It's amazing how reflecting everyday life in visual mass media can be such a controversial issue.
Of course, those working towards accurate representation of diversity know that this has always been the case.
But it's still mindboggling how bent some people get out of shape from simply seeing what is true to the 21st century world.
Take for instance the online criticism that arose in response to a Cheerios ad depicting interracial parents (a white mother and a black dad). And this was in May 2013, people.
Yesterday on its official YouTube channel, legendary rock band Deep Purple posted a video announcing the upcoming rerelease of its Made in Japan album in various formats, which include previously unseen footage on DVD, bonus material and mixes, memorabilia, and a hardback book.
Made in Japan was recorded in Osaka and Budokan between August 15 and 17, 1972, and boasted such classic Purple tracks as "Highway Star", "Space Truckin'", "Strange Kind of Woman", "Lazy", and the inimitable "Smoke On the Water".
The Nature Conservancy of Canada is serious about moose sex. And it's offering tax breaks if you choose to help.
Launched in 2013, the Moose Sex Project aims to create a permanent wildlife corridor along the 17-kilometre-wide Chignecto Isthmus, the narrow piece of land connecting Nova Scotia and New Brunswick—as well as encourage a little interprovincial mating.
Nova Scotia's moose population has fallen to around 1,000, after a parasitic infection ripped through the species. However, the New Brunswick moose population sits at a healthy 29,000.
Someone’s been practicing with a glass cutter!
It’s rare to see sliced-up glass bottles in a container bin. But, even though they can no longer can be returned for their deposit value, at least they’re in the right place.
You never know what you’ll see when you lift the lid on a blue container bin. People put the darnedest things in with their recycling—really inappropriate stuff that makes you wonder what they were thinking.
Broccoli is a container because…it contains…vitamins?
Mostly it seems people read “container” to mean anything made of plastic, glass, or metal.
The Firehall Arts Centre’s smash-hit show, Chelsea Hotel: The Songs of Leonard Cohen, will return to the Firehall Arts Centre (280 East Cordova Street) from March 18 to 29 following a Western Canada tour.
Following two sold-out runs in Vancouver, Donna Spencer, the artistic producer at the Firehall Arts Centre, stated in a news release that there was demand for Chelsea Hotel to tour.
The Cultch and Ontario’s Stars and Hearts presents Underbelly at the Vancity Culture Lab at the Cultch (1895 Venables Street) from March 18 to 30.
Based on the myth and impact of Burroughs and the Beats, Jayson McDonald’s performance takes audiences on a journey of language, imagery, and an entire generation.
McDonald is a London, Ontario-based writer and performer, and artistic director of Stars and Hearts. Underbelly is his fifth touring solo show, and was recently named the Georgia Straight’s critics’ choice award and Cultchivating the Fringe award at the Vancouver Fringe Festival.
A funny thing happens when a group of young people go out to restaurants these days: They stop talking to each other and, instead, spend most of the time head-down, staring at their smartphones. One Vancouver restaurant is hoping to break this routine at their establishment. Score on Davie (1262 Davie Street) has introduced lock boxes for cellphones.
Earlier today, Canucks general manager Mike Gillis sent a letter to season-ticket holders telling them to stay calm because all is well.
A few hours later, the team blew a 3-0 lead by letting in seven goals in the third period against the New York Islanders.
What's worse is that the humliating 7-4 loss came in the Canucks' own building.
Meanwhile, former Canucks head coach Alain Vigneault is enjoying success in his new job with the New York Rangers.
Vigneault is leading them to a 35-26-4 record, good enough for second place in the Metropolitan Division.