Gabby Peyton

Remembering the horror

“My cousin says, ‘don’t talk, don’t say nothing, because they put you in the mental’ — that’s why I didn’t speak about it for 40 years,” Philip Riteman told a room full of students at Dalhousie University’s Schulich School of Law last week. Dalhousie Law Hour collaborated with the Dalhousie Jewish Law Student Association to host Riteman, a Polish Holocaust survivor. The event was held in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp on Jan. 27, 1945. [...]

Your friendly neighbourhood recording studio

So you wanna be a rock superstar? Being a hit at open mic, week after week, is getting old; you’re ready to be discovered. But becoming a YouTube sensation like the Biebs isn’t happening and your hands are frostbitten from wintertime busking on Spring Garden Road. There are many places in Halifax to get you out of the basement and into a recording studio, some for the very low price of nothing. [...]


Strap on your strap-ons and lace up your leather. For the seventh year in a row, the Everything To Do With Sex Show heated up Halifax last weekend. Exhibitors filled the Cunard Centre with boobs, bondage and bunnies (the vibrating kind) for three days. Events at the show included everything from seminars on anal pleasure, to a contest to see who could fake the best orgasm. [...]

Winter bites

For most, shopping local means hitting up the farmers’ market on the weekend, especially in the summer. During the winter months many head indoors to the grocery store, but Halifax has a lot of local food to offer. Fresh vegetables, bread, meat, cheese and even beer are available across the peninsula. Those sad looking grocery store doughnuts can stay there. [...]

Winter patio tests the ice in Halifax

With another Atlantic winter keeping Haligonians cowering at home, some people are pushing to get outside and pull up a seat to the bar. Fire & Ice — a fully-winterized outdoor bar — opened Dec. 5 at The Bicycle Thief restaurant. The Bishop’s Landing establishment is hoping to get people alfresco with their luxurious furs, fiery torches and warm cocktails. [...]