Georgia Straight Issue 2358
Feb 28, 2013
artsSpring Arts Preview 2013: Sci-fi musical, tar-sands drama, and our critics' picksDocumentary-play Extraction travels from the tar sands to BeijingSpring arts 2013: Goldberg, two-by-fours, and Tea hit high notesMichelle Olson wins inaugural VIDF choreography prizeNorman Armour slated to direct Margaret Atwood opera Pauline in 2014Haunted exposes the complexities of human connectionsNational Ballet of China’s Swan Lake delivers pretty perfectionVancouver park board offers free art studio space in heritage buildingChoreographer Joe Laughlin looks back at 25 years of wildly diverse danceThe artists speak out about a bold new Vancouver Art GallerySpring arts 2013: Mirth masters are set to slay usSpring arts 2013: A diverse season dances our wayBroken Sex Doll toys with robots, music, and moral decayCoastal First Nations Dance Festival at the Museum of AnthropologySpring arts 2013: From Tehran to Paris, the world hits Vancouver's gallery wallsSpring arts 2013: A tiny world, a stampede queen, and a great Dane
blograHappy 100th birthday, Auric GoldfingerThe Onion apologizes for Quvenzhane Wallis tweetOscar 2013: Best picture goes to a film that directed itself B.C. trained filmmaker killed in plane crashJimmy Carter sets record straight on ArgoRoberto Luongo hopes to continue his unbeaten streak in 2013 (not counting shootout losses)DeNiro plays Tommy Lee Jones at the OscarsSeth McFarlane's Oscar boobs—already viral"We Saw Your Junk"Jail time for minor hockey coach who tripped players at UBCJennifer Lawrence versus idiotsKim Cattrall to receive Canadian Screen Awards special achievement honourGollum auditions for Les MisérablesBest Oscar tweet of the night, so farUBC film scholar and Georgia Straight movie critic Mark Harris diesAdele shafted by sound mixThird ever tie in Oscar historyOscar 2013: Sugarman wins in better-than-average doc categoryVideo: TV anchor asks Olympic track champion if he's ever run beforeCanadian nominees get ready for Oscar nightSeth McFalane's Oscar boobs—already viralShirley Douglas brings Kiefer along as she wins ACTRA awardB.C. residents Guillaume Rocheron and Jim Erickson win OscarsPi in your face at Oscar 2013Oscar 2013's first upset comes earlyDavid Bowie falls to earth again in new video (NSFW)News for Youse: Jay-Z and JT will play Vancouver, flu vaccine was a dud, and Oscar Pistorius gets bailNews for Youse: Jonathan Bacon killing, Adrian Dix glitch, Oscar winners, and Canucks shellackedReport alleges Hugo Chavez has diedPhoto of the Day: YVRPhoto of the Day: Forest sunlightWhat's the focus of your story?B.C. government touts speedy response time for media inquiriesNews for Youse: Obesity rates rise, Liberals' ethnic plan leaked, and One Direction named worst bandNews for Youse: Homicide in Langley, Pink Shirt Day, hate-speech ruling, and Scott Weiland firedEnough of Silvio: Femen protesters harass Berlusconi at polling stationTED talk: Wade Davis shares beautiful photos of Sacred HeadwatersPhoto of the Day: Brockton Point LighthousePhoto of the Day: SnowBC Place-bound Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake no longer an odd coupleMusicians sing for women's rightsBison B.C. freed from Metal BladeBaba Brinkman pens a musical tribute to his mom, Liberal leadership candidate Joyce MurrayThe day Otis Music diedThe Replacements cover—who else?—Gordon LightfootPhotos: Kamloops Blazers shut out the Vancouver GiantsPhoto of the Day: Clarity
Politics »While we're talking about bullying today...
Politics »CTV brand management and Senate scandalsVideo: "Escape Artist" by The ZolasBaba Brinkman tells dear mama she's appreciated for trying to rid the country of Stephen HarperThe Georgia Straight proudly sponsors CelticFest Vancouver40 years ago today Alice Cooper released his shock-rock masterpiece Billion Dollar Babies Ear of Newt foams at the mouth over new Duane Allman boxed setEar of Newt foams at the mouth over new Duane Allman boxed setThe Georgia Straight proudly sponsors ExtractionRed Wings clobber Canucks 8-330 Years Ago: Nicolette Larson talks Neil Young, Eddie Van Halen, and roommate Linda RonstadtEveryone relax, Ron Jeremy is out of hospitalChristian congressman says Dick Cheney should burn in HellDead bird reanimated by crazed scientistsThe invisibility cloak—it's real!Facebook paid no taxes in 2012, gets $429 million tax rebate insteadSony PS4 video launch falls flat
Books »Shayne Koyczan's "To This Day" for bullying victims goes viral
Books »Scott McIntyre honoured by friends and former colleagues
Arts »Banksy arrest hoax?Video: Orcas, surfers, and seals near TofinoVideo: Chinese official has world-class temper tantrum in airportThe Stop the Meter saga continues: Weekly update from OpenMedia.caCat lovers will like VinecatsVideo: Ninja cheerleader sinks basketball from half court
Food »Six B.C. chefs compete on Top Chef Canada season 3AC/DC says "Have a Drink On Me" with its own beer (not available in Canada)The Georgia Straight proudly sponsors Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company’s If At AllThe Georgia Straight presents Hannah Georgas at the RioThe Georgia Straight proudly sponsors TerminusNews for Youse: Bus changes approved, MLA slams chlorination, and Oxford racial bias alleged
Food »Vancouver chefs teach cooking classes for Arts Club Theatre Company fundraisersThe Georgia Straight proudly sponsors Festival du BoisThe Georgia Straight presents Sigur Rós at Deer Lake Park
Life »Hipster versus nerd/geek: What's the difference?The Georgia Straight proudly sponsors the 2013 Vancouver International Dance FestivalThe Georgia Straight presents Shout Out Louds at the CommodoreTickets still available for Squamish Valley Music Festival launch partyThe Georgia Straight proudly sponsors the Vancouver International Women in Film FestivalMore gay superhero action: Batwoman's marriage proposal, Wolverine with Hercules?
