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Kong is big but unremarkable, Window Horses is diverse and whimsical and The Last Word welcomes back Shirley MacLaine
And notice especially the passionate defense of journalistic courage in All Governments Lie
Mar 10th, 2017
Lego’s second has less charm, Paterson enthralls and John Wick just goes on shooting
Also now on screen: all the short films with Oscar nominations, a bad-boy ballet dancer, a Canadian lesbian love story and an alarming look at modern policing
Feb 9th, 2017
Poetry against the pipelines
"I’ve written about the desire for change in a world that is already rapidly changing — in ways that alarm us, or at least should alarm us."
Jul 25th, 2016
Verses Festival just one of many local events celebrating National Poetry Month
“Gender Failure”, a multimedia show and book launch by Ivan Coyote and Rae Spoon, is just one of the many poetry events taking place during National Poetry Month at Verses Festival of Words.
Apr 5th, 2014
Fabulous events to end the world this week in Vancouver, BC
If the world's ending, end it in style with these awesome events.
Dec 13th, 2012
Vancouver Writers Festival to honour poet Patrick Lane
“A poet’s job is always to pay attention,” says Lane, “close, careful attention, using words like objects, structures on a page that change us inside emotionally.”
Oct 17th, 2012
Top Vancouver events Jan 19-22: Arts events galore
From the PuSh Festival to Design Nerd Jam, this week is filled with events for the arts crowd in Vancouver.
Jan 18th, 2012
Vancouver poet Renee Sarojini Saklikar reads at Carbon Talks
"We live in a place where a lot doesn't get spoken. I try not to look away."
Dec 14th, 2011
Vancouver 125 Poetry Conference: "A unique way to bring poets together"
The Vancouver 125 Poetry Conference (V125pc) is a legacy project organized and curated by poet laureate Brad Cran to bring the poetry community together and “see them interact in ways...
Oct 21st, 2011
Cowboys & Aliens, The Trip, Project Nim, The Smurfs, Werner Herzog in a cave in 3D, and more
Daniel Craig turns up an old west we’ve never seen before in this week’s biggest film, Cowboys & Aliens. (read more)
Jul 29th, 2011