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BAC's "Illusionists" -- magic unrealism
A pop star as a diva, a French hit transferred to New York...
"Full Light" at end of long, dark tunnel
Counting violence against women
RBG’s early triumphs; a gem of a Canadian movie and old and...
Your numerology cycles for 2019
Christian Bale becomes Cheney, a James Baldwin novel gets...
Aquaman, just big that's all, Mary Poppins, charming...
Your numerology cycles December 16–31
Roma, one of the year’s best, animated Spider-Man, also a...
Turning Point Ensemble re-members Air India Flight 182
Now for the thirtieth anniversary of the bombing of Flight 182, the Turning Point Ensemble performs "air india [redacted]"
Nov 4th, 2015
Nu:BC Collective unmasks madness fit for a king
There’s a long tradition of on-stage musical instrument destruction in rock circles, but watching a violin smashed to pieces on the concert stage right in front of us seemed downright pornographic.
Apr 12th, 2015
Vancouver Chamber Choir explores spring’s veiled splendours
When it comes to Easter, death and sacrifice are attributes that corporate marketers struggle with more than, say, bunnies and chocolate eggs.
Apr 9th, 2015
“Autumn Flight” celebrates community in historic Chinatown
Composer Alan Lau looks heavenward for inspiration and there he finds a humorous tale of Vancouver's birds, brought to life by the excellent musicians of the Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble.
Nov 20th, 2014
Porn cinema celebrates corybantic double release
Apart from the Holy Family, very little good art has come of virginity—it's the seedy stuff that we like best—so what could be better than an intimate solo piano recital in a converted porn cinema?
Mar 6th, 2014
Pixies still have their old magic
After disbanding in 1993, the Pixies dusted off their wings and various instruments and reunited 11 years later in 2004. Late last year, they were dealt a blow when bassist and founding member Kim...
Feb 20th, 2014