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Leah Golob

Leah Golob is an editorial assistant at the Vancouver Observer and writes about trending topics on a daily basis. Her interests include pop culture, travel, social issues and literary journalism. 

Leah has a master’s degree in English literature with professional experience teaching and researching Canadian literature at Brock University.

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Navigating the cosmetics counter: Vichy, Lancome, Hydra Life, Genifique, or, seaweed?

“I don’t even know half of these ingredients. What is this? What is that? I don’t know,” laughed the beauty consultant towering over me at the Lancôme cosmetic counter.

Canadian Medical Assistance Team flees Japan

Concerns over high radiation levels proved too much for The Canadian Medical Assistance Team (CMAT) stationed in Japan. CMAT was evacuating the area this morning, fearing nuclear disaster at the...

Earthquake could be tragic for BC students

“Where school upgrades stand today, if we were to have a serious earthquake it could potentially be tragic,” Patty Bacchus, Chairperson of the Vancouver Board of Education said today. "The...

Water not for sale, especially today

Ditch the plastic and head to the nearest tap. March 10th is bottled water free day.

What does it take to be Christy Clark?

Now that Christy Clark is BC's second female premier, her old talk show gig at CKNW news is up for grabs. What does it takes to step into Clark's worn out shoes? A "desire to win," opposed to a...

Canada to host FIFA Women's World Cup

Vancouver may get another shot at hosting a big sporting event with the Women's World Cup.

Rethinking our relationship with brands

Do you feel helpless amidst the battle of the brands? Author and branding consultant Bruce Philp pushes readers to reconsider the relationship between consumers and corporations.

Margaret Atwood charms literati at the Fairmont hotel

The novelist shows off her comic side at a reading of her latest novel.

Margaret Atwood to narrate "The Year of the Flood" at Fairmont Hotel

Attention all literary-loving Vancouverites, tomorrow evening Margaret Atwood will be narrating a theatrical performance of her latest best-selling novel.

City Council hears plea for Vancouver Art Gallery relocation

The Vancouver Art Gallery and City Council have been engaged in an on going discussion about creating a new art museum that will, advocates say, stand as an architectural landmark. The proposed...