On Sympathy for Alberta and the Kinds of People Who Complain About Public Art

In his latest read of the news headlines, Sean Orr learns of public art debates and envisions a task for the Soldiers of Odin.

At a Glance

  • Scout List Our weekly guide to cool things happening in and around Vancouver.
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  • Tea and Two Slices Local news interpreted by local musician and dishwasher Sean Orr
  • Seen In Vancouver A photo/video archive of cool and interesting things seen in Vancouver
  • 1,000 Cool Things About Vancouver An ever-growing collection of amazing things that make Vancouver worth living in.
  • Cool Things We Want We are a covetous bunch. This is a running archive of our earthly desires.
  • Spaced How Vancouver renters view the world of architecture and home design.
  • Smoke Breaks The many things that fascinate us from far beyond our city limits
  • Definitive Records Interesting locals detail the three albums anchoring their musical tastes.
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The Vancouver Building That Was Once the Tallest in the British Empire

Despite popular belief, The Dominion's architect J.S. Helyer never fell to his death during the building’s opening party in 1910.

Get Your Weave On at Workshops Led by Local Artist Amanda Wood

Round two of the Weaving 101 workshop runs weekly from February 6th to 20th at Granville Island's Silk Weaving Studio.

Scout List

Scout List Vol. 506

11 Places

An agenda of the things we are doing, wishing we could do, or are conspiring to do in Vancouver from Jan. 16 to Jan. 22, 2019.

Let ‘Head in the Clouds’ Take You Above the Majestic Karst Towers of Guilin

Filmmaker/drone pilot Ivan Bondarenko flew his Mavic Pro around the stunning limestone hills of Guilin, China to make this short film.

On Terrifying Mannequin Heads and the Effectiveness of ‘Yuppies Go Home’ Graffiti

In his latest read of the news headlines, Sean Orr learns of casinos being casinos and visiting Kentucky senators.

Watch This 1958 TV Show Featuring a Fraud Named ‘Trump’ Promising a Magic Wall

In this 1958 episode of the CBS series Trackdown, a man named Trump arrives at a western town to warn of doom and offer protection.

The British Columbian Disaster That Sounds Like a Dance Move

"It always feels a little spooky driving past the Hope Slide knowing that there are two people still buried under all the debris..."

The First Movie Ever Made in British Columbia Had an Entirely Indigenous Cast

"When I was little I was astonished by the canoe arrival clip looped from In the Land of the Head Hunters in the Royal BC Museum..."

The Fact British Columbians Acknowledge Before They Go About Their Business

"You know, sometimes the territorial acknowledgement feels a little rushed and insincere, but that was a really good one..."

The Iconic Structure That Towers Over The Heart of Gastown

"If I could live anywhere I wanted in Vancouver, it would be in the Hotel Europe's second floor patio suite overlooking Gastown..."

The Dishes

Chef Jonathan Chovancek Does ‘The Dishes’

16 Places

We asked the chef from Tableau Bar Bistro and Homer Street Cafe to take us on a tour of his favourite local eating and drinking spots.

On Building a Better Creative Community With the Duo Behind THRIVE

Dig this wide-ranging, long form interview with local artists and community activists Jamie Smith and Tara Galuska.

The Dishes

Chef Warren Chow Does ‘The Dishes’

16 Places

We asked the chef from Chinatown's Juniper to take us on a tour of his favourite spots to dine and drink around Vancouver.

Talking Dreams, Lessons and Weird Ingredients With Botanist Barman Max Curzon-Price

Our 'New Breed' hospitality interview series continues with a young and dedicated bartender imported from the United Kingdom.

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Chef David Hawksworth Set For Pop-Up Lunch Series in Whistler

Gastown’s Wildebeest Reveals Menu For Valentine’s Day