a   “glasses  expert,”  Kate  is   ‘”‡–Šƒ“—ƒŽ‹Ƥ‡†ǤŠ‡

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has over  200  pairs  in  her  vin-­‐ tage  brick  shelving  system,   next  to  her  front  door.          When  she  was  10  her   grandma  gave  her  a  pair   of  Oakley  Frogskins  with   orange  iridium  lenses.  It   started  Kate’s  collection.   Although  she  didn’t  actually   need  glasses  until  she  was   23,  she’s  been  collecting   them  since  then.          She  even  has  her  own   website  dedicated  to     helping  other  eyewear     addicts.

HhOoWw TtOo  OoRrDdEeRr     GgLlAaSsSsEeSs  OoNnLlIiıNnEe:   “Look  at  the  numbers  inside   –Š‡ƒ”‘ˆ‰Žƒ••‡•–Šƒ–Ƥ– you  well.  You  can  also  go   into  a  local  glasses  store   ƒ†–”›‘†‹ơ‡”‡–•–›Ž‡• and    jot  down  the  arm   number. That’s  how  you’ll  know  if   that  style  works  with  your   face.  If  you  have  a  big  round   face  don’t  wear  little  round   glasses,”  says  Kate.   Visit  Kate’s  website  at     radglasses.com


CcAaTt-‐–−EeYyEeSs

These frames  were  made  famous   by  the  beautiful  Marilyn  Monroe   and  Audrey  Hepburn.  But  after   being  put  on  steroids  to  suit  Dame   Edna’s  and  Elton  John’s  vision,  this   frame  style  has  become  a  staple  in   dollar  stores  and  costumes  shop.

Kate says:  “Thanks  to  Prada’s  

fall show  these  are  making  a  huge   comeback  —  you  can  wear  them   with  anything  ...  except  hats.  But,   like,  only  places  you  wear  real   clothes,  don’t  wear  cat-­‐eyes  at  the   gym.”  

TtHhEe WwAaYyFfAaRrEeRrSs  

Corey Hart  wore  his  at  night,  but  on   sunny  days  this  style  can  be  seen  on   almost  every  street  corner.   The  original  wayfarers  were  de-­‐ signed  in  1952  and  have  gone   through  several  redesigns,  coming   in  and  out  of  fashion  since  their   debut.  

completely commit  to  giant  thick   black  glasses  —  wayfarers  look   good  on  everyone.”

TtEeAaSsHhAaDdEeSs

Starting with  Ozzy  Osborne  in  the   1980s,  Liam  Gallagher  in  the  1990s   and  now,  Lady  Gaga,  each  genera-­‐ tion  has  reclaimed  these  classics  in   their  own  way.

Kate says:Dz—ŽŽ‹‰‘ơ–Š‡ ƒ””›

Potter/John Lennon  look  without   also  looking  like  a  mad  scientist   isn’t  easy  but,  if  you’re  trying  to     balance  out  an  oblong  face  they   could  be  what  you  want.  They’ll   make  your  face  wider  and  shorter.”

GgRrAaNnDdMmAa’Ss

Apparently, everything  comes  back   around  and  into  fashion  again.  Did   anyone  see  the  Grandma  glasses   being  cool  ever?  They  came  back   like  a  boomerang.

Kate says:  “I  wear  these  to  all  my  

glasses’ in  the  room.  Lots  of     websites  will  ‘reglaze’  (make  your   prescription)  the  old  glasses  you   swipe  from  nursing  homes  for   under  $50.  You  can  also  look  for   ‘deadstock’  glasses  on  ebay,  etsy,   American  Apparel,  etc.  but  the   story  is  way  more  fun  if  you  grab   them  from  someone  playing  bingo.   ƒ–…Š‘—–ˆ‘”ƪ›‹‰’—”•‡•ƒ† canes.”

TtHhIiıCcKk, BbLlAaCcKk  FfRrAaMmEeSs

Initially thought  to  contain  kryp-­‐ tonite,  this  style  of  frame  has  had   several  major  comebacks.    Since   Clarke  Kent’s,  debut  in  1938,  many   journalists  and  ordinary  citizens   alike  have  claimed  this  style  as  their   own.    Take  Drew  Carey,  his  thick,   black  frames  became  such  a  part   of  his  identity  that  even  after  Lasik   eye  surgery,  he  wore  glasses  with   no  lenses.  

Kate says:  “Always.  Anywear.  

           

               B INGE  M AGAZINE.  FASHION.

Thick black  frames  are  super  crisp.   fav  hipster  hangouts.  I  can  wear  like   I  like  ‘em  in  glossy  and  in  matte   tortoise,  grab  tortoise  ones  if  you’re   50mm  lens  and  it  always  seems  like   black.” reading  Take  Ivy,    or  aren’t  ready  to   I  have  the  smallest,  most  ‘normal  

Kate says:  “Classic  in  black  or  

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This sweatshirt  has  a  picture  of  Doug  on   his  motorcycle  in  his  younger  days.

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PHOTOS B Y  T ERRA  C IOLFE  &  H EATHER  M CGUIRE

           

               B INGE  M AGAZINE.  FASHION.

IiıTt’Ss HhIiıPp  TtOo  BbEe  DdOoUuGg


CLAD                    

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               B INGE  M AGAZINE.  FASHION.

ne day   as   Doug   Kirkaldy   opened   his   closet,   a   pile   of   old   sweatshirts   fell   on   top   of   him.   He   decided   it   was   a   sign   he   should  start  wearing  them  again.   Now   he   sports   a   collection   that   every  vintage  store-­‐hunting  thrift   kid   would   envy.  We   got   Doug   to   •Š‘™ ‘ơ •‘‡ ‘ˆ Š‹• ˆƒ˜‘—”‹–‡•Ǥ

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Q &  A    

Tea with a

           

               B INGE  M AGAZINE.  

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WORDS &  P HOTOS  B Y  H EATHER  M CGUIRE


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radley Robert  Williams  has  been  a  taxidermist  for  three  years.  He  divides   his  time  between  the  tidy  taxidermy  studio  and  the  smelly  blood  covered   qb´|Œt´|bY¡bOÁ†YŒ®¼Fb|8œœb±¡3b´œ…b¼|‰8¼Œ8¼Á…®´ÁŒ¼-­ ŒtV´|Œt8ŒY,8ÉYb±‰ÊŒ †‰´Y8†bV+¼oŒYÁ¼È|8¼¼¼8…b´¼¼±8Œ´n±‰ ±8Y…††Œ¼|‰bYbO±¡

Q: How  do  you  start  taxidermy  on  an   animal?

Q: How  much  does  a  mounted  deer   head  weigh?

AU†b´|Œt¡,|´´È|b±bʐÁ¼8…b8††¼|b AU‰±b¼|bŒ—p¼ÀÎœÁŒY´¡,|b n8¼8ŒY‰b8¼nnn¼|b|Yb¡,|bŒ¼tb¼´ salted and  sent  to  the  tanners.   Q:  What’s  the  next  step  when  you  get   the  hide  back?

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Q:  How  do  you  get  the  shape  of  the   animal  back  after  it  is  skinned?

AU5Á®YFb´Á±œ±´bY|È‰8ŒÊ|ÁŒ¼b±´ ¼|Œ…Èbœ±b´b±Çb¼|bŒ´Ybn¼|b8Œ-­ mals. We  have  hundreds  of  foam  molds   ¼Á´bYbœbŒYŒtŒÈbt|¼8ŒY|bt|¼ and  how  we  choose  to  mount.  Birds  are   actually  the  only  animals  where  you  leave   ¼|b´…b†b¼ŒÁŒ¼ÁO|bY¡   Q:  How  much  of  the  animal  is  real?

AU(±b¼¼Ê‰ÁO|„Á´¼¼|bnÁ±¡3bÁ´bt†8´´

           

               B INGE  M AGAZINE.  

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Q:  Why  don’t  you  like  doing  pets?

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FÁ¼œbœ†b8±bȆ†Œt¼Y8ŒÊ¼|Œtn± ¼|b±œb¼´tÁb´´¡ Q:  How  much  does  it  cost  in  compari-­ son  to  a  bear?

AUÏ´†Œt8´ʐÁ8±bȆ†Œt¼´…Œ¼V

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Q: Can  you  taxidermy  anything?  

¼|bŒÊb´¡,|b´O8†b´8±bŒ®¼8O¼Á8††Ê8†Çb¡ ¼®´¼|b´…Œ¼|8¼tb´±¼¼bŒV´8´†Œt 8´ʐÁœ±b´b±Çb¼|b´…ŒʐÁ®††FboŒb¡ ,|bŒ¼®´„Á´¼†…b8ŒÊ¼|Œtb†´b¡3b8O¼Á-­ 8††Ê|8Çb†F´¼b±±t|¼ŒÈ¼|8¼´8†‰´¼ done. Q:  Why  do  you  like  taxidermy?

AUYŒ®¼…ŒÈV±b8††ÊYŒ®¼¡8´… ‰Ê´b†n¼|8¼¦Áb´¼ŒbÇb±ÊY8ÊVb´œbO8††Ê È|bŒ8‰Œ¼|bqb´|Œt´|bY¡¼®´Çb±Ê Y´tÁ´¼ŒtVʐÁ±8±‰´OÇb±bYŒF†Y 8ŒYtÁ¼´È¼|8ŒbÇb±bŒYŒt´Áœœ†Ên 8Œ‰8†´¼´…Œ¡YŒ®¼bÇbŒ…ŒÈÈ|Ê †…b¼¡5Á†b8±Œ¼´bbœ8´¼¼|b8Œ‰8†V ¼®´„Á´¼‰Ê„F¡Êt±†n±bŒYȐŒ¼†b¼‰b |8Çb8ŒÊ¼8ÉYb±‰Ê8¼|‰b¡¼®´Ybo-­ nitely not  a  job  for  everyone.     Q:  What  is  the  craziest  thing  you   have  had  to  taxidermy?

AU(±F8F†ÊY‰b´¼O8Œ‰8†´8ŒYœb¼´¡ *t|¼ŒÈ8‰Ȑ±…ŒtŒ8|Á´bO8¼¡ 3bYŒ®¼±b8††Ê†…bYŒt¼|b‰ŒtbŒ-­ b±8†´Èb…bbœœÁ¼¼Œt¼|bœ±ObÁœFÁ¼ œbœ†b8±bȆ†Œt¼œ8Ê¡

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Q: How  do  you  train  to  become  a   taxidermist?

AU„Á´¼t¼8„F¼Ȑ±…8¼¼|b´¼±b 8ŒY¼|bŒÈ8´OÁ±Á´´´¼8±¼bY¼ †b8±Œn±‰8Çb¼b±8Œ¼8ÉYb±‰´¼¡¼´ ´±¼nœ8´´bYŒn±‰œb±´Œ¼œb±´Œ¡ …ŒÈʐÁO8Œ¼8…bnÁ††Ybt±bb´8ŒY OÁ±´b´YÈŒŒ¼|b+¼8¼b´¡ Q:  How  do  people  react  when  you  tell   them  what  you  do?

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MEET THE PROS BEHIND HOLLYWOOD’S BIGGEST SHOOT ‘EM UPS

           

               B INGE  M AGAZINE.  

