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Poet George Bowering talks baseball

The official Loudmouth Fan of the Vancouver Canadians keeps the season alive -- George Bowering offers up a beer and a dog and a damn good baseball story.

Literary stars sparkle at Vancouver International Writers Festival

Progress, a family tragedy, armed resistance, the fur trade, celebrity journalism and an earthquake -- a day in the life at the Writers Festival

Rain City

The rain returns. We can either cower under our umbrellas, or embrace one of the defining features of our city.

Kid full of dreams forty years on

Integrity intact, Roy Forbes is still rockin'.

What is the blackberry?

Free food - take a ramble through the brambles and come home with a taste of summer.

All about beards

To shave or not to shave -- that is the question.

Up on the roof

Ukulele zeitgeist sweeping the world and Vancouver International Folk Festival

They'll be uking it up under a full moon at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival this weekend, part of the ukulele zeitgeist sweeping the world.

UBC's Crane Library a treasure trove of Braille, digital audio, large print and electronic text

Libraries are one of the saving graces of civilization. UBC's Crane Library offers more than most.

The Zen of ironing

There’s no point in denying it. My family has known for some time, so you might as well too. I love to iron. The smell of crisp clean cotton under steam. The challenges of placquets, darts, tucks...
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