Cover illustration by Mark “Atomos” Pilon

Georgia Straight Issue 2493

Sep 30, 2015

Arts

Arts Notes

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra picks Kelly Tweeddale as new president

Arts Features

Gallery Surf: Enda Bardell, Jay Senetchko, Elvira DS, and more art for your weekend

Arts Notes

Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, Taiwan, and New Guinea take the spotlight in new Museum of Anthropology season

Theatre Reviews

Arts Club's Disgraced engages

Arts Notes

This evening, catch a free talk by composers Bramwell Tovey, Vivian Fung, and Jocelyn Morlock

Music Arts Reviews

Rigoletto's leads bring Vancouver Opera audiences to their feet

Music Arts Reviews

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra's season opener charms and challenges

Arts Notes

Gateway Theatre’s 2015 Pacific Festival shatters inaugural record

Arts Notes

Bard on the Beach draws more than 90,000 patrons in 2015

Arts Features

Vancouver Art Gallery conceptual design highlights wood, huge public courtyard, and natural light

Arts Notes

The Vancouver Art Gallery response in quotes: politicians, designers herald bold new building

Arts Features

Vetta Chamber Music mixes the classical with the contemporary

Arts Features

Video: 90 seconds with Jeff Wall at the unveiling of the Vancouver Art Gallery's conceptual design

Blogs

News

Reminder: One-zone fares coming to Lower Mainland buses on October 5

Straight Presents

The Georgia Straight proudly sponsors Umrika at VIFF

Life

24 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Friday, September 25

Music

127 Vancouver concerts in October

Straight Presents

The Georgia Straight proudly sponsors Love Bomb

Straight Presents

The Georgia Straight proudly sponsors Into the Forest at VIFF

Music

Concert pic of the morning: Front Line Assembly at Venue

Books

Nerd Alert! Marvel taps Ta-Nehisi Coates for Black Panther; Star Wars goes 360

Food

West End restaurant news: Central Bistro, Lips Resto, Fish House

Life

25 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Saturday, September 26

News

5.7-earthquake hits west of Vancouver Island

News

NDP asks CBC to "immediately halt" sale of buildings

Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day: Art deco style

News

NDP's Trudeau vs. Trudeau site targets Liberal leader's flip-flops on Bill C-51, etc.

News

These magnificent old-growth trees are facing the axe in B.C.'s Walbran Valley (photos)

Life

20 memorable photos spanning eight years at the Georgia Straight

Life

8 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Monday, September 28

Music

Concert pic of the morning: Beth Hart at the Vogue

News

Stephen Harper go away, don't come again another day

Life

22 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Sunday, September 27

Life

Don't miss the rare supermoon eclipse over Vancouver on Sunday

Homeless in Vancouver

Homeless in Vancouver: City finishes the Yukon Street sharrows—finally

Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day: Luck and timing

News

NDP candidate monkeys with Justin Trudeau escalator ad (video)

Movies

Vancouver as a movie star: does the city ever play itself?

Movies

Women in Film and TV Vancouver to kick off VIFF Industry

Ear of Newt

Japan-based guitar legend Marty Friedman talks living in the Land of the Rising Sun

Music

From the Vault: A Vancouver Classic by the Modernettes

Food

East Pearl Chinese Restaurant moves into old Pondok location

Homeless in Vancouver

Homeless in Vancouver: Birds of a feather flocking together

Ear of Newt

The Bottle Rockets are still one of the world's most underrated rock bands

Music

Timbre announces Vancouver shows by the Wood Brothers, Kiasmos, Good for Grapes, and Pity Sex

Life

Vancouver ranks among the easiest cities in the world for women to find a sugar daddy

Music

Concert pic of the morning: Marty Friedman at the Rickshaw

Homeless in Vancouver

Homeless in Vancouver: Spiders need lots of space to show their stuff

Music

The Funk Hunters will Funk the Halls at the Commodore on December 22

Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day: Morning walk to work

Life

How to find car2go's 25 new four-door Mercedes vehicles on the streets of Vancouver

Life

15 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Tuesday, September 29

Ear of Newt

30 years ago today: Tina Turner plays the Coliseum on her Private Dancer Tour

Music

Concert pic of the morning: Godflesh at Venue

Music

Twenty One Pilots play Vancouver April 10

Life

Michael Bublé lines up for an autograph—from his sister!