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hen Charles  Taylor,  owner  of  Toronto’s  Movie  Armaments   Group  (MAG)  goes  to  work,  he  takes  a  machine  gun  with   him.  Taylor  is  a  gun  wrangler  or  armourer  and  it’s  his  job  to   make  sure  that  the  art  of  on-­screen  violence  remains  an  act  of   oO¼Œ¡        Gun  wranglers  are  in  charge  of  supplying,  storing  and   ¼±8Œ´œ±¼ŒtÈb8œŒ±Ên±o†‰´|¼´8ŒY¼±8ŒŒt8O¼±´|È to  use  guns  safely  on  set.  They  work  with  nearly  every  weapon   imaginable  and  a  basic  shoot  may  include  anything  from  handguns  

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But even  blanks  can  be  deadly.          “People  say,  well  it’s  a  blank,  it  doesn’t   really  matter,”  says  Taylor.  “But  inside   that  case  is  a  mixture  of  gun  powder  and   q8´|œÈYb±8ŒYÁ´Á8††Ê¼®´8tYpÎ to  100%  more  than  what’s  normally  in   ¼|b±bhŒ¼|b‰Çb´VFbO8Á´bn¼|bo†‰ camera,  frame  rate,  the  burn  time  on  the   gun  powder  coming  out  of  the  gun  has   ¼FbÇb±´‰8ŒÊn±8‰b´no†‰n±¼|b camera  to  actually  see  it,”  he  says.        Though  rare,  accidents  on  set  can  be   devastating.  The  powder  used  in  blanks   produces  a  red-­hot  blast  of  granular  ex-­ plosive  that  can  be  lethal  at  close  range.     ,|b—gsYb8¼|nŒ~ ±…bÉÁ‰V8Œ actor  on  the  popular  series,  Cover  Up     occurred  when  he  attempted  to  play  a   mock  game  of  Russian  roulette  with  a   pistol  loaded  with  blanks.        There  are  also  malfunctions  on  set.   Brandon  Lee,  the  action  star  and  son   of  martial  arts  legend  Bruce  Lee  who   was  fatally  shot  when  a  stunt  weapon   ‰8†nÁŒO¼ŒbYŒ¼|b´b¼n¼|b—so†‰ The  Crow.        It’s  the  gun  wrangler’s  job  to  make   sure  that  accidents  like  these  don’t  hap-­ pen  and  they  do  that  by  co-­coordinating   every  shot  right  down  to  where  the  shell   is  going  to  fall. «¼®´†…b8F8††b¼ntÁŒo±bV¬´8Ê´ Taylor.          Gun  wranglers  are  the  front  line  of  an   industry  that  makes  millions  depicting   violence  and  make  sure  that  major  action   Yb´Œ®¼|8Çb‰8„±OŒ´b¦ÁbŒOb´¡

     Because  of  the  inherent  danger,  gun   wrangling  is  a  profession  with  a  high   Ybt±bbnnoO8†Çb±´t|¼¡Ï®´|b8Y noOb´«†O…bYÁœ¼t|¼b±¼|8Œ±¼ Knox”  and  operates  under  a  multi-­ million  dollar  insurance  policy.  Canadian   gun  laws  such  as  bill  C-­68  also  regulate   the  sale  and  ownership  of  otherwise   ††bt8†o±b8±‰´Œ 8Œ8Y8´Œ†Ê¼|b most  experienced  ever  have  a  chance  of   entering  the  industry.      Their  work  is  loved  by  millions  and   hated  by  just  as  many.  “The  general   œÁF†OYŒ¼†…bo±b8±‰´V¼|bÊYŒ®¼ like  violent  movies,  they  don’t  like  that   we  do,”  says  Taylor. «+Èb´±¼nqÊÁŒYb±¼|b±8Y8±¡¬        The  next  time  you  are  watching  your   favourite  actor  gunning  down  opponents   in  a  blaze  of  Hollywood  glory,  consider   the  guys  who  make  the  magic  happen.   bO8Á´bÈ|8¼ʐÁO8††8o±bot|¼¼|bÊO8†† a  job  well  done.  K

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‰Œ¼|´Ȑ±…ŒtŒ‰Êo±´¼Ftnb8¼Á±b o†‰hbÇb±´ŒObV|8ÇbFbbŒ…ŒÈŒ as the  armourer  that  built  the  guns  for   Romeo  and  Juliet  and  people  have  just   kept  asking  me  to  work  on  their  shows   and  here  I  am  today,”  says  Taylor.        Taylor’s  other  custom  jobs  include   mounting  a  remote  controlled  .50  calibre   machine  gun  on  the  roof  of  a  classic   Trans  Am  for  the  movie  Death  Race   and  designing  a  handheld  version  of  an   8´´8Á†¼±qbÁ´Œt¼|bO|8´´bn8Œ—½s mini  gun  for  Resident  Evil:  Extinction.        Because  of  the  level  of  specialized   weapons  training  necessary  to  do  the   job,  most  gun  wranglers  are  ex-­  police   and  military.        “You  are  only  as  good  as  the  people   who  work  for  you  and  you  want  to  bring   ʐÁ±‰´¼¦Á8†obY¼Y8´œbOoO„FV¬ says  Taylor.  “I  have  fourteen  people  that   work  under  my  license...and  then  I  have   another  cadre  of  individuals  that  I  have   licensed  under  my  contract  but  we  use   ¼|b‰ŒÇb±Ê´œbOoO‰Çb´¡|8Çb8 gentleman  who  works  for  me  that  is  a   +œbO8†±Ob´tÁÊ¡¬  8‰b±Œ+‰¼|´8tÁŒȱ8Œt†b±È¼| Mantis  Armourers  in  Vancouver,  BC.  A   former  member  of  the  Canadian  Armed   ±Ob´±b´b±Çb´V|b|8´Ȑ±…bY8´8tÁŒ wrangler  on  projects  like  the  Canadian   TV  series  The  Closer  You  Get  To  Canada,   8ŒY´O~onb8¼Á±b´The  Planting  and  Blue   on  Blue. ´´8Ê´¼|bo±´¼œ±±¼ÊŒ8ŒÊ´|¼ ´´8nb¼Ê¡+‰¼||8´FbbŒŒ¼|bFÁ´Œb´´ n±on¼bbŒÊb8±´È¼|Á¼8´Œt†bŒ„Á±Ê and  believes  education  and  informa-­ tion  as  well  as  the  proper  maintenance   nb¦Áœ‰bŒ¼´œ8±8‰ÁŒ¼n±tÁŒ safety.  Guns  are  never  pointed  directly  at   œbœ†bŒ8o†‰´b¼8ŒY±bœ†O8´8±bÁ´bY È|bŒbÇb±œ´´F†b¡ bn±b8´|¼V+‰¼| O|bO…´¼|b‰bO|8ŒO´nb8O|o±b8±‰V tears  each  one  down  and  visually  in-­ spects  them  to    insure  a  clean,  lubricated   Èb8œŒ¡,´‰Á†8¼b†Çbo±bVȱ8Œt†b±´ use  blanks,  which  are  cartridges  with  the   bullet  or  projectile  removed  and  then   crimped  closed.


Pushing through  emotional  boundaries  with  paintbrush  strokes.

           

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WORDS AND  PHOTOS  BY  HEATHER  MCGUIRE

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These photos   were   taken   during   my     second  year  of  university  when  my  older  sis-­‐ ter,  Frances,  and  I  were  living  together.  Times   of  experimentation  were  frequent.  Our  minds   were   constantly   on   the   verge   of   confusion   and  breakthrough.   ”ƒ…‡•™ƒ•‰‘‹‰–Š”‘—‰Šƒ†‹ƥ…—Ž–•–ƒ‰‡ of   mental   illness   and   I   was   trying   to   under-­‐ stand  the  reasons  behind  her  struggle. Frances  used  paint  as  a  way  to  express  her   ‹–‡”ƒŽ …‘ƪ‹…–Ǥ  ™ƒ–‡† –‘ †‘…—‡– Š‡” ‡‡”‰‡…‡‘ƤŽǤ We   decided   to   take   a   few   photos.  Then   out   came   the   paint.   After   accidentally   getting   paint   all   over   myself,   we   came   up   with   the   idea  to  do  some  abstract  nude  photographs.   A   smear   of   paint   on   Frances’s   arms   turned   into  a  body  covered  with  paint. The  subject  and  the  photographer  took  part   in  a  shared  work  of  art.  Her  paint  and  my  pho-­‐ –‘•‘ơ‡”˜‹‡™‡”•ƒŽ‘‘ƒ–Š‘™•‡Žˆ‡š’”‡••‹‘ can   be   a   powerful   tool   for   someone   living   with  mental  illness.      


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It was   an   emotional   purge.   It  was  a  silent  scream.  It  was   a  symphony  of  colour,  and  it   was   two   people’s   perspec-­‐ tives  and  emotional  experi-­‐ ences   trying   to   understand   mental  illness.  +  Frances    


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FfOoRr TtHhEe   LlOoVvEe  OoFf   TtRrOoLlLlSs BLANCHE  SILVER  HAS  OVER   1,400  MINI  ROOMMATES WORDS  A ND  P HOTOS  B Y  T ERRA  C IOLFE


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hey’re on  the  window  sill;;  on  top  of   the  mirror;;  in  the  cabinet;;  above  the   cabinet;;  sitting  on  the  four  side  tables;;   lined  up  on  the  television;;  perched  on   top  of  the  phone;;  adorning  two  shelves   dedicated  entirely  to  them.        They  are  Treasure  Trolls. Their  owner  is  an  82  year  old  woman   named  Blanche  Silver.  She’s  known  as   the  Troll  Lady  of  Halifax. “I  didn’t  call  myself  the  Troll  Lady,   somebody  else  did,  but  it  doesn’t  bother   me  –  it’s  better  than  saying,  ‘hey  you’,”   she  says  giggling  innocently. One  of  the  front  windows  of  her  ground   level  apartment  has  a  colourful  line  up  of   assorted  trolls.  The  other  front  window   has  12  of  the  limited  edition  Toronto   Blue  Jays  World  Series  Trolls.  The  side   windows  have  over  100  trolls  the  size  of   8ŒŒYbÉoŒtb±ž|8±Œ¼ŒO†ÁYbYŸt±bb¼-­ ing  those  who  walk  by.  “The  kids  get  a  lot  of  enjoyment  out  of   them  and  so  do  the  adults,”  she  says. The  nursery  school  down  the  street   brings  the  kids  on  a  guided  walk  to  see   the  windows.  Adults  will  stop  to  gawk  at   them.  Some  even  take  pictures. “If  I  minded,  I’d  take  them  out  of  the   window,”  she  says.  “I’m  just  glad  they   enjoy  them,  you  know.” From  the  outside,  it  looks  like  a  modest   collection.  On  the  inside,  it’s  an  explo-­ sion  of  Trolls. It  all  started  in  the  1960s,  when  Trolls   Èb±bo±´¼±b†b8´bY¡¼È8´Œ®¼‰b8Œ¼¼Fb a  collection;;  it  just  turned  out  that  way.   b±´´¼b±t8Çb+†Çb±|b±o±´¼¼±††¡b± husband,  Robert,  brought  home  another   one.  Pretty  soon,  her  friends  and  family   just  started  buying  her  Trolls. « nOÁ±´bV8¼¼|8¼¼‰bV¼È8´†…boŒY-­ ing  bubble  gum  in  the  store,”  she  says.   “It’s  a  very  rare  thing  to  get  one  now.  I   might  go  months  and  not  get  any. Her  most  recent  addition  came  around   Christmas  time  from  a  “young  gentle-­ man”  who  occasionally  brings  Trolls  to   her  when  he  sees  them.  With  purple  hair,  

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eyes and  jewelled  belly  button,  a  some-­ what  scandalous  sequined  black  dress,   and  pink  fur  boa,  the  newest  addition   stands  just  above  the  height  of  a  pencil. As  she  slowly  moves  around  her  ground   level  apartment,  she  points  out  a  few  of   her  favourites. “I  suppose  my  favourite  would  be  the   one  my  husband  got  me  in  the  begin-­ ning,”  says  Silver  carefully  lifting  it  up  to  

stayed fresh.  She  has  some  Christmas  and   Easter  trolls  which  she  used  to  display   during  their  respective  seasons.  This  past   Christmas,  however,  she  felt  uncom-­ fortable  doing  it  herself  because  of  the   height  of  the  windows  and  because  she   didn’t  have  anyone  to  do  it  for  her. “I’m  an  orphan  more  or  less.  I  don’t   have  any  close  family  here,”  she  says.   Her  husband  died  almost  16  years  ago   from  a  heart  attack.  They  had  a  daughter   together,  but  she  died  of  a  brain  aneu-­ rysm  before  she  turned  50.  She  still  has   one  sister  in  Ontario,  and  another  in  the   Annapolis  Valley  of  Nova  Scotia,  but  she   “I  didn’t  call   doesn’t  get  to  see  either  of  them  very   often.   myself  the  Troll   Her  grandson  calls  her  every  day  and   Lady,  somebody   will  visit  now  and  again,  but  she  says  he’s   else  did,  but  it   an  adult  and  doesn’t  have  any  interest  in   her  Trolls. doesn’t  bother   But,  that  doesn’t  seem  to  matter  to   me  –  it’s  better   Silver,  she  likes  them.  As  long  as  people   get  enjoyment  out  of  them,  she’ll  keep   than  saying,  ‘hey   them  around. you’ Eventually,  she  would  like  to  see  her   1,400  trolls  go  to  a  good  home  –  some-­ +  Blanche  Silver     thing  like  a  museum,  she  says.  But,  then   she  jokes,  “When  I  die,  I’m  gonna  get  a   Uhaul  and  bring  them  to  the  cemetery   with  me.” Still,  not  everyone  is  a  fan  of  her  Trolls. Silver  says  another  tenant  in  the  build-­ ´|È¼nn¡¼o¼´œb±nbO¼†ÊŒ¼|bœ8†‰n ing  doesn’t  like  that  she  has  Trolls  in  the   her  hand,  except  for  the  turquoise  hair.   windows  and  has  been  trying  to  get  her   Its  yellow  eyes  stand  out  from  the  blue   to  take  them  down.     pants,  pink  shirt,  green  sash  and  ribbon   “Have  you  ever  met  anyone  that  doesn’t   necklace.  It  has  its  own  particular  place   like  themselves  or  anybody  else?”  she   on  the  shelf. asks.  “That’s  the  type  of  person.” Her  hands  are  knotted  with  arthritis  and   Despite  her  neighbour’s  efforts,  Silver’s   she  suffers  from  carpel  tunnel  syndrome,   Trolls  still  sit  in  the  window.  She  doesn’t   but  she  still  picks  them  up  as  if  they  were   intend  to  take  them  down  anytime  soon. young  children.  One  at  a  time,  she’ll    “To  me,  everybody  is  equal.  Under  our   F±Á´|nn¼|bYÁ´¼Vœ±‰œ¼|bÁ¼o¼V8ŒY skin,  our  blood  is  still  the  same,”  she   qÁnnÁœ¼|b|8±¡+|bÁ´bY¼|8ŒY‰8…b says. Á¼o¼´n±¼|b‰¼VFÁ¼ŒÈ´|b´8Ê´ It  seems  similar  to  her  Trolls. with  her  arthritis  it’s  become  too  painful. “They’re  all  different,”  she  says.  “But,   She  also  used  to  rotate  the  Trolls  she   they’re  all  the  same.”  K has  in  the  windows  –  making  sure  they  


