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Gossip Girl star Leighton Meester embraces her poetic side
Leighton Meester wants to talk about Chanukah. No, not the sacred festival of lights, but the sidesplitting song Adam Sandler wrote “for all those nice little Jewish kids”. “...
Top 10 albums of 2011: Jenny Charlesworth
If this were about top songs, I’d be the laughingstock of the Straight’s music department. Not only would Britney Spears be getting a shout-out, so would Rihanna and Drake. For...
Let's all chill out and let Courtney Love do her thing
Courtney Love’s ta-tas are back in the news this week. It seems a Hole concert in Sao Paulo was all it took for the 47-year-old to peel off her over the shoulder boulder holders...
Turn on the bright Lights
If you are a MuchMusic darling looking for a hip overhaul, getting Holy Fuck to guest on your new record is a good place to start. With a name too profane for TV and a sound too...
Slow Learners' eponymous seven-inch lives up to the PBR set's hype
Slow Learners (Scum Buzz) Playing East Van dive bars and Main Street’s Antisocial skate shop, Slow Leaners has managed to whip up considerable buzz among the PBR-swilling...
Death Cab for Cutie taxis to the bright side
When Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard got hitched to Zooey Deschanel in 2009, his bandmates saddled up for a lifetime of dodging questions about the She & Him...
Hospital stay didn't keep Cave Singers frontman down
It’s only been a few months since the Cave Singers’ frontman, Pete Quirk, was forced to trade in his tour bus for a tiny hospital room, but he’s already making light of the...
Timber Timbre makes haunted-house doo-wop
There are a bevy of standout tracks on Timber Timbre’s latest album, Creep On Creepin’ On, but don’t expect to immediately recognize them when the trio performs at the Vogue next...
Louise Burns's Mellow Drama has a dreamy allure
Mellow Drama (Light Organ Records) There have been rumblings about Louise Burns’s debut ever since the local singer-songwriter popped back up on the musical landscape as a...
Bare souls and F-bombs hit Rain City Chronicles
You might come to Rain City Chronicles to hear tales recounted on-stage, but cofounders Lizzy Karp and Karen Pinchin insist it’s actually the anecdotes exchanged off-stage that...
Bill Cosby and Jian Ghomeshi stories generate plenty of party chatter and questions
Gwynne Dyer: Conspiracy or a cock-up in Ukraine?
David Hawksworth's new restaurant located in MNP Tower
Vision Vancouver commissioners vote to leave aquarium breeding ban decision to the NPA
Why Kinder Morgan relies on a civil injunction rather than criminal sanctions to punish protesters
Lukes General Store puts down Gastown roots
Viveca Ellis: Child poverty in B.C. is a policy-failure crisis
Pat Quinn: I never knew ye (but my dad did for a little while)
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Kirk LaPointe continues bashing Gregor Robertson
COPE candidates’ diversity fails to translate into multicultural voter base
Lawyer condemns arrests of Burnaby Mountain protesters while appeals are before courts
Homeless in Vancouver: Windows 8—shockingly poor on a Surface Pro
Rock Hall embarrasses itself yet again with lame-ass nominees
RCMP continues arresting protesters against Kinder Morgan surveying on Burnaby Mountain
Gwynne Dyer: Shinzo Abe gambles by calling a snap election in Japan
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