Some samples of Micheal Kimber’s stories for The Coast, Halifax’s alternative weekly.
Concerts rouse a city on the Common
The Paul McCartney and KISS concerts bring all the trappings of arena rock to the north end’s public backyard. Not everyone is a fan. (July 9, 2009)
Mix Master Mike’s DJ revolution
The Beastie Boys’ turntable sensation comes to Halifax with his “psychedelic funk instrumental hip-hop show” and plans for taking over the whole DJ world.
Plus an index of Coast stories.
“Mayor-in-Waiting.” Cover story. August 2010. Will maverick NDP MP Peter Stoffer abandon federal politics to challenge Mayor Peter Kelly for his job?
“After Halifax Mayor Peter Kelly’s landslide wins in three consecutive elections, logic dictates that anyone who challenges him would have to be either incredibly confident or astonishingly foolhardy. Kelly’s challengers have all learned the same lesson: to unseat the mayor, they need political savvy and broad grassroots support.
Few challengers could match those strengths of Kelly’s. But there is one long-time politico in Halifax who could, and just might. In the spring, political circles were abuzz with the news that Peter Stoffer, the veteran MP for Sackville-Eastern Shore, might challenge Kelly in the city’s next mayoral election in 2012. Maybe…” (More)
Atlantic Books Today
Fall 2009. Review of The Bishop’s Man by Linden MacIntyre
Review of Geraldine Brooks People of the Book, January 14, 2009.