FROM THE ARCHIVE: Keene, New Hampshire, is the perfect model of a small town. It has a Main Street, a Central Square and plenty of quirky accolades. And as is the case with most small towns, Keene has seen good times and bad. But that all changed in 1991 when Center Stage, the downtown revitalization committee, started something that would soon put Keene on the map: a pumpkin festival.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: Every September in the city of Charlottetown, seafood lovers, local fishermen, international chefs and champion oyster shuckers converge on the waterfront to take part in a three-day extravaganza: the Prince Edward Island International Shellfish Festival.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: It’s your typical Saturday night at Joe Beef, where the foie gras is served “en terrine”, the selection of Loire whites is impressive, and the Glidden Point, Island Creek and Stanley Bridge oysters are shucked at a rapid pace.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: Some of us like nothing better than the rain and the pounding surf. We’re here, savouring rustic elegance on the edge of the world—at the Wickaninnish Inn.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: In ancient Egypt, a pyramid was referred to as mer; translated literally, mer means “place of ascendance”. Little wonder, then, that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland resembles a super-sized glass pyramid.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: It was at a wine festival, with over 700 wines being poured at various booths, and it was my job to taste through as many as possible in a planned, methodical manner. And survive to tell about it.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: Tonight at World MasterCard Fashion Week in Toronto, Joe Fresh and Pink Tartan present their fall/winter 2014 collections. Joseph Mimran and Kimberley Newport-Mimran are the husband and wife founders behind the brands. Together, they have carved out a significant place in Canada’s fickle fashion landscape.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: Today, the Scotiabank Giller Prize 2013 shortlist is announced. The prize, created by Toronto businessman Jack Rabinovitch, is a legacy that celebrates the memory of his wife, Doris Giller, a literary journalist who passed away in 1993.
Hear someone mention chain mail, and you might think of medieval costumes and swordplay, of Russell Crowe in Gladiator or Gerard Butler in Beowulf & Grendel. But the stuff of legends is not just for knights in shining armour.