Matthew’s 5 ways to not fund oppression

Travelling Myanmar has been a hot topic on the international stage. While many governments suggest their citizens boycott travelling there to avoid giving money to the military government, politicians inside Myanmar are calling for tourists. I’ve outlined to limit how much money you put in the military juntas hands.... Continue Reading

Unmasking the mystery of Myanmar

Myanmar is a country shrouded in mystery. Formerly known as Burma, Myanmar nestles between the economic powers of India and China, while also sharing borders with Thailand, Laos and Bangladesh; it remains a path less travelled.... Continue Reading

Life through sepia coloured lenses

Ray-Ban Wayfarers, record players, Polaroid cameras and pre-worn Doc Martens are all evidence of popular culture’s current obsession with all things “vintage”. Writer Carlie Auclair explores our infatuation with nostalgia.... Continue Reading

Groat in the sack

While the act of eating may not be sexy in itself – the sounds, the mess, the drips out of the corner of the mouth – some foods have the power to please, whether you’re in the bedroom or about to head in there.... Continue Reading

Shifting Ice: Chapter 13

“Well, here we are,” Klezyp, announced as it did a slow spin on its heel, its arms extended to showcase the room. “I know Senate employee housing is different from what you’re used to, Vintis, but I kind of like it.” Vintis took a look around the room and did its best not to laugh.... Continue Reading

Meet your editors

We at the Runner would like to extend a warm welcome back to Kwantlen for the Fall 2010 semester. Three of us are new around here and we had a lot of fun getting to know the ins and outs of the paper this summer. Now that school’s back in we’d all like to get to know some of you as well. Here’s a bit about us and feel free to drop by the office and we can all get to know each other a little better.... Continue Reading

Zesty Greek Chicken

Zesty Greek Chicken recipe courtesy of: Matt Law’s Li’l Kitchen... Continue Reading

Album reviews: A throw back to early Death Cab

Anacortes band, The Lonely Forest, is something of a phenomenon in the Seattle scene right now. Hell, they’ve even attracted the attention of Death Cab for Cutie guitarist Chris Walla, who signed them to his Warner Music/Independent Label Group imprint, Trans. Listening to their self-titled debut release, I can see why.... Continue Reading

Album reviews: Healy album sounds like singles

Former Travis frontman Fran Healy’s debut solo album, Wreckorder, is a nice attempt to get away from his radio-friendly roots, but his pop-rock past still haunts this 10-track disc.... Continue Reading

Journey in swingin’ England

Editor Melissa Fraser, who went to England recently, gives us a glimpse of London and the country’s midwest. ... Continue Reading

Groat in the sack: The keys to Sexcess

This is Jeff Groat. He’s the Runner’s sex columnist. He has only one qualification for the job: his last name sounds like a dirty word. That’s good enough for us. ... Continue Reading

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