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y initial  thought  as  I  sat  down  at   ¼|b(8†8Ob,|b8¼±b¼È8¼O|‰Êo±´¼ Broadway  musical  was  not  of  excite-­ ‰bŒ¼±OÁ±´¼ÊiÈ8´¼b±±obY¡3b were  seated  in  the  second  balcony  and   ¼|bYÈŒÈ8±Y¼†¼n±b8…bY‰bÁ¼¡È8´ convinced  that  if  I  leaned  too  far  forward   during  AidaVȐÁ†Y|Á±¼†b¼‰ÊYb8¼|¡        Sure,  I  was  16  and  the  thought  of  such   a  poetic  demise  was  a  little  attractive,  but   we  had  tickets  to  see  three  other  musi-­ O8†´¡nÈ8´tŒt¼YbŒ8¼|b8¼±bV would  want  it  to  be  during  Rent¡        Not  that  Aida  didn’t  have  its  perks  —   ¼|b±bÈ8´8¼|8¼t8Œ¼Vq8¼Œt´È‰‰Œt pool  they  dropped  in  from  nowhere,   a  soundtrack  that  really  shows  off  an  

actor’s high  notes  and  a  libretto  that   always  manages  to  squeeze  out  a  couple   n¼b8±´¡        But  to  this  day,  after  eight  Broadway   œ±YÁO¼Œ´V¼|±bb3b´¼ ŒYb±´8ŒY several  visits  from  Broadway  across   Canada,  Rent´¼††´¼8ŒY´Á¼Œ‰Ê‰ŒY¡ I’ll  never  forget  the  actor  who  played   Mark  lifting  up  an  entire  table  with  his   crotch,  the  goosebumps  that  appeared   when  I  heard  “One  Song  Glory”  for  the   o±´¼¼‰bV±‰ÊŒ8œœ±œ±8¼b†Ê†ÁY †8Át|¼b±YÁ±Œt«t|¼‰Ê 8ŒY†b¡¬        There  was  also  some  embarrassment   from  the  fact  that  my  mother  was  seated   Œbɼ¼‰b¡YŒ®¼¼|Œ…®ÇbbÇb±FbbŒ more  uncomfortable  than  during  the  two  

‰ŒÁ¼bŒ´¼8tb±tÊn±« Œ¼8O¼¡¬      I  would  express  my  regret  at  Rent’s   closing  in  September  of  2008,  but  it’s   now  scheduled  to  open  off  Broadway  this   Á†Ê¡+‰b‰t|¼´8ʼ®´8†¼¼†bb8±†Ên± a  revival,  but  I  think  this  turn  of  events   speaks  more  to  the  kind  of  musical  that   Rent´¡ *bŒ¼YboŒbY8tbŒb±8¼Œ¡Œ8¼|8Œ Larson’s  open  approach  to  AIDS  and  gay   OÁ†¼Á±b‰b8Œ¼´‰b¼|Œt8¼¼|b¼‰b¡ Now,  some  might  call  the  show  a  period   piece,  and  yet,  it’s  still  able  to  stand  on   ¼´ÈŒ¡¼®´8ŒbÉ8‰œ†bn|È8¼‰b†b´´ piece  of  inspiration  such  as  La  bohème   can  be  adapted  to  create  something   Ȑ±¼|ʐn±bÇÇ8†¡

               B INGE  M AGAZINE.

if you aren’t a disney character or idina menzel your musical is in for a rough, short run. BY KIRSTEN  GORUK

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5Á®††|8Çb8|b††n8¼‰boŒYŒt productions that  live  up  to  Rent  as  far  as   ‰Á´O8†¼|b8¼±btb´¡¼‰b8Œ´´‰b¼|Œt to  be  a  “Renthead”  and  so  few  musicals   have  left  that  kind  of  impression  on   8ÁYbŒOb´¡Spring  Awakening,  Bloody,   Bloody  Andrew  Jackson  and  American   IdiotYO‰b¼‰ŒY¡ Á¼¼Èn¼|´b closed  prematurely  and  American  Idiot  is   ´¼††oŒYŒt¼´n¼Œt¡3¼|±tŒ8†O8´¼ members  taking  off  for  new  projects,  the   next  few  months  are  crucial  in  deciding   È|b¼|b±±Œ¼¼|8¼‰Á´O8†O8Œ´Á±ÇÇb¡C        It’s  pathetic  to  think  that  today,  a  good   ±ÁŒn±8´|È´8Êb8±¼—g‰Œ¼|´¡ That  would  have  been  a  disappointment   for  any  production  that  premiered  10   Êb8±´8t¡        Flashy  and  fun  shows  seems  to  be  do-­ Œt8†±t|¼¼|Át|¡…8¼¼|bFtFÁY-­ get,  traditional  Broadway  productions   such  as  Wicked  or  Phantom  of  the  Opera¡ Don’t  get  me  wrong,  I  loved  Wicked,   but  I  worry  that  in  order  to  make  it  on   Broadway  these  days,  you’re  trapped  by   ¼|b‰8Œ´¼±b8‰¡όYbÇbŒ¼|bŒV¼|8¼®´ not  a  guarantee  (insert  Spider-­man,  Turn   of  the  Dark„8F|b±bŸ¡        I  cringe  at  the  thought  that  Broadway   will  become  just  another  corporate  danc-­ Œt‰Œ…bÊ¡3|bŒ8´|È†…bNext  to   Normal,  a  brilliant,  original  and  poignant   piece  of  theatre  is  outlived  by  Mary  Pop-­ pinsV†´b´†bbœ¡        And  if  you  don’t  believe  me,  I’ve  got   +¼bœ|bŒ+ŒY|b‰¼F8O…‰bÁœ¡Œ an  interview  he  did  with  CBC’s  Q  in   November,  he  expressed  his  concern   over  the  uneven  economic  base  that   ‰Á´O8†¼|b8¼±b´¼´Œ¡Œ±Yb±¼´bOÁ±b producers,  he  points  out  that  shows   need  to  have  the  right  hook  —  it  could  be   already  familiar,  catchy  jukebox  tunes,  a  

stunt-­casted star,  or  pre-­reputation  from   8Y±bO¼±±8´ÁOOb´´nÁ†±ÁŒŒŒYŒ¡        Shows  like  Spring  Awakening,  Next   to  Normal,  and  Bloody,  Bloody  Andrew   Jackson  never  debut  on  Broadway  right   8È8Ê¡,|bÊ®±bFÊ8ʐÁŒtb±tbŒb±8¼Œn

     So  Americans  aren’t  as  interested  in   |´¼±Ê8´8‰VFÁ¼O‰bŒ¡3¼|«|´-­ tory  just  got  all  sexypants”  as  a  tag  line,   you  would  think  it’d  get  people  in  the   ´b8¼´¡®Çb†b8±ŒbY‰±b8FÁ¼¼|bωb±-­ can  presidents  from  that  soundtrack  than  

I cringe  at  the  thought  that  Broadway  will  be-­ come  just  another  corporate  dancing  monkey.   When  a  show  like  Next  to  Normal,  a  brilliant,   original  and  poignant  piece  of  theatre  is  outlived   by  Mary  Poppins,  I  lose  sleep.

writers who  aren’t  getting  the  starts  they   ŒbbY8ŒY¼®´ŒO±bYF†Ê´8Y¡+ŒY|b‰ laments  the  Jersey  Boys  and  Mamma   Mia’s  of  Broadway  and  sometimes,  so   Y¡        Sure,  it  doesn’t  hurt  to  take  an  already   accessible  idea  and  expand  on  it,  but   do  it  in  the  right  way  and  for  the  right   8ÁYbŒOb¡ 3|8¼Ȑ±…´n±American  Idiot  is  the   show’s  ability  to  speak  to  an  entirely   different,  untapped  group  of  people  who   may  or  may  not  have  attended  a  Broad-­ È8Êœ±YÁO¼ŒFbn±b¡,|b±b®´8Ob±¼8Œ raw,  visceral  energy  to  the  soundtrack   and  the  show  itself  is  so  visual  and  hon-­ b´¼Œ¼´œ±b´bŒ¼8¼Œ¡        On  that  note,  Bloody,  Bloody  Andrew   JacksonYb´b±ÇbYFb¼¼b±¡,|b´|È closed  in  January  after  just  120  perfor-­ ‰8ŒOb´¡ϼ¼bŒY8ŒObÈ8´Œ®¼È|b±b¼ should  have  been,  which  I  don’t  under-­ ´¼8ŒY¡

all of  my  schooling  combined  and  I  was   ȆY†ÊbŒ¼b±¼8ŒbY¼|bbŒ¼±b¼‰b¡        If  this  kind  of  musical  can’t  survive  lon-­ ger  than  four  months,  Broadway  might   FbŒ¼±ÁF†b¡®Y|8¼b¼¼|Œ…¼|8¼8††Èb have  to  look  forward  to  are  Disney  shows   and  GleeOÇb±´n 8±F8±8+¼±b´8ŒY¡        Too  many  productions  are  carbon  cop-­ ies  of  what  used  to  be  cool  or  popular   8ŒY†bbœb±œb¼Á8¼b´¼|8¼¼±bŒY¡        In  order  to  stay  sharp  and  relevant,  we   need  more  Next  to  Normal’s  and  Spring   Awakening®´¡|8Çb¼Fb†bÇb¼|8¼¼|b full  force  of  a  musical  can  trump  the   issue  of  money  —  otherwise,  what’s  the   point?  K *On  a  tragic  and  slightly  prophetic  note,   8´¼|bo±´¼Y±8n¼n¼|´È8´ȱ¼¼bŒV American  Idiot  announced  it  would  be   closing  on  April  24.  Add  it  to  the  grave-­ yard  of  Broadway  shows  past).  

           

               B INGE  M AGAZINE.  

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Gay people are taking over the world, one bar at a time BY J USTIN  M AHONEY PHOTOS  B Y  T ERRA  C IOLFE

PINK ZONE

here’s an  epidemic  slowly  making  its  way  into   ʐÁ±†O8†È8¼b±Œt|†b´¡¼O8Œ´¼±…b8¼8ŒÊ-­ ¼‰b8ŒYȼ|Á¼È8±ŒŒt¡¼®´¼8…ŒtÇb±F8±´8ŒY Œt|¼O†ÁF´Vn±‰+8Œ±8ŒO´O¼8†n8É¡,|bȐ±´¼ part:  it’s  a  covert  operation  that  implicates  many   sleeping  agents  ready  to  jump  into  action  at  the   mere  click  of  an  “accept”  button  from  a  Facebook   ŒÇ¼b¡ bÈ8±bYb8±O¼ÍbŒn¼|b´bt8††Ç8Œ¼Œt8ŒY ttt†Œt‰bŒ8ŒYȐ‰bŒn¼|bŒt|¼È|Œo†¼±8¼b your  pubs  with  good  cheer  and  colourful  match-­ ŒtÁ¼o¼´¡ Œ¼Fbn†bYFʼ|b±|8œ|8Í8±Y Œ8¼Á±b8ŒY|8œœÊt†ÁO…ʆnb´¼Ê†b´¡…O8±bnÁ††Ê 8¼¼|bY±Œ…Œ¼|b±|8ŒY´¡8´…ʐÁVYb8±Áœ´¼8ŒY-­ ing  citizen,  when  was  the  last  time  you  ordered  a   purple  haze  or  a  Shirley  Temple  from  your  favourite   Irish  bar?  I  ask  you,  dear  Buck,  Joe  and  Pat,  sitting   aimlessly  and  lifelessly  at  the  bar  holding  stale  pints   of  local  beer,  unable  to  tell  your  Marc  Jacobs  from   ʐÁ±8±…®´3±…3b8±|Á´bVÈ|bŒÈ8´¼|b†8´¼ ¼‰bʐÁO±YŒ8¼bYʐÁ±Á¼o¼´Œ±Yb±¼«Y±b´´ to  impress”?

