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21 Aug 2021

Unemployment Pudding

Have you heard of this delicious Depression-era Canadian dessert, known in its founding province of Quebec as Pouding Chômeur? ‘Poor Man’s Pudding’ is said to have been invented in 1929 by women who, after a long day working on the factory floor, returned home to cold, bare pantries.  With only

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17 Aug 2021

Black Cat Fancy

Happy Black Cat Appreciation Day! To honour these midnight felines, some art .. . . Utagawa Kuniyoshi. Cats Suggested as the Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō. 1850 . John Everett Millais: A Flood. 1870 . Giovanni Boldini. Girl with Black Cat. 1885 . Aubrey Vincent Beale. The Black Cat, for Edgar

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14 Aug 2021

Dreamweaver

Visit 1000 Eveleigh St downtown and you’ll see Dreamweaver, a beautiful mural created by artists Lauren Brevner and James Harry. On her Instagram, Laura Brevner shows us that she is Okinawan, Trinidadian, and German. And on his website, we learn that James (Nexw’Kalus-Xwalacktun) Harry was born in Vancouver and is

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10 Aug 2021

A Whirl Of Words

A whirl of words. It’s what we imagine when we look at Vancouver artist Andre Petterson’s striking series of mixed media typewriter pieces. A whirl of words is also the concept behind the new book of Jonathan Berkowitz – CBC Radio’s ‘Word Guy’, author, puzzler, statistician, professor. We would rave,

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