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An unusual Accountant, a portrait of American Honey and some animated girl power

Also Martin Sheen as a priest, Carol Shields’ last novel now a movie and a BC award winner called Violent

Suicide Squad for comic book fans and four other movies for more thoughtful viewers

In those four others you get young love, a remarkable story about autism, women in India pondering their rights and Werner Herzog pondering the internet

Few housing options available for adults with autism, say family and experts

A "tsunami of teens with autism" will soon reach adulthood, and many families are struggling to plan for their children's future care, warns mother.

Stand Clear of the Closing Doors: an autistic boy's journey

An autistic boy in New York gets lost in the subway system for 11 days in a bold new film by Sam Fleischner.

St. Patrick's Day and the art of beer making

St. Patrick’s Day is the biggest and best day of the year for a lot of pubs and breweries. One such place is Central City Brewhouse. Located at SFU Surrey, across from Surrey Central SkyTrain, they...

The Balkan Music and Dance Workshops: re-thinking dissonance

Some might dream of marble counter tops in the suburbs or channel-changer stagnation, but to a diverse few, a trek to Balkan music camp is the best way to embrace life in all its rhythmic complexity.

The breakdown of boundaries

We live in an amazing new reality where the boundaries of time and space have been broken through; but just as we need to protect the boundaries surrounding our cyber-space privacy, so do we need to p

Valentine’s Day, The Wolfman, Percy Jackson and Shah Rukh Khan Try to Compete with the Olympics

It’s a tough job pulling us away from the Olympics on TV. A few new films are trying though including this made-in-Vancouver fantasy. (read more)