Uncorked »Skulls full of killer Syrah from AustraliaFill your stomach and your heart with Dining Out for LifeTacofino Commissary brings the Mexican sunshine indoors
Arnould »ArnouldYour horoscope for February 28 to March 6, 2013Poems by Elizabeth Bachinsky and Sarah Pinder splice public and private lifeRussian city of Ufa intrigues outside the hockey arenaStraight Jab
Red Meat »Red MeatOut in the workplace: What queer professionals and straight allies can doPEP Talks urge parents to relax
Games »Tomb Raider reboot gets realOrganization concerned about B.C. teachers' Day of Pink "pro-homosexuality" messageDid I make a mistake? A transgender woman's journey of transitionAt least 23 First Nations still waiting for broadband Internet access in B.C.Transvestite is an archaic term for cross-dresser that no one uses anymoreDan Savage Podcast Episode 331Trash fashion gets new life at the Wearable Art AwardsGot IT security?
moviesOz the Great and Powerful offers a kid-friendly Mila KunisTrouble in the Peace captures a nightmarish situationDark Skies is a lame-ass alien-abduction thrillerThe Gatekeepers is no whitewashTwilight author Stephenie Meyer breaks the cycle for The HostThe Gatekeepers offers some investment in truth21 and Over is a grubby little frat-boy comedyNew on DVD/Blu-ray: The Intouchables, Murdoch Mysteries: Season 5, Red Dawn, Someday This Pain Will Be Useful, Wreck-It RalphVancouver International Women in Film Festival travels the globeJunk-store find brings to life tragic sex-kitten's visit to famed Vancouver nightclub and awestruck cityThe Suicide Shop doesn't shy away from tortureKokanee’s Sasquatch evolves in The Movie Out HereThe House I Live In reveals the injustices of incarceration
musicTrust takes a ride on the dark sideDarwin Deez targets outside-the-box fansLes Poules à Colin find inspiration beyond QuebecSneeze into spring at cool Vancouver concerts Olio Festival says goodbye with a Julie Doiron hugUnderrated Marshall Crenshaw flies under the pop radarThao & the Get Down Stay Down at Fortune Sound ClubRangda finds Chris Corsano playing songs, for onceAna Moura at the North Shore Credit Union Centre for the Performing ArtsDave Alvin at Vancouver FanClubThe Blank Tapes at Electric Owl
Reviews »Matmos makes for one of the most oddly engaging shows of the year
newsGabriel Yiu: Christy Clark takes liberties with the budget numbersDermod Travis: Election campaigns don't come cheap in B.C.Gwynne Dyer: Grillosconi wins in ItalyB.C. Liberals appear to be doomed in upcoming provincial electionJoyce Murray campaign receives a boost from groups promoting democratic reformGreen councillor Adriane Carr questions affordability of new rental unitsBruce Ralston: B.C. Liberals table bogus budget filled with accounting tricksB.C. family doctors can bill for phone consultations as part of new $132 million planFred Mah receives Vancouver Civic Merit AwardMartyn Brown: The bottom line on the B.C. Liberal budgetPromod Puri: I want to be a Canadian senatorDavid Suzuki: Sonar and whales are a deadly mixFormer council candidate Sean Bickerton quits the NPACaitlyn Vernon: One coast, one climateAnne Murray: A dark cloud hangs over South DeltaGwynne Dyer: Bahrain crackdown influenced by Saudi neighbourB.C. NDP livestream crash prevents public from seeing Adrian Dix speechSpencer Chandra Herbert: B.C. must take on discrimination at the root of much bullyingReasonable Doubt: Landlords can't evict tenants without good reason and noticePolitician defends revising deal with associationsVancouver Whitecaps coach Martin Rennie eyes the MLS CupB.C. Liberal fans fill up newspaper inboxesProjects in Lougheed Town Centre put strain on libraryLittle Mountain Housing social housing proposal promises "thoughtful design"West End prepares for future growthDavid Suzuki plumps for federal Liberal leadership candidate Joyce MurrayB.C. NDP’s poverty platform still unclearB.C. Greens predict election breakthrough on Vancouver IslandAre political leaders also victims of bullying?Natural-gas exports create supply chain of emissionsVancouver approves Beach Towers expansion in the West EndCampaign aims to educate Downtown Eastside sex workers about their rightsConversations for Responsible Economic Development highlights risks of Trans Mountain pipeline expansion Vancouver may proclaim “Year of Reconciliation” with indigenous peoplesNew study calls for rapid transit along Vancouver’s Broadway corridorAlireza Ahmadian: Iranian and Egyptian revolutions: perspectives of a child of the Islamic RepublicVancouver city council set to consider 16-storey development in ChinatownSurrey transit worries inspire rallyBernard Valcourt replaces John Duncan as minister of aboriginal affairs and northern development