After 11 years of bringing you local reporting, the team behind the Vancouver Observer has moved on to Canada's National Observer. You can follow Vancouver culture reporting over there from now on. Thank you for all your support over the years!


Banyen Books Presents Author Kim Rosen: Saved by a Poem

Author Kim Rosen has a new book subtitled The Transformative Power of Words.

Studio Notes

Last week in the studio, we could see the agitation in Burrard Inlet. Large, rolling waves washed up all sorts of debris; the sky changed rapidly—rain coming, for sure.

45 Local Vancouver Artists Featured in 2009 Eastside Culture Crawl

What a difference a decade makes. The Eastside Culture Crawl officially began in 1997 with 45 artists in 3 Strathcona area studio buildings and was attended by a few hundred people, me amongst them...

Creativity: The Case of Liz Lerman

Award-winning choreographer Liz Lerman's critical audience response process really impressed this educator. Read More.

Bravo! by Rosemary Cunningham is a Gem of a Book About Opera's British Columbian History

BC is the province with the largest per capita opera audience in the country. Lots of us cannot get enough opera, big or small. As the curtain rises and thrills us with the prospect of singers, costu

VIFF Picks Day 10

A gorgeous celebration of travel is one of the discoveries you can make today at the Vancouver International Film Festival.

What is Creativity?

What makes the difference between creative people and the rest of us?  People have been asking this for a long time and there is a lot to read about it.  I have read a lot of it. ...


Some good. Some not so good. Reviews of VIFF by Volkmar Richter.

Accessories Included

Susan J. Falk always paints from the human inclination to reconcile her own nature to the ancient human urge to make a mark. It is how she is painterly in her painting. With Accessories Included she...