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23 Aug 2015

Simone Osborne’s Gilda

‘P.S: As soon as you get this let­ter, put on your skates; run about the city and find some­one of influ­ence to get us per­mis­sion to do Le roi s’amuse. Don’t go to sleep; give your­self a good shake; do it at once.’ So wrote Giuseppe Verdi to his librettist, Francisco

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18 Aug 2015

Dimitri Tzotzos

Bread and Meate! Buy a candlesticke? Buy any prunes? Buy a washing ball? In 18th Century London, bread lovers knew when their favourite loaves or buns were ready for purchase. Street vendors – ringing their bells, clanging their pots – would shout each other down with their musical cries. Bread

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16 Aug 2015

The Island Markets

In Vancouver, we are lucky to be just a boat ride away from so many beautiful islands, each with their own unique character. It could be a quick ferry to Bowen, or a little farther to Hornby, Pender, Qualicum Beach or Metchosin. For those looking for a fun day or

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14 Aug 2015

Brilliantly Bored

First came the ‘No Fun City’ label. Then, The Economist had to pile on. In an article entitled Torporville, no less, Vancouver was thrown into the sludge with Vienna and Geneva as ‘pleasant cities, yes, but mind-numbingly boring. What right-minded person would rank Vienna a better city than Rio, or Vancouver preferable

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11 Aug 2015

Anthony Poon

The Big Day. The Best Day of your Life. Or is it: The First Day of the Rest of your Life? If your work involves weddings, then you better get it right. Who wants to be responsible for bungling this day of all days? Wedding videographers have a persnickety task.

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