JFL NorthWest 2018: Maria Bamford

Comedy genius enraptures loving fans. Yes, I'm biased. more

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JFL NorthWest 2018: Beth Stelling

A regular on 'comedians to watch' lists for a couple of years. Stelling can be flippant, dark and crude but is always charming and funny. more

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JFL NorthWest 2018: Prepare for Laughs

It is year three for one of Vancouver's newest festivals which offers stand up, sketch and improv comedy from big names and young locals and also includes a program of madcap oddball events like. more

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PuSh Fetival 2018: Foxconn Frequency (no. 3)

Cacophony and spectacle in a truly genre-defying work of lights, noise, numbers and keyboards. more

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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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