               B INGE  M AGAZINE.  

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B INGE M AGAZINE.  

   Ladies  and  Gentlemen,  I  bring  you  evidence  of  a  secret  society   of  gay  men  and  women,  yes  “homosexualized”  (not  a  real  word,   don’t  look  it  up),  who  once  a  month  seep  into  respectable   heterosexual  (yes,  a  real  world,  do  look  up)  institutions  and  take   ¼|b‰Çb±¡      They  call  themselves  the  Guerrilla  GayFare  group  -­  a  spin  off   n¼|bÁb±±††88Ê 8±t±ÁœŒ¼|b-¡+¡ ´´bŒ¼8††ÊV¼|bÊ8±b8 group  of  gay  and  lesbians  who  are  tired  of  the  regular  nightlife   scene  and  who  want  to  spice  things  up  a  little  by  reclaiming   public  spaces  —  usually  straight  pubs  and  nightclubs  —  in  their   ±b´œbO¼ÇbO¼b´¡,|bÊ8±bŒÇŒOF†b8ŒYn8FÁ†Á´¡όYV¼|b «‰†¼8Œ¼‰Çb‰bŒ¼¬Yb´Œ®¼´bb‰¼FbYÊŒtYÈŒ¡3¼|bÇb±Ê takeover,  Guerrilla  GayFare  group  memberships  get  slightly  big-­ tb±¡¼®´Œ†Ê8‰8¼¼b±n¼‰bFbn±bÁ±´Ob¼Ê†´b´8††OŒ¼±†l ,8…b¼|b8†n8ÉO|8œ¼b±Vn±bÉ8‰œ†b¡±¼|b†8´¼¼ÈÊb8±´ they  have  taken  over  29  straight  nightclubs  and  pubs  around  the   O¼Ê¡,|bt±ÁœŒÈ|8´··‰b‰Fb±´Œ¼´«´bO±b¼¬8ObF…

nights and  gets  people  from  different  backgrounds  to  inter-­ ‰Œt†bV´8ʼ|b±t8Œ´b±´¡      “The  biggest  goal,  starting  out,  was  to  have  options  …  It  was   started  off  out  of  frustration  of  what  limited  nightlife  was  avail-­ able  in  terms  of  being  able  to  go  out  and  be  gay  and  comfort-­ able  with  a  large  group  of  people,”  says  Scott  “Guerrilla-­in-­da-­ ‰´¼¬8±¦Á8±Y¼8FÁ¼¼|bnÁŒY8¼Œn¼|bt±Áœ¡ «3b®Çb8O¼Á8††Ê|8Y¼È±¼|±bbF8±´n††È~ÁœÈ¼|Á´´Èb O8ŒY¼8t8Œ8¼¼|b´8‰bœ†8ObbÇb±Ê‰Œ¼|¡¬      Do  not,  I  repeat,  do  not  be  deceived  by  the  rose  tinted   glasses  they  make  you  wear  on  the  evening  of  a  takeover  or  the   n±bbqÈŒtY´O‰Á´O¼|8¼‰8…bʐÁ±nbb¼¼8œŒ¼|bF±8´´ n¼±b´¼nʐÁ±´¼†´¡,|´´bO±b¼´Ob¼Ê|8´¼8…bŒÇb±ʐÁ± n8ǐÁ±¼bY±Œ…Œt´œ¼¡3|8¼®´¼´¼œ¼|b‰n±‰YŒt¼|b ´8‰b¼bÇb±Ê±b´œbO¼8F†bŒ´¼¼Á¼Œ8†œ††8±nÁ±´Ob¼Êl      “The  point  isn’t  to  be  militant,  although  those  are  the  origins   n¼|bbÇbŒ¼V¬´8Ê´ bŒ„8‰ŒÊOÁ‰V«Áb±±††88¼†8±tb¡¬b

œ8tb¡ÏOO±YŒt¼¼|b±t8Œ´b±´V¼|b´b|b†œ†b´´b´¼8F†´|‰bŒ¼´ ´bb8Œ8Çb±8tbŒqÁɐn¸Î¼8—ÎÎOÁ´¼‰b±´YÁ±Œt8¼8…bÇb±¡    Takeovers  are  organized  once  a  month,  well  in  advance,  behind   O†´bYY±´VFÊ8´‰8††8ŒY´b†n~8œœŒ¼bYO‰‰¼¼bb¡b‰Fb±´ are  asked  to  wait  patiently  until  the  location,  time  and  dress   OYbn¼|b¼8…bÇb±8±b±bÇb8†bY¡,|bY8ÊFbn±b8¼8…bÇb± takes  place,  members  are  called  to  their  battle  stations  via  social   Œb¼È±…´¡ -´Á8††ÊV8††‰b‰Fb±´Èb8±¼|b´8‰b‰8¼O|ŒtO†Á±±Á¼o¼ ¼±bOtŒÍbŒb8Œ¼|b±8O±´´¼|bY8ŒObq±±Çb±¼|b±O´-­ ‰œ†¼8Œ´¡…b*Á´´8Œ¼8ŒtY8ŒOb±´œb´ŒÁ±‰Y´¼V¼|bÊ ooze  charm  and  instantly  become  the  life  of  the  party  wherever   ¼|bÊt¡      The  result  is  often  positive,  produces  a  full  house  on  Friday  

says that  the  gay  community  wants  a  secure,  healthy  and  drug   n±bbŒt|¼†nb¡ 3|bŒo±´¼´¼Á‰F†bYÁœŒ¼|b8†n8ÉÁb±±††88Ê8±b group  on  Facebook,  I  was  greeted  with  the  following  message;;   «3b†O‰bVO‰±8Yb´l5Á|8ÇbY´OÇb±bY¼|bÈbFœ±b´bŒOb n¼|b‰´¼´bO±b¼Çbt8ʐ±t8ŒÍ8¼Œ´ŒOb œÁ´ b¡8Ê Œt|¼†nbŒ8†n8ÉȆ†ŒbÇb±Fb¼|b´8‰bl¬ “Comrades,”  “Opus  Dei,”  “gay”  and  “nightlife  in  Halifax”  —  my   ´Á´œOÁ´8ŒYœ8¼±¼O‰ŒYÈ8´´œŒŒŒt¡      The  message  continued:  “Straights  and  Supporters  are  more   ¼|8ŒÈb†O‰bl  Ï*~¼|b±b´´¼±bŒt¼|ŒŒÁ‰Fb±´‰Ê n±bŒY´l¬OÁ†YŒ®¼È8¼8ŒÊ†Œtb±¡|8Y¼Œo†¼±8¼b¼|´t±Áœ as  soon  as  possible  so  I  could  see  their  dealings  with  my  own   ŒO±bYÁ†Á´bÊb´¡

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punch in,  punch  out  

spirits

rising

binge spent the night with halifax’s paranormal investigators, hidden realm, to understand their rituals and uncover the truth about ghosts.

WORDS &  P HOTOS  B Y  T ERRA  C IOLFE

The Investigators of hidden realm:

Steph Foyer:        For  Steph  Foyer,  it  was  a  singular   picture  she  couldn’t  stop  thinking   about  for  20  years.        As  a  child,  Foyer  remembers  seeing   a  Time/Life  photograph  from  1959.   As  the  story  goes,  the  man  and  his   wife  were  visiting  the  grave  site  of  her   mother.  After  taking  pictures  of  her   tombstone,  the  wife  snapped  a  quick   picture  of  her  husband  in  the  car.  The   image  is  of  the  man  in  his  car  with   what  appears  to  be  another  person  in  

the backseat.          Since  then,  she  has  been  fascinated   with  the  paranormal.        “That  picture  has  never  left  my   mind,”  she  says.

Lori Paul:        Since  Lori  Paul  was  a  little  girl,  she   says  she  has  “been  able  to  see  dead   people”.        She  is  also  clairevoyant.        But,  for  Paul,  it  isn’t  just  about  the   allure  of  the  paranormal.        “All  my  life,  growing  up,  I  had  to   hide  a  lot  of  the  things  I  was  from  a  

lot of  people  for  the  fear  that  I  sound-­ ed  like  a  crazy  person,”  says  Paul.            It’s  also  about  validation:  validation   that  there  are  things  that  exist  beyond   herself.        “I  always  felt  like  I  was  different   than  everybody  else  and  the  whole   world  was  catching  onto  something   that  I  wasn’t  –  that  I  just  couldn’t  get,”   says  Paul.        By  investigating  the  paranormal,   she  says,  she  has  come  to  the  realiza-­ tion  that  maybe  she’s  actually  been   catching  on  faster  than  the  rest  of  the   world.


Terminology may  differ  depending  on  who  you   ¼8†…¼¡,|b´bÈb±b¼|b±YboŒ¼Œ´¡

Orbs: are  a  form  of  energy  from  an  unknown   source.  An  orb  can  take  different  shapes.  They   can  also  be  seen  by  the  naked  eye,  but  most  of   the  time  you  only  get  orb  sightings  in  photo-­ graphs,  and  on  video.  They  seem  to  defy  gravity   and  change  directions  quickly.  Most  orbs  can  be   attributed  to  drops  of  rain,  specks  of  dust,  insects,   ±bqbO¼Œ´Vb¼O¡ Apparitions:  are  the  appearance  of  a  deceased   person  or  animal.  It  is  uncommon  to  see  an  ap-­ pearance  with  the  naked  eye.  They  usually  only   ´|ÈÁœŒo†‰±ÇYb¡ÏnÁ††FYbY8œœ8±¼Œ

Superstitions:

Lori and  Steph  have  particular  rituals  to  help  get   through  each  investigation.

Protection Stones:  When  going  to  an  investi-­ gation,  Lori  Paul  usually  wears  something  that  will   protect  her  from  any  spirits  or  entities  entering   into  her  body  without  her  permission.  In  this  case,   it  was  a  special  necklace  –  a  black  rope,  with  a   shiny  black  stone  inside  a  metal  cage.  The  stone   is  a  black  obsidian  which  is  said  to  protect  against   negative  energies. Smudge:  A  Native  cleansing  that  Lori  and  Steph  

Equipment:

For each  investigation,  Lori  and  Steph  bring  along   an  entire  backpack  of  equipment.  Each  piece  is   ŒÇ8†Á8F†b8ŒY|8´8´œbOoO±†b¼œ†8Ê¡

Blackberry: “It  takes  really  good  video  surpris-­ ingly  enough,”  says  Lori  Paul.  But,  it’s  important  to   make  sure  that  it  doesn’t  get  close  enough  to  the   EMF  detector  to  set  it  off  –  they  don’t  want  to  get   any  false  readings. A  book  light:  Gives  off  extra  light,  almost  as   ‰ÁO|8´¼|bq8´|†t|¼´¡

Flashlights: Isn’t  it  obvious? Voice  Recorder:  Lori  and  Steph  record  every   moment  of  their  investigations  they  enter  the  site  

shows the  entire  body  of  an  animal  or  person.    A   partial  bodied  apparition  are  shown  more  often   but  only  show  part  of  a  body  such  as;;  torso  or   arms.    They  often  appear  as  white  (or  various   shades  of  white/gray)  or  solid  black.  Usually  ap-­ paritions  appear  to  hover  in  the  air.  It  is  rare  that   apparitions  show  their  legs  or  feet.

