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Just Between Us
On seeing the Cézannes at the Vancouver Art Gallery
All these years, I have walked by Cézanne’s paintings without really seeing a thing.
Apr 5th, 2015
Vancouver Confidential unveils gritty, fascinating side of city's history
These bloggers, actors and tour guides “are creating a much larger conversation about Vancouver” than could be created by conventional historians.
Sep 29th, 2014
Writer urges us to reclaim our sleep
Katt Duff loves sleep so much, she had to write a book about it
Sep 12th, 2014
What Canada Day means for me: an immigrant's view
Singing “O Canada” filled me with the kind of gratitude shipwreck survivors must feel when they kiss solid ground.
Jun 30th, 2014
Olivia Chow to speak in Vancouver about life, loss, faith and art
"In Chinese languages there is no past or future tense, just a sort of infinite tense. Jack is now part of that infinite tense. But I live in the present tense.”
Feb 3rd, 2014
Doris Lessing: how the Nobel Prize winning storyteller kept me reading
It was the intensely personal nature of her fiction, its emotional depth and intricacy, that kept me reading.
Nov 18th, 2013
Palm Springs: bonfire of the banalities
This is the California desert. In August. When no one in his right mind would choose to be here.
Oct 29th, 2013
To e- or not to e-(Book): when writers take on the publishing world
Something in me still misses seeing my book in the window of a bookstore, owned by someone who knows my name.
Aug 25th, 2013
Istanbul protests:“Ordinary people, marching everywhere”
“We are making history,” says a protester marching through Istanbul.
Jun 2nd, 2013
Indie-rocker and BC Conservative Duane Nickull challenges Premier Christy Clark in Point Grey
With platinum blond hair and pierced ears, environmentalist and software developer Duane Nickull doesn’t look remotely like your typical Conservative.
May 8th, 2013