Media

Justin Bieber makes them proud. But why?

Yes, why ARE people proud of Canadian child star Justin Bieber? Because they Beliebe? VO looks at why #proudofBieber became a top trending topic on Twitter today.

Fresh media insights from Fleabark Creative

We live in a world where media saturates our lives. An average city dweller consumes roughly 5,000 ads per day. Within this white noise, big brands are often the loudest. How can we hear the...

"The Digital Narrative" at Emily Carr explores storytelling in the digital age

The digital medium offers new ways and structures to tell stories. It offers us the ability to re-create our stories in a style where authority does not rest with an expert but is co-generated from...

Reel Youth Films at VIFF: protest, poetry and sneakers

The diverse voices of young people require as many mediums as possible. On October 13th and 14th, you have the opportunity to have a glimpse into the lives of today's young citizens. These films...

Aboriginal leaders of BC want to freshen-up local mainstream music

Aboriginal leaders from British Columbia have come together in support of a new cause that will put the First Nations and Métis people back into the media forefront. You can help them by voting before

The Vancouver Observer photo pool on Flickr

A summer wrap-up of pictures seen on our Vancouver Observer Flickr group.

Rape, murder and web immorality

A videogame about the Dawson College shooting in 2006 caused controversy this week, as did Facebook images of a Pitt Meadows gang rape.

Same Planet, Different Worlds. The 29th Vancouver International Film Festival.

September 30 marks the opening day of the 29th Vancouver International Film Festival. This year there are 359 films in total, from 80 countries.

Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel

Director Brigitte Berman's documentary about the legendary founder and creator of Playboy Enterprises Inc. is a fascinating, fresh look at a man many associate as simply the owner of a girlie magazine

Kris Krug talks about BP oilspill and social media at Remixology

Photo of the BP oilspill by Kris Krug from his TEDx Oil Spill Expedition. Some rights reserved by kk+ ( staticphotography.com )