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Pacific Cinématheque's Film Noir series is filled with wicked, brassy dames
Frank Chambers’s downfall begins innocently enough, with a tube of lipstick rolling toward him across a diner floor. Standing at the entrance is waitress Cora Smith, played by...
Aboriginal culture takes centre stage at Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth
Aboriginal stories play a prominent role in this year’s Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth—but Pocahontas didn’t make the cut. While Hollywood continues to pump...
Alice and Other Heroes uses live music to tell heroic tales
Daniel Janke may have been on a trip to the Czech Republic, but it was Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland that captured his imagination. The Yukon composer and filmmaker was on tour...
Cultural Olympiad countdown
For a man at the helm of one of Vancouver’s largest-ever cultural events—which happens to come at the tail end of one of the world’s largest-ever economic downturns—Robert Kerr...
Dick's on Dicks death causes chaos
Local music promoters have been scrambling to reschedule more than a dozen concerts after the Aquilini Investment Group gave Richard's on Richards until July 21 to vacate the...
Jill Barber's music blasts off for the final frontier
When Vancouver-based singer-songwriter Jill Barber was growing up, she was fascinated by the planets and the stars—but little did she know that one day her music would end up on...
Randy Bachman becomes an officer of the Order of Canada
Legendary Canadian rocker Randy Bachman was invested as an officer of the Order of Canada on May 15. The Salt Spring Island resident, who helped found the Guess Who and Bachman-...
Spinal Tap's Harry Shearer sets stage for Vancouver
The men behind Spinal Tap are coming to Vancouver for the Unwigged & Unplugged Tour—and the mock rock band's bassist Harry Shearer has jokingly asked the Vancouver police to...
Australian Film Weekend hits home
It’s an excruciating scene: a dad stands at the grocery-store checkout with his two teenage sons, one of whom is severely autistic. He hasn’t brought enough cash, so he begins...
Luna's draw irresistible for filmmakers
When Michael Parfit and Suzanne Chisholm first travelled to Nootka Sound to write about an orphaned orca named Luna, they were determined to keep their distance. The husband-...
Winners and losers in the B.C. teachers' strike
Your horoscope from September 18 to 24, 2014
More questions than answers in strike deal
So Dianne Watts is a Harper Conservative? That shouldn't come as a surprise
Dr. Cabbie has the pieces for success
Gwynne Dyer: Scotland stays
The book that changed your life: Wayde Compton
Beyond Vij’s: Meet the folks behind Vancouver’s other Indian restaurants
Some teachers prepared to plug their noses and vote "yes" on BCTF tentative agreement
Vancouver International Film Festival 2014 review guide
As parents rally for their kids' education, Christy Clark plans on spending billions on a new bridge
Brenda McNeill: Why are school administrators silent on B.C. teachers’ strike?
Teachers' strike, Christy Clark's popularity falls, and Election Act charges against two B.C. Liberals
Elton John and his killer band conquer Vancouver, with the help of a giant jellyfish
Elton John not thrilled by the Newt's review of his Vancouver show
Tentative agreement reached in B.C. teachers strike
Why do so many Vancouver firefighters make six figures? And other questions raised by city salaries
West End landlord denies allegations of 30-percent rent increases
Gwynne Dyer: ISIS and the coalition of the unwilling
B.C. premier Christy Clark calls tentative six-year teachers’ deal a "game changer"
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