For twenty-five years, The Coast has been Halifax’s Weekly, and for almost as long, it’s been giving Haligonians a place to complain about transit, taxis, and take-out, students, sex, and Citadel Hill. Since the mid-nineties, the people of Halifax have used Love The Way We Bitch to air their grievances with each other, the city itself, and indeed the universe, in a free, mostly unedited, public forum. In the early part of the new millennium, at the behest of a reader impressed with The Coast’s ability to keep its newspaper boxes stocked even during a blizzard, Love the Way We Love became a weekly feature, and soon became a delivery device for thanking kind strangers who helped out with lost cats, misplaced wallets, and cars with flat tires—along with a healthy regular helping of “Hey hot guy on the Dartmouth ferry” notices. For a quarter of a century The Coast has had its finger on the pulse of Halifax, and to celebrate its silver anniversary this year, The Coast presents: Love the Way We Bitch/Love: A 25th Anniversary Collection of What’s Really On Halifax’s Mind.
With the best/worst bitches and loves ever published in The Coast’s pages, or on its website thecoast.ca, illustrated by some of Coast readers’ favourite artists from the last quarter century, Love the Way We Bitch/Love is for anyone who’s ever lived in Halifax, for to know it is to love/complain about it.
This one is for all the Halifax haters and lovers.
Pages: 128, illustrations with spot colour