Jammin' with Ginger: New technology, old-time blues

People are in love with nostalgia. Young people love to prove how much they know about things that happened years before they were actually aware of them (Yeah, you’re the world’s biggest Pavement fan. You’ve been following the band’s career since you were three. Very likely.), all while excluding those who were around during that time (“Yeah right, Mom. You don’t even know who Stephen Malkmus is!”).... Continue Reading

The Debt

“Grandfather?” the distant voices asked. “Are you awake?” Jotun stirred at the sound, his eyes opening to reveal the smiling, tear-stained face of the woman sitting next to him. He took in a staggered breath of purified air and did his best to smile back at her.... Continue Reading

Interest in film studies piques at Kwantlen as city-wide fests pick up steam

By Kristi Alexandra [culture editor] Employees of Vancouver’s Pacific Cinematheque are used to seeing university students coming through the theatre’s doors. Especially busy with its most recent film series, the Kurosawa Centennial. Students are filing in to experience the life-work of the prolific late Japanese director, whose films one could easily deduce was a contributing... Continue Reading

Tigers? In Arizona? Preposterous!

If you haven’t heard of Miniature Tigers thus far, you’ll know exactly who they are in the near future.... Continue Reading

Vancouver’s 32nd annual Pride Parade controversy-free

Despite rumours about a protest that would criticize a controversial policy upheld by Canadian Blood Services, this year’s Pride Parade kept up its image of rainbows and lollipops. ... Continue Reading

More expected from Cirque’s Kooza

By Mae Velasco [arts and design bureau chief] I found Cirque du Soleil’s Kooza to be extremely annoying. Clowns were everywhere in the audience popping up in random places. The audience wasn’t even paying attention in the beginning especially when the crowd was just beginningto settle down. There was an alarm that kept on saying... Continue Reading

Remember Me

Not three days after arriving on Paragon III, a deep-forest probe had discovered the Xenos. They were a curiosity at first; sleek, smooth beings with black scales, beak-like heads with four purple eyes and three tentacle-like tails sprouting from their backs. They were thought to be the natives, perhaps even sentient due to their opposable thumbs – but observations showed them behaving more like wolves or lions than people. Aside from their long, slender claws, they weren’t considered a threat.... Continue Reading

A Discourse of Empire

By Todd Easterbrook [Contributor] Death warm friend, I have seen the banes of society and man and the slow death in unconsciousness meander in trench streets in the soft night never to return home: A discourse of empire with my velvet friend, where filed are the bones of decadence and social quality; death as a... Continue Reading

An Incongruous Rose

A creative short story by Todd Easterbrook. It’s rad, check it out.... Continue Reading

Hot for Sauce

Hot sauce. Liquid fire. Dynamite. Call it what you want but it doesn’t change what this nefarious condiment can do to the uninitiated. It has the power to reduce even the burliest men into sniveling children. It can elicit everything from hacking coughs to watery eyes and yet we all can’t help but splash the precious liquid gold on pretty much everything.... Continue Reading

Build your own board.

Skimboarding is the perfect summer answer for those wanting to try a board sport around Vancouver’s beaches.... Continue Reading

Rudd thankful for “good-hearted” fans

Despite having a new album out and a new band to tour with, Xavier Rudd is doing more of what he’s good at: playing music.... Continue Reading

Festival fever: Sasquatch in review

The Runner headed down to Washington to catch Sasquatch! the season’s first attempt at combining music, art and throngs of people. Here’s our take and a few of the artists’ look at what it means to be part of the festival culture.... Continue Reading

Abby’s Thyme Burger

Abby makes a good burger... Continue Reading

Bowling from the Waste

As you may have heard, Music Waste was during the first week of June. You might have also heard that it’s been 16 years since the first event titled “Music Waste” took place; the name was an anti-corporate play off the music industry showcase New Music West.... Continue Reading