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The High Price of Equality

Author shows that inequality has only been vanquished by catastrophes — a reality we must move beyond.

By Crawford Kilian, 16 Mar 2017

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‘Logan,’ a Superhero Saga for Elegiac Times

Latest X-Men is worn-out, roughed up, and totally fitting for its age.

By Dorothy Woodend, 7 Mar 2017

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In ‘The Politics of Fear,’ Médecins Sans Frontières Reflects on Ebola Response

Critical post-mortem holds many lessons for future outbreaks.

By Crawford Kilian, 6 Mar 2017

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The Documentaries Are Getting Angry

Films like ‘Angry Inuk’ are sharp, fierce manifestos, proving film’s power to slash new trails in the darkness.

By Dorothy Woodend, 18 Feb 2017

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Stuart McLean: Laughter, Tears and the Soul of Our Country

Storyteller touched millions, and made Canada a better place, and us a better people.

By Jim Sinclair, 16 Feb 2017

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

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In Times of Grim Headlines, Read as Our Bad News Forebears Did

They turned to Agatha Christie in a time of global misery and creeping authoritarianism. Now I see why.

By Shannon Rupp, 11 Feb 2017


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‘I Am Not Your Negro’: Film Charts Nightmares Behind the American Dream

James Baldwin’s voice, filmmaker’s vision produce an experience that matters.

By Dorothy Woodend, 4 Feb 2017


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Art and Decolonization: ‘This Is My Activism’

Four bold exhibitions create a new narrative around Indigenous experiences.

By Heather Ramsay, 30 Jan 2017


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Trump’s ‘America First’ Doctrine Has Been Tried — and Failed

Book on Asian nations’ response to rise of West offers lessons for US. But they won’t be heeded.

By Crawford Kilian, 28 Jan 2017


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‘Tampopo’: Celebration of Food, Friendship, Sex and Hope Still Satisfies

A Japanese classic, this slurpable film feast screens in Vancouver later this month.

By Dorothy Woodend, 21 Jan 2017


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‘What a City Is For’: How We Can Find Our Way Home

In his new book, East Van writer Matt Hern looks at new and old ways of thinking about land ownership.

By Charles Campbell, 17 Jan 2017


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Gratitude for Joe Wai, Architect and Lover of Civic Life

A Vancouver visionary, and one of my personal heroes, passed away this week.

By Henry Yu, 14 Jan 2017


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‘Silence’: Typical Scorsese, with Ample Wailing

This film is a long and painful journey, so use the bathroom first.

By Dorothy Woodend, 7 Jan 2017


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Ten Climate-Conscious Parents on Talking to Kids about Global Warming

Plenty of tips from scientists, activists and policy experts.

By Anna Fahey, 5 Jan 2017


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Meet the Indigenous Artist ‘Tagging’ Emily Carr Paintings

Sonny Assu on his exhibit ‘We Come to Witness,’ on now at Vancouver Art Gallery.

By Simon Cheung, 3 Jan 2017


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Is English a Dying Language? Of Course

The barbarians have pushed inside the gate, and there is no going back.

By Crawford Kilian, 30 Dec 2016


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A Guide to the Best of 2016’s Junk Movies

Sometimes — especially this year — only the film equivalent of junk food can nourish the soul.

By Dorothy Woodend, 29 Dec 2016


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The End of Capitalism and the End of Our World

Author makes compelling case that capitalism is collapsing and there is nothing to replace it.

By Crawford Kilian, 22 Dec 2016


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Two Films that Share a Vivid, Deep Understanding of the Oddness of the Human Experience

‘Toni Erdmann’ and ‘Moonlight’ highlights in a year of compelling, beautiful movies.

By Dorothy Woodend, 21 Dec 2016


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‘Now that You Know, You Can’t Turn a Blind Eye’

Author, activist Bev Sellars on her book ‘Price Paid: The Fight for First Nations Survival.’

By Heather Ramsay, 19 Dec 2016


Canada, Not Just the NDP, Needs a Socialist Alternative

American election showed us the same old centrism just doesn’t cut it anymore.

By Cheri DiNovo

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