FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #446 | Film Explains Why So Many Countries End In ‘Stan’

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #446 | Film Explains Why So Many Countries End In ‘Stan’

(via) This short film goes down a rabbit hole to detail why so many countries end with the suffix “stan”. Short answer: it’s the Persian word for country, derived from the root ‘-sta,’ meaning ‘to stand.’ A -stan is, literally,

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #445 | On The Gentrification Of SF’s Iconic ‘Mission District’

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #445 | On The Gentrification Of SF’s Iconic ‘Mission District’

The San Francisco Chronicle recently produced this fascinating documentary that details the personal stories of those embroiled in the gentrification of the hilly city’s iconic Mission District (a mostly flat, working class, traditionally Latino neighbourhood). If you squint a little (or

TEA & TWO SLICES | On Destroying The Elf On Your Shelf And Hoping Madame Butterfly’s OK

TEA & TWO SLICES | On Destroying The Elf On Your Shelf And Hoping Madame Butterfly’s OK

by Sean Orr | Dear Chicken Little: The World Is Not Falling Apart. You don’t get a lot of page views, subscription sales, or ratings telling people that everything is fine. Everything is not fine: Man shot and killed by transit

SCOUT LIST | Ten Things That You Should Absolutely Do Between Now And Next Week

SCOUT LIST | Ten Things That You Should Absolutely Do Between Now And Next Week

by Michelle Sproule | The main objective of this website is to scout out and promote the things that make Vancouver such a sweet place to be. We do this with an emphasis on the city’s independent spirit to foster

TEA & TWO SLICES | On Deconstructing The CBC’s Merry Christmas Mr. Harper Interview

TEA & TWO SLICES | On Deconstructing The CBC’s Merry Christmas Mr. Harper Interview

by Sean Orr | Well, it’s not a lump of Christy’s coal, but it’s my Christmas gift to you: Full text of Peter Mansbridge’s interview with Stephen Harper. At least he didn’t ask for a spanking this year. Let’s try

DIG IT | On The Wenanoh, A Mount Pleasant Apartment Building Hiding Secret Treasures

DIG IT | On The Wenanoh, A Mount Pleasant Apartment Building Hiding Secret Treasures

by Stevie Wilson | Vancouver is filled with beautiful heritage homes, and it’s always interesting to see the care that residents take to showcase a house’s historic charms – but when is the last time you saw that type of care in a

TEA & TWO SLICES | On Radio Douchebaggery & Still Blaming The Chinese For Everything

TEA & TWO SLICES | On Radio Douchebaggery & Still Blaming The Chinese For Everything

by Sean Orr | Red Herring of the Year: Condo foreign ownership less than 2.4%, CMHC says. Of course there are those who will still find ways to blame Chinese people: “That’s rental units. Most Chinese buyers buy 1 or 3 condos,

TEA & TWO SLICES | On Santa Is A Big Fat Liar & The Ponytail Guy Who Just Won’t Let It Go

TEA & TWO SLICES | On Santa Is A Big Fat Liar & The Ponytail Guy Who Just Won’t Let It Go

by Sean Orr | Libby, Libby, Libby, can’t you stay? Deputy NDP leader Libby Davies will not seek re-election. Oh noes! We will have to honour her service with a Lexicon entry. See ya later! “I’m a bit tired…” Yeah,

SCOUT LIST | Ten Things That You Should Absolutely Do Between Now And Next Week

SCOUT LIST | Ten Things That You Should Absolutely Do Between Now And Next Week

by Michelle Sproule | The main objective of this website is to scout out and promote the things that make Vancouver such a sweet place to be. We do this with an emphasis on the city’s independent spirit to foster

TEA & TWO SLICES | On 612 Hipsters And The Grinch Who Stole Christmas To Score Heroin

TEA & TWO SLICES | On 612 Hipsters And The Grinch Who Stole Christmas To Score Heroin

by Sean Orr | Harper sings Sweet Child O’ Mine. Ironic that this song first appeared on the soundtrack to Bad Dreams (because watching this gave me some). This screenshot makes things better. Oh, and it looks like they got a

SCOUT LIST | Ten Things That You Should Absolutely Do Between Now And Next Week

SCOUT LIST | Ten Things That You Should Absolutely Do Between Now And Next Week

by Michelle Sproule | The main objective of this website is to scout out and promote the things that make Vancouver such a sweet place to be. We do this with an emphasis on the city’s independent spirit to foster

TEA & TWO SLICES | On Canada’s Rightward Shift And Frankie’s Dire Weather Warning

TEA & TWO SLICES | On Canada’s Rightward Shift And Frankie’s Dire Weather Warning

by Sean Orr | ‘Incredible series of storms’ leads to rainfall warning for Metro Vancouver. Take it away Frankie Macdonald. Related: People of Vancouver. Heil Harper: How Canada made its shift to the right. “And yet, while he’ll never be counted

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