EVP -­  Electronic  Voice  Phenomena:   Unexplainable  voices  during  the  playback  of  a   recording  made  on  a  electronic  recoding  device.   ,|bǐOb´O8ŒŒ¼Fb±b8Y†ÊYbŒ¼obY8´œb±´Œ´ speaking  or  events  (mechanical  sounds,  back-­ ground  noise  etc)  that  took  place  while  the  record   was  being  performed.  Can  be  heard  on  both  tape   and  digital  recorders.  Sometimes  also  found  on   video  recorders.

also use  for  protection  against  negative  energies  or   anything  that  may  harm  them  during  the  investiga-­ tion.  They  burn  sweet  grass,  tobacco  and  sage  in   an  old  clay  bowl.  By  cupping  the  smoke  and  waft-­ ing  it  over  themselves  to  cleanse  their  head,  heart,   face  and  torso.

McDonalds: After  every  investigation  Lori  and   +¼bœ|oŒY¼|bO†´b´¼O Œ8†Y´¼tb¼«„ÁŒ… food,”  says  Foyer.  They’ve  had  this  ritual  since  the   Çb±Êo±´¼ŒÇb´¼t8¼Œ¼|bÊYY¼tb¼|b±¼tb¼|b±¡ It  gives  them  time  to  talk  about  the  investigation,   compare  notes  and  how  they  each  felt  during  the   process.

to the  moment  they  leave.  Why?  They  want  to   capture  any  electronic  voice  phenomenons  (EVPs). Headlights:  They  make  it  easier  to  see  in  the   dark  without  having  to  worry  about  holding  the   q8´|†t|¼¡

EMF(Electromagnetic Field)  Detector:   Also  known  as  a  Ghost  Detector,  it  picks  up  any   b†bO¼±‰8tŒb¼Oob†Y´Œ¼|b8±b8¡Ï´¼|b¼|b±Ê goes,  when  a  entity  wants  to  present  itself,  it  will   collect  all  the  electronic  energy  in  the  room  to  be   able  to  manifest  itself  and  make  a  gesture  of  its   presence.  For  example,  to  knock  on  the  wall  or   push  something  over. Video  Camera:  They  use  the  video  Camera  to   catch  anything  that  can’t  be  seen  with  the  human   eyes.

               B INGE  M AGAZINE.  

Paranormal Lingo:

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DIVE

PpLlUuNnGgIiıNnGg IiıNnTtOo  HhAaLlIiıFfAaXx’Ss   GgRrIiıMmIiıEeSsTt  WwAaTtEeRrIiıNnGg  HhOoLlEeSs

BY M AX  L EIGHTON

GUS’S P UB:   2605  Agricola   St.

PHOTOS B Y  M AX  L EIGHTON  &   BELINDA  A LZNER

It’s been  colonized  by   hipsters  but  mid-­‐day,   mid-­‐week,  Gus’  is  pure   grime.   Beer:  $1.75 glass    

CHARLIES CLUB: 5580 Cunard   Street,  Halifax,   NS

It’s like  drinking  in  the   model  home  of  a  sub-­‐ division  that  has  yet  to   be  built. Beer:  $4.00 glass  

RESOLUTES CLUB: 5461 Inglis  St.

A membership  you  can   stick  with.   Beer:  $ 3.50  glass   (private  club)

           

               B INGE  M AGAZINE.  R EVIEWS.

TRY THE  BACON  CHEESEBURGER,  BUT  SKIP  THE  SALAD.   THERE  ARE  FRITOS  WHERE  CROUTONS  SHOULD  BE.

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MIDTOWN TAVERN: 1684  Grafton   Street,  Halifax,   NS

The  space  between  a   public  parking  garage   and  rock  bottom.   Beer:  $3.00 glass


FfAaIiıRrLlAaNnEeSs BbOoWwLlIiıNnGg  AaLlLlEeYy   BbAaRr        I’m  standing  at  the  

food counter  between  a   crazy  homeless  man  and   the  guy  who  plays  bongos   in  front  of  the  library.                          The  waitress  takes   $7.00 worth  of  pepperoni   and  mozzarella  sticks   from  the  stainless  steel   Perfect  Fry  Co.  deep  fryer   and  pours  them  into  two   …ƒ”†„‘ƒ”†–”ƒ›•Ǥ •Š—ƫ‡ –‘–Š‡„ƒ”‹‹ŽŽƤ––‹‰ǡ rented  shoes,  passing   lanes  of  stoned  teenag-­‐ ers  making  out  on  each   other’s  laps.          There  is  a  thin  layer  of   ƤŽ–Š‘‡˜‡”›–Š‹‰ǤŠ‡ŠƒŽŽ is  cast  in  a  hazy  darkness  —   except  for  streaks  of  neon   pink  and  purple  tube  light-­‐ ing.  The  plucky  upstroke   banjo  melody  of  “Sweet   City  Woman”  rises  above   the  din  of  crashing  pins.        I’m  too  drunk  to  review   WwHhAaTt  DdEeFfIiıNnEeSs  Aa  DdIiıVvEe  BbAaRr?                Your  shoes  stick  to  the   ƪ‘‘”ƒ†›‘—‡‡’›‘—” back  to  the  wall.          You  can  meet  six  women   ƒ‡†”›•–ƒŽƒ†‹ơƒ› and  it’s  okay  because  their   boyfriend  is  back  in  jail.   Š‡›Šƒ˜‡•Š—ƫ‡„‘ƒ”†ǡ air  hockey  tables  and  video   lottery  machines.                  They  play  country  music   and  top  40  radio  pop,  no   hip-­‐hop.          There’s  always  a  game   on.  If  it’s  not  hockey,  it’s   football  and  if  it’s  neither,   it’s  curling.    

this bar.  I  have  forgotten   to  write  down  the  name   of  the  place  and  just  stole   a  pen  from  the  waitress.   I  think  she  might  know.   The  room  smells  like   farts  and  stale  beer  and  

ǯ•—””‘—†‡†„›Ƥˆ–›Ǧ somethings in  denim,   fanny  packs,  NASCAR  caps,   shapeless  mom  jeans  and     leather  vests.        A  man  gets  up  from   his  plastic  lawn  chair   and  strides  across  the   grey  sea  of  broadloom   towards  a  thin,  jaundiced   woman  he’s  been  sharing   sidelong  glances  with  all   night.  He  begins  to  rub   her  back.     “Want  me  to  show  you   Š‘™–‘’Žƒ›•Š—ƫ‡-­‐ board?”        I  pop  a  piece  of  deep   fried  pepperoni  in  my   mouth  and  watch  the   •™‡ƒ–†”‹’‘ơ–Š‡’—†‰› face  of  a  nervous  man   •‹––‹‰‹–Š‡‡ơ‡”˜‡•…‡– glow  of  a  video  lottery  

terminal.      I  reached  for  Virgil’s   hand  and  he  spoke  unto   me  these  words:  “Aban-­‐ don  all  hope  all  ye  who   enter  here.”

TtHhEe OoAaSsIiıSs

move Pat,  I  know  how   you  move!”        He  howled  with  laugh-­‐ ter,  lips  curled  back   revealing  a  scattering  of   yellow  teeth.        “He  was  like,  Jesus,   what’d  I  hit!”          He  laughed  manically,   throwing  his  hands  high   in  the  air,  nearly  missing   the  tinted  yellow  glass   frame  of  the  overhead   Žƒ’Ƥš–—”‡Ǥ        Jesus  spoke  again.  “I   met  a  really  pretty  Navy   girl  here  last  week  at   Thursday  night  Karaoke.   We  were  dancing  and  I   put  my  hands,  well,  on   her  backside,  you  know,   and  I  told  her:  ‘Honey,  I   don’t  mean  to  alarm  you   but  think  I  can  feel  a  sub-­‐ marine  rising!’”

I met  Jesus  at  the  Oasis   on  Spring  Garden  Road.        He  staggered  up  to   our  table  from  the  slot   machines,  carrying  a   portable  DVD  player  in  a   cardboard  box  and  smil-­‐ ing  with  big  watery  red   eyes.  He  reeked  of  booze.          A  disheartened  couple   at  the  next  table  peered   up  from  their  plates  of   barbecued  chicken  wings   and  then  looked  away   with  apparent  disinterest. ACDC’s  “Shoot  to  thrill”   blasted  from  tinny  speak-­‐ ers  in  the  next  room.        He  told  us  he  was  once   a  great  hockey  player. “I  played  against  Pat   Quinn  and  I  knocked  him   on  his  back,”  he  said.  “I   told  him,  I  know  how  you  

     He  burst  into  laughter   again.  A  woman  in  a  worn   overcoat  drunkenly  pirou-­‐ ettes  nearby  with  a  half   empty  bottle  of  Rev.          Jesus  stepped  out  of  her   way  as  she  sailed  toward   the  door.          “How  you  doing  dar-­‐ ling?”  he  said.          She  smiled.        “Maybe  it’s  time  we   take  you  home?”        Jesus  gave  us  a  little   wink  as  they  made  for  the   door,  which  opened  to  the   white  light  of  the  after-­‐ noon  sun.

               B INGE  M AGAZINE.  R EVIEWS.

DIVE                  

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casting couch  

RrUuNnNnIiıNnGg OoNn  EeMmPpTtYy   †—•–•‘ơ–Š‡›‡ŽŽ‘™ǯ͞͠ƒ‡”‘ǡƒ†‰”ƒ„•ƒˆ‡™ •Ž‡‡’‹‰„ƒ‰•ǡ„ƒ†ˆ‘‘†ƒ†Ƥ”‡…”ƒ…‡”•ǣ‡Ž…‘‡–‘–Š‡ —Ž–‹ƒ–‡‡”‹…ƒ”‘ƒ†‘˜‹‡‡š’‡”‹‡…‡Ǩ   

  

 

           

               B INGE  M AGAZINE.  R EVIEWS.

EeAaSsYy RrIiıDdEeRr   —  1969

The American  road  movie   –Šƒ–†‡Ƥ‡†–Š‡‰‡”‡Ǥ The  story  of  Dennis  Hop-­‐ per  and  Peter  Fonda  set-­‐ –‹‰‘ơƒ…”‘••–Š‡†—•–› •‘—–Š‘–Š‡‹” ƒ”Ž‡›• ™‡ƒ”‹‰˜‡”›…‘Ž‘—”ˆ—Ž „ƒ†ƒƒ•ƒ†Ž‘‘‹‰ ˆ‘”ǡ›‘—‰—‡••‡†‹–ǡˆ”‡‡-­‐ †‘ǤŽ‘‰–Š‡™ƒ›ǡ–Š‡› †‘Ž‘–•‘ˆ†”—‰•ƒ†ˆ”‡ƒ ‘—–‹ƒ‡™”Ž‡ƒ• …‡‡–‡”›ǤŠ‡›‡˜‡–—-­‐ ƒŽŽ›‡–‡”ƒ…—Ž–Ž‹‡Š‹’’‹‡ …‘—‡ƒ†‡‡–ƒ •Ž‡ƒœ›Ž‘‘‹‰ ƒ…‹…Š-­‐ ‘Ž•‘Ǥ‡†‡…••‡‡ to  be  the  bane  of  their  

