If you're planning on seeing the conscious capitalism documentary Not Business As Usual at Your Kontinent Festival, you might want to read this rather scathing review—to put it mildly—by the Georgia Straight's Adrian Mack.

But you might also want to watch this panel discussion about the film and the concept of conscious capitalism that was held at the Vancouver International Film Festival Forum after a screening of the film on April 8.

The panel included:

• Joel Bakan, writer of the book and documentary The Corporation and UBC law professor

• Mark Brand, entrepreneur and Save-On Meats owner

What? Only seven types?

Here's local YouTube comedian Linda Dong's sendup of local stereotypes of Vancouver girls according to neighbourhoods. 

Unfortunately she forgot Shaughnessy Girl, Robson Girl, Wreck Beach Girl, West End Girls (the girl group), Visiting ESL Student Girl, Taiko Girl, Smelly Hair SkyTrain Girl, and the suburbs: West Vancouver Girl (well, Real Housewives of Vancouver ostensibly covered that), North Shore Adventure Girl, Richmond Girl, and...(I'm Not a) Surrey Girl.

Maybe more material for future episodes?

(Then again, maybe the next one can be types of Vancouver guys?)

It's mildly amusing but how accurate do you think it is?

As the trailer truck full of black and white cruisers waited on West Broadway Avenue this morning, I heard someone else watching it exclaim: “I saw that last week. They were shooting a movie!”

Of course they were.

Anything a person sees in Vancouver, including a truck full of Portland, Oregon, police vehicles, can always be explained in either one of two ways: the drugs you are taking or—if you’re between taking drugs—on the movies.

Stanley Q. Woodvine

TransLink says "human error" was the cause of Monday's (July 21) shutdown of the Millennium and Expo lines, which lasted for hours and led stranded passengers to walk along the tracks to the nearest stations.

In a news release today (July 22), the regional transportation authority states: "An experienced electrician was installing a new circuit breaker for the Evergreen Line at a power distribution panel when he accidently tripped the main breaker feeding the critical systems at SkyTrain’s operations centre, causing a system-wide shut down of train controls."

Every painting tells a story. The painting I saw out by a Dumpster last night tells the story of the scrawny little pine tree that was always being bullied by the other trees in the forest.

It goes like this…

The story of Jeffrey Pine

Once upon a time in the north, there was a forest by a lake.

It appeared to be a beautiful and majestic forest. The trees all looked very good, but in fact most of them were not very nice trees at all.

The bigger trees in the forest were always mean to a little tree named Jeffrey Pine. He was smaller and younger and he was different: he was the only Jeffrey Pine in the entire forest.

According to Vancouver Rape Relief and Women's Shelter, women are "bombarded with warnings to modify their behaviour" in order to avoid rape. For instance, women are advised to watch bartenders mix their drinks, limit their alcohol consumption, and never leave their beverages unattended.

If a $100,000 crowdfunding campaign is successful, women may soon be asked to "adjust" their behaviour in another way. The Toronto-based developers of the pd.id ("Your Personal Drink ID") have already raised over $8,000 on Indiegogo.

Couldn't make it out last night? You missed Brooklyn electro-pop band Au Revoir Simone at the Biltmore. Amanda Jax was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pick of the morning. Au Revoir Simone at the Biltmore Cabaret on July 21, 2014. Thanks Amanda.

Like Halloween, when the early October fogs start to roll in, and Kanye West when he isn’t cancelling his shows the day they are supposed to happen, it’s starting to feel like it’s almost here.

Yes, we’re talking about the Squamish Valley Music Festival, taking place August 8 to 10 at the Logger Sports Grounds and Hendrickson Fields. In anticipation of the big event—headlined by Eminem, Bruno Mars, and Arcade Fire—we’re spending the next few weeks rounding up local artists who’ll be playing the open-air party, and getting them to answer some important questions.

Live Nation has announced that American singer-songwriter Ryan Adams is coming to the Orpheum Theatre on October 7.

Ryan Adams has confirmed September 9 as the release date of Ryan Adams, his new album and first to be released on the combined Pax Am/Blue Note imprint. Produced by Adams himself at his own Pax Am Studios in Los Angeles, the new record is the North Carolina-born singer-songwriter’s first full-length release since 2011’s acclaimed Ashes & Fire.

I was just watching an old Seinfeld rerun—a 1996 episode called “The Shower Head” where Jerry and his buddies are forced to purchase “black market” showerheads through Newman because they can’t get enough water pressure to decently rinse their hair—and noticed something interesting.

At the part in the show where Elaine corners Jerry’s mom on the way to his washroom so she can intercept some of her pee for a drug test, you can clearly see some of the VHS titles on the bookshelf to their left.