So many dates, just enough time

We’ve all been involved, at some point or another, in the savvy unpredictable rat race called the dating world. Whether it’s at a coffee shop, bar, nightclub or even over the net, the realm of dating can seem like a zoo—an animalistic romp, sifting through appear-ances, personalities, and compatibility.... Continue Reading

Good vibrations: Sex toys for the ladies

“The only thing I find appalling about vibrators is the gratuitous use of cute animal faces”... Continue Reading

Dear Steve: In response to the launch of the iPad

Our Media Editor writes a letter to Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs regarding the newly announced iPad.... Continue Reading

Facebook is no longer in a relationship: Jeff Groat likes this

Facebook and your private life. Peanut butter and jelly, or oil and water?... Continue Reading

Celebrities aren’t that different

This past Christmas I found myself playing Scattergories with movie stars. Now let me first say that I am nobody special. I don’t act, I have not done anything worthy of note in my life and I certainly don’t have any money. I just happen to know a movie star.... Continue Reading

Luck O’ the Falk - Album Review: Geoffrey Falk

Move over Lilith Fair, Geoffrey Falk is claiming all melodic acoustic guitar pieces and love-lorn lyricism with his 2009 release Photographed in Monochrome.... Continue Reading

Mozart concert comes to Kwantlen

It’s said Mozart composed over 41 symphonies, The Great Mozart Hunt looks to put his name on many more... Continue Reading

Tegan and Sara offer more than music

If you got to see Tegan and Sara recently at one of their two Vancouver shows at the Orpheum, you are probably still laughing about it. I for one, have never laughed so hard at a concert in my life.... Continue Reading

Art Under Fire

Ever since it was installed mid-December, the massive Lenin Head sculpture in Richmond has stirred up all sorts of controversy. Titled Miss Mao Trying to Poise Herself at the Top of Lenin’s Head, the piece has residents calling for its removal, claiming that it celebrates the ideals of Lenin and Mao. To all the critics, fuck you and your war on art.... Continue Reading

Apple unveils tablet

After months of rumours and speculation, Apple has finally revealed their long-awaited tablet, called the ‘iPad’... Continue Reading

California: a trip into the lair of the governator

The first memory I have of travelling with my family was a road trip on the west coast when I was about four-years-old. This included cheap American diners, my parents playing Keno at the breakfast buffet at Circus Circus in Reno, the hip (and possibly gay) twenty-somethings of downtown San Francisco, the brilliantly pink flamingoes at San Diego Zoo and, of course, that magical place: Disneyland.... Continue Reading

The decade that went to the geeks

The decade came and went, but if there’s one thing that it should be remembered for it’s definitely all-around gravitation towards adopting technology for use in our day-to-day lives. While we’re not yet flying around in Jetson-esque cars, there are still plenty of advances that made the past decade the most tech-friendly one to date. Here are some of the biggest gadgets and trends from 2000-2009.... Continue Reading

Like fine wine, women get better with age

By Jeff Groat [Entertainment Bureau Chief] Maybe it was the Bowmore cask-strength flowing through my bloodstream, giving me a rosier memory of events, but this past Friday night I had the luck to carry on a conversation with a lovely woman five years my senior. I say luck because instead of awkwardly stuttering or mumbling... Continue Reading

Boy toys and veggie tales

By Jeff Groat [Entertainment Bureau Chief] There are many sex toys on the market, mostly because we are wretched human beings who are unable to find a mate willing to stand the stench of our B.O. and must resort to such “hands-on” approaches. Sorry, I’ll try not to bring myself into this. For most people,... Continue Reading

Star Wars Episodes I-III: concentrated trash

By Jeff Groat [Entertainment Bureau Chief] In May, 1977, moviegoers were stunned with the release of George Lucas’ Star Wars and its beautiful characters, music, and storytelling, not to mention its special effects.  Years later, we would all find out that the first release of the series, Star Wars (later named Star Wars: A New... Continue Reading