In 1987, a student walked into CITR with a nifty idea for a broadcast; 24 uninterrupted hours of tapes about the assassination of President John. F. Kennedy. 30 years later, Nardwuar the Human Serviette is CiTR’s most recognizable personality, a local celebrity, and one of the world’s most prominent music journalists.
For quite some time now, the UBC food scene has consistently been more and more disappointing. Students find themselves paying more and more for food of lesser quality and less in quantity.
If you want pub food or a beer, Mahoney’s is overpriced and lame; Gallery 2.0 has some of the most incompetent service I’ve ever seen and a sad, sad menu; and Koerner’s is great but a little off the beaten path and open at weirdly inconsistent times.
I talked to UBC School of Music professor David Metzer, who teaches musicology with an emphasis on pop music. Our conversation turned to questions larger than Owl City’s resurgence: What is pop music? And what makes some songs so easy to parody?
About 250 metres from waterfront station, four dresses are hanging in a department store window. At face value, this is about the least original display in Vancouver, or the world. But if you stop for a minute, the dresses became something more.
In his own words, “I don’t think Vancouver’s unique, but when you start digging down into all the stories you hear all the time, you find out how many of them really aren’t true, but are fabrications or exaggerations for one reason or another.”
The stage was decorated in a simple yet elegant collection of classical white pillars that were complemented by the actors’ Greco-Roman inspired costumes, setting the atmosphere for an ancient fairy tale.
In order to complete its collection of first editions from the Harry Potter Series, UBC's Rare Books and Special Collections department is trying to raise enough money to acuire a copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.
On June 15, the production of Much Ado About Nothing had its opening night at Vancouver’s own Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival. The play was true to the style of the writer in its plot about miscommunication, improbable love, and deception.
To celebrate Canada's 150th birthday, UBC graduates Ori Nevares and Philippe Roberge are undertaking the monumental challenge of hitchhiking from Whitehorse to St. John's with only $150 in their pockets, some cameras and basic survival gear.
Bard on the Beach is a summertime staple for the theatre of Vancouver and this season is even more exciting for UBC theatregoers, with two alumni from the BFA Acting program, Luisa Jojic and Ashley O’Connell, featured in the performances.
To save you time and effort, we've compiled a list of every awesome concert coming to Vancouver this summer, plus a few less awesome ones which people will pay money to see anyways. Try and see them all, we dare you.
The enormous diversity of the pieces is split into two adjacent galleries. The older artifacts from the museum’s Asian Collection are found in a corner of the Multiversity Galleries next to the heart of the exhibition in the Audain Gallery.
After crying on the phone to my mum, my best friend told me to meet him in our high school’s dance studio, where all of my friends were waiting to run and hug me while “Celebration” by Kool and the Gang drowned out my sobs.
No airline is safe from controversy — when millions of people fly every day, tragedy is bound to befall someone – but that doesn't mean some aren't better than others. If you’re flying out of YVR here’s who to fly and who to avoid.
My cousin, Ryan, and I were both born in Atlanta, Georgia in the Southern US about a year apart. As kids we wrestled, caught bullfrogs, and swung on a rusty tire swing among the peachtrees at our grandparents house.
On May 6th, the Chali-Rosso Art Gallery commemorated Canada’s 150th anniversary with the unveiling of Salvador Dali’s 1979, Dance of Time, a seven-foot tall and 860 lb bronze sculpture of a dancing clock, valued at $750,000.
A lot of bands have weird and crazy stories about the way that they all met. The Cut Losses are no different. Patrick McWilliams almost gave up on music before rediscovering it through literature classes and songwriting in high school.
Mills, the film's director, sees these meet-ups — which number at over one thousand worldwide — as “a great way to build community, stop wastefulness and teach people — particularly young people — skill sets we’re starting to lose.”