Skip to Content
After 11 years of bringing you local reporting, the team behind the Vancouver Observer has moved on to
Canada's National Observer
. You can follow Vancouver culture reporting over there from now on. Thank you for all your support over the years!
Big stars in Tulip Fever, intimidation in The Teacher and genuine Aboriginal anger in Neither Wolf Nor Dog
Also an enterprising crack at hip hop fame by Patti Cake$
Aug 31st, 2017
Political hip-hop parlays on the election battle
Hip-hop isn't your usual electoral terrain, but this week we parlayed with three rappers who want to get out the vote.
David P. Ball
Nov 19th, 2011
Video: Kanye West compares himself to Hitler
"The media is trying to spin it like I'm crazy ... They don't realize it's to make a better product for y'all," claimed Kanye in at the Big Chill concert in London. In a long-winded speech...
Aug 8th, 2011
Nicki Minaj: superhero vs sidekick
ZAP!! CRASH! BOOM!! Nicki Minaj wants to be a superhero. And being someone's sidekick will just not do.The 26-year-old hip hop and r&b princess is featured in Elle Magazine's April issue with its...
Apr 8th, 2011
Vancouver's own Myles Bigelow Trio releasing ‘Full Circle’ album tomorrow
Like Jazz, Latin, House, Soul or Hip Hop? Then you'll love the infusion of all of the above for the creation of a progessive party sound by Vancouver's own Myles Bigelow Trio.
Dec 15th, 2010
Vancouver lucky to vibe Doomtree on "Wings and Teeth" tour
Doomtree Hip Hop Collective at the Biltmore last Tuesday: a stunning night of artists on the verge of hitting the big time.
Nov 11th, 2010
Get Low, The Other Guys, Step Up 3D and a VIFF sneak peak
Robert Duvall shows again that he is one of the movies' best actors. In Get Low he stars in a modern folk tale about a man who wants to attend his own funeral. (read more)
Aug 6th, 2010
Souls of Mischief at Fortune Club
Snowboarding and rap collide!
Jul 11th, 2010
Amalia Nickel in the world of rap
"You can’t push down your emotions as a woman. You have to be tough, but not too tough. You have to flirt, but not too much," Amalia Nickel, a journalist who covers hip hop says. She successfully nav
Jul 12th, 2010
Schema Magazine and Sammie Jo Productions raise funds and fun for Giant Robot Magazine at Fortune Sound Club
Schema Magazine, in conjunction with Sammie Jo Productions and Giant Robot Magazine, invaded the Vancouver party scene on Thursday night with their combined fundraiser, dance-party and talent show: We
May 29th, 2010