Life

15 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Wednesday, September 30

Homeless in Vancouver

Homeless in Vancouver: A really hot-looking autumn morning

Ear of Newt

Just announced: the Who reschedule Vancouver show for Friday, May 13

News

New Pluto photos show incredible detail

News

UBC prof gets top prize for history book

Food

Wine Beer & Spirits

Barra 41 cocktail bar starts pouring in Vancouver’s Kerrisdale district

Dining Features

Vancouver Weekend: We're Thinking....Best Pie

Food Notes

Vij's location in South Granville neighbourhood will be available for private parties in late November

Food Notes

B.C. Liquor Stores' 2015 Bordeaux release gives connoisseurs a shot at more than 100 vintage bottles

Food Notes

The Perch Restaurant presents upscale casual dining at UBC campus

Wine Beer & Spirits

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery founder Jim Wyse wins award for entrepreneurship

Living

Astrology

Your horoscope from September 24 to 30, 2015

Travel Features

10 awe-inspiring B.C. hikes to do before you die

From the Vault

Throwback Thursday: The Straight on March 3, 2005

Style Features

Oakridge collaborates with National Gallery of Canada to present masterworks

Best of Vancouver

The Georgia Straight and Granville Island Brewing team up to bring you our Best of Vancouver Golden Ale

Movies

VIFF

VIFF 2015: 100 Yen Love pulls no punches

VIFF

VIFF 2015: Great anecdotes abound in 808

VIFF

VIFF 2015: The Chinese Mayor an intriguing documentary

VIFF

VIFF 2015: A Ballerina’s Tale will inspire

VIFF

VIFF 2015: Absence feels slight

VIFF

VIFF 2015: Science meets seniors in Alice Cares

VIFF

VIFF 2015: Catfishing is taken to a whole new level in The Amina Profile

VIFF

VIFF 2015: Ayanda and the Mechanic is a charmer

VIFF

VIFF 2015: Body finds humour in bleakness

VIFF

VIFF 2015: Borealis takes on too much

VIFF

VIFF 2015: Brooklyn makes a strong festival opener

VIFF

VIFF 2015: Charlotte’s Song is all over the map

VIFF

VIFF 2015: Crumbs is out of this world

VIFF

VIFF 2015: A good feel for place and people animates Le Dep

VIFF

VIFF 2015: The Dinner has a solid cast and screenplay

VIFF

VIFF 2015: Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead captures a comedy heyday

