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‘Jackie,’ or the Suffocating Weight of Myth

Film on Jacqueline Kennedy rarely goes beyond a beautifully depicted surface.

By Dorothy Woodend, 3 Dec 2016

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Three ‘Meditations’ from Richard Wagamese

In ‘Embers,’ the lauded writer shares observations on life, grief and more.

By Richard Wagamese, 26 Nov 2016

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Comfort Me, Gilmore Girls

These stressful times demand your small-town, screwball dramedy. Welcome back.

By Shannon Rupp, 25 Nov 2016

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Why BC’s ‘Wilderness Father’ Matters More than Ever

Musings on life and legacy of radical conservationist Roderick Haig-Brown.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 24 Nov 2016

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‘Arrival’: A Welcome Film about Unity and Communication

And about how language constructs reality. We’ve never needed it more.

By Dorothy Woodend, 17 Nov 2016

Recent Culture: Canadian Articles on Books, Music, TV Shows, Movies, and Entertainment

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Why Wade Davis Photographs

BC’s most celebrated explorer on his education, craft, and a life immersed in culture.

By Ian Gill, 16 Nov 2016


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‘Lab Girl’: A Scientist’s Engaging, Enraging Memoir

Hope Jahren’s new book details her love affair with science, and fight to keep it funded.

By Crawford Kilian, 14 Nov 2016


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Peace River Valley, Sacrifice Zone

An exclusive excerpt from ‘The Peace in Peril: The Real Cost of the Site C Dam.’

By Christopher Pollon, 14 Nov 2016


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‘The Damage Done’: A Documentary that Listens to Veterans

In it, three generations of Canadian soldiers reflect on war’s impacts. Let’s hear them.

By Frederick Blichert, 11 Nov 2016


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‘Miss Hokusai,’ ‘Moonlight’ and Fall Film Brilliance

Skip away from TV this weekend, with much goodness on offer in actual movie theatres.

By Dorothy Woodend, 5 Nov 2016


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Vancouver in the ‘70s: Grime, Gangs, Protest — and Far Crazier

New books explore two sides of a very different city.

By Jesse Donaldson, 2 Nov 2016


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‘Viking Economics’ Suggests Next Steps in Fight Against Capitalism

Activist George Lakey appraises Scandinavia in new lefty vision for the future.

By Mark Leier, 31 Oct 2016


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The Burden of Peak TV

I know, woe is me. But with so many offerings, viewer etiquette has totally changed.

By Shannon Rupp, 29 Oct 2016


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Recalling 1980s Vancouver, When Radical Activists Took Up Arms

A Q&A with historian Eryk Martin, on the legacy of the ‘Vancouver Five.’

By Madeleine de Trenqualye, 26 Oct 2016


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Have Canadians Discovered 234 Alien Civilizations? And Should We Friend Them?

Signals from space signs of extraterrestrial intelligence, says physicist.

By Crawford Kilian, 26 Oct 2016


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‘HyperNormalisation’

Trump, Gadhafi, computer utopian idealists... Adam Curtis’s new film tries to make sense of our current cultural moment.

By Dorothy Woodend, 24 Oct 2016


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A Life and Death Relationship ‘Built Entirely on Trust’

Author Deborah Campbell on the riskiest journalism job you never hear about, Syrians struggling here, and more.

By David Beers, 19 Oct 2016


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Start of a Friendship: Meeting My Fixer in Syria’s ‘Little Baghdad’

A slice from Deborah Campbell’s celebrated new memoir ‘A Disappearance in Damascus.’

By Deborah Campbell, 19 Oct 2016


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Three Hacks for Sexist Things Every Woman Has Heard in the Office

How to halt false assumptions about female bosses made by men or women — even ourselves.

By Jessica Bennett, 15 Oct 2016


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How Nazi Germany Fought a War on Drugs

‘Blitzed’ reveals how meth almost led to German victory — and doomed Hitler.

By Crawford Kilian, 14 Oct 2016


Kinder Morgan Approval Insults Democracy, Science and Economic Logic

It’s an irrational political decision and affront to Canada’s interests.

By Andrew Nikiforuk

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