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Queeristers set Queer Arts Festival ablaze

Cor Flammae: Vancouver's budding summer chorus of classically trained, queer singers, performing queer content.

New at the movies this week: cheap thrills, soul-searching and young romance

Also a smart, adult, but hard-to-find romantic comedy, The One I Love

Varley in Vancouver, Part 2: Following Varley’s Trail from Jericho to Lynn

A whirlwind tour of the history and places in Vancouver that shaped the life of Canadian artist Frederick Varley.

Varley in Vancouver, Part 1: The Group of 7 “bohemian” heads west

Group of Seven painter Frederick Varley lived in Vancouver and played a pivotal role in the creation of a West Coast art movement and sensibility.

Male bonding thrives in The Expendables 3, The Trip to Italy and Land Ho

And watch for an oddball rock and roll story in Frank.

Into The Storm, wild; 100-Foot Journey, pleasant and Calvary, a priest in crisis

Notice also how music can help fight dementia in Alive Inside

A B-team from Marvel, second-rate Woody Allen and a vibrant James Brown bio pic

Also several one-time screenings like Hafu: The Mixed Race Experience in Japan and Sharknado 2

Films: Boyhood delights with the drama it finds in everyday life

Also note a new le Carré with Philip Seymour Hoffman, a new Hercules with The Rock and a skirmish between science and metaphysics.

Getting to the bottom of The Orpheus Project

Whenever you set out to create something new, it’s a descent into the unknown. But was The Orpheus Project a descent or merely a clever format for a concert (Hades with A/C)?