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  • Douglas Todd: Author of Crazy Rich Asians knows what's fuelling Vancouver

    Douglas Todd: Author of Crazy Rich Asians knows what's fuelling Vancouver

    “Eddie was a member of the Chinese Athletic Association, the Hong Kong Golf Club, the China Club, the Hong Kong Club, the Cricket Club, the Dynasty Club, the American Club, the Jockey Club, the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club and too many private dining clubs to recount. Like most upper-crust Hong Kongers, Eddie also possessed […]
  • Town Talk: Vancouver Symphony Orchestra plays to the tune of $750,000

    Town Talk: Vancouver Symphony Orchestra plays to the tune of $750,000

    WALTZ TIME: Fundraising galas come and go. But only one has the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra play Strauss’s Radetzky March and Lehar’s Gold and Silver Waltz for cocktail-fuelled guests entering the ballroom. After the recent Symphony Ball’s prawn-and-tuna salad, beef tenderloin and berry-and-chocolate-laden coconut-cream pavlova, the orchestra got attendees dancing to eight more Strauss and Lehar […]
  • B.C. film industry players betting good times won't be Trumped

    B.C. film industry players betting good times won't be Trumped

    B.C.’s film and TV production industry have wrapped what looks to be a record year in 2016, fuelled in large part by global demand for content to fill new online streaming services. That surge looks to continue in 2017, with the only note of uncertainty being the role of Donald Trump as the new president of […]
  • Documentary looks at the fiery life of Calgary magician Carisa Hendrix

    Documentary looks at the fiery life of Calgary magician Carisa Hendrix

    At the beginning of the documentary Carisa Hendrix: Girl on Fire, the magician and fire-eater tells a frightening tale about a stunt that went disastrously wrong a few years back. The Calgary performer, who broke the Guinness World Record for “longest duration fire-torch teething” in 2012, was trying something new involving a fuel-soaked cotton ball that was to be lit ablaze and popped into her mouth “like popcorn.” […]
  • Eddie comes of age: Big Rock's beer-fuelled bash rebranded as short film festival

    Eddie comes of age: Big Rock's beer-fuelled bash rebranded as short film festival

    Even the best parties have to end. For 22 years, Big Rock Breweries has hosted the Eddies, an annual beer-fuelled bash that invited fledgling filmmakers to vie for cash prizes with fake commercials heavy on wackiness and product placement. But the event is coming of age this year, with Big Rock rebranding it as a short film festival. It […]
  • Timely documentary examines 'Pipeline Wars', wins award at Colorado Environmental Film Festival

    Timely documentary examines 'Pipeline Wars', wins award at Colorado Environmental Film Festival

    Last month, after the documentary Pipeline Wars: A Burning Debate About Our Future screened at the Colorado Environmental Film Festival, Justin Robinson and his filmmaking partners were heckled. Granted, it only came from one person, a woman who had decided the film was little more than propaganda for the fossil fuel industry. “It’s kind of funny,” said Robinson, who directed the […]
  • Trailer Park Boys make a pot-fuelled comeback

    Trailer Park Boys make a pot-fuelled comeback

    A recent promotional stop by TV's trailer park hooligans Ricky, Julian and Bubbles descends quickly into bickering.
  • Hollywood, Bollywood and now Nollywood

    Hollywood, Bollywood and now Nollywood

    Fuelled by low budgets and whirlwind production schedules, Nigeria’s film industry has grown by some estimates over the past 20-plus years into the most prolific on Earth, pushing out more movies a year than Hollywood in California or Bollywood in Mumbai, India.
  • Review: Girl power fuels Divergent (with video)

    Review: Girl power fuels Divergent (with video)

    If the future is this grim, forget the shades and go for the happy lamp: Humanity is on a collision course with cataclysm, forcing us into tribal groups that reject individuality while cherishing obedience.
  • Academy Awards: Plastic surgery speculations spark online buzz

    Academy Awards: Plastic surgery speculations spark online buzz

    Social media was abuzz Sunday evening and well into Monday with all things Oscar related. But it wasn't the annual Academy Awards winners and red-carpet fashions that seemed to fuel the ongoing online commentary ... it was the speculation about a few stars' plastic surgery procedures.




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