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The Artist, Shame, New Year’s Eve, Eye of the Storm, a new Herzog and an old Godard
No sound, no color, and yet The Artist is being touted as a best film contender.
Dec 9th, 2011
UK opens door to gay blood donations. Is Canada next?
Quebec activist says he'd be happy to start with donations from those who haven't had sex in a year.
Sep 8th, 2011
Skater brand RDS makes surprisingly wearable women's apparel
They affectionately called themselves the Red Dragons -- a parody of an Asian gang that terrorized Vancouver in the late 1980’s. Well-known among skateboarding aficionados as the Red Dragons, RDS...
Aug 24th, 2011
Australian artist considers Canada second home
Australian singer-songwriter Toby has always loved Canada. As she explains, “ “Each time I perform in Canada, the fan base slowly builds. I would be very very happy to play there a whole lot more.”...
Jul 20th, 2011
Rewilding the World author Tim Flannery optimistic that humans will meet climate challenge
Evolutionary legacy of cooperation suggests that selfish upright apes may become Superorganism and Will Rewild the World
Apr 29th, 2011
Tinglewood at VIFF
For me, I had worried about directing children, especially when they have to be terrified: in fifty percent of the film they have to be running and fighting for their lives.
Oct 2nd, 2010
Eat Pray Love, Scott Pilgrim vs The World, Animal Kingdom and Still Walking
Julia Roberts cycles off to find food, spirituality and romance in Eat Pray Love. Does she match the beloved book? (Read more)
Aug 13th, 2010
World Cup: Tribute to those going home. Qualifiers must show their mettle.
Landon Donovan scores in the 91st minute against Algeria. A deserved result for the US but the sad result was the elimination of tiny Slovenia whose mere qualification for the World Cup was almost a m
Jun 26th, 2010
Joy for the winners, bitterness for the losers
Group C will be decided in the first two games today. England should dispatch Slovenia and the US is favoured over Algeria. But the games are played on the field and nothing is certain.
Jun 23rd, 2010
FIFA World Cup Day 3: Germany-run riot
The early game of Algeria-Slovenia was arguably more boring than the France-Uruguay game this morning, but at least there was a fan who decided to entertain the viewers by climbing up the lightpole...
Jun 13th, 2010