Georgia Straight Issue 2357
Feb 21, 2013
artsMy Funny Valentine deserves your attentionGlenn Gould Prize awarded to Canadian theatre artist Robert LepagePublic Dreams co-founder Paula Jardine to deliver public talk in RichmondSidra Bell Dance and LEVYdance bring fearless performances to the Chutzpah FestivalDances for a Small Stage 28 is full of sweet surprisesGravity of Center is relentlessly ambitiousBJM shows off versatility in Vancouver, from the hard-edged to the sereneVancouver gallery creates “Collective” for contemporary photographersViolinist Dale Barltrop makes a thought-provoking outing with the VSOBoca del Lupo gears up for its annual Micro Performance SeriesDaniel Karasik's Haunted navigates rocky emotional terrainHolmes and Watson Save the Empire! at the Deep Cove Shaw TheatreThere’s No Place Like Oz at the Djavad Mowafaghian CinemaIf at All at the Norman and Annette Rothstein Theatre Vancouver Cantata Singers escape the concert hallTulips are a charged metaphor in Antonia Hirsch's Light TenderNational Ballet of China’s Swan Lake wings in
blograDerek Corrigan jokes about stalling traffic on KingswayNews for Youse: Vancouver skews housing stats, meteor injures nearly 1,000, and Ryan Kesler could returnJudge suggests Xinhua is a propaganda arm of Chinese governmentLos Angeles Police Department releases video of Vancouverite Elisa LamPhoto of the Day: LabyrinthIs it time to make cannabis the official herb of B.C.?Lorne Mayencourt video jumps the gun on tomorrow's B.C. Liberal nomination voteRobert F. Kennedy Jr. links U.S. climate protest to B.C. pipelinesPhoto of the Day: Lions Gate BridgePhoto of the Day: The antique building in ChinatownPhoto of the Day: Oh, beautiful bird, beautiful mountainPhoto of the Day: Lions Gate BridgeNews for Youse: Burger recall, higher fees and taxes in budget, and UBC student found deadVideo: Black History Month for White People
Arts »Ballet B.C. flying high after Ottawa showStereotype.fm roots out music fans' personality quirksBilly Corgan's furniture commercial should make you glad Kurt Cobain is deadToronto response to court dictates future of local shark-fin bansNews for Youse: Regulator nails B.C. Hydro, Sam Sullivan nominated, and Jannik Hansen suspendedNews for Youse: Residential school deaths, Wilkinson wins nomination, and Canucks lose in shootoutNews for Youse: Burnaby won't ban shark-fin soup, budget day, loonie falls, and Booth may returnPhotos: Politicians flock to Chinese New Year Parade in VancouverStudy finds liberal and conservative brains function differentlyFox News attacks WiccansThe Georgia Straight proudly sponsors Norwegian SpringUsing the Internet to save the Internet: Weekly update from OpenMedia.caShocking video of meteor strike on RussiaKill time at work and learn Vancouver's neighbourhoods at the same timeThe Georgia Straight proudly sponsors the Vancouver Cantata Singers: Brahms RequiemThe Georgia Straight proudly sponsors HauntedVideo: Shane Koyczan launches anti-bullying To This Day ProjectVideo: Two spoken-word artists call out hipster racismHarlem responds to the White ShakeVideo: Car does huge backflip off rampVideo: Sea otter is a basketball dunking machineVideo: Maru nearly foiled by box, plus bonus cat factsThe Georgia Straight proudly sponsors the 2013 Talking Stick FestivalThe Georgia Straight proudly sponsors Retrospective: 25 YearsVancouver gets a rare visit from Jaromir Jagr as Dallas Stars face Canucks tonightDavid Booth returns, Cory Schneider starts for Canucks in Chicago tonightBlade Runner Oscar Pistorius kept boxes of steroidsCyber-bullies, gamblers force Vancouver's Rebecca Marino out of pro tennisHenrik Sedin sets team scoring record; Canucks blow lead against StarsNo surprise that Roberto Luongo is in the net against the BluesThe Georgia Straight proudly sponsors the Gravity of CenterThe Georgia Straight proudly sponsors PEP TalksWhat do you get when you simultaneously record 100 copies of the Beatles' White Album?The Georgia Straight presents Beats Antique at the CommodorePhotos: UBC Thunderbirds sweep Manitoba Bisons in women's hockey quarterfinalTuna study hints Fukushima plant still emits radiationClive Davis sets the record straight on his bisexualityResolving gay marriage debates: get straight guys to watch more porn?What do gay guys think of vaginas?
Food »Video: Covered Roots: The History of Vancouver's Chinese FarmsAre lesbian nuns a Canadian Heritage Minute?Nu Sensae's Daniel Pitout one of Out magazine's 100 Most Eligible BachelorsMedical system recognizes hipster as disorder treatable with medicationRestricting size of strollers on transit is not in public interest, TTC saysScary videos of Russian meteorite "explosion" and shockwaveLove versus hate: Gay man faces off against homophobic preacherPhoto: Remember it's raining again in VancouverChinese New Year parade is certain to attract hordes of politiciansCanadian authors get naked for literacyUrvashi Butalia offers personal insights into PartitionYou've heard the album, now read the book!
