The Roof at Black + Blue opened in April, nearly 18 months after the ritzy dining room below it had launched and just in time for summer. While the city’s largest rooftop restaurant patio has been popular during warmer months, owner Glowbal Collection has found a way to cozy the space up for winter.
At a media preview of the Roof’s brunch, which has actually been running Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a few months, the Roof looked festive and inviting. Christmas décor was illuminated by a cozy fire, and canopy tents enclosed the space—making it warm enough to comfortably wear just a T-shirt.
In this entry in our exactly-what-it-says-on-the-tin series, the Starfleet captain puts his cultured spin on the holiday classic.
Make it so! Make it so! Make it so!
The French government has filed preliminary charges against Bob Dylan after comments in a 2012 Rolling Stone interview upset the country’s Croatian community.
"If you got a slave master or Klan in your blood, blacks can sense that," Dylan said. "That stuff lingers to this day. Just like Jews can sense Nazi blood and the Serbs can sense Croatian blood."
A complaint was subsequently lodged against Dylan and Rolling Stone's French publisher by the Representative Council of the Croatian Community and Institutions. “You cannot equate Croatian [war] criminals with all Croats," said the group’s secretary general, Vlatko Maric.
Every December, many people turn their attention to helping the homeless and hungry people they ignore the rest of the year.
However, it’s not just our fellow humans who could use our support. Many animals—of the nonhuman variety—are vulnerable and suffering, and could benefit from our assistance at this time of year.
Here’s 10 ways that you can help the animals this holiday season.
Remember "Hurricane", that great Bob Dylan tune about the imprisonment of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter?
Bob Mercer sure does.
Dylan's 1975 protest song came out five months after a notorious hostage-taking incident at the B.C. Penitentiary that took the life of 32-year-old prison social-worker Mary Steinhauser. Three years later, finding major inspiration in "Hurricane", Mercer wrote a song called "Wilson, Lucas & Bruce" that told the inside story of the 72-hour standoff, including Steinhauser's death "from a prison guard's gun" and the fact that B.C. Pen's extensive use of solitary confinement was what led to the hostage-taking in the first place.
The director of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Kathleen Bartels, is thrilled by yet another valuable gift from two of B.C.'s greatest patrons of the arts.
Polygon Homes chairman Michael Audain and his wife, Yoshiko Karasawa, have donated a self-portrait, Emily and Lizzie, by famed B.C. artist Emily Carr. It becomes the fifth self-portrait and 254th Emily Carr work in the VAG's collection.
"The painting fills a gap in the Gallery's representation of Emily Carr's work as her figurative works are extremely rare," Bartels said in a VAG news release.
Emily and Lizzie shows Carr, with her back in silhouette in a dark dress, sharing tea with her sister Lizzie, who's in the light in a white blouse.
Vancouver will host the largest hockey event that has ever taken place in B.C. on March 2, 2014. The Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic will see the Vancouver Canucks face off against the Ottawa Senators at BC Place.
The Heritage Classic, a series of outdoor regular-season NHL hockey games, launched in 2003 and was hosted by the Edmonton Oilers. In 2011, the Calgary Flames played the Montreal Canadiens in the second Heritage Classic. The Canucks are the third Canadian team to host the event, and this is the first time that the Heritage Classic will be played in a stadium with a retractable roof.
What a nice little cat. And cute? The photo just doesn’t do her justice. Goodbye kitty!
The Toronto International Film Festival has unveiled the top 10 Canadian features and short films for the 13th annual Canada's Top Ten Film Festival.