It’s funny how personal places can be. A corner we walk past every day might be where you had your first fight. A shop you’ve never been to could be the only place your friend can find his favourite drink. And maybe it’s his favourite drink because it reminds him of his ex-girlfriend and the weeks spent at her family’s vacation house in Mexico, and even though he loves his new partner you wonder if he cheats on her a little bit every time he has a sip of that specific imported soda.
A beach we frequent in the summer is home to people priced out of the city they helped build. A taqueria stands where the bar your life was turned upside down used to be. A place can change you—and when it’s swallowed up by the urban churn, who will even remember what it once was?
The city changes…and somehow the Straight is still here. Wild.
Commentary: My relationship with Anti-Flag’s Justin Geever
Warning: This personal essay recounts experiences of sexual trauma that may be triggering for some readers.
Commentary: Sleeping in my van revealed hard truths about affordability in Vancouver
For two weeks this past July, while he attended a summer grad school program at UBC, Robert Mangelsdorf slept in his van. The people he met showed an often forgotten side of homelessness in Vancouver.
SPONSORED BY VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
VIFF is back with a stellar lineup of some of the World’s Best Cinema
From September 28th to October 8th, over 130 films will light up screens across the city for the 42nd Vancouver International Film Festival. The 2023 film lineup showcases some of the most visionary filmmakers from Canada and around the world. Meanwhile, VIFF Talks will give you a behind-the-scenes look at epic films like Barbie, Oppenheimer, and Dune. And VIFF Live invites you to experience immersive live shows that combine performance and cinema.
VIFF’s Richelieu unearths iniquities rooted in Canada’s Temporary Foreign Workers program
Pier-Phillipe Chevigny initially conceived his first feature film, Richelieu, as a documentary. Sixty thousand foreign workers cycle through his home province of Quebec every year, yet their stories remain underreported. So, he turned to fiction to shine a light.
Sarah Jane Scouten finds unending beauty in life's challenging times on Turned to Gold
SPONSORED BY DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA, SEPT 26 - OCT 1 @ THE NEST
Hitting the stage for the first time in over five years
What’s In Your Fridge: Doug Stephen of DL Chicken
The co-founder of DL Chicken, Downlow Burgers, Vennie’s Sub Shop, and the Drive Canteen takes his turn in the hot seat to talk about everything from first concerts to fizzy lemonade.
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THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND
Firedamp at Western Front | September 22, 23 | 7pm, 8pm, 9pm
Firedamp is a new twenty-minute octophonic composition by Alexi Baris, developed as part of Western Front’s artists-in-residence program, and as a parallel event to Rachelle Sawatsky’s solo exhibition Vitals. [Free]
Experience creativity in every corner, share in the joy, and celebrate together as Richmond artists and arts organizations offer interactive events and behind-the-scenes access to a wide range of art forms and creative practices. [Free]
This one-day event features multiple stages with live music, a site-wide beer garden, an artisan market, food trucks, and more. [Free]
Tangerine Dream is performing at Rickshaw Theatre this Sunday. [$42.50]
The 2023 Festival features live performances, workshops and master classes, presenting exceptional and dynamic programs in celebration of our local, national and international connections and performers. [$26.25+]*
Explore top designers, use code IDSVAN2023 for 10% off, shop at the District, and join the Interior Design Show Party for unique installations and music. [$16+]*
Tonight! The Dr. Rogers Prize Gala welcomes Dr. Marion Nestle - acclaimed author of Food Politics and What to Eat - to their keynote stage at Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre. [$175+]*
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