Getting “Skooled” by Ceramic Artist, Teacher and Illustrator Julia Chirka

The artist has come a long way since her ceramic potato days...she's one of 30 artisans participating in this year's TOQUE craft fair.

On the Righteousness of Beer and the Consequences of Beserker Billionaires

Sean Orr wants a local beer brewed for anti-fascists and learns of a Canadian politician who thinks weed is as bad as fentanyl.

A Swedish Solution for Solitude Somewhere Secret on the Sunshine Coast

This "72h Cabin" was named after the length of time a study took to come to conclusions about stress reduction. How very fitting!

Guidance for People Who Play with Very Sharp Things

Kevin Kent, knife aficionado and CEO of Knifewear, wields his wisdom on knives for home cooks, professionals and blade enthusiasts.

Why the Soundtrack is So Damn Good at Steel & Oak Brewing Co.

A love of vinyl is deep and soulful for Jorden Foss, the owner of the New West brewery. He loves seeing sippers singing along.

On Developers Stomping Feet and Doubting that Vancouver is Awesome

A read of the local headlines finds Burb Panzers on fire, bad decisions abounding and plenty of self-serving bullshit.

Where Icons & Giants Once Took the Stage in Vancouver’s West End

The Georgia Auditorium might be long gone, but the old concert hall will forever be a big part of our entertainment history.

Make Original Block Printed Gifts and More at Collage Collage’s Adults-Only Workshop

Learn a new skill, hang out with fellow crafty adults and check off some holiday gifts on Tuesday, November 28th

Art Auction Now Underway at Access Gallery in Chinatown

Art enthusiasts have until Saturday night to put in their bids on works by over 50 local and international artists.

On Boondoggles and Seeking Treatment for Vancouver’s Infectious Superficiality

A read of the local headlines reveals bad drivers, horrible politicians and vacuous yearnings in the shallows.

Crawl Artist David T. Cho on Resuscitating Portraiture and the Affordability of Art

From Iron Mike to Baywatch babes, the common denominator in these works are the artist's personal fascinations.

The Iconic Structure at East 6th Avenue and Clark Drive

"My uncle rocked a hand-drawn East Van Cross on his t-shirt back in 1972."

Documenting Decades with Vancouver Street Photographer Louise Francis-Smith

We pay a pre-Eastside Culture Crawl visit to learn what continues to drive the prolific local artist.

On Childish Nincompoops and Vancouver’s Growing Inability To Staff Itself

Sean Orr's latest read of the local headlines reveals a labour shortage and the Millennium Falcon in Surrey.

Slurp Noise-Erasing Forks for Culturally-Sensitive Ramen Fiends

This new gadget from Japan aims to overcome a Western cultural sensitivity with wireless audio tech synched to a fork.

Exploring Bangkok’s Rot Fai Market in a Hot Minute

Sometimes you don't have all the time in the world to explore a city like Bangkok. But what if you have less than half a day?

Artist/Wanderer Klee Larsen on Inspiration, Coffee in Bed and Whisky at Night

Klee's latest show opens at the Sugar Cube Cabin on November 9 in conjunction with The Pie Shoppe's 5th anniversary celebration.

On Nude Oil Workers and Visual Metaphors for Tax Evasion

Sean Orr looks at the latest headlines and discovers satirical pitches, shallow sports cars, politics as usual and a mountain of garbage.

Fans of the Film ‘Lost in Translation’ Won’t Want to Miss This Special Feast

Sensory Cinema gets set to translate 'Lost In Translation' into an edible experience in Whistler. Get your tickets before they're gone!

This Trapezoidal Looker Would Make for a Sweet Place to Hide

As the Mayor brags about new tech jobs for people who still won't be able to find/afford housing, we want to run away -- specifically here.

Breathtaking BC Journeys Some Love, Others Hate

"Hi Mom. I made the ferry just in time but it's a milk run so it's probably best that you start dinner without me."

We Want a Waterproof Camp Poncho Blanket

We're fans of Kammok's hammock, so we took an immediate interest when they launched a Kickstarter for waterproof camp blankets last week.

On Glorifyiing Tree Planters and Outing Airbnb Hosts Breaking The Law

A quick scan of the local headlines suggests we're slowly getting better at satire and that it's still really hard to find affordable housing.

Why Not a Long Dining Room Table of Vancouver Island?

Eduard Locota makes hyper-realistic tables depicting islands and the underwater topography. We want one that's close to home...

Emily Carr to Open New Campus with “Big Reveal” on October 27-28

Head over to the east side of Mount Pleasant this weekend for ECUAD's art-packed new campus warming event.

On Consent Culture and Building a Monument to Vancouver’s Stolen Bikes

A scan of the local headlines sees abuse in Hollywood North, racism in Quebec politics and rich people stealing things.

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...