How Vancouverites Used to Drink When It Really Was a No Fun City

‘If you think Vancouver is a restrictive bummer now, you should be glad you weren't trying to have fun in the bottle club era!”

This Italian Architect’s ‘Pinecone’ Should Be a Laneway House in Strathcona

Given the option, we think a lot of us would choose to live in a pinecone inspired by the theories of philosopher Michael Foucault...

Scout List

The Scout List, Vol. 443

An agenda of the things we are doing, wishing we could do, or are conspiring to do in Vancouver from Oct. 18 to Oct. 24, 2017.

Japanese Cult Horror Flick “House!” to Screen at The Cinematheque

Start the week leading up to Halloween right with this hilarious Japanese cult horror film from the 1970s.

On Broken Restaurant Models and Vancouver Eating Its Young

Sean Orr reflects on Swanson's 2nd place finish, the insanities of the restaurant trade, and Vancouver dooming its youth.

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.

We Want a Copy of “The Gastown Foodie” Cookbook (Available October 17)

We've been making room on our bookshelf for the third instalment in our favourite local cookbook series.

Books on Making Zines, Swiss Design Revolts and Fascinating Illustrations

Our friends at Emily Carr University Library – put together a selection of books on idiosyncratic works and artistic processes...

ArtBreakers Illustration Market Set For Olympic Village, October 14-15

Creekside Community Centre is set to host a unique market experience showcasing local illustrators, animators and designers.

BC's First TV Bad Boy Was a Villainous, Shit-Disturbing Style Icon

"My manager at work is a bit of a Relic. He keeps scheduling me to work brunch even though I told him I have yoga.."

A Timely Learning Curve for Appreciating the Independent Art of the Zine

From bite-size books to tattoos, Thalia Stopa grades the curve on self-publication in honour of Artists' Book Week...

On Dog Whistling Snowflakes and Vancouver Surrendering Its Awesome

This week's look at local headlines includes bunker homes, Nietzsche, political hubris and Sidney Crosby's side of things...

The Scout List, Vol. 442

An agenda of the things we are doing, wishing we could do, or are conspiring to do in Vancouver from Oct. 1 to Oct. 17, 2017.

Vancouver’s First Film and its Connection to the Titanic

110 years ago William Harbeck attached a 35mm film camera to the front of a Vancouver streetcar, Go-Pro style...

Film on Bartending Legend Charles Schumann Screens Friday at Vancity Theatre

Keep thirsty at the film festival with a documentary focused on bartending legend Charles Schumann.

We Want to Get Mystical with Ben Gore’s Awesome Hip Hop Tarot Card Deck

This rapper-inspired deck of amazingness might just be the gateway to spiritualism you've been waiting for...

Project Soccer YVR’s Restaurant League Kicks Off on October 25th

Assemble your industry coworkers and get ready to kick it for a good cause

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.

On Substance Undermining Leadership Races and Being Afraid to Deal With Racism

Reflections on Jagmeet Singh's victory, the shootings in Las Vegas, and Canada accepting Colin Kaepernick.

We Want to Take a Photographic Aerocene Exploration High Above Vancouver

The backpack kit includes a floating sculpture, a camera to document its flight and an assortment of environmental sensors.

Glamping in a Fully Kitted-Out Airstream Trailer on Pender Island

As one of the few people in Vancouver who aren't attracted to the "roughing it" side of camping, this appeals to me greatly...

Get the Most out of Your VIFF Experience by Following This Viewer’s Learning Curve

Some guidance on how best to approach the diverse and dauntingly eventful 36th Annual Vancouver International Film Festival.

The Wild Bunch Gets Set to Host Four Festive Thursday Evening Workshops this Fall

Get creative at one of The Wild Bunch's festive, autumnally-themed floral workshops starting October 5th.

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.

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.

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?