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Vancouver a growing hub for technology companies
The last decade has seen Vancouver's tech sector go through explosive growth, maturing into what some CEOs are calling "The second coming of Silicon Valley..." But is it?
Nov 3rd, 2014
Incredible moments from Amanda Palmer’s #NinjaVan featuring Neil Gaiman, Imogen Heap, Col. Chris Hadfield, and more
#NinjaVan raises $9,627.88 for The Vancouver Food Bank
Mar 20th, 2014
People Like Us, Magic Mike, Ted and new films by Sarah Polley and Tyler Perry reviewed
Michelle Williams is a restless wife in Sarah Polley’s new film, Take This Waltz.
Jun 29th, 2012
Change inspires youth to confront violence, poverty and climate change
What would you like to see different in the world, in your community, or in yourself?
Apr 7th, 2012
Will Dick Cheney be arrested in Vancouver?
First Sarah Palin, now Dick Cheney. Torture, Haliburton, the War on Terrorism. Cheney is also a stockholder in the arms-manufacturer Carlyle Group. What kind of welcome should Vancouver give him?
Linda Solomon Wood
Sep 23rd, 2011
Are algorithms blocking social change?
In 2003, PBS created a documentary called 'The Persuaders'. One chapter discusses "narrow-casting" (above). Politicians and advertisers were purchasing personal data via Acxiom Worldwide and...
May 23rd, 2011
“What have they done to the earth? What have they done to our fair sister?”
“From the air I could see 3000-5000 feet of black smoke… and what seemed like one fire was actually dozens of fires," Kris Krug writes from the Gulf, where he traveled to document the BP Deepwater Hor
Jul 1st, 2010