The Most Popular Articles 2016

The East’s Most Popular Articles Of 2016

If you’re reading this then let’s assume congratulations are in order: you survived 2016! Seriously, every time I see a celebrity’s name even come up in the feed I’m subjected to a tiny panic attack. While there wasn’t a whole lot for us to like about this year, and very little that we’d really want to remember, thankfully there were at least a few highlights. Here are our most popular posts from 2016.

Most Popular News Pieces:

#5) Saint John gets a whole bar dedicated to whisky and jackalopes. Its popularity says much about local interests.

Hopscotch Whisky Bar Opens In Uptown Saint John

#4) Foghorn Brewing Company opens in Rothesay, saves a whole four minutes for many residents instead of travelling all the way to the liquor store.

Foghorn Brewing Opens Rothesay’s First Craft Brewery

#3) James Mullinger keeps busy making the province a hotspot for comedy, but changes the focus of the biggest comedy show in New Brunswick with the passing of friend and fellow comedian Lloyd Ravn.

Comedy Show Shifts To Honour Fallen Funnyman

#2) Saint John gets a music festival, filling the gap after the loss of Salty Jam, but mostly just starts a cult following for July Talk.

Area 506: New Festival Coming To Saint John

#1) We’re clearly working on a theme here. Picaroons made a huge jump this year not only building a larger brewery in Fredericton, but also opening up two smaller locations in Saint John and St Stephen.

Picaroons Has Bigger Plans For New Brunswick

Most Popular Feature:

Paul Mathieson fascinates us with his wild portrayals of urban life.

How A Fondness For Drink Taught Me To Love Paul Mathieson

Most Popular Video Release:

Of all the music we watched this year Port Cities got the most attention with this stripped down version of ‘Dance On Me’.

Video: Port Cities’ ‘Dance On Me’

Most Popular Album Release:

Courtney Smith! Proving you can make a big splash as a grassroots indie wildcard.

New Music: Courtney Smith’s ‘Turn Left Fifteen Years Ago’

Most Popular Theatre Review:

Saint John Theatre Company brought this classic comedy to the Imperial Theatre stage this year, massive set and all.

In Review: Saint John Theatre Company’s ‘Noises Off’