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Hillary Clinton's shot heard 'round the world
When Hillary Clinton gingerly downed a shot of Crown Royal at a campaign stop this week (see below), it illustrated the dangers of pandering to blue-collar voters. It’s a risky...
Hollow Tree, We Hardly Knew Ye
When I was a boy, Stanley Park was pretty much my very own back yard. I grew up in an apartment on the corner of Gilford and Robson, so the park was only a block away and I spent...
Republican John McCain gets a free ride from the media
It’s been said that in America there’s no such thing as a free lunch. Sometimes, however, there can be--or, at least, a free ride-–as in the case of Republican presidential...
Sweden's indestructible Christmas goat
Leave it to the Swedes, with their Volvos and meatballs and midnight sun, to come up with the best holiday tradition ever – a giant straw Christmas goat (or, Julbock), which is...
Remembrance Day: a grandson learns of his grandfather's noble fight against the fascists
Recently, I came across a photograph of my grandfather. It's from 1937, and he'd just arrived in Spain to fight for the Republic. Posing in front of an olive tree, he's young and...
NASA sends Luke Skywalker's light sabre into space
Now, don’t get me wrong – I love the space program, and I love Star Wars (the first three movies, anyway), but something about NASA sending Luke Skywalker’s light saber up on the...
World War Z
By Max Brooks. Crown, 342 pp, $32.95, hardcover. Told in the interview style of Studs Terkel’s The Good War, and just in time for Halloween, World War Z: An Oral History of the...
Space odyssey is a real trip
The first time I saw 2001: A Space Odyssey, I must have been about seven or eight years old. It made a real impression on me””not because of the trippy imagery or even the...
Wannabe cowboys saddle up in Montana
Ah, the life of a cowboy-city behind you, wide open space in front, a trusty horse underneath, and the sweet smell of sagebrush-what could be more liberating or more of an...
Zen and the art of fishing for soul, not sole
When summer embraces Vancouver, there's nothing better than grabbing a rod and reel and heading out to a favourite fishing spot. You see, fishing isn't about actually catching...
Star Trek’s John Cho on George Takei, the Sulu army, and being J.J. Abrams’s “Asian puppet”
Vancouver Canucks fire head coach Alain Vigneault
Rihanna posts an incredible picture of her ass
Canucks coach Alain Vigneault wasn't told he was fired until after word had leaked
My first boyfriend took advantage of me and I want an apology
RCMP seek woman who made racist comments near Cloverdale Rodeo
Raymond Louie waits while Gregor Robertson stays mayor
Adrian Dix promises review of NDP's campaign, plans to stay on as leader
Vancouver condo expert Gerry Fanaken calls for legislative change to rein in strata council bullies
Nominees for 2013 Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards announced
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
Matt Toner: New Democrats need the courage to go with our convictions now more than ever
Out of Character offers clues as to why a leader lacking in hubris lost the B.C. election
Church vies to take over Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts
Fleetwood Mac's classics please the masses in Vancouver
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