Arts & Culture


Unspooling justice: 'Selma' tells story of civil-rights movement | Jan 29 2015 | Amy Goodman | The film "Selma" follows one of the key moments in the civil-rights movement, the 1965 marches from Selma to Montgomery, best remembered for "Bloody Sunday" on March 7.
'Captive Revolution' liberates narratives of Palestinian women | Jan 29 2015 | Azeezah Kanji | Women's political resistance and detention has been going on since, well colonialism, imperialism and the capitalist state. 'Captive Revolution' focuses on the participation of Palestinian women.
The poet | Jan 29 2015 | David Swanson | Decorated Vancouver poet Timothy Shay reads a few of his pieces, discusses the story behind each and shares some of his thoughts on poetry.
Hey! Let the kid become an artist | Jan 29 2015 | Holly Adams | Your teen wants to pursue a career in the arts -- here's why you should embrace that goal.
Sang with author Susan Swan. Photo: Justin Lauzon
Sang Kim's literEATure nights imbued with kimchee memories | Jan 28 2015 | June Chua | Writer and restauranteur Sang Kim brings together food, literature and community at the Windup Bird Cafe's literEATure events, where sets of courses are inspired by notable books.
Watch Me: A queer May-December romance | Jan 26 2015 | Cathi Bond | Tru Love is a great new queer chick flick about a May-December romance between a 60-year-old widow and a bed-hopping 37-year-old gay woman.
Photo: Meghan Murphy
Left in Love: Will Autumn and Fabian's common interests turn into shared passion? | Jan 23 2015 | Left in Love | Autumn and Fabian share everything from an interest in community gardening to crystals to dessert. Will their common interests kindle a spark? Find out in the latest Left in Love!
Photo: Patrick Feller/flickr
Laments over the downfall of culture not all they're cracked up to be | Jan 23 2015 | Rick Salutin | The time is always ripe for a dirge led by the literati over the dire downfall of culture wrought by the Internet. The latest is in the New York Times Book Review by Leon Wieseltier.
Aleppo photographer brings Syria's suffering to the United Nations | Jan 23 2015 | Eva Bartlett | Hagop Vanesian, a 44-year-old Syrian-Armenian photographer from Syria's second-largest city, Aleppo, succeeds where diplomacy has failed: bringing his people's suffering to a stubborn United Nations.
Vancouver manifests crapulous real estate hubris in grotesque paean to post-apocalyptic capitalism | Jan 23 2015 | Michael Stewart | What is left to say about Vancouver's real estate market? That depends. How bitterly can you laugh before it turns to sobs?
A bold vision for Canada's future | Jan 22 2015 | Jessie Housty | Imagine Canada's future. What does it look like? In this excerpt, we read what Jessie Housty, an Indigenous community leader from the Heiltsuk First Nation, envisions for Canada.
CBC Canada Reads 2015 list announced | Jan 20 2015 | Lauren Scott | CBC releases its finalists for Canada Reads 2015. Here is what you need to know about this year's competition.

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