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Year in Review 2014
Best of Vancouver
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Holiday discs 2014: Liona Boyd's A Winter Fantasy
Liona Boyd A Winter Fantasy Canada’s First Lady of the Guitar can’t shred the nylon strings the way she once could, due to a condition called focal dystonia. That explains why...
Holiday discs 2014: Irvin Mayfield & the New Orleans Jazz Playhouse Revue's A New Orleans Creole Christmas
Irvin Mayfield & the New Orleans Jazz Playhouse Revue A New Orleans Creole Christmas If you can listen to these sweet-and-laid-back takes on holiday standards without...
Holiday discs 2014: Trio Mediaeval's Aquilonis
Trio MediaevalAquilonis This gorgeous album of polyphonic harmonizing by Norway’s Trio Mediaeval is not a Christmas release per se, but the repertoire comes from as far north as...
Holiday discs 2014: Jamey Johnson's The Christmas Song
Jamey Johnson The Christmas Song Can we declare a moratorium on new recordings of date-rape how-to “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”, for, say, five years? Just wanted to throw that out...
Holiday discs 2014: Various Artists' I’ll Be Home for Christmas
Various Artists I’ll Be Home for Christmas A caveat: this EP does not include any version of “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”. What it does include is a Meghan Trainor original...
Holiday discs 2014: Sarah Dawn Finer's Vinterland
Sarah Dawn Finer Vinterland Sarah Dawn Finer is a popular Swedish singer (of Anglo-American descent, hence her distinctly non-Swedish name), and Vinterland is her Christmas...
Holiday discs 2014: Various Artists' Ellen’s The Only Holiday Album You’ll Ever Need—Volume 1
Various Artists Ellen’s The Only Holiday Album You’ll Ever Need—Volume 1 Wait a sec, if this is the only holiday album we’ll ever need, why is it only Volume 1? Who do you think...
Top 10 albums of 2014: John Lucas
I took a good chunk of 2014 off from listening to new music and then spent the week prior to filing this list desperately attempting to play catch-up. So if I left off your...
Mother Mother explores humanity’s flaws
Ryan Guldemond doesn’t set out to make grand statements, but somehow it keeps happening. Mother Mother’s last album, 2012’s The Sticks, found Guldemond—the band’s singer,...
Head to art gallery shops for cool, unique gifts
Let’s be honest here: with the exception of a few masochists, no one actually likes shopping at this time of year. The stores are crowded, the mall parking lots are battle zones,...
Evan Goldberg wonders if the Sony hack was an inside job
More thoughts on John Horgan, Jenny Kwan, Mable Elmore, and the Vancouver East NDP nomination
Gwynne Dyer: Relations between the U.S. and Cuba will not change much
Dancer, sculptor, painters, and filmmakers awarded studio and live-work space by City of Vancouver
Bitcoin books shed light on the politics and economics of cryptocurrency
John Horgan should worry when two progressive NDP MLAs eye Vancouver East nomination
Your horoscope from December 18 to 24, 2014
The NHL Players' Association won't like this idea, but why not five-on-five all the time?
Vancouverites perform “social experiment” on homeless man to make a point
Top five things to do in Metro Vancouver on Monday, December 22
Jeff O’Neil Show criticized for “misogynist BS” over Justin Trudeau questions
Jeff O’Neil Show and CFOX sorry for “F, kill, or marry” segment that was in “tremendously poor taste”
Justin Trudeau targets Conservative voters in B.C. while still advancing marijuana legalization
Here's our review of The Interview anyway
John Thomas: Leftist zombies steal Powell River municipal election
Province says transit plebiscite will be on “Metro Vancouver Congestion Improvement Tax”
The Hobbit: the Battle of the Five Armies completes the Tolkien trilogy, finally
Trinity Western University takes B.C. law society to court over Christian law school
Vacancy rate plummets in Vancouver and other areas of Lower Mainland
Vancouver park board pay “sore spot” for former chair Constance Barnes
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