SMOKE BREAK #1140 | African Americans Play Italian Americans In Hilarious Short Film

SMOKE BREAK #1140 | African Americans Play Italian Americans In Hilarious Short Film

(via) Shaka King’s new short film Mulignans debuted at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. It hilariously, crudely, poignantly, and very NSFWly riffs on Hollywood-propagated racial stereotypes with African American actors portraying Italian Americans chilling on a Brooklyn brownstone stoop. Think Spike…

LEXICON | Defining Treebeard, Giz, Canadian Riviera, Back Seat Bartender, And Shitcident

LEXICON | Defining Treebeard, Giz, Canadian Riviera, Back Seat Bartender, And Shitcident

The Vancouver Lexicon – our A-Z dictionary of local slang, myths, legends, and such – might appear to be complete, but we’re still adding as we go. Today we aim to highlight 5 more localisms that every citizen should know about…

THE VIEW FROM YOUR WINDOW #157 | Floating Past Antarctica’s Livingston Island

THE VIEW FROM YOUR WINDOW #157 | Floating Past Antarctica’s Livingston Island

Reader (Chef) M.C. | “Passing by Livingston Island” | South Shetlands | Antarctica | 9:33am We love posting the photographs that reveal the views from our reader’s windows. Whether it’s a back alley in the fall or a sandy beach…

GOODS | The Cinematheque Gets Set To Show 20 Films By Master Director Hou Hsiao-hsien

GOODS | The Cinematheque Gets Set To Show 20 Films By Master Director Hou Hsiao-hsien

The GOODS from The Cinematheque Vancouver, BC | This Friday, The Cinematheque will open a new series celebrating the great Taiwanese master director Hou Hsiao-hsien, widely recognized as one of the most important and influential filmmakers to emerge in the…

VANCOUVERITES | Dan Mangan + Blacksmith Ready To Tour Their New “Club Meds” Record

VANCOUVERITES | Dan Mangan + Blacksmith Ready To Tour Their New “Club Meds” Record

by Grady Mitchell | Dan Mangan returns with a new identity, Dan Mangan + Blacksmith, and a new album, Club Meds. Gone is the cutesy folk musician who gained fame with a track about robot love. In his place is…

GOODS | February Pop-Ups At Chinatown’s @thisopenspace To Focus On Art Exhibitions

GOODS | February Pop-Ups At Chinatown’s @thisopenspace To Focus On Art Exhibitions

The GOODS from THISOPENSPACE Vancouver, BC | February is all about Art-Sweet-Art at our Chinatown space, and we’re welcoming it with wide-open arms reaching for a best friend who’s been gone far too long. That’s what it feels like, as…

SEEN IN VANCOUVER #531 | Young Parisian Artist On Search For New Boss In Vancouver

SEEN IN VANCOUVER #531 | Young Parisian Artist On Search For New Boss In Vancouver

It looks like our “effervescent city has pushed a button” with Anne Vegnaduzzo, which is to say that the young (and irrefutably adorable) artist is on her way to Vancouver from Paris this March. Before she lands in YVR, she’s curious to…

SMOKE BREAK #1139 | “Asian Food” Details Immigrant Experience In The School Cafeteria

SMOKE BREAK #1139 | “Asian Food” Details Immigrant Experience In The School Cafeteria

(via) Toronto illustrator Dominic tells of bringing traditional “Asian food” to school as a kid and dealing with the disgust of white kids raised on “lunchables” in this short but entertaining animation. My biggest concern revolves around the snacks I…

VANCOUVERITES | “The Gay Nineties” Drops New Record Today, Set Feb. 26 Release Show

VANCOUVERITES | “The Gay Nineties” Drops New Record Today, Set Feb. 26 Release Show

by Grady Mitchell | The 1890s were a time of scandal, marked by debauchery, gluttony, and decadence. Honestly, it sounds like they were a hell of a lot of fun, which is also how I’d describe the sound of The…

VANCOUVER WOULD BE COOLER IF #246 | It Had This Outstanding Book Vending Machine

VANCOUVER WOULD BE COOLER IF #246 | It Had This Outstanding Book Vending Machine

(via) Behold the Biblio-Mat, a sweet vending machine that dispense books for $2 apiece. It was built by Craig Small for The Monkey’s Paw, a small antiquarian bookstore on Dundas Street West in Toronto. The book selections are completely random –…

COOL THING WE WANT #460 | This Turntable Made From A Model Of The Millennium Falcon

COOL THING WE WANT #460 | This Turntable Made From A Model Of The Millennium Falcon

(via) The force is strong with Marco Garza, a musical instrument repairman from Texas. He spent nine months installing a Technics SL-1200 turntable inside a used Millennium Falcon toy model that he bought for only $2. EVERY COOL THING WE…

THE VIEW FROM YOUR WINDOW #156 | The Sun Rising From Stanley Park Manor On Haro

THE VIEW FROM YOUR WINDOW #156 | The Sun Rising From Stanley Park Manor On Haro

L.G. | The West End | 8:00am We love posting the photographs that reveal the views from our reader’s windows. Whether it’s a back alley in the fall or a sandy beach in high summer, we’re always stoked to see what…

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