Elaine Corden writes about pop culture for the Tyee. Her work has appeared on CBC Radio, and in The Georgia Straight, The Vancouver Sun, The Globe and Mail, Vancouver Magazine, Time Out, Victoria Times-Colonist, Monday Magazine, FFWD, The Hour, North Shore News, Shared Vision and some papers in Florida, Texas and Oregon she forgets the names of. Until recently, she authored the music column "Band Geek" for WestEnder, where she also acted as Arts Editor. She maintains the pop-culture obsessed blog Trifective, and is currently working on her first novel.
Stories by Elaine Corden
His new book 'The Illegal' sheds surprising light on undocumented life.
The long and winding singer-songwriter hits a career apex with Three.
Jamaican chivalry and more notes from this year's Yukon Quest.
VIDEO: US Westboro Church's gay bashing plans in Vancouver.
Ex-member of The Jam and Style Council gets better with each passing year.
Why small ones like Dawson City are still better.
'In Ghost Colours': melodic, experimental, nostalgic beats.
More indie artists are turning songs into ad jingles. Survival or sell-out?
Even better tracks from lead singer Richard Ashcroft.
Bush, sub-prime and Nancy Grace require good soft rock.
Embrace the rainy blues with Vancouver's The Pack A.D.
Sorry, I just can't sneer at her 'Big Give.'
This prog-rock is high. And good.
And Cat Power's don't.
M.I.A., Andre Ethier, Handsome Furs, Feist and Los Campesinos.
Infectious pop from New York's Lil Mama.
They're ba-ack! Midlake's secret gems.
And should it learn from black 'rhythm' and 'soul'?
No greater oracle of wisdom, sunshine and feminism than she.
Why don't we worship funny women?
Lightning Dust's potent mellow.
'Poptastic, cheeky and gorgeous.'
While media devours other young women, she refuses to die.
Gruff Rhys's 'Candylion.'
Nick Lowe's latest is better than hipster.
Making sense of 'Victoria Beckham: Coming to America'
Why Chet's slow, sunny crooning has won me over.
Why youth fans like me are tuning out.
Go your own 'Waste.'
New Wainwright: goodbye cynicism, hello romance.
Why Globe's 'Most Stylish Canadian' contest is just the opposite.
What do you think has replaced the big, great bands?
Dr. Phil used to be my guilty pleasure. How he lost me and his moral ground.
Glittering, synth-driven pop from The Knife. ABBA part two?
Eat your words critics! Elizabeth delivers on early hype.
Watching the right wing's try at 'The Daily Show.'
Why hopefuls audition for a show that won't make them stars.
Local future stars, Organ Trail.
I'm trying. But is a war a war without a theme song?
Seems every show wants to get in on it.
Mocking 'Top Model' was my group sport, but the joke's on me.
Stroumboulopoulos on learning from 'The One,' relaunching 'The Hour,' and refocusing the CBC.
Heck, one new show is even called Intelligence.
Maybe this year, you and I can make it work. (A fall season preview.)
Show shreds, but zones out on the resort's reality.
What happened to CBC's hope for the new generation?
I resisted hard. But I have the fever.
Why is Canadian trash TV so stinkingly bad?
Including Radminton, rocker soccer and nude swim at the public pool.
It's incredibly diverse, and grabbing wide attention.
Musically that is. Abba when alone? Or worse?
That's just one button on offer from Vancouver's pin-on king and queen.