29 Sep 2020

Sheri Bakes

‘Listen to the Earth,’ a Sheri Bakes painting tells us. You’d think we stubborn humans would have gotten the message by now, but … Talented artist Sheri Bakes trains her eye on all manner of natural phenomenon to create luminous rivers, lakes, storms, clouds, forest scenes. All of the work

27 Sep 2020

History Has Its Eyes On You

‘Lost in the solitude of his immense power, he began to lose direction. He was bothered by the people who cheered him in neighboring villages, and he imagined that they were the same cheers they gave the enemy. Everywhere he met adolescents who looked at him with his own eyes,

22 Sep 2020

Schitt’s Creek!

Congratulations to Dan and Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Annie Murphy, Andrew Cividino and the rest of the magnificent Schitt’s Creek cast and crew! Canada was incredibly proud to watch this magnificent show – so full of humour, hope, and easy open-mindedness – sweep the Emmys. Nine Emmys! More than any

18 Sep 2020

Mireille Lebel + Vancouver Opera

Born and raised in Vancouver, mezzo soprano Mireille Lebel studied music at the Universities of Toronto and Montreal before going on to win international awards and perform with opera companies across Europe and North America. . . Here she is with Opéra-Théâtre de Metz performing Massenet’s Air des lettres, Werther

13 Sep 2020

A Stink of Perfume and Decay

A dear family friend wrote to me this weekend – a quick email before venturing out into the lung-charring air. This writer and retired librarian had been re-reading one of Dad’s books of poetry: On the Broken Mountain, published in 1979. She had been particularly struck by his: A Christmas

08 Sep 2020

Dina Goldstein

i. I am: DINA GOLDSTEIN ARTIST. b.1969. East Vancouver. I  photograph large scale narrative tableau. In my work I tackle the common (collective) imagination and inherent beliefs. I subvert iconic characters and dogmatic thought patterns set by societies and popular culture in order to promote critical thinking. I was a photojournalist

06 Sep 2020

Ingrid Rose Floral Artistry

Natalia Solis Vermette i. I work as a: florist ii. I do this creative work because: Flowers are something that found me after many years of searching for what I can only describe as the missing piece of my soul. I rely enormously on the creative process of working with

28 Aug 2020

Kerry James Marshall

For we magazine addicts, the September issue has always been notable, particularly in the world of fashion. Just how thick will it be? What kind of new fashions will be featured inside? And, highlight, who will be on the cover? Vogue Magazine has led the way for September issues. So

16 Aug 2020

Jane Friedman: The Writer’s Life

The Guardian asked 15,000 Brits to identify their dream jobs. Which job came in as most desirable of all?  ‘Author’, said 60% of respondents.  ~ The imagined literary life is an appealing one indeed. Sitting about in one’s pyjamas (check!), dreaming up new worlds, raking in Rowling money, then resting immortal

14 Aug 2020

Deagan McDonald

i. I work as : a furniture and product designer, working primarily with wood. My wife Kelsey and I founded Origins back in 2015 as a bit of an evening/weekend hobby (we were both working full time otherwise) and as a platform to discover our own voices in design. It has