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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-...
Star Trek’s John Cho on George Takei, the Sulu army, and being J.J. Abrams’s “Asian puppet”
RCMP seek woman who made racist comments near Cloverdale Rodeo
My first boyfriend took advantage of me and I want an apology
News for Youse: Dix to speak, explosion in the West End, and Ford makes for late-night fodder
Nominees for 2013 Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards announced
UBC prof Benjamin Perrin denies he was consulted on $90,000 payment to Senator Mike Duffy
Vancouver Canucks fire head coach Alain Vigneault
Jack Chivo: Lessons for the NDP's Mr. Bean from the B.C. election
NPA councillor raises concern about Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts
David Suzuki: Ontario’s wildlife needs continued protection
Clueless Kelly Sutherland isn't the only one who hates the Canucks
B.C. NDP grapples with stunning provincial election loss
B.C. Liberals win fourth consecutive majority government
What B.C. New Democrats need to think about in the wake of an election debacle
B.C. Liberals celebrate majority win, Christy Clark loses Point Grey battle
Marc Emery blogs from prison about the B.C. election, the NDP loss, and the B.C. Greens' future
Martyn Brown: Vote Once, Think Twice
Out of Character offers clues as to why a leader lacking in hubris lost the B.C. election
Fleetwood Mac's classics please the masses in Vancouver
Church vies to take over Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts
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