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Conflicting toy movies and two films to mark National...
Giacometti & peers: "no lack of void”
Your numerology cycles June 16–30
Two comedies about women at work and a stunning documentary...
Nest ½ Empty, House ½ Full
Renowned Tibetan monk Mingyur Rinpoche to speak in Vancouver
Two giant sequels and several worthy smaller films reviewed
Doing it like Elton John, looking for justice in Canada,...
Your numerology cycles June 1–15
Mission Control: "Ce qu'on attend de moi"
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.
Dec 24th, 2010
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...
Nov 23rd, 2010
"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...
Nov 10th, 2010
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...
Oct 11th, 2010
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
Oct 5th, 2010
The Vancouver Observer photo pool on Flickr
A summer wrap-up of pictures seen on our Vancouver Observer Flickr group.
Sep 22nd, 2010
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.
Sep 19th, 2010
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.
Sep 10th, 2010
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
Aug 20th, 2010
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 )
Aug 20th, 2010