On the Coming Wave of Evictions and Cops Who Don’t Think They’re Racist

In his latest read of the news headlines, Sean Orr finds cops living in mansions and the NHL looking elsewhere.

The Writers’ Exchange Seeking Tables, Chairs, Fridge for Two New Spaces

The local kids literacy program has been able to secure new spaces, but they need some help in furnishing them...

Understanding the Obstacle That Makes Driving to South America Practically Impossible

The Darien Gap remains dangerous on so many levels that building an actual road through it might not be such a great idea.

Turning a Metal Suitcase Into a Small Camp Kitchen

Instead of being stuffed with cash and handcuffed to a gangster's wrist, this metal suitcase is living its best life.

The View From Your Window #233

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On American Death Cults and Numbered Companies Not Catching the Coronavirus

In his latest read of the local news headlines, Sean Orr finds ancient shafts and landlords still being terrible.

Contemplating Life on a Handmade ‘Floating Island’

The big deck holds a BBQ, a herb garden, a hammock, and several other wonderful things besides (like a baby blue canoe).

Over 100 Years Ago, This Ship Full of Immigrants Made Vancouver's Racism Famous

"As with many episodes in our short but often ugly history, the tragic tale of the Komagatu Maru still needs to be told..."

On Viaducts Closing for Deadpool and Looking for East Van’s Autonomous Zone

In his latest read of the news headlines, Sean Orr sees surveillance trailers and the threat of jail for those partaking of the CERB.

A Bookish Way to Stash Two Bottles of Whisky

Turns out you can hide two bottles of Bulleit and a small glass inside a big old book if you have a laser cutter and some time.

East Van’s Rio Theatre Is Evidently Having Fun Working on Its Reopening Plan

As the iconic East Broadway venue shares a much needed laugh as it prepares to reopen with socially distant protocols.

The View From Your Window #232

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On the Comical Protestations of Old White Men and the Possibility of Defunding the VPD

In his latest read of the news headlines, Sean Orr finds sneaky loggers and drinking on beaches still a crime.

Watch This Incredibly Detailed Breakdown of Trump’s Violent Photo-Op Walk to Church

There have been many Trump moments that have been worthy of the title "Worst", but this might just be the champ.

The Phenomenon Making Victoria Almost Three Times Sunnier Than Vancouver

"Southwestern BC isn't always wet. It really depends are where you are in relation to the Olympic Rain Shadow."

PHOTOS // Scenes From Friday’s Protest Against Racism and Police Brutality

Local photographer Jonathan Norton was at the protest on Friday, June 5th and shared some of his images with us.

On Bears Running Scared and Making Jim Pattison Bag Groceries for a Year

In his latest read of the news headlines, Sean Orr finds freed beach logs and a way to defund our militarized police force.

How the US National Parks Were Being Loved to Death Prior to Covid-19

This short video explains the myriad forces behind a recent massive increase in visitation to National Parks in the USA.

The View From Your Window #231

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Questions Big, Small and Pressing with Local Designer and Musician, Isabelle Dunlop

In this Q&A, the local polymath fields our random rapid-fire questions while also addressing the impact of Covid-19.

When Cartography and Satire Collided to Explain Complex Geopolitical Situations

In this short documentary, Richard Tilney-Bassett explains a fascinating pop phenomenon at the end of the 19th century.

On Watching Rents Fall and Albertans Getting Angry About Our Campgrounds

In his latest read of the news headlines, Sean Orr learns of untaxed art speculation and the perfect time to build a pipeline.

SEE BC FIRST // We Can’t Wait to Spread Out on This Local Winery’s Lawn Again

We're looking forward to shooting the breeze among the fruit trees up at Joiefarm (with some wine and wood-fired pizza).

Vancouver Would Be Cooler If… It Had Kinetic Art Installations Shaped by the Wind

Thousands of tiles are moved by the wind, so that when it blows they flap in concert to reveal gusts and air currents in real time. 

On Getting Sick of Being Cooped Up and Washing Dishes in a Minefield

In his latest read of the news headlines, Sean Orr finds at least some good news hidden among all the bad.

The View From Your Window #230

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Katharine Manson Shares Her Definitive Records

The founder of Manson Communications scoured her collective 3,000+ vinyl collection to pick her three favourite records...

Scout List

Scout List Vol. 566

3 Places

An agenda of the things we are doing, wishing we could do, or are conspiring to do - mostly at home - from May 15 to May 21.