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Steve Venegas

Steve Venegas is an associate producer with CBC Radio 3.  His work has appeared in Beatroute Magazine, The Reflector Magazine, The Calgary Journal, The Business Examiner,, Discorder, and Swerve Magazine. Steve drinks his coffee black and plays the ukulele.

Remembering the late Celebrity Chef Anthony Sedlak's life in the kitchen

It was hard to believe Sedlak got his start in cooking just so he could get cheap snowboarding passes. But that's what he told the Vancouver Observer in 2008.

Conan O'Brien brings "Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on TV" to the Orpheum

The Conan O'Brien "Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on TV" tour kicked off it's Canadian leg last night at the Orpheum, where thousands of people laughed at the exploits of the ginger one and his...

Priscilla Ahn: delicate virtuosity

Steve Venegas talks to a rising pop star about her personal journey and musical tours.

History and fun at Rennaissance Fair

For a moment, a piece of Vancouver Island became downright medieval, Steve Venegas reports.

Good-bye, Michael Jackson

When a celebrity dies, everyone stops for a moment. These figures, who we have lionized to the point of mythology, don't really exist in our lives anywhere save for our own imagination and yet we...

Naked on car free day to drive the message home

"More ass and less gas," naked bikers said as they drove their message home downtown on Car Free day yesterday. Photo by Steve Venegas.

Anime Evolution draws thousands to Vancouver, BC

Anime Evolution, a celebration of everything the Japanese animated world has to offer, drew thousands of people to Vancouver this weekend from all over the lower mainland and abroad. The most...

My Mannequin Moment

I've never been what you would call a clothes horse. Over the years I developed something of a uniform consisting of a black t-shirt and slim fitting jeans. Because of this, clothing stores have...

Comedy News Comes To Vancouver

Big news. Vancouver now has its own Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert joke-alikes, setting the satirical pace for a barbed and hilarious local discourse with a team led by Paul Bae. Bae, along with...

Come with me to Spanish Mass

While most of the Lower Mainland was enjoying the long weekend, going on Easter Egg hunts and consuming more chocolate than the human endocrine system is equipped to cope with, Christians all across...