02 Jun 2019

Paul Yee’s Chinatown

‘a solitary seagull on silent wings the morning broken by its insistent caw cutting through wind through rivers of air colliding over cold ocean lonely ships and so we arrive..’ So starts the beautiful poem, Arrivals, written in 2011 by author, Paul Yee, to premiere alongside Voices from Gold Mountain,

26 May 2019

The Burrard Bridge

The Burrard Bridge has long been a beacon for controversy. Debates over bike versus car lanes on the bridge have been raging for decades. Back in 1949, Vancouver Art School’s A.F. Ames threw his own Burrard barbs, describing the overall bridge as a “monstrosity” and its concrete pillars as “ashcans

24 May 2019

AU Dance Company Season Finale

“Left, right, left, right, his stomach pocket, his mouth, his hips.” Jonathon Young’s voice provided the beats for the dancers to follow. “Left, right, left, right, left. Forehead, mouth, back of the neck, pocket, other pocket.” The talented dancers of Arts Umbrella’s Senior Company attacked the brilliant Crystal Pite’s choreography with

21 May 2019

Puppets @ MOA

“Wood is stubborn,” artist, puppeteer and founder of The Old Trout Puppet Workshop, Judd Palmer, told us. “There are knots and grains that push back against the execution of your idea – real gravity, physics – which actually pushes you to discover solutions that shift the image, which means the

17 May 2019

Classic British Car Meet

Some of us are throwing our creative energies into writing, strumming,  dancing, acting, painting, plotting. Meanwhile, a diligent and talented bloc of car buffs are using their creative energies to painstakingly restore vintage British cars to mint condition. They are scouring the world for original materials, re-building engines, re-drawing logos, re-upholstering interiors,

10 May 2019

The Canada Place Sails

In May of 2019, Prince Charles is welcoming his new grandson – Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor – to the family. Thirty-three years ago – in May of 1986 – Prince Charles was in Vancouver with Princess Diana to welcome the world to Expo 86, a World’s Fair focused on Transportation and Communication.

26 Apr 2019

Brown Paper Couture

Every year, we look forward to the brown paper couture dresses created by the talented students from the Design Formation program at Langara College. Since the exhibit has moved from the college itself to Oakridge, more passersby can stop to admire these paper re-imaginings of designer creations. As we were

14 Apr 2019

Flatiron

It’s one of the most photographed buildings in New York: the Flatiron Building. Above, you’ll see a beautiful 1904 shot of the Flatiron from photographer Edward J. Steichen – an American born in Luxembourg. Another renowned photographer, Alfred Stieglitz, said of the unusual New York building: ‘It appeared to be

12 Apr 2019

Cherry Blossom Festival

Once more than five flowers on the special Somei Yoshino trees have bloomed, the Tokyo Meteorological Agency can declare the official start of cherry blossom season. Visitors crowd into Japan to experience all of the beauty and ceremony around this blossoming of the sakura. To mark sakura season last year,

07 Apr 2019

The Pink Stripe Building

As you walk along the seawall, from Granville Island to Science World, you’ll get all sorts of angles on a most unusual Yaletown tower edged with a long navy blue squiggle that passes over a pink then yellow then lighter blue stripe. This shock of colour in The City of