Flamenco

VIFF picks: Fun with the Italian Mafia, tension with Ben the addict and what’s with this piece by Banksy?

Also some rule-breaking flamenco and two war stories from the Balkans, one by a Vancouverite.

My VIFF picks: a delicate immigration yarn, two music stars and a crazed Kevin Bacon

Also: love in a tumultuous China, and a magazine that shaped modern comedy

PuSh Festival kicks off Tuesday, bringing edgy dance, music and art to Vancouver

PuSh Festival brings together a celebration of dance, music, theatre and multimedia arts from Canada and around the world.

Christmas movies: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Sherlock Holmes 2, Mission Impossible 4 and Young Adult

Gary Oldman is the new George Smiley, the spy fiction favorite from John Le Carre’s Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.

Putting the flame in flamenco

Spain’s dance darling brings her landmark Flamenco Republic to Vancouver