Groat in the sack

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


He shoved the bodies away, finding that he no longer winced at the way they lifelessly bobbed against the walls in zero gee. In the small radiation safe room, it wasn’t long before he had to shove them away again.... Continue Reading

Shifting Ice Chapter 14: A Kingdom For A Foxhole

Vintis was awoken by the sound of the door chime. It stirred awake, reaching over for Klezyp but failing to find it. It took a second for it to remember that Klezyp was off to the southernmost settlement to count the local Oulu. Groggily, it got out of bed, stretched, and then donned the specially made robe that allowed its back fins to be exposed to the feeding lights strewn throughout the ceiling. It switched those lights on as the door chimed again.... Continue Reading

Tofino’s hidden historical gem

We had been hiking for 45 minutes and still there was no sign of our end goal. The trail had been long and treacherous, at times our advancement was slowed to only a half dozen feet per minute.... Continue Reading

Taking the scenic road down south

Whether there’s just one, or there are five of you, it’s easy to go on an outdoorsy two week vacation for under $500. All you need is a car and a tent. Between most cities, there are stretches of national parks where camping is available without even reserving in advance, although it is recommended to reserve wherever possible so your campground isn’t booked up. ... Continue Reading

Comic Wars

According to Jason Thibault, the iPad will finally give readers a device on which they can read a comic book or webcomic without being disrupted simply because the page doesn’t fit on the screen. Apple’s tablet will do for books what iTunes and iPods did for CDs: Make them obsolete.... Continue Reading

Jammin with Ginger

This is Kristi Alexandra. She loves music. She’s also a ginger. And she does have a soul. And she likes music with soul, too.... Continue Reading

Halo’s Reach a game to remember

The latest installment of the Halo video game series, Halo: Reach is a stunning epic that follows the much-alluded-to fall of one of the most heavily fortified planets in the game’s universe: the Earth-like colony known as Reach.... Continue Reading

Caught between the pages in a love affair with books

Have you ever walked into a Chapters or Indigo and as soon as you find yourself entering the doorway, your hands immediately get clammy with anticipation? Do you ever get a dizzying head rush just thinking about the sweet sound that a freshly cracked book spine makes? ... Continue Reading

Groat in the sac

What a glorious day it is when your birthday comes around each year. You get gifts, you get money, you get 67 facebook messages. ... Continue Reading


Good morning, Mr. Lindsay!” the large, imposing form of the creature Derek Lindsay had come to call Sam – simply because the damn thing’s gender was still an open question – greeted merrily in it’s heavy accent. Derek sighed and finished pouring his coffee, doing his best to ignore the alien.... Continue Reading

Notes from the Victory Square Block Party

On September 5, after a year-long hiatus, the Victory Square Block Party, an afternoon of local music, comedy, and fundraising raffles for various Downtown East Side charities, made a comeback for the weekend before Labour Day 2010.... Continue Reading

San Francisco, Day 1

When I was younger my travelling philosophy was simple: Wake up early, see as much as possible during the day, and then return to the hotel late into the night to catch a few hours of sleep before getting up early and doing it all again.... Continue Reading

No Fun City fights “the war on fun” at Rickshaw

Vancouver knows how to throw a party, but whether or not those parties are legal is another issue. Themes of DIY culture, loud music and illegal venues were explored at the encore screening of documentary “No Fun City” on Sept. 4 at the Rickshaw Theatre.... Continue Reading

Local developers show off at PAX

For the past few years, the Penny-Arcade Expo (or PAX, for short) has been attracting legions of video game developers and their proposed clientele. Whereas the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is almost entirely for the press and media, PAX is an expo for the actual fan base.... Continue Reading