26 Jun 2018

Summer Concerts @ Hycroft

It’s said to be one of the most haunted buildings in Vancouver and this 1986 photo from the city archives will do little to persuade otherwise. If Hycroft Manor does have duppies, they’ve been nothing but welcoming on any of our visits. Then again, we haven’t been filming the paranormal

24 Jun 2018

Sour Cherry Cider

If you’re in the market for a spouse, eat your summer cherries with care. And by all means don’t leave four pits – or any pit multiplier of four – on your plate. According to an old British superstition, you can determine your wedding date by counting the cherry stones

22 Jun 2018

Kamasi, Morgan, Moor Mother + Miles @ The Jazz Festival

Today marks the start of the 2018 Coastal Jazz Festival and stages across Vancouver will be buzzing with all sorts of interesting musicians, visiting and Vancouver-based. The Marquee Series at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre includes Kamasi Washington – the hottest of hot saxophonist whose award-winning 2015 album – The Epic

19 Jun 2018

Nicole Ward

i. I work as a: Contemporary Ballet Dancer with Ballet British Columbia. ii. I do this creative work because: It’s the purest form of expression in my opinion; there is something very primal about using the body to communicate with others. It’s a further extension of emotions, something that brings

17 Jun 2018

Gassy Jack

We call it ‘Gastown’ because of him. Visitors tromp down to his statue to snap and pose. Yet, for 97 years, the body of John Deighton – aka ‘Gassy Jack’ – lay in an unmarked grave. It was not until September 30th, 1972 that Gassy Jack’s body was identified at

15 Jun 2018

Kerry James Marshall

“For me,” artist Kerry James Marshall told an MCA audience, “the thing that has the greatest transformative capacity in the art world today, in terms of what people expect to see when they go to the art museum, is a painting that has a black figure in it, because 95

12 Jun 2018

Cookie Dough

The sweet-toothed among us know that the best part of baking is munching sugary ingredients. Back in the day, raw cookie dough was the thing – worth all manner of baker distraction and kitchen subterfuge. These days, what with all the free-floating salmonella horror stories, sneaking cookie dough doesn’t feel

10 Jun 2018

A Day For Canoli

Happy Italian Day! On Sunday June 10th, from 12 to 8 pm, Vancouver will celebrate Italian Day on Commercial Drive, aka Little Italy. ~ ~ Just in time for Italian Day 2016, the City of Vancouver made it official. Commercial Drive – from 4 blocks north of 1st Avenue to

10 Jun 2018

Dancing On The Edge

‘Overlapped mattresses slashed, ripped open by a knife, mutilated. A mishmash of resurrected objects, a breath of life in death. A no man’s land of destruction where Peter James and Jassem Hindi form a duo of wandering vagabonds, survivors killing time and boredom, spewing out and sublimating their pain and

08 Jun 2018

Ron Stuart

i. I work as an instructor of Anthropology & Sociology at Columbia College, where I am head of the department. Apart from academic activities, I am active in independent theatre production as a producer, and in documentary film as a filmmaker, primarily working on location in South Africa. ii. I