13 Oct 2017

City On Edge

“When I say human, you say rights.” “Human.” “Rights.” “Human.” “Rights.” “When I say people, you say power.” “People.” “Power.” “People.” “Power.” As mad threats, citizen sorting and power abuses cloud the news, it’s somehow comforting to sit in the middle of the Museum of Vancouver’s City on Edge exhibit and

10 Oct 2017

Luxurious Dreamscape Bubblebath

This 2017 mural was created by artists David Ullock and Douglas Nhung. ‘Finally finished up this collab mural with the master,’ wrote Ullock on Instagram. ‘This was both of our first mural, and the whole thing is freehand – no projectors used. I am ecstatic with how it turned out.

06 Oct 2017

Fall @ Granville Island

It’s hard to argue with the weather we’ve been having: plant-quenching night dew, crisp morning sun and shorts-happy afternoons.  As the leaves start to turn, Granville Island artisans and food vendors are tricking out their stands with the warm spices and colours of Fall.      

01 Oct 2017

Robots Under The Living Roof

The Vancouver Winter Olympics were seven years ago, yet the Convention Centre West building still impresses with its carefully plotted lines, glass-everywhere views and displays of local art. Just this week, it was home to the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, tagline Friendly People, Friendly Robots. Robotocists from

24 Sep 2017

Dining + Shopping with Dali

From paintings to sculptures, quiet reflections to outrageous pronouncements, books to plays to films, Dali’s career was anything but ordinary. It is Dali who introduced the world to melting clocks, lobster telephones and Mae West Lip Sofas. In 1973, Dali even published a cookbook: Les Diners de Gala. Dali shareds recipes that he

15 Sep 2017

Unbelievable

This Thunderbird Post was commissioned by Chief Tsa-wee-for his home in Gway’i/Kingcome Inlet. Carved by Yakuglas (Charlie James), the vividly painted post has made its way to the Vancouver Museum’s current Unbelievable exhibit. ‘The 100+ year journey of this house post,’ we read, ‘tells a tale of understandings and misunderstandings, displacements, substitutions, and resilience.’ Yakuglas’

12 Sep 2017

McEnroe v Borg @ VIFF

Some of us are sufficiently creaky to remember their epic tennis rivalry: McEnroe versus Borg, ‘Fire’ vs ‘Ice,’ Left-Handed versus Right-Handed, Net-rushing vs Baseline. In official matches, it was 7 wins for the chill Swede, Bjorn Borg and 7 wins for the explosive New York prodigy, John McEnroe. In invitational matches, it was

10 Sep 2017

North of Broadway + Main

We weren’t the only ones setting out with our cameras to check out all of the new street art, courtesy of the Vancouver Mural Festival last month. We would need donuts, of course, to gather strength for the trek. Our choice? Sweet Dickie donuts from Cartems – a September special featuring vanilla cake, a

03 Sep 2017

None Shall Sleep

Ten points to Gryffindor (or Slytherin, if that’s how you roll) if you can identify the opera that features these famous words: ‘None shall sleep’ or ‘Nessun Dorma.’ Nessun Dorma is sung by a tenor – Calàf, the Unknown Prince. In solving three knotty riddles, Calàf has escaped death. Next

29 Aug 2017

Douglas Park Mural

It’s a mural that was created in 2001, but it could not be more relevant today. It was, of course, created by young people. The Ethnic Harmony Mural was initiated by the Vancouver School Board Race Relations Youth Advisory Committee and painted by students. It wraps around the Community Centre at