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Will Smith and Eddie Murphy come back strong, Meryl Streep...
We all still pay for"The Shipment"
Four good ones at VIFF take us to The Vatican, India, the...
From China to VIFF: Cinéma Virtualité
Smile with the Joker, at VIFF grieve along with Daughter...
Please touch the artwork
Your numerology cycles October 1–15
Canada: Leaders in Diversity and Excellence at the American...
Wishful thinking in motion
At VIFF, new work by Juliette Binoche, Belgium’s Dardenne...
BC Ferries bans Giller Prize finalist The Golden Mean because of a bare arse
It will probably surprise you that Annabel Lyon's book, The Golden Mean was banned by BC Ferries. There are no racy tidbits or derogatory sections in the book. The reason for the book ban is actually
Aug 25th, 2010
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
This is a fantastic film. One of the most surprising films of the year so far. I have to admit, that when I went in to the theatre I had a completely different idea of what to expect. The theatre...
Aug 20th, 2010
The Writing Warrior
All writers are faced at some point with feelings of self-consciousness and self-doubt about their work. In The Writing Warrior (in paperback from Shambhala) Laraine Herring offers advice to writers...
Jul 21st, 2010
Reading US Poet Laureate Kay Ryan
They’re a bit like Will’s blackberries, these poems, growing in secret underbrush—even published. Who thinks to search for them?
Jul 7th, 2010
Is the Internet changing how we think?
Nicholas Carr argues in a compelling new book that the Internet is changing the way we think.
Jun 26th, 2010
Heading home with author Ursula K. Le Guin
Imagination is a primal human tool, a lodestone that helps us find our place in creation. Proof abounds in the writing of Ursula K. Le Guin.
Jun 21st, 2010
Author lives for a year without car and finds a world of beauty on foot and bike
Kurt Hoelting, a fisherman, wilderness guide and meditation teacher from Puget Sound, abandoned his car and foreswore jet travel for a year. Concerned about his carbon footprint, he confined his...
May 25th, 2010
Curiouser and curiouser: Alice in Wonderland through the iPad
Lewis Carroll's classic Alice in Wonderland has never been out of print in the 145 years since first publication. It has made the leap from print to the big screen, then the small screen, then the eve
May 21st, 2010
Vuong-Riddick Explores History in her New Book, The Evergreen Country: A Memoir of Vietnam
Vancouver's Thuong Vuong-Riddick was born in Hanoi, but educated in Montreal and France with a BA in Philosophy and Literature. She is the author of the book, "The Evergreen Country: A Memoir of...
Apr 27th, 2010
"Second Childhood" juxtaposes the idyllic with the post-apocalyptic in a thriller set on Cortes Island, BC
Donna McMahon's new novel, Second Childhood, is worth a read, even if you're not a science fiction fan.
Apr 17th, 2010