Sean Bickerton Feed http://www.vancouverobserver.com/contributor_content/5805 en Making Music in Manhattan http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/music/2012/03/27/making-music-manhattan I was born at the dawn of the space age in a nation not yet formed, subject of an Empire that no longer exists. I remember staring starstruck up at Sputnik, that first resounding Soviet shot across...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/music/2012/03/27/making-music-manhattan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/music/2012/03/27/making-music-manhattan#comments Music Wed, 28 Mar 2012 06:00:00 +0000 Sean Bickerton 11232 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Vancouver riots: an assault on Vancouver values http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/commentary/2011/06/19/vancouver-riots-assault-vancouver-values We first noticed a few puffs of light-coloured smoke billowing gently up into the blue night sky a few blocks away from our home. "That's near the post office," I said to Tom, my spouse. Then the...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/commentary/2011/06/19/vancouver-riots-assault-vancouver-values" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/commentary/2011/06/19/vancouver-riots-assault-vancouver-values#comments Commentary City Boston Bruins International Village Jim Chu Larwill Park Mayor Gregor Robertson police board rioting riots Vancouver Canucks VPD Mon, 20 Jun 2011 07:08:00 +0000 Sean Bickerton 7714 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Is PAVCO's proposed mega-casino at B.C. Place too big to fail? No!!!! http://www.vancouverobserver.com/kultureshock/2011/02/16/pavcos-proposed-mega-casino-bc-place-too-big-fail-no Just picture it. We did. Cash from the proposed mega-casino at B.C. Place, heads down I-5 to the Las Vegas-based Paragon Gaming as revenue. The sleaze stays here.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/kultureshock/2011/02/16/pavcos-proposed-mega-casino-bc-place-too-big-fail-no" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/kultureshock/2011/02/16/pavcos-proposed-mega-casino-bc-place-too-big-fail-no#comments Kulture Shock Commentary Casino Opinion Edgewater Casino Expansion Paragon Gaming Thu, 17 Feb 2011 00:22:00 +0000 Sean Bickerton 6309 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com A bank shot to save Creekside Park http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/commentary/2011/02/06/bank-shot-save-creekside-park When I was a boy we played marbles at recess and lunchtime with a passion and intensity difficult to comprehend in this more digital age. The rules were everything and strictly enforced. If you lost...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/commentary/2011/02/06/bank-shot-save-creekside-park" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/commentary/2011/02/06/bank-shot-save-creekside-park#comments Commentary Opinion City Concord Pacific Creekside Park Mon, 07 Feb 2011 07:26:00 +0000 Sean Bickerton 6251 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com In praise of height and density http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/commentary/2011/01/09/praise-height-and-density Despite its sleepy reputation, Vancouver has always been a brash city of big dreams and rough ambition, a big sprawling brat of a frontier town. It's fitting we mark noon every day with the...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/commentary/2011/01/09/praise-height-and-density" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/commentary/2011/01/09/praise-height-and-density#comments Commentary City Living New York City NYC Vancouver Condos Vancouver Towers Mon, 10 Jan 2011 10:01:00 +0000 Sean Bickerton 5988 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Guns, gangs and steel http://www.vancouverobserver.com/kultureshock/2010/12/16/guns-gangs-and-steel Two weeks before Christmas, ten young people were gunned down on the streets of Vancouver just one block from where our Mayor and his family slept. Eight of the victims remain hospitalized with two...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/kultureshock/2010/12/16/guns-gangs-and-steel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/kultureshock/2010/12/16/guns-gangs-and-steel#comments Kulture Shock Commentary crime gangs guns shooting Weapons Fri, 17 Dec 2010 05:05:00 +0000 Sean Bickerton 5807 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com