On Five Minute Majors, Washing Dishes and Taking a Moment to Validate the Ruling Class

News from the edge of the Canadian Vowel Shift, from disrespecting flags to protecting neighbourhoods you don't live in.

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Plotting to Steal Artist’s Idaho Desert Home and Plant It in the Nicola Valley

We want this cozy, picturesquely isolated Olson Kundig home / workspace in the remote wastes of Idaho.

Scout List

The Scout List, Vol. 439

An agenda of the things we are doing, wishing we could do, or conspiring to do in Vancouver from Sept. 20 to Sept. 26, 2017.

On Banning Balloons and Other Great Ideas from the Buffoons Destroying Everything

So you can't afford a home and your Dad thinks climate change is a matter of opinion...maybe you'll feel better with balloons! Oh wait...

Art Rapture Returns to Mount Pleasant With Prohibition-Themed Art Experience

Get ready for the Art Rapture! The urban art event is coming back to the neighbourhood on September 22/23.

Vancouver Would Be Cooler If It Had More Public Bake Ovens

Toronto has more than a dozen public bake ovens but Vancouver has just the one. What do we have to do to get more?

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.

When You Get Caught in West Van's Nightmare Traffic Scenario

"Hey, yeah...sorry...I'm going to be late. I'm stuck in ferry traffic near the top of Taylor Wait."

The 104 Year Old Shop with Its Days Numbered on the Edge of Chinatown

"After Tosi's finally leaves the block, then what? More condos that no one can afford?"

Pulling Double Duty as Public Transportation and Cheap Cruise Since 1977

"Dude, I know your condo is just a SeaBus ride away but it might as well be the fucking moon..."

How Vancouver Tries To Protect Its Spectacular Views from Indifferent Developers

“Protecting a view corridor is just one of the many ways in which City Hall can take a brave stand against the developers who bankroll them…”

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.

Catching Up with Bartender Kelsey Ramage of Global Pop-Up ‘Trash Tiki’

Kelsey Ramage and Iain Griffiths are bringing their Trash Tiki bar pop-up to Gastown, Sept. 2-3.

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

Nick Black of Strange Fellows Brewing Details His Three Favourite Albums

What do Tom Waits, The Rolling Stones and The Kills all have in common? They're loved by this guy.

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