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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

Stuart McLean

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


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


‘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


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


‘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

Matt Hern

‘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


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


‘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

Kandi Mossett

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

Sonny Assu

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

Geoffrey Chaucer

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


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


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


‘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

'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

‘Rogue One’: A Star Wars Prequel Without Magic, or Even Life

Ultimately, a dreary demonstration of calculated, market-tested moviemaking.

By Dorothy Woodend, 16 Dec 2016


‘Jackie,’ or the Suffocating Weight of Myth

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

By Dorothy Woodend, 3 Dec 2016


Three ‘Meditations’ from Richard Wagamese

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

By Richard Wagamese, 26 Nov 2016

The Real Reason You Can’t Afford a Home

A seismic shift in the global financial system is driving Vancouver’s soaring housing costs.

By Geoff Dembicki

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