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‡š‹•–‡…‡‘–Š‹•“—‡•– ˆ‘”Ž‹ˆ‡‡š’‡”‹‡…‡•Ȅƒ ‡–ƒ’Š‘”ˆ‘”–Š‡†‡…Ž‹‡ ‘ˆ–Š‡Dz’‡ƒ…‡ƒ†Ž‘˜‡dz ‘˜‡‡–ǤŠ”‘—‰Š‘—– –Š‡‘˜‹‡ ‘†ƒ‹•ƒ„Ž‡ –‘‡‡’Š‹•Šƒ‹”ƒ†•‹†‡-­‐ „—”•‡ƒ–ƒ†–‹†›™Š‹Ž‡ ‘’’‡”‹•—”‡…‘‰‹•ƒ„Ž‡ „‡Š‹†ƒˆ—ŽŽŠƒ†Ž‡„ƒ” —•–ƒ…Š‡ƒ†˜‡‹Ž•‘ˆ †—•–›„ƒ†ƒƒ•Ǥ ‡””ƒǣDz –Š‹ ‘™ƒ •‹‹Žƒ”˜‹–ƒ‰‡•…ƒ”ˆ to what  Dennis  Hopper   Šƒ•‘Š‹•Š‡ƒ†Ǥdz ƒ–‹‡ǣDzŠ‹•‘˜‹‡™‘—Ž† „‡•‘—…Š„‡––‡”‹ˆƒŽŽ

the characters  stayed   ‹‡™”Ž‡ƒ•ƒ†Œ—•– †”ƒǤdz

Š‘Ž†‹‰‘–‘™Šƒ–ǯ•Ž‡ˆ– ‘ˆ–Š‡‹”˜‹”‰‹‹–›ȋƒ‹‰ „‡‹‰ƒŽ”‡ƒ†›’”‡‰ƒ–Ȍǡ –Š‡‰‹”Ž•‡…‘—–‡”‘”‡ CcRrOoSsSsRrOoAaDdSs …ƒ”–”‘—„Ž‡•–ŠƒŽ‡‰‹–‹-­‐ -‐–−  2002 ƒ–‡’Ž‘–ƒ†˜ƒ…‡‡– Britney  Spears  wants  to   †‡˜‹…‡•Ǥ’’ƒ”‡–Ž›ǡƒŽŽ •‡‡Š‡”‡•–”ƒ‰‡†‘Ǥ ‹––ƒ‡•–‘‰‡–ƒŽŽ–Š‡‰ƒ• ‘‡ƒŽ†ƒƒŠƒ•ǯ–•‡‡ ƒ†Š‘–‡Ž‘‡››‘— Š‡”…‘ŽŽ‡‰‹ƒ–‡Ƥƒ…±‹ ‡‡†‹•–‘‡–‡”ƒƒ”ƒ‘‡ ƒ‰‡•Ǥƒ”›ƒ‹‰ …‘–‡•–ƒ†•‹‰–Š‡‘•– ™ƒ–•–‘‡š’Ž‘”‡Š‡” †‡’”‡••‹‰”‡†‹–‹‘‘ˆI   –ƒŽ‡–Ž‡•••‹‰‹‰ƒ†ƒ–-­‐ love  Rock  ‘n’  Roll›‘—ǯ˜‡ –‡’–Š‡”…Šƒ…‡ƒ– ‘Ž-­‐ ‡˜‡”Š‡ƒ”†‹ƒ†—•–› Ž›™‘‘†Ǥƒ–—”ƒŽŽ›ǡ‹–ǯ•‘ơ …‘—–”›„ƒ”ǤŠ‡„‡•–’ƒ”– –‘ƒŽ‹ˆ‘”‹ƒ™‹–Šƒ’‘••‹-­‐ ‘ˆ–Š‡‘˜‹‡‹•™ƒ–…Š‹‰ „Ž‡…”‹‹ƒŽ‹ƒ•–”ƒ‰‡”ǯ• ƒ›”‘›†™Š‘’Žƒ›• …ƒ”ˆ‘”–Š‡•‡–‡‡‰‹”Ž•Ǩ ”‹–ǯ•†ƒ†™‘†‡”‹‰™Šƒ– ‹†‹‰‹–Š‡‹”—‰Ž›‹– –Š‡Š‡ŽŽŠ‡ǯ•†‘‹‰‹–Š‡ ‰”‡‡…‘˜‡”–‹„Ž‡ƒ† ‘˜‹‡Ǥ„‘—•ǣ‘—


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casting couch   ‰‡––‘•‹‰ƒŽ‘‰™‹–Š Britney  to  OverprotectedǨ

ƒ†•‡š—ƒŽŽ›ƒ––ƒ…‡†„› ”Ǥ”—…‡”Ȃ‘—‹•‡•ƒ˜‡• –Š‡†ƒ›•Š‘‘–‹‰ƒ†‹ŽŽ-­‐ ƒšǣȋ•‹‰‹‰ȌDz …ƒǯ– ‹‰–Š‡„ƒ†‰—›ǤŠ‡”‘ƒ† Š‡Ž’–Š‡™ƒ› ˆ‡‡ŽǦ„—– –”‹’„‡‰‹•ǨŠ‡Žƒ†‹‡•ƒ”‡ ›Ž‹ˆ‡Šƒ•„‡‡•‘‘˜‡”-­‐ ‘–Š‡Žƒˆ”‘–Š‡…‘’•ǡ ’”‘–‡…–‡†Ǩdz –Š‡‹”Š—•„ƒ†•ƒ†ˆ”‘ Š‘”›–”—…†”‹˜‡”•ǤŽ‘‰ —•–‹ǣDz •‹–Œ—•–‡ǡ‘” –Š‡™ƒ›ǡ–Š‡›Ƥ†–Š‡‹” †‘‡•ƒ›‘‡‡Ž•‡Ƥ†ƒ †‹‰‹–›ƒ††‹ơ‡”‡–™ƒ›• ›”‘›†ƒ––”ƒ…–‹˜‡ǫdz –‘™‡ƒ”–Š‡‹”•Ž‡‡˜‡Ž‡•• –‘’•ƒ†Œ‡ƒŒƒ…‡–•ǤŠ‡ TtHhEeLlMmAa &  LlOoUuIiıSsEe   ‘™‹ˆƒ‘—•Dz…Ž‹ơǦŠƒ‰-­‐ —  1991 ‡”dz‡†–‘–Š‡‘˜‹‡”‡-­‐ ‹™‹––‡†Š‡Žƒǡ ‹†•—•–‘–ƒ‡’‹…–—”‡• ’Žƒ›‡†„› ‡‡ƒƒ˜‹•ǡ‹• ‘ˆ‘—”–”ƒ˜‡ŽŽ‹‰‡š’Ž‘‹–• ƒ‰‘‘†•‘—–Š‡”Š‘—•‡-­‐ ‘‘Žƒ”‘‹†ǤŠ‡„‡•–’ƒ”– ™‹ˆ‡–‘ƒŠ—•„ƒ†–Šƒ– ‘ˆ–Š‡‘˜‹‡‹•™ƒ–…Š‹‰ †‘‡•ǯ–‘™ƒ†‡…‡– ”ƒ†‹––†ƒ…‡•Š‹”–Ž‡•• •Š‹”–Ǥ–‡”‘—‹•‡ǡ’Žƒ›‡† ‘˜‡”ƒ•‹Ž‹‰ƒ˜‹•Ǥ „›—•ƒƒ”ƒ†‘ †‘‡•ǯ––ƒ‡•Š‹–ˆ”‘ ‹”•–‡ǣDz …ƒǯ––‡ŽŽ‹ˆ ƒ›‘‡ƒ––Š‡„—•›–”—… ”ƒ†‹––‹•‰‡––‹‰Žƒ‹†ǡ •–‘’™Š‡”‡•Š‡™‘”•Ǥ –ǯ• …Šƒ—ơ‡—”‡†‘”„ƒ„›•ƒ–Ǥdz ’ƒ›†ƒ›ƒ†‘—‹•‡‹•„—›-­‐ ‹‰ƒŽŽ–Š‡–‡“—‹Žƒ•Š‘‘–-­‐ ‡ƒ–Š‡”ǣDzŠƒ–ǯ•‘–Š‘™ ‡”•™Š‹Ž‡Š‡Žƒ†ƒ…‡• ›‘—‡š’Ž‘†‡ƒ–”—…ˆ—ŽŽ‘ˆ –Š‡‹‰Š–ƒ™ƒ›™‹–Šƒ ‰ƒ•Ǩ •ƒ™–Šƒ–‘Myth-­‐ …”‡‡’›–”—…‡”–›’‡Ǥ bustersǨdz Š‡ŽƒƤ†•Š‡”•‡Žˆ’—-­‐ ‹‰‹–Š‡„ƒ”ǯ•’ƒ”‹‰Ž‘–

AaMmEeRrIiıCcAaNn RrOoAaDd  MmOoVvIiıEe  SsTtAaPpLlEeSs ƒ”‡Ž›†‘‡•–Š‡–”ƒ˜‡Ž–”ƒŒ‡…–‘”›‰‘ˆ”‘ ™‡•––‘‡ƒ•–ȂƒŽ™ƒ›•‡ƒ•––‘™‡•–          The  car  never  has  a  roof Š‡’Ž‘–ƒ†˜ƒ…‡•†—”‹‰•–‘’•ƒ–‰ƒ•          stations  –‹•ƒŽ™ƒ›•„Ž‹†‹‰Ž›•—›ƒ††—•–› ‘–‡Ž•ƒ†”‡•–•–‘’•ƒ”‡•‹‰•‘ˆ†ƒ‰‡” ƒ†‡š’Ž‘•‹‘• ‘—‰‡–•Ž—––‹‡”ƒ•–Š‡–”‹’‰‘‡•‘          ‘—…ƒ•Ž‡‡’‹ƒ…ƒ”–Šƒ–‘˜‡•͙͘͘ ‹Ž‡•’‡”Š‘—” –‡ƒŽ‹‰‰ƒ•‘‡›‹•

“MmOoMm! Iiı’Mm  HhUuNnGgRrYy!”  

IiıNn OoUuRr  CcAaMmEeRrOo’Ss  TtRrUuNnKk YyOoUu’LlLl  FfIiıNnDd  TtHhEe  FfOoLlLlOoWwIiıNnGg  FfOoOoDd Š‡ƒ’ǡ‘Š•‘…Š‡ƒ’ǡ„‘––Ž‡•‘ˆ”‡†™‹‡ ƒ–‡ƒŽ…”‡ƒ’‹‡•ȋ–Šƒ•Ž‹Žǯ‡„„‹‡ǨȌ ‘’…‘”•‡ƒ•‘‡†™‹–Š†‹ŽŽ’‹…Ž‡•ƒŽ–  ”‹‡†’‹–ƒ„”‡ƒ†™‹–Šœƒ–ƒ””•’‹…‡ ‡”‹‰—‡•ƒ†‡™‹–ŠŽ‘˜‡

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SsOoUuTtHhEeRrNn SsOoUuLl  AaNnDd  FfRrEeNnCcHh  NnEeWw  WwAaVvEe

‘—†ǣ$0.50 ƒ–”ƒœ›—…•ǡ214 ‹‰–”‡‡–ǡ –—”‰‡‘ ƒŽŽ•ǡǤ        Francoise  Hardy  is  the  embodiment  of   ‡˜‡”›–Š‹‰…‘‘Žƒ„‘—––Š‡ ”‡…Šƒ†–Š‡ ‡™™ƒ˜‡ǤŠ‡ƒ”‹•‹ƒ•‹‰‡”•‘‰™”‹–‡” ‹•ƒ…—Ž–—”ƒŽƒ†ˆƒ•Š‹‘‹…‘‹—…Š‘ˆ–Š‡ ”‡…ŠǦ•’‡ƒ‹‰™‘”Ž†ǤŠ‡ƒŽ•‘ƒ’’‡ƒ”‡† ƒ•ƒƒ…–”‡••‹•‘‡‘ˆ–Š‡‡ƒ”Ž›ƤŽ•‘ˆ ƒ……Žƒ‹‡† ”‡…Š‡™ƒ˜‡ƤŽ†‹”‡…–‘” ‡ƒǦ—… ‘†ƒ”†ǤƒŽ‡…‹ƒ‰ƒ ‘—•‡†‡•‹‰‡” ‹…‘Žƒ• Š‡•“—‹°”‡Šƒ•ƒ‡†Š‡”•–›Ž‡ƒ•ƒ ƒŒ‘”‹ƪ—‡…‡‘Š‹•™‘”ƒ†‘„›Žƒ ‘…‡™”‘–‡Š‡”ƒ’‘‡…ƒŽŽ‡†Dz‘‡‘–Š‡” ‹†•‘ˆ•‘‰•ǤdzŠ‹•‹•Š‡”•‡…‘†ƒŽ„—ǡ ”‡Ž‡ƒ•‡†‹1962ˆ‡ƒ–—”‹‰Š‡”‘•–ˆƒ‘—• •‘‰Dz‘—•Ž‡•‰ƒ”­‘•‡–Ž‡•ƤŽŽ‡•Ǥdz –ǯ•ƒ ’Žƒ›ˆ—Žǡ‘‘…Š”‘ƒ–‹…‰‡‘ˆ‡ƒ”Ž›1960s   —”‘’‘’–Šƒ–•‘—†•Œ—•–Ž‹‡ƒ ‡””‹•™Š‡‡Ž ”‹†‡‘˜‡”–Š‡‡‹‡ǤDzŠǡŠŠ‡”‹‡dz–Š‡•‡…-­‐ ‘†–”ƒ…‘–Š‡Ǧ•‹†‡™ƒ••ƒ’Ž‡†„›–Š‡ —•–”ƒŽ‹ƒ‡Ž‡…–”‘‹…‰”‘—’ǡŠ‡˜ƒŽƒ…Š‡•Ǥ ƒ†‹‘Š‡ƒ†ƒ† ƒ”Ž•ƒ”Ž‡›Šƒ˜‡ƒŽ•‘ •ƒ’Ž‡†Š‡”™‘”Ǥ‘„‹‰†‡ƒŽǤ RrEeCcOoRrDd:  HhOoWwAaRrDd  TtAaTtEe  -‐–−   HhOoWwAaRrDd  TtAaTtEe,  AaTtLlAaNnTtIiıCc  RrEeCcOoRrDdSs,  1972. ‘—†ǣ$40.00ƒ–‡ƒ–‹‹•“—‡•ǡ  3770 —‡ ƒ‹–Ǧ‡‹•ǡ‘–”‡ƒŽǡǤ  ‘™ƒ”†ƒ–‡‹•ƒƒ‘ƒŽ›Ǥ‹”–—ƒŽŽ› —‘™–‘ƒ‹•–”‡ƒ—•‹…ˆƒ•ǡŠ‡Šƒ• „‡‡Žƒ—†‡†„›—•‹……”‹–‹…•ˆ‘”‘˜‡”ˆ‘—”–› ›‡ƒ”•Ǥ ‡Šƒ•–‘—”‡†™‹–Š–Š‡‰”‡ƒ–‡•–•‘—Ž acts  of  the  1960•ǡ‹…Ž—†‹‰ƒƒ†ƒ˜‡ǡ ‘‡‡šƒ†ƒ”ŽƒŠ‘ƒ•ƒ†…—–”‡…‘”†• ˆ‘”–Š‡‹…‘‹…–Žƒ–‹…ƒ†‡”˜‡Žƒ„‡Ž•Ǥ ‹• •‘‰Dz ‡–‹–™Š‹Ž‡›‘—…ƒdz™ƒ•‡˜‡…‘˜‡”‡† „› ƒ‹• ‘’Ž‹Ǥ‡•’‹–‡–Š‹•ǡŠ‡Šƒ•ƒŽ™ƒ›• •‘Ž†’‘‘”Ž›ƒ†‰‘‡˜‹”–—ƒŽŽ›—‘–‹…‡†

