Getting to Know the Talented Artist Behind the ‘Strange Fellows’ Brand

In this long read interview with local artist Christine Moulson, we talk process, inspiration, family, branding, beer and more.

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On Politicians Expressing Their Wokeness and Grandpa’s Thoughts on Millennials

In his latest read of the news headlines, Sean Orr chides a local broadcaster and wonders at conservatives going fact-free.

Why Urban East Sides Are Often Poorer Than West Sides

We don't think this applies to Vancouver's geography, but it's nevertheless an interesting (and quickly explained) hypothesis.

1946 Footage Shows American Navy Pilot Enduring Insane Wind Tunnel Speeds

If you've ever wondered what your face would look like if it turned towards the most powerful wind in history, here you go...

Scout List

Scout List Vol. 498

12 Places

An agenda of the things we are doing, wishing we could do, or are conspiring to do in Vancouver from Nov. 14 to Nov. 20, 2018.

On Luxurious Losses and the Downtown Eastside Somehow Still ‘Shocking’ Newspapers

In his latest read of the news headlines, Sean Orr learns of Olympic promises and how hard it can be to pretend to be poor.

The View From Your Window #167

We love posting photographs that reveal the views through the windows of our readers. We hope you'll consider sharing yours!

The Wildly Successful Art Show We Wish Was Still Around

"The coolest thing about The Cheaper Show was the genuine thrill finding a piece of art that you loved that hadn't sold yet."

The Stretch of Road That Helps Feed Vancouver Every Day

"I wonder what will happen when the viaducts come down and Produce Row sees its traffic increased by a billion percent..."

Yes, That Is a Floating Gas Station in the Middle of Coal Harbour

"When I was a kid I thought the Chevron Barge was full of cigarettes because my Mom bought smokes at our corner Chevron..."

The Slang Verb for Purposely Altering a Dish to Satisfy a Caucasian Palate

"Woah, mine is so much spicier than yours! I hope the cook doesn't white-person your whole dinner. I'll tell the waiter you can take it..."

Local Architect Susan Scott on Building Balsa Spitfires and a Better Vancouver

This wide-ranging interview with one half of local firm Scott & Scott covers design both big and small, and life at large in Vancouver.

‘Propellor’ Designer Toby Barratt on Coffee Rituals and Making Collaboration Work

In this expansive interview we get to know a Vancouverite who's been helping to breathe fresh life into BC design.

Picking Grapes

Picking Grapes With BC Wine Lover, Kimberley Conroy

8 Places

The fourth instalment of our new Q & A series, Picking Grapes, has a Mark Anthony sales rep detailing her love affair with BC grapes.

How a Shared Love of Hawaiian Food is Making Vancouver Taste a Little Better

Feel the sunshine in this in-depth interview with Tess and Tom, the duo behind Hawaiian food and hospitality company, Hanai Family Table.

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Chez Christophe Showcases Its 2018 Christmas Chocolate Collection

Holiday Tourtière is Back at Les Amis du Fromage

Kitsilano’s Lucky Taco Expands Brunch Menu