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12
Aug
Having a riot with the buskers

Having a riot with the buskers

Buskers make my teeth itch.  I don’t mean the guy standing outside the liquor store strumming a guitar, an open case at his feet. That guy, I can handle. More often than not, he’s just a down-on-his-luck sumbitch, humbly picking a tune in the hopes of earning cash for lunch, and perhaps some booze money.

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29
Jul
Blimey, you Royals, we need more details

Blimey, you Royals, we need more details

Maybe it’s just me, but when thousands of reporters come together to cover an historic event like the birth of an heir to the British throne, I expect a bit more than just the broad strokes. 

Something beyond the time of birth, birth weight, and “mother and child are resting comfortably,” at any rate.  

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15
Jul
Remember, it ain’t over til the fat lady joke

Remember, it ain’t over til the fat lady joke

Another chapter is written in the Nicole Ryan murder-for-hire case, and it makes about as much sense as the rest of it.

An independent agency has decreed the RCMP did nothing wrong in their dealings with Nicole and her ex-hubby Michael Ryan. 

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02
Jul
Some of my best friends are lesbians

Some of my best friends are lesbians

As a member of a segment of the population often targeted by stereotypes, I speak from experience when I say there’s nothing worse than when said stereotypes hold true. It’s bad enough that people believe 18th century British colonial lieutenant-generals to be hard workers, erudite scholars and attentive lovers, we don’t need to give people real-life examples of such behaviour.

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17
Jun
Won’t somebody please think of the children!

Won’t somebody please think of the children!

You’re probably thinking you have me pegged by now, that after two years of these epistles you can predict what my stance will be on any given issue. I don’t like being pigeonholed. You can’t put me in a box, unless it’s, say, a refrigerator carton that I can pretend is the International Space Station. Look at me! I’m Chris Hadfield!

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