The first big-screen documentary about Bitcoin debuted six months ago at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.

On November 3, The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin will finally have its Vancouver premiere.

Netcoins, a local Bitcoin startup, is screening the film at the UBC Robson Square Theatre (Room C300).

Couldn't make it out last night? You missed white-boy blues band the Black Keys at the Pacific COliseum. Madi Luke was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pic of the morning. The Black Keys at the Pacific Coliseum on October 31, 2014. Thanks Madi.

The Green Party of Vancouver has so far raked in $46,387 in campaign donations ahead of the November civic election.

Less than a day after the NPA and then Vision Vancouver promised to release at least the names of their donors before election day, the Greens beat all of the other parties to the punch.

Every weekday, the Straight highlights a great local shot as the Photo of the Day. Interested in submitting your photos for consideration? Check out our Flickr group.

Today I saw a carved pumpkin in the entrance way of a Fairview apartment building.

I immediately identified the “carrot”, but I was in a hurry. 

It wasn’t until I looked at the photos later that I realized the tiny “pumpkins” were actually “apples”. And only then did I see the “banana”.

With last summer now only a distant memory, many hikers are setting their sights on lower objectives.

One satisfying, lesser-known destination on Vancouver’s North Shore is the West Knob on Black Mountain.

Last weekend, I hiked to this viewpoint—which lies inside Cypress Provincial Park—via the Whyte Lake, Baden-Powell, and Donut Rock trails in West Vancouver.

What do you get that Rolling Stones in your life who has everything?

And by everything, we’re talking a gram of coke cut with the ashes of Keith Richards’s dad, photographic proof that Mick Jagger does indeed have a tiny todger, and three original Ronnie Wood paintings.

With Christmas officially on the horizon, gift shoppers might want to place their advance order for a handsomely priced new coffee table book titled The Rolling Stones. The book’s publisher, Taschen, has announced that 1,600 limited edition copies of the 500-plus page book will be made available this December to those with more money than sense.

When I was a kid, a long weekend often meant a chance to go to the U.S. for a bit of cross-border shopping. My family would drive down to Bellingham and wander what felt like a cavernous Bellis Fair Mall, or we’d drive a little further to Seattle and window-shop downtown.

I remember the excitement I felt when I discovered Old Navy—“It’s like Gap, but cheaper!”—and how I pined for an Abercrombie & Fitch rugby tee as a teenager (It was the early 2000s). I recall roaming the neon aisles of Target, and marveling at a swish department store called Nordstrom.

Vision Vancouver has responded to NPA mayoral candidate Kirk LaPointe's pledge to disclose his party's campaign donors' list by next Friday (November 7).

Mayoral incumbent Gregor Robertson announced that Vision will beat the NPA to it by revealing "a list of its campaign donors" this weekend.

"Releasing the list of donors supporting our campaign is just one more way Vision Vancouver is running a positive and transparent campaign, while the NPA’s Kirk LaPointe has repeatedly refused to even release a fully-costed platform," Robertson said in a news release.

Vancouverites got their first taste of American cosmetics emporium Sephora when the U.S. chain opened in Pacific Centre back in 2009. Starting Friday (October 31), beauty junkies will have a second location to get their fix when Sephora opens at 1045 Robson Street.

The new shop will not only be Sephora’s new Vancouver flagship location, but—at 8,600 square feet—it will also hold the title of being the largest Sephora store in Canada.

Sephora Robson will offer more than 200 makeup, skincare, fragrance, and haircare brands.

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