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Moscatos Make for a Refreshing Summer Winenew

On the sweet side, Moscato is perfect for spritzing, light in alcohol, and cheap (depending on your personal definition of the word), and its low acidity always makes it easy to drink.
The Georgia Straight  |  Jurgen Gothe  |  06-16-2011  |  Food+Drink

Dan Savage Challenges Conservative Politician to Suck His Dicknew

Sex columnist Dan Savage has offered a Conservative politician a chance to put his mouth where his beliefs are.
The Georgia Straight  |  Charlie Smith  |  05-25-2011  |  LGBT

Conservatives Hold On To Power In Canadanew

Stephen Harper’s Conservatives have won enough seats in the 2011 federal election to hold on to power. Jack Layton's NDP to form official Opposition
The Georgia Straight  |  Stephen Hui  |  05-02-2011  |  Elections

Where Are the Egyptians When Libya Needs Them?new

The collapse of the democratic revolution in Libya will gravely damage the prospects of the “Arab spring” elsewhere. Rulers in other Arab countries where the army is also largely made up of foreign mercenaries, will conclude that they can safely kill enough of their own protesters to “restore order”.
The Georgia Straight  |  Gwynne Dyer  |  03-14-2011  |  International

Religion Clouds Aid In Afghanistannew

The former head of Canada’s aid program in Afghanistan has expressed concern that Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s religious beliefs are hampering humanitarian efforts.
The Georgia Straight  |  Travis Lupick  |  12-16-2010  |  International

How Effective is Canada’s Meat-Inspection System?new

Insiders say Canada’s meat-inspection system isn’t keeping consumers safe from food-borne illnesses.
The Georgia Straight  |  Alex Roslin  |  10-21-2010  |  Science

The Horror: A Bird's-Eye View of the Spillnew

“As soon as you get out there, it fucking punches you in the gut,” said Vancouver photographer Kris Krug. “Unless you are out there near the source, up in the air, it is hard to really imagine the scope [of the BP oil spill]."
The Georgia Straight  |  Travis Lupick  |  06-23-2010  |  Disasters

Author Explores the Rise of Christian Nationalism in Canadanew

Mainstream-media reporters and columnists are largely unaware of the growing influence of the religious right in Canada, according to Marci McDonald, the author of a new book on the subject.
The Georgia Straight  |  Charlie Smith  |  05-24-2010  |  Books

Return of the Rocking Rob Zombienew

Rob Zombie has parlayed his obsessions with heavy music and low-budget fright flicks into a full-time career.
The Georgia Straight  |  Steve Newton  |  05-03-2010  |  Concerts

'Reality Hunger' by David Shieldsnew

Is the novel dead? Well, not exactly. But in his new book, David Shields sets out to prove it’s no longer relevant.
The Georgia Straight  |  Jennifer Croll  |  04-12-2010  |  Nonfiction

Vancouver Man Seeks DNA From Family of Vincent van Goghnew

A Vancouver man believes he may be a direct descendant of the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh.
The Georgia Straight  |  Charlie Smith  |  04-05-2010  |  History

Gov't Workers Were Embedded in NBC During Olympicsnew

The British Columbia government had employees who were "embedded" within the CTV and NBC television networks during the Olympics, according to Tourism, Culture and the Arts Minister Kevin Krueger.
The Georgia Straight  |  Charlie Smith  |  04-05-2010  |  Media

Pfizer's Popular Pill Neurontin Has Side Effectsnew

A UBC drug-research group has issued a “therapeutics letter” concluding that a widely used pain reliever has very little effect. The Therapeutics Initiative states in its public letter that gabapentin has a “minor role in pain control.”
The Georgia Straight  |  Charlie Smith  |  03-29-2010  |  Science

Gwynne Dyer on Benjamin Netanyahu's Optionsnew

By the time Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu left Washington on Wednesday night (March 24), after postponing his departure twice, there was general agreement in the American media that his visit had been disastrous.
The Georgia Straight  |  Gwynne Dyer  |  03-29-2010  |  Religion

U.S. White Supremacist Videotapes Anti-Nazi Rally in New Westminsternew

A significant figure in the American white-supremacist movement was videotaping people who attended a March 21 antiracism rally at the Braid SkyTrain station in New Westminster.
The Georgia Straight  |  Charlie Smith  |  03-26-2010  |  Race & Class

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