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Your numerology cycles April 16–30
Disney wildlife times two, a blast at American politics and...
Your numerology cycles April 1–15
More streaming ideas take you to Brazil, low-life China and...
Movie theatres are shut down, so what’s streaming?
Your numerology cycles March 16–31
Three women lead off a long line-up of new movies in town
Pixar’s new one, Onward, new laughs from Greed and a new...
Your numerology cycles March 1–15
Ordinary Love, superb, three superior Canadian films and...
City and feds fight racism with funds
Calling on the city to "build a safer and more inclusive city where discrimination, where racism, and bullying no longer exist," Mayor Gregor Robertson announced that Citizenship and Immigration...
Jan 10th, 2011
Denied entry to Surrey Christmas party for being East Indian, Herar speaks out
Two weeks ago, diversity columnist for the Abbotsford-Mission Times, Ken Herar, was denied invitation to a Surrey Christmas party, because he was East Indian, he said. Herar reports that just...
Dec 13th, 2010
UBC symposium on anti-Asian racism finds Maclean's "Too Asian?" too insensitive
Two weeks ago, I wrote a commentary in response to Maclean’s “Too Asian?” Since then, many voices have chimed in from left, right, and centre to offer their two cents. Aside from a brief non-apology...
Nov 27th, 2010
"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...
Nov 11th, 2010
Anti-hate crime rally creates hope in the community
Rain didn’t deter hundreds of people from gathering outside Vancouver City Hall on a stormy Saturday night to rally against hate crime. Mayor Gregor Robertson joined a diverse crowd of speakers and...
Oct 26th, 2010
Vancouver International Film Festival Picks for Days 8 & 9: Thurs and Fri
My picks for the next two days at VIFF include two ugly duckling tales, one for children, the other showing off Gemma Arterton. (read more)
Oct 7th, 2010
Where to lay the blame in the Manila hostage debacle? Everywhere.
On Tuesday, a little after 12:30 AM in the Philippines, recently-elected Philippine President Benigno Aquino III stepped up to the podium in Manila to comment on the crisis that had begun nearly...
Aug 28th, 2010
International Women’s Day: “We Hold up Half the Sky”
Kat Norris, Coast Salish, Lyackson First Nation and Nez Perce, founder of Indigenous Action Movement, and survivor of Kuper Island Residential School
Mar 9th, 2010
F as in Frank Vintage Make Fools of Themselves with Racist Display and Then Apologize
In today's highly tolerant world where history of the traumatic actions of our forefathers still casts long dark shadows, it is a fashion faux pas to make racial statements. This is how one man's e-ma
Jan 14th, 2010