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Lunchcounter Wisdom with Shyam

From Vol. 1, No. 4

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The Great Antonio interview 1996

louis runs into THE GREAT ANTONIO
From Vol. 1 No. 1, 1996

I was walking down St. Laurent with two friends & my kitten when I saw him. As usual, he was sitting on a bench & trying to sell pictures of himself to people passing by. (more…)

The Rough and Rowdy Ways of Montreal’s Bar Scene in 1962

The Rough and Rowdy Ways of Montreal’s Bar Scene in 1962
by Matt with R.
From Vol. 2 No. 1, 2000
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A few beers with Herman Carter at the Cock n’ Bull Herman Carter

A few beers with Herman Carter at the Cock n’ Bull
by louis with Herman Carter
From Vol. 2 No. 1, 2000
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The Mule: Tales of A Canadian Drug Smuggler

The Mule: Tales of A Canadian Drug Smuggler
by Matt with R.
From Vol. 2 No. 2, 2000
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Holiday in Brownsville, Jesse Power

Holiday in Brownsville, Jesse Power
From Vol. 1 No. 5
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Let’s eat out on the old street John Trivisonno

John Trivisonno
From Vol. 1 No. 3, 1997
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The 139 by John Trivisonno

John Trivisonno
From Vol. 1 No. 4, 1998
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Larry Duprey Hemp Visionary

talking with Larry Duprey
veteran head shop owner and hemp visionary
by louis with Larry
From Vol. 2 No. 1, 2000
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off to the H.L.I. Circus with the Harvey Christians

off to the H.L.I. Circus
with the Harvey Christians
From Vol. 1 No. 5

On a bright summer day in 1995, Brother Randy convinced Brother Grayson (both of the order Harvey Christian) to check up on their Christian brothers and sisters of Human Life International a famous Pro-Life/Anti-Abortion group in town, mostly from those United States of America, spreading the bad word on all things reproductive. The particular mind enhancers used for this trip made the whole rightist thing too much for sensitive Brother Grayson, so he now interviews Brother Randy to learn for himself and others what the big deal was.
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The 1996 “Squeegee Punk” Riot

The 1996 “Squeegee Punk” Riot
Interview with John Coinner by Louis Rastelli
From Vol. 1 No. 5, 1999

Ever since the parliament buildings got torched here last century and the mob fought off the firemen who tried to put it out, riots have been part of our culture. They still seem to happen every spring, or everytime the Canadiens win the Stanley Cup, and they’re great social happenings if only because it seems everyone has an anecdote to tell about them.
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A conversation with Anna

A conversation with Anna
From Vol. 1 No. 5, 1999

Every once in awhile I wander down to the Cock’n Bull after work for a few beers with Jay Gallagher. Every time I’m astonished as to the whole scene going on in that bar. There’s every kind of person you can imagine in there: teenage Dawson students with piercings all over, portly baby-boomer barflys, slackers like me & Jay, blue collars, white collars, black folks, white folks, grey-hairs and spiked-hairs. (more…)

The Center of Montreal

THE CENTER OF MONTREAL: WHORES, HOT DOGS AND OLD-MAN BARS

A partial history of the corner of St. Laurent & Ste. Catherine
by Louis Rastelli with the patrons and staff of Peter’s, and illustrations by Jean-Pierre Chansigaud
From Vol. 2 No. 3, 2002
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R.I.P. York Theatre 1938-2001

From Vol. 2 No. 4, 2003 (more…)