On the Paradox of Intolerance and Running Away from the USA

Sean link-checks fighting fascists, "very fine people" playing Call of Duty, and politicians preaching from positions of white privilege.

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Get a Jump on Where & When the next Two Dozen Total Solar Eclipses Will Hit

The astronomical event of the decade may have come and gone, but that doesn't mean you won't be able to see it again.

The Most Beautiful Place to Enjoy a Campfire Close to Vancouver (Without a Reservation)

North Cascades National Park is less than three hours from Vancouver. Campsites can usually be had without reservations, and campfires are still OK!

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The Scout List Vol. 434

Our agenda of cool things we are doing, wishing we could do, or conspiring to do in Vancouver from August 16 to August 22, 2017

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.

On the Biology of Good & Evil and It Being OK to Hate the Hell out of Nazis

Reactions from Charlottesville and preparing for a gathering of similarly-minded assholes at Vancouver's own City Hall.

Breaking Down Inspiration and Whistling Along with Local Artist Andrew Tavukciyan

Andrew Tavukciyan is the winner of the Vancouver Mural Festival's Independent Mural Contest, as voted by the public.

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…”

The White Bicycles One Occasionally Sees on the Side of the Road

"I hope with all these new bike lanes we will see fewer ghost bikes."

The Horrible Stench Of Death That Hits East Van In The Summer

"We were thinking about doing a backyard BBQ but the chickenstink is on full tilt today..."

The Section Of The West Coast Exempt From Provincial Fire Bans

"We booked a campground reservation at Alice Lake before they announced the campfire ban. Now we're heading to Tofino to take advantage of the Fog Zone..."

On Gerbil Whispering and Taking Jokes Too Seriously with Local Artist Jane Q Cheng

Jane Q. Cheng has made an art career out of imitation by immersing herself within the spaces, practices and lives of her chosen artists.

The Music Behind the Tastes of Campagnolo Upstairs Barman Peter Van de Reep

This fellow holds it down with great drinks (and tunes) at the much loved Camp Upstairs on Main Street.

The Diamond’s Adam Domet on Good Cheekies and Making You a Damn Fine Drink

Are you a Bartender or a Mixologist? "I'm a Bartender. I haven't lived at my Mom's house for 25 years."

Artist Tyler Keeton Robbins Talks Inspiration Before the Vancouver Mural Festival

The self-taught artist creates paintings and drawings that are full of energy and immediacy

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