NQ is here (in Portugal, that is.)

February 2018

Image courtesty of mappedplanet.ca.

On assignment in Lisbon, city of mad traffic, lovely people, and glorious-ramshackle architecture. Everyone is outside, reading in parks, canoodling around monuments, watching televised rugby matches in bistros four tables wide, although they consider these days a brief cold spell (12 degrees). Coffee is not just a drink but a way of life, while dishes like ovos moles have gained historic recognition and protection.

But it’s not all meia de elite and lounging around Chiado – although we are drinking foamy coffees and people-watching in artsy, funky neighbourhoods – but the spring NQ is coming together, too, distilled in and through this place. Heads up for biography, theatre, and culturally-linked walkabouts exploring and illustrating the links between Newfoundland and Labrador and Portugal.

Q&A with Jordan Patterson

BY NQ

In tandem with NQ’s Wiki-edit-a-thon, Jordan Patterson guides us on a brief tour of the wonderful world of Wikidata. Can you tell us a little about yourself? I’m a cataloguing…

Q&A with Tracey Waddleton

BY NQ

Could you tell us a little about yourself? Well, I was raised in Trepassey. Beautiful fog-soaked spot on the southern tip of the Avalon, with ocean so treacherous they once…

Three Poems

BY Cheryl White

Sure, it takes all kinds.
Beautiful day, isn’t it?
At least you don’t have to shovel rain.
You want another Black Horse?