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Bianca Pencz

Bianca is a journalist, artist, musician and writer raised in Greater Vancouver. Her biases include feminism, democratic socialism, existentialism and the strangest kind of rock‘n’roll, all of which she tries to resist. You can reach her further at her Wordpress, Twitter or by email.

New Silversun Pickups single "Bloody Mary" mixes modern and retro

Out on iTunes today: Silversun Pickups' brand-new single "Bloody Mary (Nerve Endings)" is a welcome signifier that the best 90's band not from the 90's is ready for 2012.

Miss Universe Canada pulls contestant Jenna Talackova off website... for being transgendered?

A few days ago, Jenna Talackova was going to be Miss Universe Canada's first transgendered contestant. Since then, her profile has been pulled from the beauty pageant's official site. What gives?

Top 8 Day Trips from Vancouver: Art Gallery Tour in Vancouver, BC

Art galleries in Vancouver BC showcase cutting edge modern art, aboriginal art, and classic and contemporary art from rising stars and internationally-known artists like Ken Lum.

The Rocky Mountaineer lockout continues: photos

Now in its seventh month, the lockout at Rocky Mountaineer continues with little sign of future negotiations.

The House and Conceiving Family represent great work by women filmmakers

Desiree Lim’s supernatural thriller and Amy Bohigian’s documentary on same-sex adoption speak to any demographic, Vancouverites included.

Vancouver Women in Film Festival celebrates a new kind of chick flick

From documentaries to animation to live-action films, local and international, VWIFF has something for everyone on the ticket.