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VIFF picks: Fun with the Italian Mafia, tension with Ben the addict and what’s with this piece by Banksy?
Also some rule-breaking flamenco and two war stories from the Balkans, one by a Vancouverite.
Oct 9th, 2018
The joy of giving
Science is now providing the evidence for what we have long held to be true: that it is better to give than to receive.
Marguerite du Plessis
Dec 17th, 2017
Secret decorator mulls seasonal surprise as minister seeks wreathed lion return
Mauro Azzano secretly hung wreaths and bows around the necks of the huge stone lions at the south end of the Lions Gate Bridge.
The Canadian Press
Nov 6th, 2015
Early Music Vancouver's Bach Christmas Cantatas put new twist on an old favourite at Chan Centre
Dec 24th, 2014
Grinches make off with Christmas gifts
Two Grinches have made off with a woman’s Christmas gifts following a morning robbery.
Dec 15th, 2014
Enjoy Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village Museum with these ten things to see and do
Father Christmas, festive lights, great entertainers, carousel rides. Cookies and hot chocolate. Enjoy it all at Burnaby Museum. And have a Heritage Christmas!
Nov 27th, 2014
Christmas is a secular holiday
Christmas belongs to everyone.
Dec 20th, 2013
Ten holiday gift ideas from the Armoury District
Christmas shopping doesn't have to mean running through the malls like the hordes escaping bulls in Pamplona. At this busy time of year, plan your holiday shopping around a destination...
Dec 11th, 2013
Top three places to host your holiday party in Vancouver
Rather than entertain at home or celebrate with your colleagues in the office, consider these great places to hold your holiday office party this season.
Nov 27th, 2013
A true beatnik story, some post-nuclear terror, a holiday farce and a minor celebrity’s surprise
Daniel Radcliffe moves on from Harry Potter to Alan Ginsberg and the future beatniks
Nov 15th, 2013