journalism

Kong is big but unremarkable, Window Horses is diverse and whimsical and The Last Word welcomes back Shirley MacLaine

And notice especially the passionate defense of journalistic courage in All Governments Lie

A gem of animation, a dog’s wacky life and finding the truth in a notorious crime

Also a couple of poignant films from down under plus Werner Herzog’s view of the internet and remembering Frank Zappa’s thoughts on everything

Three movies tell real stories: Spotlight, The 33 and Mavis

Also a rare visit to remotest Nepal and a Robert De Niro film going straight to video on demand.

Love triumphs in Cinderella, stagnates in GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

And four new documentaries demonstrate strong, courageous journalism

Top Vancouver events for Sep 22 - 25

I have always wanted one of those Vancouver neighbourhood shirts, like the ones pictured above. And this week would be a good time to wear it, since there seems to be an underlying neighbourhood...

After thirty years on the job, back to school to become an actor

If you could live your life over again, would you do anything different? A student at a Vancouver acting school is going back almost 30 years and taking a different path. When he was in high school...

"Too Asian?" too racist for a magazine like Maclean's?

Whatever intention Maclean's had in publishing "Too Asian?" by Stephanie Findlay and Nicholas Kohler, the story in the November 10 issue jeopardizes the magazine's reputation of producing "strong...

Media entrepreneurs brainstorm ways to create social change through technology

“All bets are off. The [old media] models have changed. The whole industry is in disarray,” photographer and social technology expert Kris Krug said at Remixology Vancouver!, a discussion panel last...

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

How the internet is saving the news

The most puzzling aspect of the long-predicted death of conventional journalism is the preponderance of evidence that no such thing is occurring.