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February 2020

“During the past few weeks on Open Line, we have discussed the hellholes in the Middle East, victims of sexual abuse, teenage abortions, the inadequacies of the justice system, a hundred facets of politics, and the sex of God. I talk to forty or fifty callers a morning, and those conversations are at least as intelligent as most I have heard in the legislature or the law courts… How accurately does it reflect public opinion? Over a period of time, it is accurate. For instance, even before government polls were released, we knew here from our calls 75 percent of people wanted the denominational education system to end.”
– From Is That You Bill?, by Bill Rowe (Jesperson Press, 1989)


BY Jenina MacGillivray

Troy Gallant had curly chestnut hair, and he was tall. By far, he was the cutest and nicest boy in the neighborhood. He would never try to put the moves on you at the Laundromat while you were folding your underwear, for example.

Q and A with Artist Emily Pittman


Emily Pittman is a visual artist and writer who was born in Clarenville and is now based in St John’s. She graduated from the University of Guelph in April of…

Q&A with Rhonda Pelley


Could you tell us a little bit about yourself? I’m a second-generation visual artist living in St John’s with my partner, theatre artist Frank Barry, and our two cats, Piper…