„›Ž‹•–‡‡”•Ǥ ‹••–›Ž‡‘ˆ„Ž—‡•Ǧ‹•’‹”‡†•‘—Ž with 1960•”‘…•‘’Š‹•–‹…ƒ–‹‘ǡ…‘‡•–‘Ž‹ˆ‡ ‘–Š‹••‡ŽˆǦ–‹–Ž‡†–Š‹”†ƒŽ„—ǡ’”‘†—…‡†„› Ž‡‰‡†ƒ”›Š‹Žƒ†‡Ž’Š‹ƒ‘—Ž’”‘†—…‡” ‡””› ƒ‰‘˜‘›Ǥ –‹…Ž—†‡••‘‡‘ˆŠ‹•„‡•–Žƒ–‡” ƒ–‡”‹ƒŽǡ‹…Ž—†‹‰Dz‹‰Š–ƒ›•‘–Š‡‘ƒ†ǡ –”—‰‰Ž‹ǡǯdzƒ†ƒ•‘—ŽǦ•Šƒ––‡”‹‰”‡†‹–‹‘ ‘ˆ‘„›Žƒǯ•Dz ‹”Ž‘ˆ–Š‡‘”–Š‘—–”›dz Ǧ“—‹–‡’‘••‹„Ž›‘‡‘ˆ–Š‡Ƥ‡•–•‘—Ž•‘‰• ‡˜‡”…‘‹––‡†–‘˜‹›ŽǤ ‹†–Š‹•”‡…‘”†Ǥ RrEeCcOoRrDd:  DdOoNnNnYy  HhAaTtHhAaWwAaYy  —   LlIiıVvEe,  AaTtCcOo,  1972.   ‘—†ǣ$2.00ƒ–‡…‘”†•‘Š‡‡Ž•ǡ56Ž –”‡‡–ǡ—†„—”›ǡǤ        In  1972  ‘› ƒ–Šƒ™ƒ›‰ƒ˜‡—•–Š‡‰”‡ƒ–-­‐ ‡•–Ž‹˜‡•‘—ŽƒŽ„—‡˜‡”ƒ†‡Ǥ —•–ƒˆ‡™ ›‡ƒ”•Žƒ–‡”ǡ–Š‡‡‹‰ƒ–‹…ƒ†–‘”‡–‡† ƒ–Šƒ™ƒ›Š—”Ž‡†Š‹•‡Žˆˆ”‘ƒƒ’ƒ”–‡– ™‹†‘™‹ƒ•…Š‹œ‘’Š”‡‹…‡Ž–†‘™ǤŠ‹• ‹•–Š‡‹†‘ˆ‰‡‹—•‘Ž›ƒ‹†Ž‹‡–Šƒ– …ƒ…”‡ƒ–‡Ǥ –™ƒ•”‡…‘”†‡††—”‹‰–™‘Ž‹˜‡ •Š‘™•Ǧ‘‡ƒ––Š‡”‘—„ƒ†‘—”‹ ‘ŽŽ›™‘‘† ƒ†–Š‡‘–Š‡”ƒ–Š‡‹––‡”†‹‡™‘” ‹–›ǤŠ‡”‡ƒ”‡Œ—•–‡‹‰Š––”ƒ…•’ƒ…‡†™‹–Š ƒ–Šƒ™ƒ›ǯ•Œƒœœ‹•’‹”‡†ˆ—Ǧ•‘—Ž’‹ƒ‘ƒ† †”‹˜‹‰˜‘…ƒŽ•Ǧ–Š‡‘•–•™‡‡–Ž›•‘—Žˆ—Ž‘ˆ Š‹•‰‡‡”ƒ–‹‘ǡƒŽ‘‰™‹–Š–Š‡‹’‡……ƒ„Ž‡ „ƒ…‹‰‘ˆ•–—†‹‘‰—‹–ƒ”‹•–Š‹Ž’…Š—”…Šƒ† –Š‡†”—‹‰‘ˆ‘”‡ŽŽ—’”‡‡ǤŠ‡…‘˜‡” •‘‰•”‡ƒŽŽ›•Š‹‡‘–Š‹•”‡…‘”†Ǥ ƒ–Šƒ™ƒ› ”‡‹˜‹‰‘”ƒ–‡•DzŠƒ–ǯ• ‘‹ǯdz„›ƒ”˜‹

ƒ›‡ƒ†Dz‘—ǯ˜‡ ‘– ”‹‡†dz„›ƒ”‘Ž ‹‰ƒ†…‘’Ž‡–‡Ž›”‡ˆ‘”• ‘Š‡‘ǯ• Dz ‡ƒŽ‘—• —›dzƒ•ƒ1970••‘—Žƒ•–‡”’‹‡…‡Ǥ Š‡‡‡”‹Ž›–‹–Ž‡†Dz‘‹…‡• •‹†‡ȋ˜‡”›–Š‹‰‹• ˜‡”›–Š‹‰Ȍdz‹•™‘”–Š„—›‹‰–Š‡”‡…‘”†ˆ‘” ‘‹–•‘™ǤŠ‡”‡™‹ŽŽ‡˜‡”„‡ƒ‘–Š‡”Ž‹‡ ‘› ƒ–Šƒ™ƒ›ƒ†–Š‹•”‡…‘”†’”‘˜‡•‹–Ǥ BY M AX  L EIGHTON    

               B INGE  M AGAZINE.  R EVIEWS.

RrEeCcOoRrDd: FfRrAaNnCcOoIiıSsEe  HhAaRrDdYy  -‐–−   FfRrAaNnCcOoIiıSsEe  HhAaRrDdYy,  VvOoGgUuEe  RrEeCcOoRrDdSs,   1962.

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               B INGE  M AGAZINE.  M ARGINALIA.

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dmit it,  there’s   nothing  quite  like  the   hilarity  of  someone  else’s   tragedy.  Death,  divorce,   mental  illness  and  addic-­‐ tion:  these  are  clearly  the   corner  stones  of  comedy.     And  if  you  can  squeeze  all   four  into  one  show,  even   better.        Look  at  Carrie  Fisher’s   memoir  turned  one-­‐wom-­‐ an-­‐show,  Wishful  Drink-­‐ ing.  Fisher  knows  how  to   properly  take  the  days   of  her  life  and  turn  them   into  something  entertain-­‐ ing.  Someone  should  tell   the  producers  of  The  Real   Housewives  about  her.          Driven  by  her  ability  to   laugh  at  herself,  Fisher’s   tale  is  too  unbelievable   not  to  be  true.  It  isn’t  ex-­‐ travagantly  staged;  there   ƒ”‡‘•’‡…‹ƒŽ‡ơ‡…–•‘” magic  tricks.  You  don’t   have  to  lie  to  be  provoca-­‐ tive.          People  aren’t  going  to   leave  the  theatre  with   some  kind  of  bigger,  sym-­‐ bolic  notion  to  mull  over.   More  than  likely,  you’ll   leave  with  an  uncontrol-­‐ lable  urge  to  purchase   some  Princess  Leia   memorabilia.   ‘–Š‹‰‹•‘ơŽ‹‹–•ˆ‘” Fisher,  whether  it’s  her   parents  failed  marriages,   her  changing  accent  in   Star  Wars,  regular  ECT  

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treatments, or  her     addiction  to  cocaine   and  prescription  meds.   You’ll  laugh  at  her  mis-­‐ fortune,  feel  guilty  about   it  seconds  later  and  then   remind  yourself  that  she’s   expecting  it  and  will  prob-­‐ ƒ„Ž›„‡‘”‡‘ơ‡†‡†‹ˆ you  didn’t.        If  guilt  induced  laughter   is  your  kind  of  thing,  then   there’s  also  three  hours   worth  of  it  in  August:   Osage  County.  The  only   way  Tracy  Letts’  writing   could  be  any  darker  is  if   –Š‡›–—”‡†‘ơ–Š‡Ž‹‰Š–•Ǥ The  pitch  black  would   help  keep  you  from  wor-­‐ rying  about  making  awk-­‐ ward  side  glances  at  your   neighbours  when  you   inappropriately  chuckle.          The  family  matriarch,   Violet  Weston,  is  a  drug   addicted  mother  whose   struggles  force  a  spur   of  the  moment  reunion   for  her  three,  equally   screwed  up  daughters.   With  all  of  that  extended   family  running  amok,     there’s  bound  to  be  some-­‐ one  you  identify  with.        You  cringe,  you  laugh,   you  might  shake  your   head,  but  you  never  cry.   By  the  end,  you’re  more   likely  to  remember  the   ‹…‘‹……ƒ–Ƥ•Š•…‡‡–Šƒ any  kind  of  all  encom-­‐ passing  lesson.  It  doesn’t  

mean that  the  theme   doesn’t  exist,  but  it  isn’t   beaten  into  your  skull.   That’s  the  brilliance  of   Letts’  writing.        Hell,  even  if  this  kind   of  theatre  leaves  you   feeling  the  need  to  see  a   therapist,  grab  a  seat  at   Daniel  MacIvor’s  Com-­‐ munion.  The  character  of   Leda  is  half-­‐convinced   that  a  good  therapist  can   be  replaced  with  a  reliable   tape  recorder.  You  say   something  and  they  say  it   back  and  then  you  really   think  about  it.  Eventually   you’ll  be  cured.        While  Leda  obsesses   about  her  terminal  can-­‐ cer,  her  alcohol  addiction   and  the  fact  that  she   can’t  smoke  during  her   sessions,  the  audience   sits  back  safely  cloaked   in  darkness,  able  to  nod  

and snicker  along  with   her.  We’re  not  dying  or   jonesing  for  a  cigarette,   but  we  get  her.          Besides,  it  isn’t  just  the   Grim  Reaper  that’s  got   her  head  all  jumbled  up,   it’s  her  born-­‐again  Chris-­‐ tian,  cult-­‐happy  daughter.   It’s  a  smaller  cast  of  three,   but  character  shifts  let  us   tap  into  bits  and  pieces  of   their  lives.  And  that’s  all   we  really  need.        Wanna  know  the  best   part?  Even  if  the  main   character  or  their  unfor-­‐ tunate  relative  reminds  us   of  ourselves,  they’re  still   the  ones  getting  screwed   and  we  can  all  take     comfort  in  that.

