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Marry Me – Kyle Hanagami & Koharu Sugawara

July 26th, 2015  |  by  |  published in FASHION, FILM & MUSIC, FEATURE | Comments Off on Marry Me – Kyle Hanagami & Koharu Sugawara

Marry Me – Kyle Hanagami & Koharu Sugawara

| It’s mid-summer and for many of us that means wedding season, a time when we celebrate the union between two people we hold dearest, or some relative we’ve sort of met and that person they met that time. (Image Credit – Mcdonald Selznick Associates) Kyle Hanagami is an acclaimed choreographer based in Los Angeles. […]

Esther Lee and Remmington Chow Got Together

July 21st, 2015  |  by  |  published in FEATURE, LITERATURE & VOCAB | Comments Off on Esther Lee and Remmington Chow Got Together

Esther Lee and Remmington Chow Got Together

| 2010. Olympics year. 30 year. Back in Vancouver after nights and days in my “F”th floor apartment on Bangbae’s Café Golmok (방배 카페골목) thinking about culture shock and how I would ever bring myself to working in Canada. Here would be no there. English education isn’t a pillar of the Vancouver economy unlike Seoul’s […]

Women in Film Festival 2014 – Mattress & All the Time in the World

March 9th, 2015  |  by  |  published in FASHION, FILM & MUSIC, FEATURE | Comments Off on Women in Film Festival 2014 – Mattress & All the Time in the World

Women in Film Festival 2014 – Mattress & All the Time in the World

| I received an email from my cousin recently about a screening for a film she was recently in. Not knowing anything about the project, when I arrived at Vancity Theatre I was pleased to find that it was part of a 4-film program for the 10th Vancouver International Women in Film Festival, an event […]

Simin Qiu – Mainstream Ambition

March 8th, 2015  |  by  |  published in FEATURE, SCIENCE | Comments Off on Simin Qiu – Mainstream Ambition

Simin Qiu – Mainstream Ambition

| At certain points in history, communities of art and science have found themselves at odds: one focused on function, the other on form. We have seen that when the two work together, there can be amazing success. Cellphones have come a long way from the clunky Zack Morris variety. Hybrid cars are now something […]

Steven Tanaka Presents: Next Music from Tokyo

February 22nd, 2015  |  by  |  published in FASHION, FILM & MUSIC, FEATURE | Comments Off on Steven Tanaka Presents: Next Music from Tokyo

Steven Tanaka Presents: Next Music from Tokyo

Image Credits – Next Music from Tokyo and Toronto Star | Occasionally I will run searches on things I like that I normally can`t find in Vancouver to see if anything has changed around town. About 2, maybe 3, years ago I searched something like “Japanese band Vancouver.“ What I found: For the past 6 […]

FUSE – REVOLUTION COUNTER REVOLUTION

November 13th, 2014  |  by  |  published in ARTS, FEATURE | Comments Off on FUSE – REVOLUTION COUNTER REVOLUTION

FUSE – REVOLUTION COUNTER REVOLUTION

Since 2005, on select Fridays, the Vancouver Art Gallery has held a party for adults only. Ah! The sweet sense of no screaming children. Alcohol is served, live performances take place in the Gallery spaces, DJs perform, eclectic Gallery tours are held, and unexpected surprises make FUSE Vancouver’s favourite see–and–be–seen event. This Friday, November 14, […]

VIFF – Hill of Freedom (Korea)

October 9th, 2014  |  by  |  published in FASHION, FILM & MUSIC, FEATURE | Comments Off on VIFF – Hill of Freedom (Korea)

VIFF – Hill of Freedom (Korea)

I went to the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) recently and saw Hill of Freedom (자유의 언덕) by Korean filmmaker Hong Sang-Soo. A while back I wanted to know more about Hong’s work and asked a friend for a description. “Well…” and then she laughed. I wasn’t sure what that was supposed to mean and […]

Anthony Bourdain – The Layover, Atlanta

October 3rd, 2014  |  by  |  published in FEATURE, FOOD | Comments Off on Anthony Bourdain – The Layover, Atlanta

Anthony Bourdain – The Layover, Atlanta

Image Credits: Travel Channel, unless otherwise noted | “To me, I’m proud of this, because it shows Atlanta as a metropolitan city.” — Richard Blais, Winner of Top Chef All Stars, on Buford Farmers Market Anthony Bourdain is an author, chef, and food show host. He is known for travelling the world and showing viewers […]

Game Changer – Eddie Huang

September 22nd, 2014  |  by  |  published in FEATURE, SOCIAL SCIENCES | Comments Off on Game Changer – Eddie Huang

Game Changer – Eddie Huang

On how good it felt being in Taiwan among a population that looked like him — “And I thought that was pretty neat. I never say neat. It’s, like, so fucking, like, that heartwarming moment that you talk like a 15 year old girl, you know what I mean?” My introduction to Eddie Huang came […]

Adam Liaw-Destination Flavour

September 9th, 2014  |  by  |  published in FEATURE, FOOD | Comments Off on Adam Liaw-Destination Flavour

Adam Liaw-Destination Flavour

Child prodigy turned lawyer turned celebrity chef/TV host/author Adam Liaw entered university at the age of 16, graduated at 21, practiced law for a number of years including 6 (sometimes cited as 7) in Japan before deciding to audition for Australia’s MasterChef and emerging victorious in the show’s second season. The finale garnered the highest […]

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