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Ariel: 'brave spirit[s]'
Earthly Delights: Other-Worldly
New vs old in Birds of Passage; an easy look at a killer...
Your numerology cycles March 16–31
Red on red at Vimy Ridge
Butoh on the brink of The Singularity
Watching that new female super hero, more women in film and...
À la recherche de Mom perdue
"Come from Away" comes home via BAC
Just Between Us
Just Between Us
Waltzing with Andre Rieu
The opportunity: to view a concert from an executive suite at the Rogers Arena as the guest of Metropolis at Metrotown’s Hot Seats Contest. The challenge: to get excited about Andre Rieu, the Modern...
Dec 12th, 2010
The Woman with the 5 Elephants
Visually, the film is stunning, but even more striking is its intimacy, a testimony to Vadim Jendreyko's ability to earn and maintain the trust of his subject.
Nov 29th, 2010
The Eastside Culture Crawl: Don't miss it!
Masks. City lights inside trees, Airstream trailers, a whirling dervish. That’s what I step into when I enter Georgia Jackson Studios, my first stop on this year’s Culture Crawl.
Nov 27th, 2010
In Canada's poorest neighborhood, a pastor serves mass and lunch
When I arrive at the Lutheran Urban Mission Society in Vancouver’s downtown eastside, Pastor Brian Heinrich offers me a seat underneath a verse from Scripture, I John 3:17-18: “… if anyone has the...
Jan 3rd, 2011
PEN/Hemingway Award winner Yiyun Li says fiction is a journey into character and fate
That Yiyun Li is an astonishing writer and that the stories in Gold Boy, Emerald Girl are stunning is a given. What exactly sets her apart from other writers is harder to put my finger on.
Oct 22nd, 2010
Booker Prize nominee Emma Donoghue speaks Wednesday night at the Vancouver Writers Festival
I catch Irish-Canadian author and Booker Prize nominee Emma Donoghue for a phone interview shortly after she gets to her hotel on Granville Island. We have about 30 minutes.
Oct 20th, 2010
Vancouver International Writers & Readers Festival presents Lynda Barry, author of "Picture This: The Nearsighted Monkey Book"
Best known for Ernie Pook’s Comeek, Lynda Barry, is also a novelist, philosopher, and champion of an unpopular cause.
Oct 19th, 2010
VIWF: Jane Urquhart, author of "Sanctuary Line"
Urquhart’s new novel, "Sanctuary Line," is a meditation on war, poetry, the family, betrayal, immigration, and the Monarch butterfly.
Oct 17th, 2010
Tom Carter: Painter
Had a bomb not exploded in the lobby of the Pantages Theatre in 1933, and sent the box office grille through the front window of the Vancouver Café across the street, Tom Carter might never have...
Sep 28th, 2010
Lesbian-feminist icon dies unnoticed. But not by us.
Thespian lemonist, dance cricket, and irrepressible funster, Jill Johnston seemed to be everywhere in the 1970s. And then she wasn't.
Sep 20th, 2010