A Guided Tour Through the Alternate Universe of Local Artist Paul Morstad

...where we discuss dreamworlds, misplaced nostalgia, Wandering Albatrosses and a (possible future) career as a whale tattoo artist.

On Being Bound by the Land and Time Traveling With Artist/Activist Tsema Igharas

The interdisciplinary artist, activist and Tahltan First Nation member's works are visually compelling and politically pertinent. Take a look:

On Deliciously Strange Beer and Food Pairings with Chicha Chef Shelome Bouvette

The typically wine-loving chef explains the inspiration behind Chicha's 2nd beer dinner with Strange Fellows Brewing, happening on May 29th.

Talking Homages & Beer Jelly With ‘East Van Jam’ Creator Natalie Ferrari-Morton

Meet the woman behind the local line-up of personified jams and find out about her seasonal, personal and fictional inspirations.

On Playing With Food and Crafting Puns with Local Artist Emily Cheung

She's mastered the food pun so be sure to have a couple in your arsenal when you see her at East Van's upcoming Got Craft festival.

On Fuzzy Boundaries and Dreams of a Post-Capitalist Future With Local Artist, Ben Bogart

Experience the artist's robotic cinematic experience via 'Watching and Dreaming' at the Surrey Art Gallery, now until June 10.

Riding a New Wave of Cannabis Culture with Founder of Omni Botanicals

It's an exciting time for a former cook whose line of all-natural, cannabis-based products (eg. "Orgasm Oil") is about to enter a new realm.

A Six Pack Interview With Local Artist Marena Skinner

Proudly self-taught, this young artist illustrates and addresses her inner ogre in a style that's crude, colourful and hard to look away from.

Burning Questions with Local Artist and Educator Justin Langlois

We turn the questions on the artist whose "Should I Be Worried?" installation currently queries the city from False Creek.

The Big Interview with Acorn Chef Brian Luptak

The talented young chef of Vancouver's finest veggie-focused restaurant dishes on food, music, inspiration and more.

Gone Glamping and Globetrotting with Secret Supper Chef Robin Kort

We pull the ear off the Secret Supper Chef, Sommelier, Forager and Educator, who is just back from Thailand and newly inspired.

On Backflips and Bandsaws with the Exceptionally Talented Jay Miron

The same gung-ho attitude and life ethos that had him slaying double backflips on his bike now has him executing smooth lines in his studio.

Daydreaming with Local Artist, Paul Melo

Touching on food, inspiration, craft and stories of shots not taken, Vancouver's Paul Melo speaks volumes in this new interview.

Meet the Local Audiophile Who Wants to Put on a Show in Your Living Room

We chatted with the man behind the scenes of Vancouver's secret show series as he prepares for the next gig on February 24.

Gettin’ Body Positive and Having a Laugh with Local Graphic Designer, Linny Malin

We had a good chat with the talented British-born artist as she was preparing for her Eastside Flea debut on February 10th.

The Leather Lowdown with Local Designer and Craftswoman, Hannah Joan Newton

After falling in love with her vegetable-tanned bags, we just had to know more about this multi-talented Vancouverite.

Inside the Squirrel Cage Mind of Legendary Mixed Media Art Icon, Glenn Lewis

This multi-disciplinary, octogenarian artist is a wealth of Vancouver history, humour and inspiration.

On Sanity, Sweatin’ It Out and Early Feline Obsessions with Anna Farrant of All City Athletics

From anticipating marriage to waxing the benefits of certain curse words, this champ pulls no punches in an inspiring Q & A.

Getting “Skooled” by Ceramic Artist, Teacher and Illustrator Julia Chirka

The artist has come a long way since her ceramic potato days...she's one of 30 artisans participating in this year's TOQUE craft fair.

Crawl Artist David T. Cho on Resuscitating Portraiture and the Affordability of Art

From Iron Mike to Baywatch babes, the common denominator in these works are the artist's personal fascinations.

Documenting Decades with Vancouver Street Photographer Louise Francis-Smith

We pay a pre-Eastside Culture Crawl visit to learn what continues to drive the prolific local artist.

Artist/Wanderer Klee Larsen on Inspiration, Coffee in Bed and Whisky at Night

Klee's latest show opens at the Sugar Cube Cabin on November 9 in conjunction with The Pie Shoppe's 5th anniversary celebration.

Amelia Butcher on Wedding Dresses, Cake Decorating and the Joy of Drawing Death Rituals

Local ceramicist and illustrator, Amelia Butcher, conjures women with attitude from her Dusty Babes Collective studio.

A Day in the Studio and a Bourbon Sour with Local Maker Nadia M’Seffar

Get to know the chicken-and-waffle loving Vancouver-via-Montreal maker behind the much loved EM'SAY line.

Catching Up Over a Few Pints with Local Beer Legend Nigel Springthorpe

Eight years after his first Big Interview, The Alibi Room & Brassneck co-owner talks branding, boxing...and pig brain beer

The Shop’s TJ Schneider Talks Denim, Five Years in Chinatown and Dining with Brad Pitt

Thalia Stopa has a lengthy chat with polymath TJ Schneider of The Shop on its 5th anniversary in Chinatown.

Five Minutes with Conrad Brown of Vancouver Design Firm, Knauf & Brown

From lamps to chairs, Conrad has his hand in elevating everyday home fixtures inspired by his background in photography.

Talking Alternate Realities and Homewrecker Halter Tops with Artist Nicola MacNeil

"Must Be This Tall To Ride" Runs August 17th to September 25th at Kafka's Coffee & Tea on Main Street