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Best of BC's Indie Magazines


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With the weather so fine and vacation time near, The Tyee presents five great magazines based in British Columbia you may not know well, but which we ask you to consider adding to your reading list this season.

Each magazine showcased in this series selected one story from the past year that best exemplifies their mission or style, and we hope that if you like what you read, you continue to read and support them whatever way you can.

In This Series


Emery Barnes Park in Vancouver

A Park for Emery Barnes

Constance Barnes and Malcolm Bromley on what makes a powerful public space. First in a series highlighting great BC indie magazines.

By Yuri Artibise, Brendan Hurley and Erick Villagomez, 22 Aug 2012


Author Jessa Alston-O'Connor

What Is Asian?

Seeking authenticity in that General Tso's chicken? Read this before dining out. Second in a series highlighting great BC indie magazines.

By Jessa Alston-O'Connor, 23 Aug 2012


Vancouver publisher Nancy Pollak

Writing Queer Histories for a Wider World

Veteran Vancouver publisher Nancy Pollak reflects on the state of LGBT media today. Third in a series highlighting great BC indie magazines.

By Tyler Morgenstern, 24 Aug 2012


Vancouver's town fool

Time to Bring Back Vancouver's Fool?

Eager to expose society's follies, in 1967 Joachim Foikis put on a tricornered hat. It escalated from there.

By Jesse Donaldson, 25 Aug 2012


Fortune teller's window

Waiting for the Catastrophe of My Life to Be Beautiful

Is happiness an absurd obsession? Last in a series highlighting great BC indie magazines.

By Peter Babiak, 29 Aug 2012

Real Cities Give Their People Places to Pee

Public washrooms should be plentiful and accessible, says one scholar. And cities that do flush, flourish.

By Christopher Cheung