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Valentijn Dhaenens mouths off at The York

As a Flemish actor from Antwerp, Valentijn Dhaenens needs to know plenty of languages.

PuSh homestretch: a maximalist oratorio and a minimalist fugue

Challenging art and magniloquent artifice.

At PuSh festival, hometown militants soliloquize

"Take it to the streets!" A pair of diverse rallying cries.

Solo tour-de-force recreates Baby Boomers' coming-of-age for PuSh audience

Here I am in a dark room, staring at a dimly lit, translucent cylinder, beguiled by amorphous figures, fleeting shadows and snatches of retro music. It’s all somehow hauntingly familiar, but it took...

Rites of Spring: Ukrainian New Year in Strathcona

Kazotsky kicks keep revelers in splits. Photo: Scott Alpen

Soft Diplomacy: bravura “Opera Warriors” showcases Chinese performing arts

The rise and fall and resurgence of a Peking Opera troupe mirrors the resilience of Chinese cultural traditions.

A new Jennifer Lawrence, a new Madame Bovery and a scary chiller from Australia

Also: three movies with strong B.C. connections

Vancouver Confidential unveils gritty, fascinating side of city's history

These bloggers, actors and tour guides “are creating a much larger conversation about Vancouver” than could be created by conventional historians.
The Back Porch chickens

Agassiz and Harrison Mills Circle Farm Tour

While farmer's markets are a big draw in Vancouver, Circle Farm Tours are popular in farm country. Whether a cheese lover, a pottery fanatic, or a history buff there's something in it for you.

Rape of Nanking author Iris Chang's memories live on in new biography

The world lost a brilliant historian and journalist on November 9, 2004 when a self-inflicted gunshot took the life of a young American writer, Iris Chang, author of the New York Times best-seller,...