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VIFF 2017: Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Digging beneath the surface of a classic Hollywood star who had a secret talent for invention. more

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VIFF 2017: Forest Movie

A Vancouver film about experience, atmosphere and letting your mind wander. more

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VIFF 2017: Maison du Bonheur

What defines a person? A beautiful apartment, a smile, a collection of shoes, memories? A Canadian filmmaker in Paris spends a month unraveling and illuminating one woman's life. more

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Summer road trips, books and cider

It's time to go listen to music in a field, watch an eclipse or seek out strange alcoholic beverages. more

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The Spirit of BC Craft Spirits

Dozens of artisans gather at the Croatian Cultural Centre to offer enthusiasts a chance to try everything from gins and vodkas to spirits made with berries, fir needles, cinnamon and kelp. more

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Books and BC Distilled 2017

BC's craft distilling festival inspires me to find books about how and why we drink. more

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Pickathon 2016: The weekend continues

So many more tunes from the beautiful Happy Valley. more

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Pickathon 2016: It Begins

Kicking things off with songs in the woods and very good vibes. more

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Pickathon 2016 Preview

I head south to Oregon for a second year of camping, eating and listening at the Pickathon music festival - folk, rock, world and much more. more

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Levitation Vancouver

Multitude of musical offerings in Vancouver. more

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Levitation Music Festival Preview

Psych rock fest comes to Vancouver starting June 16th. more

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BC Distilled: The Lowdown

The best, most original and strangest flavour combinations in BC's craft distilling scene. more

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BC Distilled and Canadian cocktails

As the festival of BC's craft distilleries approaches, I ponder books on liquor and consider some crazy delicious recipes. more

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JFL NorthWest 2016: Jokes Please

Eclectic and eccentric stand up where we learned that Ryan Albert Hilbert is not a convincing alias. more

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JFL NorthWest 2016: Instagraham

An amusing journey through the social media platform that sucks the least. more

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PuSh 2016: Monumental

Photo: Chris Randle

PuSh 2016: Monumental

An epic, bombastic combination of melodic noise and wild physicality as Godspeed You! Black Emperor meets Holy Body Tattoo more

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VIFF 2015: Hockney

An immersive biography of the great British artist. more

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VIFF 2015: Paradise

An understated film which shows yet another side of Iranian cinema. more

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