BY K IRSTEN  G ORUK

PHOTO B Y  T ERRA  C IOLFE


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               B INGE  M AGAZINE.  M ARGINALIA.

alifax graphic  novelist  Faith   Erin  Hicks  knows  all  the     clichés  about  comic  book  fans.      “The  worst  is  when  reporters   write  something  like:  Boom!  Pow!   Comic  books  aren’t  just  for  kids   anymore,”she  says.        The  appeal  of  comic  books  and   graphic  novels,  she  says,  is  that   they  speak  to  your  inner  child.   But  the  medium  itself  far  from   childish. DzŠ‡”‡ƒ”‡–Š‘—•ƒ†•‘ˆ†‹ơ‡”-­‐ ent  types  of  comics,”  she  says.   “You  have  comics  about  girls  and   their  romances  with  a  cute  guy  

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in your  high  school  and  you  have   ”‡ƒŽŽ›†ƒ”ǡƤŽ‘‹”•–›Ž‡…‘‹…• about  Sin  Cities  and  the  crazy  shit   that  goes  down  there.  And  then   you  have  the  super  hero  comics   geared  more  to  kids.”        Hicks,  a  native  of  Milton,  ON   studied  animation  at  Sheridan   College  in  Toronto,  graduating  in   2004  and  moving  to  Halifax  a  year   later.  She  worked  as  an  animator   ˆ‘”ƒ ƒŽ‹ˆƒš•–—†‹‘ˆ‘”Ƥ˜‡›‡ƒ”•ǡ doing  background  work  for  Tele-­‐ toon’s  cartoon  series  George  of   the  Jungle  and  also  wrote  a  strip   for  The  Chronicle  Herald.     Š‡’—„Ž‹•Š‡†Š‡”Ƥ”•–‰”ƒ’Š‹… novel,  Demonology  101,  online   in  1999 and  continued  the  series   until  2004.  It  tells  the  story  of  a   young  girl,  growing  up  as  a  de-­‐ mon  in  a  human  high  school.

     The  story  draws  on  her  own   childhood  experiences.        “I  grew  up  in  a  very  Christian   home,  which  is  not  a  negative   thing  by  any  means,  but  I  always   had  this  fascination  with  good   vs.  evil.    That’s  probably  where  a   Ž‘–‘ˆ–Šƒ–•–—ơ…ƒ‡ˆ”‘ǡdz•Š‡ says.        “Otherwise  I  just  wanted  to   do  this  big  crazy  soap  opera  and   draw  villains  and  pretty  boys  and   pretty  girls.  It  was  a  lot  of  fun.”        Comics  are  something  Hicks   has  grown  into.  Her  early  inspira-­‐ –‹‘…ƒ‡ˆ”‘ƤŽƒ†–‡Ž‡˜‹-­‐ sion–Demonology  101  grew  out   of  her  interest  in  the  television   series  —ơ›Š‡ƒ’‹”‡Žƒ›‡”—   but  since  working  in  the  industry   she  has  begun  paying  closer   attention  to  master  comic  artists   like  Naoki  Urasawa,  Nate  Pow-­‐ ‡ŽŽƒ† ‡ơ‹–Šǡƒ—–Š‘”‘ˆ–Š‡ widely  successful  Bone  series.        “Bone  is  better  than  Batman,”   she  says.  “That  is  the  comic  I   would  give  to  someone  who  is   nine  and  someone  who  is  ninety… it’s  amazing.”        She  believes  graphic  literature   deserves  its  place  alongside  more   “sophisticated”  art  forms  and   wants  people  to  give  comic  books   a  second  look.        “Comics  are  not  a  genre,  they   ƒ”‡‘–Œ—•–•…‹‡…‡Ƥ…–‹‘‘”•—-­‐ per  heroes,  comics  are  a  medium.   There  is  such  a  depth  that  people   don’t  realize.”        Right  now,  Hicks  is  working  on   a  graphic  novel  called  ‘–‡†‘•– Likely  for  First  Second  Publishing   in  New  York.    It  is  due  out  next   year.                                          B Y  M AX  L EIGHTON                                          I LLUSTRATION  B Y

                                       FAITH  E RIN  H ICKS


 Trash  can                              

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y  boyfriend  and  I   Â&#x2122;Â&#x2021;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2021;ĆŞÂ&#x2039;Â&#x2019;Â&#x2019;Â&#x2039;Â?Â&#x2030;Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2014;Â&#x2030;Â&#x160; my  parentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  endless  cable   selection  one  night.  I   had  control  of  the  re-­â&#x20AC;? mote.  This  can  be  a  scary   position  for  him  to  be  in   since  I  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  discriminate   against  T.V.  shows  based   on  their  â&#x20AC;&#x153;trash  value.â&#x20AC;?   We  stopped  on  a  Â&#x2021;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2019;Â&#x2039;Â?Â&#x2030; Â&#x2014;Â&#x2019;Â&#x2122;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2021;Â&#x192;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2020;Â&#x192;Â&#x2022;Â&#x160;Â&#x2039;Â&#x192;Â?Â&#x2022; marathon.  My  boyfriend   cried  out,  pleading  with   me  to  change  the  channel   to  something,  anything   else.        Two  and  a  half  episodes   later  he  had  decided   KhloĂŠ  Kardashian  was  his   favorite  (sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  sassy,  sar-­â&#x20AC;? castic  and  smarter  than   her  sisters),  Kourtney   Kardashianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  boyfriend   Scott  was  an  asshole  (he   gets  drunk  a  lot  and  is  an   absent  boyfriend/father)   and  Kim  Kardashian  is  a   big  dummy  (she  always   needs  to  be  the  centre  of   attention).          Within  an  hour  some-­â&#x20AC;? one  who  prides  himself   on  having  â&#x20AC;&#x153;goodâ&#x20AC;?  taste  in  

Â?Â&#x2014;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2026;Â&#x192;Â?Â&#x2020;ƤÂ&#x17D;Â?Â&#x2022;Â&#x201E;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2026;Â&#x192;Â?Â&#x2021; engrossed  in  the  world   of  trash  T.V.  Not  only   that,  heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d  formed  serious,   thoughtful  opinions  about   each  character.          Just  because  reality  T.V.   isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  necessarily  â&#x20AC;&#x153;realâ&#x20AC;?,   that  doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  mean  we   canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  learn  from  it.  People   arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  mindless  drones   that  absorb  pop  culture   without  any  thought  or   consideration.          In  their  book  Â&#x2018;Â&#x2019;Â&#x2014;Â&#x17D;Â&#x192;Â&#x201D; Â&#x2014;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2014;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2021;ÇŁÂ&#x2022;Â&#x2021;Â&#x201D;ÇŻÂ&#x2022; Â&#x2014;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2020;Â&#x2021;ÇĄ   Susie  Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien  and  Imre   Szeman  explain  that  â&#x20AC;&#x153;the   value  and  meaning  of  cul-­â&#x20AC;? tural  texts  are  not  quali-­â&#x20AC;? ties  that  reside  objec-­â&#x20AC;? tively  within    them;  they   are  instead  determined  in   part  by  the  audiences  that   consume  them.â&#x20AC;?  They   say  this  means  everyone   interprets  pop  culture     Â&#x2020;Â&#x2039;ĆĄÂ&#x2021;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2021;Â?Â&#x2013;Â&#x17D;Â&#x203A;Ǥ        Just  like  how  watch-­â&#x20AC;? ing  Â&#x192;Â&#x2020;Â&#x2021;Â?  teaches  me   about  loneliness  and  self-­â&#x20AC;? construction,  Â&#x2021;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2019;Â&#x2039;Â?Â&#x2030;Â&#x2014;Â&#x2019; Â&#x2122;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2021;Â&#x192;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2020;Â&#x192;Â&#x2022;Â&#x160;Â&#x2039;Â&#x192;Â?Â&#x2022;  also   teaches  me  about  the    

human  condition.              Take  KhloĂŠâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  wedding   episode  and  her  relation-­â&#x20AC;? ship  with  her  step-­â&#x20AC;?dad   for  example.  She  has  this   whirlwind  romance  with  a   basketball  player  and  be-­â&#x20AC;? comes  engaged  a  month   after  meeting  him.  She   tells  her  mom  and  sisters   right  away,  but  wants  to   keep  it  from  her  step-­â&#x20AC;?dad   Bruce  Jenner  until  she  has   the  ring.              Bruce  is  an  ex-­â&#x20AC;?Olympic   athlete  and  has  helped   raise  KhloĂŠ  since  she  was   ƤÂ&#x2DC;Â&#x2021;ǤÂ&#x160;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2018;ÂąÂ&#x2019;Â&#x2014;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2018;ĆĄÂ&#x2013;Â&#x2021;Â&#x17D;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2039;Â?Â&#x2030; him  because  sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  wor-­â&#x20AC;? ried  heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll  think  sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  being   rash.  Unfortunately,  he   ƤÂ?Â&#x2020;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2014;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2014;Â&#x2030;Â&#x160;Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2021;Â?Â&#x2021;-­â&#x20AC;? dia  and  gets  really  upset.   Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  made  clear  that  Bruce   and  KhloĂŠ  have  always   been  the  closest.        Now,  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  not  saying   that  a  lot  of  this  isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   staged,  but  the  relation-­â&#x20AC;? ship  between  KhloĂŠ  and   Bruce  was  established   long  before  the  E!  cam-­â&#x20AC;? eras  showed  up.  When   she  asks  her  brother  Rob  

to  walk  her  down  the  aisle   instead  of  Bruce,  you   can  tell  heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  really  hurt.   Of  course,  everything  is   eventually  cleared  up  and   Bruce  walks  her  down  the   aisle,  but  the  emotions   between  these  two  reso-­â&#x20AC;? nate  with  the  audience.          Even  if  the  moments   arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  â&#x20AC;&#x153;real,â&#x20AC;?  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  still  a   complex  relationship.   KhloĂŠ  wants  her  step-­â&#x20AC;? dadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  approval  and  wishes   her  real  dad  was  still  alive   to  walk  her  down  the   aisle.  While  her  step-­â&#x20AC;?dad   wants  to  do  everything   Â&#x2013;Â&#x2018;ƤÂ&#x17D;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2020;Â&#x160;Â&#x2021;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x192;Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2021;Â&#x201D;ÇŻÂ&#x2022; death  left. Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2021;Â&#x201D;Â&#x203A;Â&#x2018;Â?Â&#x2021;Â&#x2026;Â&#x192;Â?ƤÂ?Â&#x2020; balance  between  watch-­â&#x20AC;? ing  critical  darlings  and   mindless  entertainment.   If  you  sat  down  and  kept   your  brain  on,  maybe   youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d  realize  they  arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   so  mindless  after-­â&#x20AC;?all. BY  K ATIE  R ANKIN

                B INGE  M AGAZINE.  M ARGINALIA.

DdOoNnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Tt  BbEe  AaFfRrAaIiÄąDd  TtOo  LlEeAaRrNn  SsOoMmEeTtHhIiÄąNnGg   FfRrOoMm  KkHhLlOoĂ&#x2030;ĂŠ  KkAaRrDdAaSsHhIiÄąAaNn

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Home ec.    

WwIiıNnEe -‐–−  OoHh! white   wine   is   brewed   by   the   House   of   Ttirnanog   McGuire,   as   taught   by   old   Celtic   monks   that   knew   the   secrets   of   blarney   and   guile.   This   is   an   award   winning   wine   acclaimed   by   friends   and     created  in  the  depths  of  Eastern  Saudi  Arabia.

RECIPE BY  PETER  MCGUIRE   PHOTO  BY  HEATHER  MCGUIRE

1. Dissolve  2  kilograms  of  sugar  in  4  litres

of  scalding  hot  water.

2. Pour  into  a  6-­‐gallon  glass  carboy. 3.  Combine  16  litres  of  pure  white  grape  juice

with  2  litres  of  pure  apple  juice  in  the  carbo

       NOTE:  Juice  should  be  room  temperat

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ure when  added.

           

               B INGE  M AGAZINE.  D IY.

4. Add  ½  tablespoon  of  active  dry  yeast.

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5. Plug  the  jar  with  an  air-­‐lock  bung.  Let   sit  in  air-­‐locked  jar  for  a  full  60  days  at  room                            temperature.  Never  disturb  the  air-­‐lock   until  the  yeast  action  has  completely  cease d,   and   the  yeast  has  settled  to  total  clari ty. 6.  Decant  by  siphoning  directly  into  steril e  bottles,  and  seal  with  minimum  air  (<2   cc).       ‡”˜‡‘™‹‡„‡ˆ‘”‡‹–•–‹‡Ǥ‘—™‹ŽŽƤ †˜‡”‹–ƒ•‹‡˜‡”›‰Žƒ••Ǥ


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B INGE M AGAZINE.  D IY.

           food,baby  

CcOoOoKk OoUuTtSsIiıDdEe  TtHhEe  BbOoXx

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KD GETS  A  FACE  LIFT  WITH  THESE  GOURMET  TWISTS RECIPES  BY  MAX  LEIGHTON,  HEATHER  MCGUIRE  AND  KIRSTEN  GORUK,  PHOTO  BY  TERRA  CIOLFE


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