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Man Up, Vancouver’s popular monthly drag-king show, turns six

After years of trying to blend in, first in the Kootenays and then in Victoria, Kristen Koban was accustomed to wearing her hair long and her clothes “girly.” “Only over … Continue reading

April 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Vancouver Gaymers: where gay geeks go to belong

  In a corner of La Fontana Caffe in Burnaby, amid the noise of the Vancouver Gaymers’ fifth anniversary party on Feb 28, Reina Sato looks up from the rules … Continue reading

March 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Bobbers come home

“By round of applause, who’s never seen queer-prov before?” A few meek hands, including my own, are raised in the air accompanied by a spattering of applause. “Who has seen … Continue reading

February 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Vancouver’s Rainbow Concert Band appreciate their eclectic mix

Nora D Randall is no stranger to the stage. She was co-artistic director of the theatre company Random Acts Productions through the late 1980s and ’90s, writing and performing plays … Continue reading

November 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Profile: Downtown Surrey BIA CEO Elizabeth Model

Powerful, energetic and ambitious: three attributes to describe Elizabeth Model and three to describe the city she’s helping to build. As CEO of the Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association (DSBIA), … Continue reading

November 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

South Fraser Perimeter Road diversion hurting some Surrey small businesses

Hung Ai Park and her husband He Su owned and operated Annieville Market in North Delta for 22 years. But after a slow decline in business over the past decade, … Continue reading

November 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Interview with graphic designer Lindsey Hampton

Some people are like conductors of creative vision; they take in their surroundings, convert it to their own aesthetic, and broadcast it into several different mediums. And the lucky ones, … Continue reading

November 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Underground dining at The Birds Nest

The magic begins as you enter the old South Granville apartment building. The lobby is wide, high, and gracious; dark wood and mirrors welcome you into a hundred years ago … Continue reading

November 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Magazine musings – an interview with former Vancouver Magazine editor Gary Ross – Langara Journalism Review 2013

When Gary Ross, former editor of three major Canadian magazines, author of four books, screenwriter, publisher, and recipient of a dozen National Magazine Awards, invites me to meet him at … Continue reading

September 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

TRIM Magazine September 2013 – Kai Wong

http://trim-projects.com/interviews/trim-interviews-d-kai-wong/ When Kai Wong was young, she would flip through magazines, ignoring the text to stare at the pictures. She couldn’t draw or paint; she wasn’t one of those people … Continue reading

September 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

TRIM Magazine June 2013 – Tim Walker

http://trim-mag.com/trim-inspirations-tim-walker/ Entering Tim Walker’s strange world is like stepping into the mind of some demented child who has been read Rudyard Kipling for days and then set loose in his … Continue reading

August 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

TRIM Magazine May 2013: Jasmine Merinsky interview

http://trim-mag.com/trim-interviews-jasmine-merinsky/ The face of beauty is physically changing, and with it, the crafts that surround it must evolve as well. Apart from avante-gardism and high fashion, a makeup artist’s goal … Continue reading

August 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

TRIM Magazine June 2013 – Pat McGrath

http://trim-mag.com/trim-inspirations-pat-mcgrath/ Like a child genius who’s stumbled into her mother’s old makeup bag and is madly painting her Barbie dolls, British makeup artist Pat McGrath uses colour and unusual techniques … Continue reading

August 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

PHOTOS: Portrait Series — Chris Maskell

May 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

PHOTOS: Bike Polo, Grandview Park, Vancouver B.C.

May 9, 2013 · 1 Comment

PHOTOS: St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Vancouver B.C.

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VIDEO: Beekeeper Local Motion

A video I made for the Georgia Straight about local ‘post-pop’ band Beekeeper.

May 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Georgia Straight April 18 2013 – Beekeeper seeks radio buzz

Luke Cyca, Brandi Sidoryk, and Devon Lougheed have got the whole rock-band thing figured out. They aren’t just pretty faces; they have brains that not only drive a sound that … Continue reading

May 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Georgia Straight April 9 2013 – Alt-J’s love affair with its fans is well under way

The enraptured audience that filled the Commodore Ballroom on Sunday was fit for a band with a few hit releases under its belt. But this chilled-out, flanneled, and bespectacled crowd … Continue reading

May 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Georgia Straight April 4 2013 – Stars strives for virtuosity

Torquil Campbell is not shy, and he’s not very modest, either. On a rainy afternoon in Vancouver’s West End, Stars’ outspoken frontman strolls to a friend’s for dinner and chats … Continue reading

May 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Georgia Straight April 4 2013 – Don’t call Hundred Waters an electronic-music band

Hundred Waters just might be the band of the future. The sound that the Gainesville, Florida, five-piece has developed with its self-titled debut is the new definition of what a … Continue reading

May 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Straight.com March 25 2013 – Pussy Riot give 60 Minutes exclusive interviews and access

Pussy Riot, the Russian punk protest girl group of which two members—both mothers—are currently in work camps, granted Lesley Stahl of 60 Minutes exclusive access to their secret music studio and an interview … Continue reading

May 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Straight.com March 21 2013 – Scott Walker putting on ambisonic show in Sydney

Scott Walker, crooner-heartthrob of the ’60s turned musical visionary of the ’90s and now, will be presenting his latest challenging release, 2012′s Bish Bosch, as a 3-D multimedia experience at the Sydney Opera … Continue reading

May 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Georgia Straight March 13 2013 – Vancouver acts talk Amanda Palmer and TED: a new way to pay?

If you’re not familiar with Amanda Palmer, let me bring you up to speed. She is half of the “Brechtian punk cabaret” duo The Dresden Dolls, half the conjoined-twins on … Continue reading

March 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Georgia Straight March 21 2013 – Doldrums’ singer Airick Woodhead tries to keep himself amused

Doldrums singer Airick Woodhead is distracted when he takes a call from the Straight on a Friday afternoon, and for good reason. He is at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, about … Continue reading

March 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Georgia Straight March 14 2013 – Atoms for Peace’s Amok is precise and warm

Amok, the debut album from Thom Yorke’s “supergroup” of Flea, Nigel Godrich, Joey Waronker, and Mauro Refosco, has achieved the Holy Grail of electronic music: artistic realization and listenability. “One … Continue reading

March 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

AUDIO: Multi-media special project – Looking forward, looking back: the residual effects of childhood bullying

When does bullying start, and when does it end? Perhaps with socialization; as soon as children begin interacting, they begin to realize that there is a dynamic that is established … Continue reading

March 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

VIDEO: Hey, that’s Vancouver

A video I made about Vancouver’s music scene and its special set of problems.

February 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

TRUE LOVE: A Valentine’s Day Special

Sometimes love presents itself unexpectedly, but unmistakably. I love music, and I love listening to music, most of all in its truest form, on vinyl. Anyone who knows me even … Continue reading

February 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

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