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Post-exotic puttyman Gabriel Dharmoo plays PuSh stage
Quasi-experts meet crypto-natives in scholarly spoof
Feb 2nd, 2016
First TV debate inspires Twitter storm of political satire
People turned to their computers and mobile devices during Canada's first federal leaders' debate organized by Maclean's magazine.
Aug 7th, 2015
Mayor Robertson and Counc. Carr busted in 'greenest city' Scottification scam
Secret tapes reveal shocking hidden cultural agenda for Vancouver.
David P. Ball
Dec 20th, 2011
Buffoons strike again in Vancouver April Fools Day. No arrests or injuries reported.
This is a public confession. I am no longer worthy of the title buffoon. I have let my tribe down. Betrayed our code of honour: to show up wherever and whenever called to satirize human beings and...
Apr 5th, 2011
True Grit with Jeff Bridges, Rabbit Hole with Nicole Kidman and some old and new treats for the holidays
Jeff Bridges takes on a role that once belonged to John Wayne. How is the new True Grit by the Coen Brothers? (read more)
Dec 23rd, 2010
Americans, be vigilant. "Little Mosque" just the tip of the Canadian iceberg
It's no surprise that American government officials are a humourless lot, but it never occurred to me that their humourlessness would lead them to believe that the plot lines of Little...
Dec 1st, 2010
Vancouver International Film Festival Picks for Day 12: Monday
Mike Leigh’s new film Another Year is my best pick for today but check out some others too, including some great repeats. (read more)
Oct 11th, 2010
One soul for one Ipad
None of us in The Vancouver Observer office can afford to run out and buy the iPad, the latest technological wunder-gadget. But that won’t stop us from dreaming up ways to get our hands on this...
Jul 7th, 2010
Thanks for Nothing, Olympics
One of these days, and I look forward to it, we're going to think about the fact that the torch relay began as Nazi propoganda. Sure, we have a new line to the airport, and I bet it plays well...
Feb 9th, 2010
Please Don't Stifle the Australians!
The Australian team, who are now in the Athletes Village, unfurled a flag of a Kangaroo with boxing gloves from their balcony. But it's not an official flag of the Olympics! Team spirit at an...
Feb 5th, 2010