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Robert Maillet for [EDIT] Magazine, Volume 14

December 15 2020

The Acadian Giant 

by Andrew Nickerson

Andrew Nickerson meets New Brunswick's Hollywood Star, Robert Maillet

Robert Maillet grew up in the small community of Sainte-Marie-de-Kent. The size of his hometown is the only thing small about him. Whether it be his sevenfoot frame and imposing physical stature or the large entertainment platforms he has been a part of for almost 25 years, he certainly does not fit the profile of the small-town Maritimes most of us think of. I was glad to have the opportunity to talk to him about having success in both professional wrestling and the acting career that followed.

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Travis Lindsay for [EDIT] Magazine, Volume 14

December 15 2020

What I Know: Say It Out Loud

by Travis Lindsay

Travis Lindsay is the most prolific writer in East Coast comedy. He has been captivating audiences with his great mix of jokes and storytelling since the early age of 16. Lindsay was named Best Nova Scotia Comedian on Bell TV’s Comedy Boot Camp in 2016, and then went on to win at CBC’s Hubcap Comedy Festival, which was heard on Sirius XM,. He has appeared on CBC and at the Halifax Comedy Festival, and he hosted the 2020 African Nova Scotian Artist Showcase and Awards. He recently released his debut album, The Kid is Alright, which went to number one on iTunes comedy charts.

You may have noticed the world’s a weird place right now. Between a global pandemic and the loudest cries for equality in quite some time, my job as a comedian and my responsibilities as a Black man are colliding like never before.

My name is Travis Lindsay, and this is what I know.

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Teresa Young for [EDIT] Magazine, Volume 14

December 10 2020

An Artist's Journey of Self-Discovery

by Jennifer Wood

Indigenous artist Teresa Young is known primarily for her breathtaking acrylic-on-canvas paintings that portray elements of fantasy and surrealism unique to her brand.

She has served as teacher of Contemporary Indigenous Art at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and her work has been displayed at exhibitions in the United Kingdom, the United States, Italy and Germany. She has created album covers for musicians in Sweden and the U.S. and the covers of books and magazines.

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Lesley Hampton for [EDIT] Magazine, Volume 14

December 08 2020

Lesley Hampton's Wolfpack

by Jennifer Wood

How the Indigenous Designer is Leading the Shift towards Body Positivity and Inclusivity in the Canadian Fashion Industry 

At the age of 25, Newfoundland and Labrador– born Indigenous fashion designer Lesley Hampton has received more industry praise than most would earn in a lifetime. In four short years, her designs have been featured in major publications like Vogue and Glamour in the UK and Allure, to name but a few. Her collections have been cherished, worn and modelled by national and international public figures, artists and athletes, including Adrianne Haslet, Serena Ryder, Penny Oleksiak, Margaret Trudeau and Lainey Lui. A nomad by design, Hampton’s formative years were filled with experiences of relocating and adjusting to new places throughout the world — an offshoot of her father’s work in the mining industry. At an early age, she began to develop an appetite for and understanding of socio-cultural concepts, marking the genesis of what we appreciate in her clothing lines today.

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Barista Brian for [EDIT] Magazine, Volume 14

December 08 2020

Barista Brian On How To Impress Hillary Clinton and Meryl Streep

by Coreen Hildebrand 

Born in 1988 and raised in Devon, a neighbourhood of Fredericton, New Brunswick, Brian Leonard knew he was a legend in the making at an early age. He just didn’t know exactly what he was going to be a legend of … until he discovered a little something called latte art, and himself — in the process.

While creating beautiful images in latte froth, Brian has collaborated with clients like Warner Bros., Nespresso, LinkedIn, Lululemon, Urban Decay, Calii Love, Health Canada, Peace Collective, Second Cup and Kahlúa.

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Thomas Steinhart for [EDIT] Magazine, Volume 14

November 27 2020

High Spirits

by Jennifer Wood

Set along the Atlantic shoreline and in the sleepy, albeit breathtaking community of Arisaig, Nova Scotia (a 25-minute drive from Antigonish) is the home of Steinhart Distillery, which among other award-winning spirits, distills a World’s Best Classic Gin. 

At the helm is the owner, Thomas Steinhart, who created his enterprise using distilling knowledge passed down through generations of his family in rural Germany.

