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 Justin Ramsey

Fleeing From Our Problems

Fleeing From Our Problems

Cosmic Justice On Accountability

Written by Justin Ramsey Re:generation is a special series of articles responding to Generation Hot at the 2016 Vancouver Fringe Festival. This is part 2 of 5. I am waiting outside a curtain of tarps, which block off a section of the Anderson Street paid parking lot at Granville Island. The lot resembles a dilapidated […]

 Justin Ramsey

One Thousand Ways of Doing Nothing

One Thousand Ways of Doing Nothing

The Lilacs Tackles the Millennial Crisis

Written by Justin Ramsey Re:generation is a special series of articles responding to Generation Hot at the 2016 Vancouver Fringe Festival. This is part 1 of 5. At six o’ clock on a sunny Saturday, I arrive at Granville Island. I’m early, so I walk around the pond, and along the boardwalk south of the […]

 Jen Kennedy

Rivulets

Rivulets

Video, Words and Photos by: Jen Kennedy I arrived at a secret location in Chinatown to see three linked plays. The stories confront the look of madness or survival in a world at its absolute end. The series was called Rivulets, but the plays had their own subtitles and were separate distinct vignettes, all set […]

 Drew Copeland

Eurydice

Eurydice

Review and interview by Drew Copeland On its surface, Eurydice is catchy and engaging, verging on farcical; pausing for deeper consideration, more significant aspects arise from the tragic foundations. The play is both immediately entertaining and enjoyable like Count Chocula, but also offers some gristle upon which to chew in quiet reflection. This popular Greek […]

 Aly Laub

Pop Punk Paradise at Seven Dining Lounge

Pop Punk Paradise at Seven Dining Lounge

Failing Street debuts their EP at an all-ages show

On November 5th, a young crowd floods Seven Dining Lounge. They’re here to see five musical acts perform: solo artists Joel Stibbs and Bryan Michael, followed by Harper Youth, One And The Same, and the headliners, Failing Street. The show is Failing Street’s debut of their EP, Silver Tongues and Silver Globes, so a large […]

 Kaitlen Louise

On Life , Art and Business

On Life , Art and Business

An Interview with Artist Ricky Alvarez of Tinto Creative

Words and Photos by Kaitlen Arundale Ricky Alvarez is a local installation artist and the creative director of Tinto Creative, a company he started not long after relocating to Vancouver. I met Ricky at his large studio which felt unlike any other Vancouver back alley studio I have seen to date. It was bright and […]

 Megan Stewart

Blisters are the way the leather says ‘I love you’

Blisters are the way the leather says ‘I love you’

Dear cowboy boots, our adventures begin here. This fall there’s so much more to look forward to besides trudging through leaves and racing to class. We’re going to be in a musical together – Klasika, by my friend and MFA colleague Barbara Adler. There will be musical numbers, bedazzled denim, maybe even some sheep. Get your hopes up.

 Brit Bachmann

‘Colour of Right’

‘Colour of Right’

Ground Gallery’s debut exhibition, In Passing, ex situ

Words by Brit Bachmann (accompanied by selections from Trespass Act [RSBC 1996] Chapter 462). Photos by Brendan Yandt. At the end of a very long drive and an even longer bike ride into Point Grey, is a boarded up house insulated by a tall fence and scrubs. Cedar siding lifts off the structure from seasons […]

 Dillon Ramsey

Sixty Minutes of Solitude: A Review of The Builders

Sixty Minutes of Solitude: A Review of The Builders

An accumulation and performance built by unlikely architects, created and directed by Megan Stewart

written by Dillon Ramsey photos by Paula Viitanen & Ash Tanasiychuk Megan Stewart has always had an acute fascination with folk art, and her performances often take cues from this movement, possessing a vibrant, handcrafted aesthetic that is as fabulous as it is fantastic, in the original senses of those words – that is to […]

 Dillon Ramsey

Exploring the Microcosmos: Megan Stewart’s The Builders

Exploring the Microcosmos: Megan Stewart’s The Builders

8pm September 10-12, SFU Woodwards at Goldcorp Centre for the Arts

Dillon Ramsey words Paula Viitanen photos Anyone who has had the privilege of experiencing Megan Stewart’s theatre & projects will no doubt remember the mesmeric environments that define each performance: wondrous and whimsical, her sets seem to enclose the audience in dreamworlds made of mixed and repurposed materials, whose visual and spatial transformations effect an […]