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.

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!

Scout List

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.

You Should Know More About the Fascinating History of Lower Mount Pleasant

Lower Mount Pleasant was one of the first areas outside of Vancouver's downtown to be developed for residential use. First came houses, then came war. See what remains to this day...

Dig This Vintage German Map of the Iberian Peninsula at The Found & The Freed

This beauty is super striking in its brightly coloured relief, and so what if it's all in German?

Now Showing: Steve Coogan & Rob Brydon Embark On a Culinary ‘Trip To Spain’

The new film follows the two actors as they dine - often hilariously - at exceptional restaurants.

On Harshing Seattle’s Mellow and Living Scared in Other People’s Bank Vaults

Sean links out to fishing spot mysteries and the history of foreign real estate investment in Vancouver.

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.

Get This ‘You’re Doing Great’ T-Shirt by Coreena Lewis at Eastside Flea this Weekend

The "illustrator + garment maker, dog petter and general weirdo" will be selling them at Eastside Flea this weekend.

Dreaming of This Rural Washington State Retreat for a Clearing on Galiano Island

The house is wrapped in Western Red Cedar and features an office, an in/out fireplace, high ceilings and lots of windows.

The Scout List Vol. 432

Our agenda of cool things we are doing, wishing we could do, or conspiring to do in Vancouver from August 9 to August 15, 2017

Ampersand Co-Founder Jessica Schacht Goes from Making Gin to Writing Plays

The play premieres September 7th at Performance Works on Granville Island, and we can't wait to see it!

What the August 21st Solar Eclipse Will Look Like from Vancouver (Better Than This!)

Let's hope this smoke finally clears soon because we have a big deal solar eclipse on the way!

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 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.

On Picking the Wrong Gulf Island and Parking a Barge in Front of Chip Wilson’s Place

Sean Orr rewrites a headline or two while calling attention to tech angst, dead geese and the evolution of intelligence

Five Things to Look Out for When the Watch & Learn Festival Hits QET Plaza, Aug. 19/20

Spoiler alert: one of them involves the eating of tacos and the drinking of beer!

We Want this Pink Moon Lamp by Gastown’s Old Faithful Shop

We dig the simple, retro aesthetic and how the circular shape can act as a mood-inducing diffuser

Seen In Vancouver

Scenes of Japanese Deliciousness and Delight at the Powell Street Festival

Our bellies are still a little full from the Powell Street Festival. Here's what we saw (and ate)...

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

Vancouver Would Be Cooler if it Had a Mario Kart Cosplay Service Similar to Tokyo’s

All one needs is some courage and a Japanese/International driver's license...

On Newspapers Running Away from Downtown and the Global Epidemic of Vacant Homes

Sean Orr on overcooked trophy fish, the cringe-worthy Rolling Stone interview with Justin Trudeau, our eagerness to give the Saudis toys they don't deserve, and much more.

Don’t Believe the Hype! Defining the Musical Tastes of Strathcona Beer Company’s Adrian McInnes

As I discovered on a recent visit to Strathcona Beer Company, where a killer playlist including PJ Harvey, Dinosaur Jr. and Iggy Pop was blaring out of the speakers, McInnes has close ties to the music industry, with a past life as a DJ.