Looking to Smash Things? Hit This Piñata Pop-Up Shop in Chinatown on May 5/6

Two art school grads and lifelong friends are celebrating Cinco de Mayo by launching a pop-up featuring their awesome piñatas.

On Playing With Food and Crafting Puns with Local Artist Emily Cheung

She's mastered the food pun so be sure to have a couple in your arsenal when you see her at East Van's upcoming Got Craft festival.

You Should Know

Hunting Vancouver’s Forgotten Sidewalk Prisms

17 Places

These historic gems were common a 100 years ago. Now they're disappearing fast. Let this map/essay lead you to those that remain.

On the Terrors of Toxic Masculinity and Cops Not Pulling Triggers

The latest read of the headlines has Sean wondering about the minimum wage hike and how cauldrons brew in echo chambers.

Inaugural ‘Crafted Vancouver’ Festival Set To Kick Off Next Week

The new festival includes a variety of events such as behind-the-scenes experiences, workshops, talks, tastings, guided tours and more.

On Fuzzy Boundaries and Dreams of a Post-Capitalist Future With Local Artist, Ben Bogart

Experience the artist's robotic cinematic experience via 'Watching and Dreaming' at the Surrey Art Gallery, now until June 10.

On Inventing National Interests and Rolling Up Into a Tiny Ball to Think About Your Life

In his latest read of the news headlines, Sean antagonizes other provinces and imagines reading the constitution in an Ottawa basement.

Vancouver Would Be Cooler If It Had Tiny Islands for Hanging Out On in False Creek

With good weather approaching, we saw this 215 sqft island designed for Copenhagen's harbour and got covetous about it.

Riding a New Wave of Cannabis Culture with Founder of Omni Botanicals

It's an exciting time for a former cook whose line of all-natural, cannabis-based products (eg. "Orgasm Oil") is about to enter a new realm.

On the Spaces Between Laughably Shallow Bluster and Wildly Divisive Rhetoric

A read of recent news headlines has Sean opining on Mayoral candidates and trying to make sense of Notley's chess game.

This Is What Would Happen If It Never Stopped Raining

It's been raining so much that it's OK to wonder what would happen if it never stopped. The answer isn't pretty...

A Six Pack Interview With Local Artist Marena Skinner

Proudly self-taught, this young artist illustrates and addresses her inner ogre in a style that's crude, colourful and hard to look away from.

An Isolated Cabin in Wales for a BC Backyard

We want this beautiful Welsh hideaway - clad in local slate with an interior of birch plywood - a lot closer to home.

Sniffing Out the Story of The Paper Hound Bookshop’s Elegant Canine Mascot

Co-owner Kim Koch fills us in on the regal, literary and personal inspirations that were bred into the shop's poised pup icon.

The Most Dominant Two Minutes and Fifteen Seconds in Local Sports History

"Even though we've gone all the way to the Stanley Cup Final three times, my biggest Canucks thrill of all time remains The Shift."

How TV Introduced the West Coast to Canada

A look back at The Beachcombers, the long-running TV show that put Gibsons on every Canadian's radar.

Vancouver Would Be Cooler if Our Anarchists Filled Our Pot Holes (Like They Do in Portland)

Portland anarchists decided to radically intercede where their city had failed them, taking direct action to the streets, literally.

On Beggar-Related Matters and the Persistent Stupidity of Prohibitionists

In the latest scan of the headlines, Sean sees bad April Fool's jokes and gawks at the political intersection of cruelty and incompetence.

We Want a Copy of Kaja Silverman’s ‘The Three-Personed Picture’

This is the second in a three-volume series, the first of which inspired the Capture Photography Festival's feature exhibit, 'The Blue Hour.'

Field Trip

On the Delicious Joys of Montreal in Winter

20 Places

Trying to make sense of one of Canada's top food cities in just a few days (with a side trip to the Eastern Townships).

Upcoming ‘Eastside Studios’ to Add 25 Communal & Private Artist Spaces to Strathcona

The folks behind Eastside Flea have secured a 20,000 sqft building on Prior St. and hope to have its studios ready for occupation by May 1st.

PechaKucha Night Vol. 45 to Take Place During Vancouver Design Week

Tickets for the Vancouver Design Week special edition of PechaKucha Night (May 8th) just went on sale. Snag 'em while you can!

On Hogging All the Coffee Shop Wi-Fi and Never Mind the Suicidal Seniors

In his latest read of the news headlines, Sean Orr laments lazy and jingoistic journalism and seeks to radicalize construction workers...

‘Evening With Grace: Feminism and Business’ Popping Up in Chinatown on April 12

Speaking at the 10th edition are four women working at the cutting edge of the make-up, life/business coaching, and fitness industries.

BADBADNOTGOOD Return to VENUE for Second Show on April 9

The genre-fluid experimental jazz foursome is hurrying back from their April 8th gig in Victoria to honour us with a second performance!

You Should Know

How to Find the Old Streetcar Scars of East Van

9 Places

In this You Should Know photo essay, Christine Hagemoen traces evidence of the route of the old Georgia East streetcar line.

Check Out Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs’ Storyboard Artist Workshop in Vancouver

It's hardly surprising that tickets for the special April 12th workshop are sold out...but there's still hope for a second chance!

Heads Up

CAG Feature Exhibition ‘The Blue Hour’ Kicks Off 2018’s Capture Photography Festival

4 Places

Prepare to be provoked and amused on your next commute as Capture Photo Fest's 'The Blue Hour' takes over four city facades.