beirut

Another big one for The Rock, Jon Hamm’s dip into Middle Eastern strife and drama in and after residential schools

Also a calming visit to a Buddhist retreat, a legendary tennis match and seniors proclaiming “It’s never too late.”

Feist, Bon Iver, Radiohead: Best indie albums of 2011

Like "alternative" in the 90s, "indie" is an ill-defined genre overall, but one with a thriving Vancouver scene. VO reviews some of the best albums of the year.