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Home invasion blunders, a singer battling cancer and a Latin American film festival
Also a football player’s ALS fight and a chilly but amusing Scandinavian revenge plot
Aug 26th, 2016
Laughter Yoga helps restore psychological and physical health around the world
The first time Amy Kiara Ruth took a Laughter Yoga class she found it, "awkward and bizarre to be laughing with total strangers." Then she gave in, laughing harder than ever...
Feb 24th, 2016
BC Cancer Agency launches digital mammography vehicles to serve women in rural and remote areas
Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among Canadian women. In fact, according to the BC Cancer Agency, in 2015 an estimated 3,400 women were diagnosed with the disease in the...
Feb 1st, 2016
A Hollywood black mark in Trumbo, a new Rocky in Creed and an infamous psych experiment at Stanford
Also new European films, a slacker’s turnaround and dinosaurs for the kids
Nov 27th, 2015
Bond shoots again, Suffragettes fight the power and a boy named Theeb tops them all
Also Drew and Toni as friends, the man who felled the Golden Spruce and three film festivals
Nov 6th, 2015
Freaked by meat-cancer study? A butcher, doctor and 100-mile dieter offer tips
A meat story got international attention this week when the World Health Organization announced that regularly eating processed meats —such as hot dogs, salami and bacon —as well as red meats in...
Oct 29th, 2015
'Inside Out', 'Me and Earl' and 'Testament of Youth': all four-star films
A stellar trio of new releases plus the Taiwan Film Festival and a Nepal earthquake fundraiser screening of 'Monk with a Camera.'
Jun 18th, 2015
Tom Cruise’s fiery comeback, Marion Cotillard’s travails as The Immigrant and a grueling desert trek in Tracks
Note also the tragic teen love affair of The Fault in our Stars
Jun 6th, 2014
VIFF picks for Wednesday and Thursday
Ralph Fiennes plays Charles Dickens and Felicity Jones his out-of-wedlock lover in The Invisible Woman
Sep 30th, 2013
Antibodies as drugs: Vancouver hosts conference on therapeutic use of antibodies
The human body has often been compared to war ridden landscape and our immunological system to an army that fights against the attacks of bacterial infections.
Marguerite du Plessis
Feb 11th, 2013