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Us, an artful horror movie, also three good ones back in town from the film festival
They would be Woman at War, from Iceland, Ash is Purest White, from China and the Hummingbird Project, made in Quebec
Mar 21st, 2019
Locally-filmed The Predator, a mommy blogger’s Simple Favor and bad blood Under the Tree
Also Nicolas Cage really flips out over Mandy and The Cakemaker romances his lover’s widow
Sep 13th, 2018
Why BC’s future should be a geothermal one
If BC leaders took a trip to Reykjavik in Iceland, they could learn how the city benefits from the largest district heating system in the world.
Nov 18th, 2014
Male bonding thrives in The Expendables 3, The Trip to Italy and Land Ho
And watch for an oddball rock and roll story in Frank.
Aug 14th, 2014
Of Monsters and Men Erupts at The Orpheum
I kind of have a thing for Europe. Specifically Scandinavia and the Nordic countries. The bands and musicians that come from that area seem to have a greater appreciation for music (so do the fans)...
May 15th, 2013
"Rock snot" from B.C. congesting rivers world-wide in growing environmental threat
Algae from Nanaimo area threatening ecosystems, experts say.
Aug 14th, 2011
Would Gregor Robertson do this?
So, Reykjavík elected a joke party to city council and wound up with a mayor, Jón Gnarr, who is a famous comedian in Iceland. By most accounts, the Besti flokkurinn (the Best Party) won as a big f-...
Aug 9th, 2010
Volcanic eruptions don't freak Icelanders out
But a volatile economy and weird banking practices do. Read more about Icelandic culture, community, and the ongoing relationship between the people and the Eyjafjallajökull eruption---the nation's l
May 18th, 2010
Jóhann Jóhannsson set to grace the Biltmore Cabaret with his compositions Tuesday, May 11th
From Reykjavík to Vancouver.
May 8th, 2010
Volcanic disruptions come home to Iceland
As airline disruptions come home to Iceland, VO blogger Stephanie Orford gets stranded in a small town, along with a pack of rumpled air travelers. But at least there're hot dogs, Orford reports. And
Apr 23rd, 2010