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 it in good time. We drank it on the rocks. Though I’d had Jameson in the past, I couldn’t recall it ever going down so… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Culture
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 universal theme of a heroic journey that compels all involved to face their demons, within and without. The positive force of creativity is the foundation… Read more »
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, to be exact. But four seasoned brandy enthusiasts with genuine curiosity in the distilling and fermenting processes of alcohol, that is. Who probably shouldn’t attend… Read more »
Have you ever, as an adult, tried inviting friends to attend a concert by a beloved children’s entertainer? You’ve got to field a lot of dubious follow-up questions (“Will it just be us and a bunch of six-year-olds?”). You’ve got to provide some clarity (“Is he the ‘Baby Beluga’ guy?”). And, if the concert in… Read more »
Former Lives is a lovely album that’s easy to listen to. I can admit that it’s the daunting expectations of listeners like me that sabotage perfectly adequate music produced by more-than-adequate musicians. This time around, Mr. Gibbard, you’re just too good for your own good.
“I named this album LIVE as in ‘to keep not dying’ — not ‘live’ as in ‘I saw her live performance.’ This title not only makes sense to me considering the subject matter, it simply makes me laugh to think of having to correct everyone that pronounces it incorrectly.”
The next time your nighttime activities keep you up late, consider Shine for the morning after — or even for the afternoon after, if you really sleep in. Shine Cafe serves breakfast all day.
4 out of 5 stars
Aidan Knight, though not a Jedi Knight, still has a lot to offer, musically speaking. Check him out on Nov. 1.
Local bartender conquers prestigious cocktail competition using meat ingredient
Bill Gaston and Marjorie Celona launch latest novels