Publisher's Platform

Linda Solomon comments on the social and cultural issues from the publisher's desk at the Vancouver Observer.

Koch brothers make me mad

"For billionaires who cannot buy good press, there is the option of buying the press," The New Yorker says.

Michaëlle Jean's Canadian love affair

Michaëlle Jean isn't willing to reveal the juicy details about what went on behind the scenes at that pivotal point in Canadian history "on the day the Prime Minister came to me to ask for my...

Dragons' Den's Arlene Dickinson at the Board of Trade on the power of Persuasion

Two guys with a candy company called OMG's stand nervously pitching their product. Kevin O'Leary ridicules their valuation, and the other guys on the Dragons' Den scoff and bow out. None will put...

Barry Saxifrage's Climate Snapshot goes viral, and VO's Jan-Feb numbers

Climate Snapshot writer Barry Saxifrage's Arctic "death spiral" leaves climate scientists shocked and worried went viral last month and it got people talking. The conversation around Barry's...

Scary super spy software tracks information on social media about terrorists - and you

Riot software program by Raytheon is "as sinister as it sounds."

It was a great party and there's more to come

There'd been a shooting at 5 a.m. at Smithe and Granville,  the morning of the Extract book launch party and the location of it as well. Ceili's downtown manager called at noon to say the police...