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Outdoor pianos for the Vancouver summer: The Carnival Band’s Ross Barrett jamming with the Carlo Rossi Gang
(On mobile? Click here to watch the video on YouTube.) Sky Lambourne was strutting barefoot working a trumpet when the Straight found him underneath the south end of the Cambie...
Outdoor pianos for the Vancouver summer: Emet S.W. with an old soul's rendition of Skyfall
(On mobile? Click here to watch the video on YouTube.) Emet S.W. told the Straight he’s spent his entire life surrounded by music. That isn’t an especially long time, considering...
Outdoor pianos for the Vancouver summer: Dawn Pemberton with a love song for you
(On mobile? Click here to watch the video on YouTube.) Dawn Pemberton believes that music is something that should always be available to everyone. The appearance of four pianos...
Outdoor pianos for the Vancouver summer: Joseph Hirabayashi with "an accusatory pop song"
(On mobile? Click here to watch the video on YouTube.) Vancouver can be a tough city for an urban troubadour trying to make a buck. “There’s has bit of a bias for construction...
Outdoor pianos for the Vancouver summer: Rachel Iwaasa with Bach’s Goldberg Variations
(On mobile? Click here to watch the video on YouTube.) Johann Sebastian Bach’s Goldberg Variations has flowed through Rachel Iwaasa since the time she was 15 years old. No doubt...
Video: How do Vancouver residents feel about alcohol at the beach?
The Georgia Straight recently asked Vancouver beach enthusiasts how they felt about a proposal to allow the consumption of alcohol in parks and on beaches in British Columbia....
Video: Arts Studio advocates protest cuts to mental-health services
Today (July 5) members and supporters of mental-health services gathered at the Vancouver Art Gallery to protest program cuts. Meena Wong, a former federal NDP candidate for...
Canada retains top spot as world's most reputable country
For the third year in a row, Canada has topped a list of the world’s most reputable countries. The Reputation Institute’s study, released on Thursday (June 27), contains a list of...
Brazil's president Dilma Rousseff delivers populist response to unrest
It remains to be seen if the recent mass protests by Brazilians in cities throughout the country will result in lasting changes. But after more than one million people gathered in...
Brazil protests evolve from a fight over transit to a national movement for an end to corruption
This month is shaping up as an important moment in Brazilian history. Hundreds of thousands have gone into to the streets—each for his or her own reasons—but it’s clear that...
Vancouver LGBT leader Jim Deva dies, leaving a community in mourning
Police say man arrested in murder of Surrey teen Serena Vermeersch
Why does SkyTrain start running so damn late on the weekends?
Classic car involved in accident that closed Sea to Sky Highway
Sex workers in Canada: 17 interesting facts from a new report
Vancouver police deliver one of the best headlines of the year
Raymond Lee Caissie charged with second-degree murder in death of Surrey teen Serena Vermeersch
Satan statue with porn-star penis taken down by City of Vancouver
Canada-wide warrant issued for patient on unauthorized absence from Riverview grounds
Barinder Rasode says she'll be one tough mother in the Surrey mayoral race
Pit bull attack suggests that dog owner isn't always the problem
Elias Ishak: Compulsory schooling destroys our humanity
Elton John not thrilled by the Newt's review of his Vancouver show
Winners and losers in the B.C. teachers' strike
Tentative agreement reached in B.C. teachers strike
Why do so many Vancouver firefighters make six figures? And other questions raised by city salaries
B.C. premier Christy Clark calls tentative six-year teachers’ deal a "game changer"
Cultural chauvinism poses economic risk for Canada
Gwynne Dyer: ISIS and the coalition of the unwilling
Vancouver mental-health advocates question rules for SRO tenants
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