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Vancouver's New Breed of Musical Mavericksnew

From circuit-frying techno-punk to creaky-floorboards alt-folk, and from heartfelt indie rock to neck-snapping metal, these are the sounds that make a night out in Vancouver a sonic adventure.
The Georgia Straight  |  Staff  |  09-19-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Jean Lemire Captures Ice Shelf Changes in 'The Last Continent'new

The one-year mission of a 13-person crew seemingly led by French-Canadian filmmaker Lemire is to witness rapid changes to the southern ice shelf.
The Georgia Straight  |  Staff  |  08-01-2008  |  Reviews

Helen Hunt in the Director's Chairnew

After laboring for years both as costar and a producer of Mad About You, she has had a sporadic, post-tube life on the big screen, with 1997's As Good as It Gets the obvious highlight. And almost since then she has been trying to turn Then She Found Me into a movie.
The Georgia Straight  |  Staff  |  04-28-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Ex-'Friend' Takes on Filmnew

David Schwimmer says that it made sense to him to eventually direct films because he had been doing that job for most of his adult life.
The Georgia Straight  |  staff  |  03-28-2008  |  Reviews

31 Christmas Siscs from Ho Ho! to Oh No!new

Let's have a little sympathy for Jesus. After all, he sounds like a pretty righteous dude. So it's a pity that we celebrate his birthday every year by singing some truly wretched songs.
The Georgia Straight  |  Staff  |  12-17-2007  |  Reviews

Deborah Harry Stretches Vocal Chordsnew

Her fifth since 1981's Koo Koo, and her first in 14 years, Necessary Evil finds the singer working with a Brooklyn-based version of the Matrix.
The Georgia Straight  |  Staff  |  10-22-2007  |  Reviews

Notes from Vancouver's Undergroundnew

Twelve of the indie scene's most promising acts -- Bison, The Pack, Octoberman, more -- reveal a few of their favorite things about living in the city.
The Georgia Straight  |  Staff  |  09-21-2007  |  Profiles & Interviews

Canada Deports to Tyrannynew

Human-rights advocates are calling on the federal government to increase the number of countries where it won't send failed refugee claimants.
The Georgia Straight  |  Staff  |  08-24-2007  |  International

The (Modest) Mouse That Roarednew

Not only has success not gone to Isaac Brock's head, it apparently hasn't even hit the frontman yet.
The Georgia Straight  |  Staff  |  04-13-2007  |  Profiles & Interviews

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