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Comments: 0Monday, November 12, 2012 02:14:50 PM
1989 saw one of the worst Canadian tragedies in recent memory --- the misguided and misogynistic rampage of a gunman in Montreal’s Ecole Polytechnique.  Many women were injured or killed, and the effects, including suicides, were still happening long after the shots had stopped ringing out. Fire in the Hole Productions presents The December Man (L’Homme de Décembre), a
Comments: 0Thursday, November 8, 2012 10:41:03 AM
        By Lisa JohnsonTHE THREE EXILES OF CHRISTIAN E.Nov. 8-10La Troupe du Jour  Saskatoon audiences will get their first opportunity to take in live theatre at La Troupe Du Jour this season starting tonight – and they won’t need a single syllable of French to enjoy it. But the coolest part about Les Trois Exils de Christian Essiambre
Comments: 0Thursday, November 8, 2012 10:39:09 AM
This is hilarious: Democrat candidate Colleen Lachowicz won Maine's Senate district 25 on Wednesday, defeating a one-term Republican senator.  Republicans had vilified Lachowicz because she has an orc character in World Of Warcraft. "Colleen Lachowicz spends hundreds of hours playing in her online world Azeroth, as an Orc Assassination Rogue named Santiaga," said
Comments: 0Tuesday, October 23, 2012 04:03:08 PM
Yup — that’s my backyard today.Seriously? C’mon — I’m supposed to be on vacation! VACATION, DAMMIT!Sure, nothing extravagant — just sitting around the house, drinking wine and healing my overstressed, Planet S-addled brain (you know we just came out with Best Of Saskatoon, right? Check it out! It’s super-awesome-fun-happy-time! Unless, of course, you were
Comments: 0Monday, October 22, 2012 12:12:24 AM
 In the entertaining documentary Hellbound?, Canadian director Kevin Miller tackles a fairly now notion of hell that seems to be gaining traction: There isn’t any. While for the longest time churches around the world preached about fire and brimstone for wicked souls, a dispassionate analysis of the Bible would reveal three versions of the netherworld: Eternal torment, annihilation and
Comments: 0Wednesday, October 17, 2012 05:31:24 PM
Nooooooooo! It's bad enough that Grimes, a buzz-worthy indie electro artist from Montreal, lost out on this year's Polaris Prize to Feist.Now we have to reckon with Grimes aka Claire Boucher canceling her Saskatoon appearance at Louis' Pub, Saturday, Oct. 20.According to various sources, Ms. Boucher developed an inner ear problem and is scheduled to see a specialist in her hometow
Comments: 0Thursday, October 11, 2012 03:41:08 PM
Don’t miss the metal show to end all metal shows! I know, I say that all the time, but this time it’s true!  I swear!  They won’t even bother to do any more metal shows anywhere in the world after this because the world will be “metalled out!”   It’s a fucking Saskatoon Thrash Metal Showcase!Check out Untimely Demise on Friday (October 1
Comments: 0Wednesday, October 10, 2012 01:51:09 PM
That’s right — Ottawa will be back in the Canadian Football League as of the 2014 season, says this story in the Globe and Mail! Freakin’ hooray, I say — our one truly national professional sport (except for those ugly CFL X-Era years, when U.S. teams like the Birmingham Barracudas and the Baltimore Stallions, who — ugh, choke down rising vomit — won the Grey Cu
Comments: 0Monday, October 8, 2012 07:35:07 PM
When Sammy Hagar released ‘I Can’t Drive 55’, punk band The Minutemen responded with their album, Double Nickels on the Dime, a fuck you of sorts to the lameness of Hagar’s song.  Minuteman Mike Watt said that driving fast wasn’t insubordinate, but that real rebellion was “writing your own fuckin’ songs and trying to come up with your own story, your
