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Jordan Yerman

Jordan has been writing and editing for the web for over half a decade, reaching millions of readers. He has also written long-form fiction and nonfiction. While attending UC San Diego for his degree in Political Science, Jordan picked up acting; he would later attend the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, living in the UK for four years before relocating to New York City. To get by, he has worked as a proofreader, model, technical consultant, HR trainer, sign-placer, sales director, crate stacker, bartender, photographer, real estate broker, and as an exhibit at the Bronx Museum. As an actor, Jordan has performed in the USA,  England,  Scotland,  Germany,  Belgium,  and Netherlands; from stage to indie screen to voiceover, including London's West End.

Jordan has been around the world 2 3/4 times. He was last seen as Editorial Director for Vancouver's own NowPublic. He currently lives in Vancouver and works in New Media. He loves skiing,  snowboarding, cycling,  running, and pub quizzes. 

Michelle Furbacher & friend

Vancouver cat cafe slinks closer to reality with Catfé crowdfunding push

A cat café in Vancouver: this could actually happen, folks. It's to the benefit of both cat-lovers and felines in need of some love.
Mayor Gregor Robertson, chairing April 15 City Council meeting

Downtown Eastside Local Area Plan: Housing amendments pass

DTES LAP housing amendments pass despite lack of confidence from the area's poor.

Whistler Ski and Snowboard Festival 2014: Epic photos of big air

Going big up at Whistler for the 2014 WSSF.

Sex, science, and smart furniture: From Now conference coming to Vancouver

Networked sex and bugs for dinner. The future is going to be a very strange place.

Grandview-Woodland Community Plan gets competition from local group

Mistrust and lack of communication gum up the Grandview-Woodland Community Plan after nearly a year.

Game of Thrones S04E01 recap and review: Season 4 premiere spoiler alert

Not to get all Upworthy on you, but you won't believe what they put in the palace garden.
Cherry blossom season in Vancouver, BC 2014

Photos from the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival

It's cherry blossom season in Vancouver.

City Hall liveblog: Public hearing on social housing for the DTES Local Area Plan

Social housing amendments to Downtown Eastside Local Area Plan to be debated at Vancouver City Hall. Follow along live.
Tyrion Lannister: Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones Season 4 preview: S03 recap, S04 predictions

Getting ready for Game of Thrones Season 4 premiere.
Bjarke Ingels

Gesamtkunstwerk and Vancouver House: "Vancouverism 2.0"

Reimagining the foot of the Granville Bridge.