Arts »CIBC LunarFest creates a downtown jungle at Vancouver Art GalleryU.K. author says libraries “no longer relevant”Rush brings its Clockwork Angels tour to Vancouver this summerChicago bluesman Morris Holt, aka "Magic Slim", dies at 75Marshall Crenshaw recalls hanging out with Dennis Dunaway at Ian Hunter's houseWarren Haynes and Anders Osborne do Neil Young proud on "Cortez the Killer"Burnaby mayor jokes about stalling traffic on KingswayScreenshot of the day: Fox News gets it right—kind ofFifth Avenue and Park Theatre sold to CineplexEnder’s Game author’s homophobic views could jeopardize upcoming filmIn praise of indie movie theatresParanoid Oscar buzz 2013Mountain Film Fest hands out the awards for 2013Werner Herzog makes everything funny
foodVegetarian and meat chilies warm up Vancouver
Uncorked »Formerly Dunham & Froese, Covert Farms wines are better than everEat well with Nosh's high-quality grab-and-go optionsTractor restaurant aims to woo salad lovers in KitsilanoVancouver chef Dale MacKay to open new restaurant in Saskatoon
Games »The PlayStation 4 is coming Towers rise in Burnaby, all according to planSewing star Denise Wild stitches the way to soft décorDécor accessories: Auto armchairs, Ming madness, and bed credIn smaller condos, the living is large—and chicStraight Line Designs' Judson Beaumont turns fantasy into witty furnitureDécor accessories: In the shade, on the wall, and sticking clocksDouglas Coupland for SwitzerCultCreative furniture line reboots a classic nameDan Savage Podcast Episode 330Straight JabThe Mill's Janine Wilson aces the art of juxtaposing old and new designThis spring, buns and punk ombre hair aboundI don't want to rock the boat at my sister's weddingYour horoscope for February 21 to 27, 2013Geek Speak: Herb Lainchbury, president of Open Data Society of B.C.Blind Beginnings helps youth in need of services, not sympathySpotlight on Urban Living: fantasy furniture, small condos, and playful interiorsCity of Vancouver to hold Open Data Day this weekend
Red Meat »Red Meat
Games »Let’s just pretend Aliens: Colonial Marines was never made
moviesWest of Memphis searches for justiceSnitch weirdly worksCrazy8s filmmaking competition ends with "Braindamage"A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III is rudely enjoyableNew on DVD/Blu-ray: Chasing Mavericks, The Client List: The Complete First Season, Girls Against Boys, The Master, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2Charlie Sheen sparkles in Playboy-inspired A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan IIIWest of Memphis director Amy Berg probes murdersEscape From Planet Earth's weakest link is its storyVancouver International Mountain Film Festival: Insane kayakers tackle mammoth waves and whirlpools in Congo: The Grand Inga Project
musicMusic comes first in the songs of Warsaw’s ShofarMusic Heals Charitable Foundation gets a boost from Vancouver venues in MarchB.C. leads bar-band Juno Award nominations
Reviews »The Shilohs get So Wild at the ANZA ClubWhite Poppy hits the Zoo ZhopFilms of Fellini colour the work of NYC’s Sex MobThe great Dane chief of IndiansDustin Bentall keeps courting adventureAlasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas at St. James HallMatmos at the Media ClubPennywise singer Jim Lindberg doesn’t pull his punches
newsGwynne Dyer: Prisoner X and the gang who couldn’t shoot straightNick Fillmore: A vote for Liberal candidate Joyce Murray is a vote for party co-operation against HarperDavid Suzuki: Are we paving over our natural wealth in Canada?Gwynne Dyer: The economic power shift and decline of the WestDaniel Veniez: There are good reasons why Justin Trudeau is the Liberal front-runnerCatherine Hart: It's time for the CRTC to act on cellphone complaintsPaul Watson resignation doesn't stop Sea Shepherd from shutting down Japanese whaling operationB.C. government budget projects “modest” surplus, includes tax increasesPacific salmon set to become official symbol of B.C.B.C. budget slammed by students and professorsBob Simpson: Bringing down the B.C. Liberals now risks shutting down the governmentMason Raymond one of the biggest surprises on the Vancouver CanucksHuman Rights Watch lawyer seeks RCMP accountabilityBurnaby council raises fracking fearDo rain-screen requirements for B.C. buildings make sense?Sam Sullivan wins B.C. Liberal nomination in Vancouver–False CreekUBC researcher describes Russian fireball as “phenomenal scientific event”B.C. MP John Duncan resigns as minister of aboriginal affairs and northern developmentGeoff Meggs drops code of conduct complaint against Adriane CarrMayor Gregor Robertson calls closure of Kitsilano Coast Guard station "sad day for Vancouver"Dozens attend Vancouver public hearing on Beach Towers rezoningMurder and attempted-murder charges laid in Tsawwassen First Nation homicideCOPE's by-law elimination suggestion would cause “chaos”, ex-cop saysWaste to energy debate heats up again in Metro VancouverJobs Minister Pat Bell won't seek reelection because of aneurysmCarnegie Community Action Project condemns housing situation in Downtown Eastside