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

28 Dec 2018

Festival of Lights @ VanDusen

When Louise XIV walked through the Versailles gardens, his staff were on the ready. Turn on the water in the water-hog fountain beauties as he walks by. Turn off the water when the Sun King is out of sight. But the intricate gardens of André Le Nôtre were to be enjoyed beyond the light

25 Dec 2018

Artful Feasting

Merry Christmas 🎄 and Happy Holidays to those who have celebrated Chanukah and are looking forward to the 2018 holiday break! May your  holidays feature more time with people you love, old and new traditions, and much delicious food. Whether you are prepping the kitchen, the table, or your stomach, here is

23 Dec 2018

Holiday Chocolatiers

Who can take tomorrow, Dip it in a dream? Separate the sorrow And collect up all the cream? The candyman can. The (nice kind of ) candyman can. If Willy Wonka is still in retirement and Charlie is busy fighting off Veruca, Vancouver is a good place to look for

21 Dec 2018

Sounds of Vancouver

When you think of Vancouver, which images come to mind? Mountains, oceans, markets, bridges, clocks. Visitors leave the city with thickets of photos and hard drives crammed with video clips. There are the odd travellers, however, who prefer to revisit memories with their ears rather than their eyes. They use

18 Dec 2018

Jeffrey Milstein

i. I work as a(n) Artist using photography as my primary medium. ii. I do this creative work because: I have always been a visual artist ever since my earliest memories I drew and painted and made things. Photography allows for instant (almost) gratification. iii. Personal qualities that help me in my work