VIFF

VIFF 2015: A Flickering Truth a profound journey

VIFF

VIFF 2015: Frank and the Wondercat amuses

VIFF

VIFF 2015: I Am Nojoom, Age 10 and Divorced is a tough watch

VIFF

VIFF 2015: Love Among the Ruins has diminishing returns

VIFF

VIFF 2015: Love Is All: 100 Years of Love & Courtship goes deep

VIFF

VIFF 2015: Impressive Hyena Road enters a moral quagmire

VIFF

VIFF 2015: A Matter of Interpretation a funny, easygoing trip-out

VIFF

VIFF 2015: The Movement is brutal

VIFF

VIFF 2015: Ninth Floor is a powerful piece

VIFF

VIFF 2015: Art transcends in No Land’s Song

VIFF

VIFF 2015: Original Copy is one of a kind

VIFF

VIFF 2015: Paco de Lucía: A Journey is pure pleasure for guitar freaks

VIFF

VIFF 2015: Reflection looks at life from unexpected angles

VIFF

VIFF 2015: Tandem an authentic, humble Filipino crime drama

VIFF

VIFF 2015: Tough Love is compelling

VIFF

VIFF 2015: Very Semi-Serious is a satisfying character study

VIFF

VIFF 2015: Mood meets gore in Port of Call

Movie Reviews

Nuclear gamesmanship comes to a head in Pawn Sacrifice

VIFF

VIFF 2015: Clever tributes abound in Eadweard

VIFF

VIFF 2015: Hilda is a quiet, effective thriller

VIFF

VIFF 2015: Home Care has life-affirming spirit

VIFF

VIFF 2015: Nasty Baby goes off the rails

VIFF

VIFF 2015: Don't miss In Transit

VIFF

"Catatonic" makes a nightmare of VIFF Industry

Movie Reviews

The Green Inferno is a weak homage to cannibal horror

VIFF

VIFF 2015: Steve Fonyo opens up in extraordinary Hurt

VIFF

Slackjaw goes for the deep-down tickle

Movie Reviews

The Intern speaks to the moment

Movie Reviews

The laughs lack bite in Hotel Transylvania 2

VIFF

VIFF 2015: Gonin Saga best left for its yakuza fans

VIFF

VIFF 2015: Painted Land searches and finds the Group of Seven

VIFF

Director Atom Egoyan talks about his Holocaust-based thriller Remember at VIFF

VIFF

VIFF 2015: Containment will make you sick from the fallout

Music

Music Choices

Get Set: Beth Hart (September 24, 2015)

Reviews

Vancouver on its worst behaviour for Joey Bada$$ show

Music Choices

Get Set: Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats, Tortured Soul, and more (September 25, 2015)

Music Choices

Get Set: Godflesh (September 28, 2015)

Music Choices

Get Set: Mew, Paul Weller, and more (September 29, 2015)

Local Motion

Horsepowar continues her sonic evolution

News

Straight Talk

UBC will launch a degree program to educate students about climate-proofing cities

Straight Talk

Heavy rainfall coming to Howe Sound

Straight Talk

Vancouver police look for high-risk sex offender who didn't return to his halfway house

Straight Talk

Uber executive tells Vancouver Board of Trade ride-hailing services have a bright future in B.C.

Straight Talk

New Westminister police announce public notification about animal killer Kayla Bourque

Straight Talk

Attend Telus World of Science for free on Sunday

Commentary

Pattullo Bridge will get a Band-Aid, but not much more

Sports

Calgary Flames take down the Vancouver Canucks for second time in two nights

Sports

Security staff at Vancouver Whitecaps game eject fans with banner welcoming refugees

Straight Talk

Mayor Gregor Robertson launches Vancouver Climate Pledge while in New York City

Sports

Vancouver Whitecaps say three fans were ejected from NYC FC game because of inappropriate behaviour

Straight Talk

Vancouver pictures of the #SuperBloodMoon resulting from lunar eclipse

Commentary

Elaine Allan: Conservative Party offers responsible, competent government

Commentary

After the refugee-banner incident, do the Vancouver Whitecaps really have the “best sporting atmosphere”?

Commentary

Kyle Routledge: It’s time to change the tone of this election

Commentary

Martyn Brown: How Stephen Harper’s niqab divide demeans us all

Straight Talk

Police identify Vancouver's 13th homicide victim of 2015

Real Estate

Realtors prepare for annual blanket drive for homeless

Commentary

Travis McCrea: It's time for true proportional representation in Canada

Commentary

Sarah Leamon: Premier Christy Clark, B.C.'s wolf cull, slut shaming, and hypocrisy

Commentary

Larry Colero: Demolishing democracy has become a Conservative tradition

Real Estate

Realtor warns of Shaughnessy decline with designation as heritage conservation area

Straight Talk

Environmental Bill of Rights sought for B.C.

Commentary

David Suzuki: Volkswagen scandal is a sorry sign of the times