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?

The Shop’s TJ Schneider Talks Denim, Five Years in Chinatown and Dining with Brad Pitt

Thalia Stopa has a lengthy chat with polymath TJ Schneider of The Shop on its 5th anniversary in Chinatown.

Sunshine, Concrete Couches and Ping Pong Next to a Brewery on a Bike Route

The new double-triangle bike route hangout on Vernon Drive (at Union Street) is the chillest place to take a break during rush hour.

On Vancouver’s Mayor Being a Hapless Tool (Again) and the Challenge of Pairing Wine with Slavery

Recent headlines reveal the Mayor's attempted seduction of Amazon, an open letter from the Sedins, hell freezing over and much more.

When You Get Caught in West Van's Nightmare Traffic Scenario

"Hey, yeah...sorry...I'm going to be late. I'm stuck in ferry traffic near the top of Taylor Wait."

Short Film Looks at The Life of a Homeless Surfer Living in a Van down by the Waves

This is Bob. He wakes up in his van every morning right next to his favourite surf spot and enjoys the hell out of himself.

You Should Know About The First Time Vancouver’s Electric Lights Came On

A year after the Great Fire destroyed much of Vancouver in 1886, its recovering streets were lit with the newness of electricity.

On Making Fascists Scared and Ignoring the Tired Laments of Odious Windbags

On the equivocations of old white dudes, welcoming hundreds of thousands of DACA refugees, and things getting satirical.

We Want to Steal This Cabin and Rebuild It on a Secret Plot near Tofino

The half-underground cabin in the middle of nowhere in Sweden would make a great hideaway outside Sooke or Tofino on Vancouver Island

Five Minutes with Conrad Brown of Vancouver Design Firm, Knauf & Brown

From lamps to chairs, Conrad has his hand in elevating everyday home fixtures inspired by his background in photography.

The 104 Year Old Shop with Its Days Numbered on the Edge of Chinatown

"After Tosi's finally leaves the block, then what? More condos that no one can afford?"

Short Film Looks Back at the Emotional Impact of The Great American Eclipse

From urban Oregon and rural Idaho to Nashville and the still shell-shocked town of Charlottesville, this is how the eclipse made Americans feel.

On Dogs That Know Drugs and the Invincibility of Vancouver’s Landlord Aristocracy

Marvelling at terrible tippers and the straight faces of Conservative ideologues when they spew stupidity.

Pulling Double Duty as Public Transportation and Cheap Cruise Since 1977

"Dude, I know your condo is just a SeaBus ride away but it might as well be the fucking moon..."

On Surveying the Damage, Re-Writing History and Cheap Booze on the Beach

Understanding 200 years of unchecked worldwide industrialization with a side of ice cream schadenfreude.

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What Hotel Would You Most Want to Stay in If You Were Visiting Vancouver?

Let's pretend you're not from around here and had your pick of where to stay in Vancouver as a first-time tourist...

One of the Coolest, Most Fleetingly Delicious Facts of Life in Vancouver…

What's free, delicious, hard to get, impossibly sweet, juicy and incredibly versatile? Local blackberries!

New West’s Pier Park Sets Scene for Inaugural Safe & Sound Music Fest

A brand new music festival is another way in which New Westminster continues to chart a new cultural course.

The Roman Empire’s Vast Road Network Imagined as a Subway Map

Over 400,000 kms of Roman roads were built across the empire. This is a cool vision of that achievement.

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!

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.