Take a Peek Inside our Fall Issue!


September 2020

We’re not quite ready to admit that summer is on the way out. Luckily, a new issue of NQ is now on-stands, ready to ease you into the Fall without any need for pumpkin spice.

The cover of the Fall issue of NQ is by Ginok Song.

We’re excited to present a cover by Ginok Song, one of this province’s most accomplished figurative artists. If you’d like to learn more about Ginok, you can follow her on Instagram @ginoksong, where she provides updates (and kitty pics!) from her home in beautiful Petty Harbour. Her gorgeous work sets the table for this issue’s theme: in the kitchen!

Inside the magazine you’ll find all kind of food-focused delicacies. First, Fred Skanes share his experiences as a ship’s cook onboard a Chinese seismic ship, making its way through the North. Wing night doesn’t go as planned, but Skanes does come to realize the usefulness of a nice, sharp cleaver.

We think you’ll find Cynthia Boyd’s look at the funny bits of codfish particularly interesting. From britches to tongues to heads, she looks at the role that these less lovable bits have played in the food culture of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Norma Alford’s article for Aspects (our collaboration with the Newfoundland Historical Society) lets today’s home cooks take a look into the kitchens and cookbooks of NL cooks, mostly women, from the first half of the 20th century. It’s amazing how much you can learn about a place from a recipe for Pineapple Jellied Salad!

We’ve also got two new artist Q and A features with Laurie Leehane and Steven Rhude, respectively. Both interviews include several pages of full-colour art!

There’s plenty more along with that, but to see it all, you’ll need to pick up your own copy, available at shops across NL. Want to make sure you never miss an issue? Subscribe or send a gift subscription here.

Stay safe, stay interesting, and keep reading!

Seeing Through Glass, Plastic and Ice

BY Matthew Hollett

When I signed up for my first photography class in art school, my dad rummaged around in the basement and placed a heavy leather case in my hands. I unbuckled it to find his old 35mm camera, a Zenit EM. It had an enormous dent above the lens, as if it had deflected a bullet, and its selenium light meter, mysteriously, did not require batteries.

Teresa Connors’ Immersive Audio-Visual Installation Currents at Sound Symposium XIX

BY Eva Crocker

Suddenly ripples started appearing on the large screen, like you see on the surface on of a pond at the beginning of a downpour. On two of the smaller screens the tide tugged unfurled waves back out into the bay; another showed mint-coloured lichen on a grey rock; a third played water gurgling in and out of a tide pool. I could feel the bunny-rabbit thump of blood coursing through my heart and it was correlating with the steady tick in the soundscape.