On the Stupidity of Hate Groups and the Government Being a Terrible Drug Dealer

In his latest read of the news headlines, Sean gets entangled in the legal weed rollout and wonders at the possibility of rent control.

We’re Heading to Squamish Next Month So We Can Hibernate in These Beauties

The independent, Canadian and female-owned "Flax Sleep" linens company is really making us want to slip back into bed.

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..."

Scout List

Scout List Vol. 494

11 Places

An agenda of the things we are doing, wishing we could do, or are conspiring to do in Vancouver from Oct. 17 to Oct. 23, 2018.

On Spoiled Rich Kids Assaulting Cops and Old White Dudes Burning Down the House

In his latest read of the news headlines, Sean Orr gets glimpses of a seething crassness that boils beyond the gleaming glass facade.

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.

The Musical Appetites of Local Doughnut Whisperer Aaron Surman

The chef at Lucky's Doughnuts fills us in (get it?) on the three records that really anchor his taste in music.

Dig These Oddball Houseboats Made of Airplanes, Tractors, Buses and Ambulances

Formerly homeless eccentric Englishman Hamish McKenzie likes to think of himself as a "boat renovator"...

You Should Know About ‘Newsie Jack’

At just 5'1", newspaper seller Jack Kanchikoff may have been small in stature, but he left a big impression on Vancouver.

Why Rebels, Badasses and Dangerous Types Wear Stripes In Popular Culture

A new "Now You See It" explainer looks at how striped garments became the subconscious uniform of nonconformists in film.

On Staying in School and Wealthy Singles Who Are Disgusted by Poor People

In his latest read of the news headlines, Sean Orr looks at the Schoolhouse Squat and the latest example of Peak Vancouver.

Vancouver Would Be Cooler If Its Mountains Had More Deciduous Trees…

A pair of thrill-seeking skiers turn Autumn in the Cantal forest of Southern France into their downhill playground.

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..."

On Cheap Transit Passes and the Happiest Day in Christy Clark’s Life

In his latest read of the news headlines, Sean Orr wonders at police misconduct and making the feeding of homeless people a crime.

Rockin’ and Rollin’ with Carla Smith, aka “Booty Quake”

The co-founder of Rolla Skate Club digs deep to choose the three records that get her rockin' and rollin' on and off the rink.

Meet Flavourcel, the Local Art Collective Dishing Out Tasty Animated Morsels

The group first served up their gif-y goods at a buffet-style event at Lucky's Comics this past summer and we're hungry for more...

Talking Movies With One of Vancouver’s Most Esteemed Cinephiles

Shaun Seihachi Inouye, Programming Associate at The Cinematheque, is slated to speak at the next PechaKucha (October 18th).

On the Trouble With Cruise Ships and Canada Getting Played by a One Trick Pony

In his latest read of the news headlines, Sean Orr learns about "eskimo tags" and the marriage of two ice hockey captains.

Why Yes, We’d Love to Stay in This Cottage Made Entirely of Chocolate…

Chocolatier Jean-Luc Decluzeau designed and built this 200 sqft cottage constructed entirely of 1.5 tons of chocolate in France.

The Fascinating Story of How One Invention Changed Everything in Japan

This short explainer provides some background on one of Japan's most iconic mechanical engineering accomplishments.

On the Things Being Done to Dolls Now and Developers Behaving Like Babies

In his latest read of the news headlines, Sean Orr considers the many sides of populism and the bad things politicians do after politics.

An Interview With Local Artist and Crow Whisperer, Ehren Salazar

Check out his latest exhibition of drawings, "Crowland", on the walls of Luppolo Brewing in Strathcona this weekend.

What’s the Secret to the Brand Longevity of Skull Skates?

For our Branding Vancouver series, we asked Skull Skates founder PD about the 40 year old skateboard and lifestyle brand.

A Sneak Peek at VPL’s New Expansion, Which Includes an Awesome Rooftop Patio

The Vancouver Public Library is due to unveil the results of its massive renovation/expansion this Saturday at 10am.

On Real Estate Investors in Hiding and Wondering if Trump Has a Trudeau Pee Tape

In his latest read of the news headlines, Sean Orr finds Trudeau signing on to silliness and the NPA blaming the Russians.

This Delicious Documentary on Cuban Food is Screening Soon

Feast your eyes on this new film, Cuban Food Stories, screening September 29th & October 7th as part of VIFF’s IMPACT programming.

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..."

On Silver Spoon Imperiousness and Trying Not to Look Like Cheech & Chong

In his latest read of the news headlines, Sean finds a different definition for austerity and learns about the coming pot crackdown.