On Billionaire Power Lunches and Remembering the Fine Dining Guest Who Exploded

In his latest read of the news headlines, Sean Orr finds housing solutions in plain sight and claps for a small town newspaper.

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How Some BC Neighbourhoods Once Tried to Keep People of Colour Out

"So this racist lady on the bus starting ranting about Land Title Covenants, asking a young Asian couple if they were servants..."

Understanding the Ancient Japanese Art of Creating Marbled Patterns on Paper

In this short video, Linh My Truong shows how the craft is done using a variety of tools that include a cat's whisker.

Scout List

Scout List Vol. 554

11 Places

An agenda of the things we are doing, wishing we could do, or are conspiring to do in Vancouver from Jan. 22 to Jan. 28, 2019.

On Other Empty Skyscrapers and Disenchanted Royals Protesting Bike Lanes

In his latest read of the news headlines, Sean Orr rides an e-scooter and imagines taking paper away from Rex Murphy.

The View From Your Window #216

We love posting photos like this that reveal the views through the windows of our readers. We hope you'll consider sharing yours!

All That Colourful Art on the Walls at ‘The Magnet’ Is Not What It Seems…

Downtown's beer-forward restaurant is a trove of quirky details from bar to bathroom. Here's a cool thing to look out for...

The Local Nickname For a City Block Once Popular With Japanese Tourists

"There's not much left of the original Little Ginza other than a 50-year old Japanese steakhouse..."

That Time Our Government Made Millions Being Unabashedly Racist

"Most of my younger friends think racism towards Chinese people is a new thing in BC. Then I tell them about the Head Tax..."

The Honorific Bestowed Upon One of the Greatest Canucks of All Time

"I don't think the Dragonslayer will ever have to pay for a drink in Vancouver for the rest of his life, and for good reason..."

The Nickname for Rodney Graham's $4.8 Million Chandelier Under the Granville St. Bridge

"The Bridge Scrotum is great, but I'm not surprised some think its tasteless seeing how it's located where desperate people might seek shelter..."

The Dishes

Brian Grant Does ‘The Dishes’

14 Places

In the latest edition of The Dishes, Resurrection Spirits co-founder Brian Grant takes us around town to his favourite food/drink spots.

On Soaring Inspirations and Grounding Words of Advice With Artist Tara Lee Bennett

With her personal art practice, the co-founder of THRIVE Art Studio hones in on the beautiful and non-trivial minutiae of life...

The Commercial Drive Restaurateur Who Once Kept a Bottle of Wine as a Pet

Van Doren Chan is a veteran of Vancouver's hospitality scene and the FOH force behind the critically acclaimed Ugly Dumpling restaurant.

Deciphering Disembodied Hands and Symbolic Birds With Local Artist Meg Keetley

The local artist-slash-activist explains the themes and ideas inspiring her artwork in this short but in-depth interview.

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Thierry Reveals Decadent Creations for Valentine’s Day