For the love of great stories, people, and places.

Hello, I’m W. Andrew Powell.

 

For more than 20 years I’ve been writing about entertainment, travel, food, and Scotch. Back in 2001, I started The GATE, an online entertainment magazine that keeps me busy, especially interviewing hundreds of creators, filmmakers, actors, and amazing, talented people.

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About The GATE

The GATE has been serving Canadians and readers from around the world with interviews, reviews, features, and news. Updated daily, the site is a dependable source for unique features and articles, supported by engaging and interesting social media channels. At the heart of The GATE’s coverage is lively, intelligent discussions, with a thoughtful tone. To date The GATE’s YouTube channel has earned over 8 million video views and counting.

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There’s a future in this

Back in May, I wondered “What comes next for journalism?” I’m still not sure, but I’ve found an answer about what comes next for me, at the very least.

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Saint John, 1936 | Alexander Wetherell Thorne

My great grandfather was Alexander Wetherell Thorne, and I have to admit that I don’t know a lot about him. I do have a lot of incredible things from his life though, including some stunning old photos of Saint John, New Brunswick.

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DJI Mavic 2 Pro
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DJI Mavic 2 Pro review & video

Last month I had the DJI Mavic 2 Pro to review, and ended up going to Gravenhurst, Ontario for the weekend, and the flying was pretty much perfect when it wasn’t snowing.

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Johnny Cash - All Aboard The Blue Train
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Johnny Cash on vinyl

It’s been a long time since I’ve listened to vinyl. I’m old enough that I actually grew up with the occasional record, especially at Christmas, but those days ended some time around 1989. By the time I was a teenager, I only had eyes for CDs, although some of my choices were pretty embarrassing back then.

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