Beyoncé's making news today not just because of swirling pregnancy speculation (who caaaaaaaaaaaares?) but because she cancelled her May 14 show in Antwerp, Belgium.
In a note posted online to her "dearest" fans, Mrs. Jay-Z said she'd never cancelled a show before and it was incredibly difficult for her to not show up.
(It's so hard to be adored.)
According to reports, Bey got a note from her doctor excusing her from class the show.
But, because I'm a quibbler, I must point out her "apology" is Grade-A bullshit.
Leading up to the June 11 release of its latest LP, The Wack Album, everyone's favourite fake-rap trio, the Lonely Island, will be releasing a new song or video on what it has dubbed "Wack Wednesdays".
This week, the boys confess to some very, very icky youthful indiscretions on "I Fucked My Aunt". Then T-Pain checks in, pondering his own relationship with his aunt and whether it counts as incest or not. You be the judge.
Needless to say, the following is extremely NSFW. It is also highly grody.
“Pilgrims” and “This Bleeding Heart”—produced by the insurgent local film company Tabula Dada—have been selected to screen at this year’s Short Film Corner showcase at the Cannes Film Festival (which starts today). Although slated for broadcast on Bravo in the coming months, their inclusion at Cannes puts both films in front of a considerably larger global market.
Either one is an impressive achievement. Made by Métis playwright Marie Clements, “Pilgrims” is the fractured and unsettling tale of a German tourist whose hunger for West Coast aboriginal culture takes him out of his depth—literally.
Liberals hold power The B.C. Liberals bucked the polls and stunned many people across the province by winning a resounding election victory. A preliminary count indicates the incumbents took a 50-seat majority in the legislature, up from 45 seats captured in the last election. It’s the Liberals' fourth consecutive win over the NDP.
Chris Hadfield, Canadian astronaut–turned–Internet superstar, returned to Earth Monday (May 13) after five months aboard the International Space Station.
Sadly, this brings to an end his series of entertaining and educational videos about life in space. We are, however, left with a rich archive, thanks to the Canadian Space Agency’s YouTube page.
Here’s a selection of Hadfield’s best clips.
Without gravity and daily exercise such as walking, astronauts need to work out for about two hours every day to keep their muscles and bones healthy. While strapped in, Hadfield runs on a treadmill and works his muscles.
Getting married soon and don't know where to take your honeymoon? Why don't you consider hopping in the ol' time machine to 1960?
Last week, we took a wondrous bike ride through Vancouver in mid-1970s. Now it's time to look back at the heady year of 1960, an idyllic time to vacation on the West Coast.
Take a quiet woodland walk through Stanley Park! Admire the glamourous luxury liners! Get mad when your girlfriend catches an 80-pound salmon!
Interestingly, apart from the cars, clothes, and skyline, Vancouver 1960 is pretty much identical to Vancouver 2013.
A local coffee equipment company is hoping to be the next big thing when it comes to serving a fresh cup of joe at restaurants and coffee shops across North America. Vancouver-based Espro will officially launch Espro Press, an updated version of the French press, at the National Restaurant Association show in Chicago this week.
Espro was founded in 2002 by mechanical engineers Bruce Constantine and Chris McLean. The Espro Press has been available online and at international boutiques for about a year, and the small (eight-ounce) coffee brewer retails for around $90.
B.C. election day British Columbians head to the polls today in a provincial election that is expected to oust the Liberals after more than a decade in power. Polls are open until 8 p.m. Everything you need to know about how and where to vote can be found on the Elections BC website. You can also view the Georgia Straight’s candidate recommendations for Vancouver and the inner suburbs here.