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Uncle Weed's Dossier
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Roll east, young artists: #TracksonTracks creating a cultural journey
Bands, documentarians, photographers, social media makers onboard a VIA Rail from Vancouver to NxNE Fest in Toronto: what hijinks could possibly occur?
Jun 5th, 2012
A Gastown craft beer stumbling tour
Ready for a Stumble? Vancouver may be among the most expensive beer drinking cities in the world, but fortunately, there are glorious quality ales available... if you know where to look. Otherwise...
Aug 26th, 2011
Go cups and pedicabs: are we ready to be "World Class" yet?
I’ve just rambled back from New Orleans with a head full of ideas borrowed from working examples to re-fit our city experiment into something truly more livable for the normal folks.
Aug 1st, 2011
Festival Express Redux: a cross-Canada train trip exploring art, culture, media and business
How do we spark intellectual and cultural exchange across industries? Hop aboard the Festival Express Redux – an interdisciplinary, cross-Canada train trip exploring art, culture, media and business.
Feb 27th, 2011
On Remembrance Day, war stories from Vimy to Baghdad
Each Remembrance Day, I'm sure to put forth that there is significant importance in documenting the stories from those affected by war---from veterans and dodgers to widowers and pacifists. By...
Nov 7th, 2010
The Music Never Stops: BC Summer Music Festival Guide Redux
Turns out BC is the land of plenty for summer-time music fests. You probably already circled a few faves from: "Musical Dim Sum: A Guide to Small-ish Music Festivals in BC and Washington" now augment
Jul 16th, 2010
Musical Dim Sum: A Guide to Small-ish Music Festivals in BC and Washington
I went searching for the small time concert gems with on-site camping and eclectic line-ups with a mix of the familiar and musical surprises. Here are the BC treats I found so load up the microbus an
Jul 1st, 2010
Riding the Roof of the Breeze
1977 was a stellar year for culture. The Ramones, The Clash and Bob Marley with classic albums, Elvis for a half-year, plus Star Wars, Saturday Night Fever and the launch of the SeaBus. Since that...
Dec 30th, 2009