Comments: 0Thursday, September 27, 2012 09:48:52 AM
Followers of Planet S online know that Sam Corbett, drummer of Saskatoon's The Sheepdogs has been sending me dispatches from the road to post as guest blogs here.  From funny to telling, Sam is giving us the lowdown on what happens when a band from Saskatoon hits the big time.Dig back through the archives to see some of Sam's older entries --- but here is a brand new one!  It is
Comments: 0Tuesday, September 25, 2012 08:48:02 AM
Feist wins the Polaris Prize and Twitter immediately explodes in a caterwaul of snarky comments and thinly veiled barbs.Not that anyone should be surprised.The Polaris Prize awards a $30,000 prize to a Canadian album based solely on artistic merit, whatever that means. Some people have taken exception to the fact that Feist clearly doesn’t need the money. Others loathe that a star who has re
Comments: 0Sunday, September 23, 2012 05:22:43 PM
I have to go against the grain with my review of Compliance --- a movie that is getting pretty decent reviews across the board (though it wasn’t without its controversy at Sundance).  My reviews are usually spoiler free, but I will warn you that I can’t properly discuss it without revealing some plot details. Compliance goes to great pains to let us know that it is based on a
Comments: 0Saturday, September 22, 2012 02:09:40 PM
Now, for the relapse. And none too soon. 6 days in NYC turns out to be my limit and I have the shin splints to prove it.  One more Yankees v Jays (and again Ichiro killed my team) then 8 hours of pounding pavement with a 31 pound backpack.  On the upside - me and my luggage made it to Wall Street and the TSE and all that stuff.  Pretty cool to see the old architecture down there. &n
Comments: 0Thursday, September 20, 2012 07:18:01 AM
According to the sink in my hostel, young Europeans and Aussies are reeeeeeeeally hairy. Seriously people! Can you rinse that away please. I was curious about the carpet matching the drapes, French lady, but now thatI know I would appreciate a shade of housekeeping here. Oh-and Aussie boy: Sneaking two girls in at 4am and letting them crash on your top bunk above me is funny but not cool. Hope you
Comments: 0Tuesday, September 18, 2012 04:39:30 PM
That is the only explanation for my stroke of good fortune. I put my name on a list to see a Letterman taping this morning. Within an hour I got a call telling me I was in. On my way to pick up my ticket I noticed NYPD everywhere. Like 20 on every block near the theatre. So I ask a cop what the deal is and he tells me Obama is coming to do Letterman. I sat in the 4th row near the band. Nice. Ya
Comments: 0Sunday, September 16, 2012 08:50:40 PM
I am in New York. It's alright. My Hotel is 112 years old and once housed survivors of the Titanic ( back in 1912). I was not here for that. It is on a street paved with bricks and has a rooftop bar overlooking a river of some sort with a bay. There's a statue of a torch bearing chick off in the distance. My girlfriend found a comedy club online called The Comedy Cellar. She said, "Hey, you sh
Comments: 0Friday, September 14, 2012 11:49:12 PM
Next week I will be in New York. Why? Because baseball is awesome. In between Yankees and Mets and Jays and Phils, I will probably see other things. I am open to suggestions as this is my virgin voyage. Also, I plan to blog from the city that I have always wanted to see. So, gimme some tips and check back through the week to see what I see. Cheers!
