15 Jan 2019

Tilar J. Mazzeo

‘After the war, when Irena made a list of all the people in Warsaw who took part in her network to help Jewish families and save their children, it was fourteen pages long, and the names in fact numbered in the dozens upon dozens. What Irena never forgot was that

13 Jan 2019

Hexsa’a̱m: To Be Here Always

“We are salmon people,” Master Artist Sara Siestreem said of her Hanis Coos tribe in a November talk at the Pacific Northwest College of Art. “We mean that to say we are related to the salmon.” “I’ve got an artistic practice that has three parts…My first language in my work

11 Jan 2019

From Guilt-Free Chocolate Mousse to Churro Balls

“If you have a second dessert stomach” – Check! –  “this guilt-free chocolate mousse will definitely fill it.” So says Brad Hill – publisher and photographer behind the latest volume in the Foodie series: the Plant-Based Foodie Vancouver. This offering of delicious recipes from popular Vancouver restaurants follows his neighbourhood-based cookbook

08 Jan 2019

Art Gallery In A Lane

Indoor gallery space is enormously expensive. And what of all those people who feel too intimidated to wander into a private exhibit: ‘Do I look like someone who could afford these paintings?’ Well, Victoria has a solution to all of this: an outdoor gallery, staged in a most unintimidating laneway.

06 Jan 2019

There’s Always More Show

And thank goodness for that! We’re big fans of Michelle Nguyen’s work. This up-and-coming Vancouver painter is attracting a lot of interest from critics and collectors. Her newest exhibit – January 12th to 26th at the Bau-Xi Vancouver – is entitled There’s Always More Show, a reference to one of

04 Jan 2019

Lagerfeld + Humm – 7 Days Out

Have you been watching 7 Days Out? It’s a late December Netflix offering from Andrew Rossi, who also directed The First Monday in May. In it, we ‘witness the excitement and drama behind the scenes in the seven days leading up to major live events in the worlds of sports, fashion,

01 Jan 2019

Ian Thom Selects

As Senior Curator at the Vancouver Art Gallery for over 30 years, Ian Thom has led countless acquisitions and curated 80+ exhibitions. Now, upon his retirement, Thom has gone into the more than 12,000 works in the VAG permanent collection and chosen a highlight exhibit of ~ 90 pieces. Here’s

01 Jan 2019

To 2019

Happy New Year! Here’s to a 2019 with less division, more kindness, and widespread good health, prosperity and happiness. Painting by Richard Diebenkorn. Berkeley #23  

30 Dec 2018

A Siege of Herons

The castle was tempting, but capturing it wasn’t going to be easy. When storming wouldn’t work, medieval armies tried the siege approach.  Stay put, fortify the weaponry, cut off supplies, and wait for the inhabitants to starve and surrender. The all-legs heron takes a similarly patient approach with its prey.

30 Dec 2018

Top Books + The VPL Roof Garden

As we near the end of the year, CBC has partnered with the Public Library to reveal Vancouver’s most-borrowed Adult and YA books of 2018. Adult Fiction, Print The Death of Mrs. Westaway, Ruth Ware All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr Crazy Rich Asians, Kevin Kwan The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood Indian