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Friday, December 13, 2019

Coaching project gives a voice to DTES writers

By Monica Miller Photo by J. Paxon Reyes (Flickr) Organized by members of SFU Continuing Studies, the project’s mentors give students individual attention over three months  Addiction,...

Campus profiles

By Monica Miller Daniela Elza Daniela Elza is a local poet with a prolific CV and writing accolades from magazines, anthologies, peer-reviewed journals, literary contests and...

Four B.C. summer wines that won’t break the bank

By Kristina Charania Photo by Mark Burnham The Peak takes notes from a chat with a Steamworks wine manager  Just to let you know: you don’t have...

Musical spoof of Xanadu delivers a silly summer spectacle

By Monica Miller Photo by David Cooper And it just might inspire you to dust off those quad skates from your childhood  The Arts Club’s parody of...

Brave? Not Pixar

By Esther Tung Even Pixar has yet to learn that no amount of lush visuals and smooth rendering will make up for lacklustre storytelling For all...

Brent Butt hits the road for stand-up comedy tour

By Jacquelin Gregoire EDMONTON (CUP) — While most are more familiar with Brent Butt’s work on TV series such as Corner Gas and Hiccups, Butt...

Trading helmets for fedoras

By Daryn Wright Photos by Mark Burnham/a> Vancouver Cycle Chic is a new initiative aimed at growing the appeal of bikes with fashionable cyclists  The bicycle is...

Album review: The Idler Wheel by Fiona Apple

By Daryn Wright An entirely acoustic album founded on Apple’s usual vulnerability and honest lyrics After seven years, Fiona Apple is back, putting her piano-banging hands...

Breaking out of the back room

By Monica Miller A book blogger’s guide to author readings and literary events After one of Ami McKay’s book readings last year, I approached her for...

Album review: Here by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

By Colin O'Neil Here crafts a childlike ode to a life of peace Here it is: the chaotic musical circus that is Edward Sharpe and the...