In the mind of a speed dater

Todd Easterbrook tries his hand at speed dating, and has a few suggestions for next time.... Continue Reading

The best things in life are free and entertaining

Kyle Benning’s experience at the many free shows during the Olympics.... Continue Reading

Happy Birthday to us!

Well ladies and gents, it’s been a full year since the Runner began churning out those magnificent issues which you almost certainly eagerly await each week. I know that sleep has been lost on our account; you have certainly spent countless Monday nights excitedly counting down the hours before the next issue of the Runner hit the stands, and for this, we thank you.... Continue Reading

Little Boots has big shoes to fill thanks to media pressure

Victoria Hesketh, better known as the English electro-pop sensation Little Boots, has been listening to a lot of ABBA lately. She says that’s what’s on her iPod right now. It’s not hard to discern where inspiration for her upbeat dance-synth style comes from. In a sense, she writes what she listens to. But when asked if she listens to her own music, she gave a resounding “no.”... Continue Reading

Sex through the ages: Genghis Khan to Ron Jeremy

Cole Griffin looks at sex icons from throughout history.... Continue Reading

You’d be suprised what floats people’s boats

Mannequins, trees, cannibalism turn you on? You may have a paraphilia, or what we commonly refer to as a fetish. You’re not alone.... Continue Reading

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