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Nine of Mike Usinger's top 5 desert island discs are by Ween. Despite popular opinion, he is kind to animals and small children, and spends at least three hours a day obssessing over one unanswerable question: "Why are there people like Frank?"
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When the Game Stands Tall stresses lessons over victories
Starring Jim Caviezel. Rated PG. Vince Lombardi was, evidently, completely full of shit. Get past the bone-cracking, cartilage-crunching, glorious gridiron violence and there’s a...
Afghan Whigs came back for all the right reasons
There’s no point coming back from the dead if your sole motivation is a paycheque. As one of the few who subscribe to that theory, singer Greg Dulli didn’t put ’90s alt greats the...
El May is living the dream
By the standards of most people who aspire to do something creative as a job, the Los Angeles artist officially known as El May has spent her adult years living the dream. Her...
How to Dress Well’s Tom Krell is an enigma
Figuring out what’s fact and what’s fiction can be tricky when it comes to the work of How to Dress Well’s Tom Krell. The singer has stated that no one can hope to know him...
Joan Jett earned her status as a rock ’n’ roll icon
Joan Jett’s finest moment—the one that sums up everything about how insanely great she is—doesn’t tend to get a lot of play once you go beyond the hard-core faithful. For those...
A day in photos at Squamish Valley Music Festival
The high-priced talent is all fine and dandy, but the folks onstage are only half the show when you’re at something like the Squamish Valley Music Festival. Odds are you’ve been...
Arcade Fire helps make Day 2 of Squamish Valley Music Festival pretty goddamn beautiful
At Logger Sports Grounds and Hendrickson Fields on Saturday, August 9 Win Butler wasn’t the first person to say it on the day, but there’s a very good argument to be made that he...
The Squamish festival media tent offers the VIP treatment
As anyone who has worked in the media for longer than three weeks knows, things have changed over the years. Back in the day, to be a working journalist covering a major festival...
Stop for some incredible rock on the way up to the Squamish Valley Music Festival
Holy fucking-there is rock, and then there is the most incredible rock I have ever seen. On that latter front, let's just say that, in the spirit of AC/DC, we salute you. The rock...
What's in Your Fridge?: Jesse Gander
What’s in Your Fridge is where the Straight asks interesting Vancouverites about their life-changing concerts, favourite albums, and, most importantly, what’s sitting beside the...
Your horoscope from October 23 to 29, 2014
Surrey residents continue to block the construction of a winter homeless shelter
Vancouver police aiding in the investigation of alleged Ottawa gunman Michael Zehaf-Bibeau
New direct flights from Vancouver to the Bahamas start November 1
Gregor Robertson pledges not to run in federal election if he's reelected mayor of Vancouver
Expert says Ottawa attacks have all the earmarks of a terrorist plot
Urban living: midcentury modern design, salvaged finds, living walls, and more
COPE's Imtiaz Popat slams Vancouver for banning Diwali fireworks but allowing them on Halloween
Kirk LaPointe and Gregor Robertson refuse to disclose campaign contributions before election
Gwynne Dyer: Hello fusion power, good-bye fossil fuels?
NPA reveals right wing inclination in latest news release citing Fraser Institute report
Ben West: One year from today, we could have a new Canadian government. Then what?
Ship carrying more than 400 tonnes of heavy oil without power and drifting toward B.C. coast
Fury driven by grime, gore, and manly men
Oppenheimer Park drama ends with a bit of a fizzle, saving oodles of money
Amy Robertson swears affidavit in defence of residency claim by husband Gregor Robertson
Gwynne Dyer: How far will oil prices collapse—and for how long?
Coalition of Progressive Electors mayoral candidate promises to ban renovictions
COPE mayoral candidate Meena Wong seen as “wildcard” in Vancouver election
Vancouver Canucks end sellout streak after 11 seasons
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