The Mighty Spoon: Closing time

Even the poorest of starving students sometimes get to go out to a very fancy restaurant. It might be a birthday splurge, a graduation celebration or a really fantastic first…

Eats, chews and leaves: Baan Thai is worth a try

I opted for a mild version of Phad Thai Goong ($13.50). I believe Phad Thai is so popular because it’s the perfect balance of sweet, salty, spicy and sour. Phad…

Bringing the farm to school

Local farmers and healthy food initiatives partake in UVic’s first harvest market

What non-reading action do you have planned for reading break?

“We usually do a boys’ trip up to Tofino — little bit of drinking, a lot of surfing.”

Music Rags: ‘I’m pissing myself off sometimes’

Hawksley Workman on wakefulness through musical experimentation

Troubles in the past for Skagos’s Ást

Drums pound, a voice barks and walls of guitar rise and crumble. This is the music of the forest in autumn, beautiful in its decay.

Liquid diet: The cantankerous character of Scotch

I developed something of a crush on Jameson Irish Whiskey last year. A friend bought a bottle before we left Victoria for the holiday season, and he and I drained…

The Epic Journey of Inmate Actors: The Hobbit by WHOS

William Head on Stage (WHOS) is a living testimonial to the transformative power of theatre. Its production of The Hobbit is able to elicit this tangible reality by addressing the…

The Overlooked Drinker: An afternoon of Eau de Vie at ‘Art of the Cocktail’

Who would go to a conference on a Monday at 3 p.m. in the Chateau Victoria entitled “Eau de Vie: The Overlooked Cocktail Ingredient?” Actually, not very many people. Four,…

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