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Asian, whatever that means
What the heck does “Asian flush" mean?
Nov 25th, 2010
On Remembrance Day, war stories from Vimy to Baghdad
Each Remembrance Day, I'm sure to put forth that there is significant importance in documenting the stories from those affected by war---from veterans and dodgers to widowers and pacifists. By...
Nov 7th, 2010
UBC women's basketball games are more thrilling than men's
Lying on my back in a loft in Colorado last Christmas, I was in a foul mood. Across from me, my younger cousins were playing a card game. Occasionally, I'd open my eyes, but mostly I just silently...
Oct 27th, 2010
Voodoo at VIFF
Oct 2nd, 2010
Easy A, The Town, Alpha and Omega, Cole, Devil, The Virginity Hit, plus Tati, the genius
Two teen comedies arrive on the same weekend. Emma Stone stars in Easy A, the better one (by far). (Read more)
Sep 17th, 2010
What really happened outside the Fairmont Hotel at the G8 University Summit protest?
"This is not an apathetic moment," activist Harsha Wallia said. Protesters were demonstrating against the move towards the privatization of Canada's universities that some believed the G8 University S
Linda Solomon Wood
May 22nd, 2010
Canucks alumni team up with fans at Hockey for the Homeless fundraiser
Garth Butcher participates in the annual Hockey for the Homeless tournament. Fans were given the chance to play alongside ex-NHLers and Canucks alumni at UBC’s Thunderbird Stadium last Friday. Other n
May 11th, 2010
It started with introductions. Eleven students and recent graduates from SFU and UBC, a professional editor, and one activist, said what they read on a daily basis and what makes them passionate...
Linda Solomon Wood
May 5th, 2010
Philip Glass returns to The Chan Centre for Performing Arts with solo piano performance
The last time composer Philip Glass played the Chan Centre for Performing Arts at UBC was in 2004. Glass, still composing and performing at age 73, says: "Why stop now?" Glass began his April 5th,...
Apr 6th, 2010
Is incineration the solution to garbage disposal in Metro Vancouver?
No matter where you throw it, garbage doesn't really go "away." This article on incineration is the first in a VO series on Vancouver garbage.
Mar 30th, 2010