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Chadwick Williams for [EDIT] Magazine, Volume 14

November 23 2020

Why Change Is Coming

by Chadwick Williams 

Thus far, 2020 has been nothing short of fascinating. From atrocious political scandal to the crippling viral pandemic, this year has been humbling and frightful. This environment coupled with increased awareness of racial injustice has led to a civil-rights maelstrom. The televised murder of George Floyd was a catalyst to the consciousness of the world. And so we all find ourselves in an awakening, a reckoning. Black folks have been in this place for much, much longer though — maybe forever. I remember feeling this way with the killings of Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner and Philando Castile too. I remember thinking of how I would not want to have to raise a Black son and teach him the lessons that my parents taught me about getting along in this world and interacting with folks who look different from me.

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Peter Braithwaite for [EDIT] Magazine, Volume 12

October 30 2020

Structured Plans

By Jennifer Wood

Let us share something truly remarkable with you. Five short years after it was founded, Nova Scotia’s Peter Braithwaite Studio has been recognized by Wallpaper* magazine as being one of the most promising practices in the world.

The firm’s founder, Peter Braithwaite, who is originally from Kingsville, Ontario, is passionate about whatever he commits to and has grown comfortable taking risks to realize his evolving aspirations. While he is a highly sought-after architect, his roots lie in carpentry and construction. Earlier in his career, he recognized a deep desire to have artistic direction over the structures he was building so, in 2007, he traded in his tool belt for a laptop to study at the Dalhousie University School of Architecture in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He received the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Student Medal for achieving the highest level of academic excellence in his graduating class, and he now serves as adjunct professor at his alma mater.

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B.J. Snowden for [EDIT] Magazine, Volume 12

October 23 2020

B.J. Snowden: The New Brunswick Whistleblower

by Andrew McGilligan

How an African American woman from Massachusetts taught millions of Americans about the joys of New Brunswick, using only a keyboard.

She hated ballet.

That’s how one of the oddest pop cultural curios involving New Brunswick began.

Every year, on New Brunswick Day, a clip of musician B. J. Snowden performing her song “New Brunswick” on Jimmy Kimmel Live! makes its way around social media and gets liked and shared. “New Brunswick” has become a sort of unofficial cult theme song for the province.

Without any context, the clip from September 3, 2005 is a mixture of oddity, delight, fun and confusion.

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Uniquely Nova Scotia for [EDIT] Magazine, Volume 14

October 14 2020

Uniquely Nova Scotia

for [EDIT] Magazine

In Nova Scotia you’re never more than 46 km from the coast, but Canada’s ocean playground is so much more than just a seaside paradise.

With more than 5,000 lakes amid a population of fewer than a million people and over 13,000 km of unspoiled coastline, Nova Scotia is home to whales, lobster, an extraordinarily friendly creative community, rich cultural heritage and now, thanks to local innovators, unforgettable experiences. In short, there has never been a better time to explore Nova Scotia and discover what it feels like to wine and dine close to home.

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The Ganong Family for [EDIT] Magazine, Volume 6

September 22 2020

The Real Willy Wonkas

by James Mullinger

Ganong, founded in 1873 by James and Gilbert Ganong, is one of Canada’s most iconic brands. The company still manufactures all of its chocolate and confectionary products in the town where it all began: St. Stephen, New Brunswick. James Mullinger visits the Ganong Factory and Headquarters to meet the family member at the helm.

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Alan Hollinghurst Interview for [EDIT] Magazine, Volume 4

September 22 2020

In Conversation with Britain's Greatest Living Novelist

James Mullinger Meets Alan Hollinghurst 

It has become something of a tradition for me to meet with my favourite author every half a decade when he releases a new book. The last time Alan Hollinghurst and I saw each other was in photographer David Bailey’s West London studio in 2011, where we were doing an interview and photo shoot for his fifth novel, The Stranger’s Child. Bailey was on typical rambunctious form, regaling us with foul-mouthed and gloriously indiscreet anecdotes about the Krays and The Rolling Stones. Hollinghurst and I had first met six years prior to that at the Royal Opera House for the 2004 GQ Men of the Year Awards, where he won Writer of the Year for his modern masterpiece The Line of Beauty. His fourth novel, it impeccably captures the very essence of the eighties with the story of a social climber who ensconces himself in the Notting Hill family home of a Conservative MP. Cocaine makes an appearance or two, as does Thatcher. The novel won The Man Booker Prize, the biggest award in international publishing, and rightly so.


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The Newfoundland Fashion Renaissance for [EDIT] Magazine, Volume 4

November 01 2019

Fashion On The Rock 
The Newfoundland Fashion Renaissance  
by Tara Bradbury 

Newfoundland and Labrador fashion, like Newfoundland and Labrador food, was based for a long time on a life at the edge of the continent — a rugged, isolated area of the North Atlantic where the weather changes on a dime. things were often born of necessity and centred on availability. 

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