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Notable films for Easter, Canada and Earth Day
Huffing in a henhouse
Your numerology cycles: April
Magic reelism: smoke & mirrors
Rx for youngsters: Take physic, pomp
Two good kids films (though one is better for adults) and...
"Never the Last," a virtuosic séance
A rock and a hard place
Super hero fun, a not so good Stephen King adaptation and a...
Crispin Glover at the Cinematheque
Multitalented actor, director, writer, Crispin Glover (River's Edge, Back to the Future, The Doors, The People vs Larry Flynt, Hot Tub Time Machine, Charlie's Angels) will be at the Pacific...
Jan 15th, 2011
Young leaders grapple with energy, tar sands, and the future
At the Climate Change Conference earlier this month, youth leaders learned about the oil industry’s disinformation campaign, the Athabasca Tar Sands and other matters crucial to their future.
Dec 22nd, 2010
Kids, Hummingbirds, and the RCMP: Experiments Seven
Sculptor, educator, and scientist Lee Gass tells about an educational experiment about hummingbirds on Galiano Island. The central element of the story is a conversation Lee had with an RCMP Constabl
Dec 2nd, 2010
On being “Too Asian?”
We mustn’t paint the Asian community with too broad of a brush. But this Chinese-Canadian knows too many Asians who wouldn’t make attractive undergraduates.
Nov 28th, 2010
Premier expected to give B.C. school boards the pink slip
A Vancouver School Board trustee has told the Vancouver Observer that there is speculation Premier Gordon Campbell may announce in his public address tonight plans to fire elected school boards in B....
Oct 27th, 2010
Vancouver International Film Festival Picks for Day 13: Tuesday
Two Canadian films are among my top VIFF picks for Tuesday as well as a little known outrage from World War 2. (read more)
Oct 12th, 2010
Vancouver International Film Festival Picks for Days 6 & 7: Tues and Wed
Volkmar Richter’s picks for the next two days include a surreal winner at Cannes and a spellbinding biography of David Suzuki. (read more)
Oct 5th, 2010
BODY WORLDS & the Brain at Science World
We talked with Science World Media and Communications Manager, Pamela Saunders, to get the inside story on an exhibit that takes you inside the human body in a way you'll never forget.
Sep 19th, 2010
Buy a vowel or two for Pro Education Day
An education advocacy group is going virtual to raise real cash.
Sep 12th, 2010
A new remedy for ADD, ADHD, and apathy
Most cultural progress is led by people who disobey societal norms. In order to thrive in school, you have to obey, memorize and regurgitate. If students speak out of turn or express themselves...
Aug 6th, 2010