Comments: 0Thursday, September 13, 2012 12:42:07 PM
That’s right, ladies and gentlemen: for the second year in a row, my awesome pumpkin patch has yielded… exactly one pumpkin! Just look at that cute little devil! We’ve named him Albert, FYI.Sure, a person could see this as pretty much an abject failure — especially since the little bugger seems determined to be more oblong than round — but I choose to see it as progr
Comments: 0Monday, September 10, 2012 05:49:21 PM
Author Todd Devonshire grew up a hockey-lovin’ Saskboy in Big River in the 80s (and a fan of the Boston Bruins!), and he’s written a book about his experiences growing up on the prairie and playing the game. The book is called Rink Burgers, named after the treat that you’d get after the game, and the book itself is a creative non-fiction that regales us with those universal
Comments: 0Thursday, September 6, 2012 12:05:02 PM
I am so proud today.  Reading our 10th Anniversary issue has made me sentimental, so sorry in advance.  Terry, Stephen and Chris...I love you!  Thank you so much for being my best friends.  Your support and criticisms have enriched my life greatly. You done turned me into a man my Mama and Pappy can be proud of!Louise and Evgenia - thanks for being who you are.  You are th
Comments: 0Thursday, August 30, 2012 03:50:47 PM
Awesome Planet S designer and wickedly-good artist Evgenia Mikhaylova is opening an art show TONIGHT!The reception for From Russia Gone Wild begins at 7pm tonight (Thursday Aug. 30), at AKA Gallery (420 20thSt. West) and runs to about 1am — and if you’re a fan of art and music, YOU SHOULD BE THERE!The art, obviously, will be provided by Evgenia. The music will be provided by Powder Blu
Comments: 0Thursday, August 23, 2012 04:04:24 PM
Followers of Planet S online know that Sam Corbett, drummer of Saskatoon's The Sheepdogs has been sending me dispatches from the road to post as guest blogs here.  From funny to telling, Sam is giving us the lowdown on what happens when a band from Saskatoon hits the big time.Dig back through the archives to see some of Sam's older entries --- but here is a brand new one!  It det
Comments: 0Friday, August 17, 2012 04:29:16 PM
Okay, so this post isn’t going to end world hunger, stop war or fix the global economy — but it’s important!The SCAT Street Cat Rescue program is apparently overflowing with kittens — they need foster homes to take care of them in the short term, and I’d assume, loving homes to adopt them for the long term.So, if you’re a cat lover: PLEASE, PLEASE DO ONE OF THE
Comments: 0Thursday, August 16, 2012 05:36:29 PM
 Hello Planet S readers! Whitworth from prairie dog here. You're lookin' foxy today! Hope you're having a good one.So yesterday I wrote a post on Dog Blog about a shooting in Washington, D.C. at the right-wing Family Research Council's offices. The FRC  is an odious "Christian" organization that wants to make abortion illegal and &n
Comments: 0Monday, August 13, 2012 10:45:53 AM
10 years ago (August 12, 2002 to be exact), the staff at Planet S Magazine assembled for the first time.  I remember it like it was last night!  I won't name names because of witness protection programs, etc. but I can see the faces in my mind and it makes me feel warm and fuzzy.Until that day, my professional life had been spent as an insignicficant cog in someone else's machine
Comments: 0Thursday, August 9, 2012 06:58:54 AM
Only 3 nights left on Broadway.There are so many shows to choose from, its hard to make a decision.  Here's what I have learned.  Go to the Review Board on 11th street, but ignore the ratings given by media (except great Alt Magazines of course).  Ratings for fringe material are far more tricky than ratings for mainstream theatre so what you wanna do is search for a theme, genre
Comments: 0Wednesday, August 8, 2012 08:20:47 AM
 Brand New are playing tonight, Wednesday Aug 8 at the Odeon. While this is great news for punk fans it's not so great for deadline-oriented newspapers that come out on Thursdays. Derp. However, rather than trashcan a perfectly good interview, here is the article as it would have/should have ran in print form.File Under Ironic Band Names...It’s been over three years since their last
Comments: 0Wednesday, August 8, 2012 07:50:35 AM
Two shows back to back last night and it was a great way to spend a couple hours. Dying Hard is a one woman show and it's a beaut.  Mikaela Dyke delivers verbatim accounts of a group of characters affected by poisonous working conditions in Newfoundland mines in the 60s.  The stories are heart wrenching and wonderfully delivered in character.Here's what you should do.  
Comments: 0Sunday, August 5, 2012 05:05:32 PM
A top NASA scientist says this summer's crazy weather is caused by global warming. From an Associated Press story on the Globe And Mail's website: The relentless, weather-gone-crazy type of heat that has blistered the United States and other parts of the world in recent years is so rare that it can’t be anything but man-made global warming, says a new statistical analysis from a
Comments: 0Wednesday, August 1, 2012 01:24:04 PM
Please read this because I could never express my feelings as well as the author.  Probably because I am a lazy ass non-marathoner.