03 Feb 2015

Kevin Clark

Even the Mighty Martha can fall victim to food photo failure. Just over a year ago, Martha Stewart was getting into the sharing spirit, tweeting out pictures of her latest meals: iceberg wedge salad, seaweed bone marrow, pasta handkerchiefs, onion soup with baguette croutons, gruyere and comte cheese melted on

31 Jan 2015

Alex Beim

Whoa. Perhaps it was at Coachella when twelve hundred of the seven-foot PizMob Zygote balls flew down from the skies and onto the audience during the Arcade Fire encore. As you stared and screamed and leapt, the magical balls lit up and changed colours to the Wake Up beat. It might

29 Jan 2015

The Green Copper Roof

The green copper roof is one of the most recognizable landmarks in our city and it’s at the Hotel Vancouver, no less. Now owned by Fairmont, this hotel was the third to be given the name ‘Vancouver.’  The grand opening was scheduled on May 24th, 1939 to coincide with the Royal Visit of Queen

27 Jan 2015

David Lemon

Frank Doyle spent most of his life working as a clerk – dotting i’s, crossing t’s, keeping things organized. In his spare time, Frank set mind and pencil to an altogether different task: composing music. Frank accumulated a great pile of his handwritten scores as he moved through life and finally

24 Jan 2015

Monica Smith

Emily Carr is one of Canada’s most celebrated artists. Her hand is immediately recognizable as she captures the spirit of B.C.’s forested landscape and our First Nations history. In 2013, Carr’s Crazy Stair painting fetched $3,393,000 at a Heffel Fine Art Auction. “Careful, please.” “No photos.” You can understand why Carr’s

22 Jan 2015

The Flying Pig

As a child, I cannot say I relished the long trip down to Save-On-Meats. The adults were delighted to be saving on meats. I, on the other hand, derived little pleasure in debating the merits of this chop versus that chop, these legs over those legs. What I did appreciate

16 Jan 2015

Exploring Creative Vancouver

Each Thursday we publish snippets from out and about Vancouver. Who are the creators behind some of our interesting landmarks, inventions, public spaces? Where are some spaces in which you are likely to find Vancouver creators congregating?

13 Jan 2015

Tara Wohlberg

There is a musicality to much of the writing that moves us. As Ezra Pound wrote in 1850: ‘I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of beauty.’  And, as actor Antony Holland said in one of our recent profiles: “I have a theory that when you

10 Jan 2015

Alanna Sager

If you want to  be invited back to the theatre, do not wish any of the performers the accursed good luck. If you must add your two bits, you can try the break a leg approach with actors, maybe singers. With dancers, however, you can imagine that break a leg is no

06 Jan 2015

Cheralyn Chok

What do Fred Astaire, Jay-Z, Orville Redenbacher, Karl Lagerfeld, James Bond, Marlene Dietrich, Idris Elba, Winston Churchill and The Cat in the Hat have in common? A great deal, perhaps. But, the most visible ties that bind them are bowed. These are famous faces that have posed happily atop bow ties – an assertive