TEA & TWO SLICES: On Imagining The City’s Future And Why It Pays To Freak Out

January 15, 2013 

by Sean Orr | Who you gonna call? Canada Condo Boom Could End With Ghettos, Ghost Towns, Some Analysts Fear. All we need is a miracle, but all we get is hyperbole: “The city is endowed with a sense of grace and visual impunity. The wish-images of the future merge with death mask of its afterlife, perpetuating a present without history.” Um…huh?

Speaking of condos: Mayor Gregor’s statement on protecting the Waldorf (or Why it Pays To Freak Out), and why you should be skeptical: The story behind The Waldorf’s displacement from the Hastings Corridor. Ok, but not this skeptical.

Century of ads in The Vancouver Sun reveals surprising glimpses of early Vancouver. Great, so now you can add Howden Ballroom, Palomar Supper Club, Exhibition Gardens, Isy’s, The Torch Cabaret, The Allen/Strand Theatre and The Capitol to the list of shuttered Vancouver venues…

Meanwhile, Seattle takes our pulse: Vancouver Calling: Voices from the indie scene north of the border. Don’t worry, I haven’t heard of most of the bands either.

A tale of two cities: one big, one small. Burnaby gets burned. I guess it’s better than down on Skid Row.

I’m sure this is of interest to somebody: Film, TV, gaming left out of BC Jobs Plan. ‘Will edit for food’.

Sports writing as creative writing: Luongo issues veiled threat to Cory Schneider. “DO NOT use ‘the boys are back in town’ as a lede. The boys are back in town. Dammit, Harrison”.

Yaffe on cats, Vancouver Media Coop on fur, and the CBC on drugs.

Oh dear, get your hot water and lemon ready… Dine Out Vancouver cooks up new culinary experience.