May 22, 2017

KAFFE | The Federal Store x Mount Pleasant

The Federal Store | Mount Pleasant, Vancouver

Mount Pleasant—The tucked away The Federal Store advertises itself as a cozy, neighbourhood luncheonette and grocer nestled on Quebec Street and 10th Avenue.

May 18, 2017

CINEMA | 'Certain Women' for Uncertain Times

"Just saw people goin' in."
Kristen Stewart Kelly Reichardt | Certain Women

Oregon filmmaker Kelly Reichardt experty tells the tender Midwest stories of four different women in her latest indie drama, Certain Women. Based on the short story collection of Guggenheim fellow Maile MeloyHalf in Love and Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It, Reichardt's film (her sixth) is a deliberately paced character adaptation of small moments and deep emotions.

May 15, 2017

SOUND | U2 x The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 x BC Place

"So here we are again in this city we love, Vancouver."
U2 The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 | BC Place Stadium, Vancouver

False Creek—(May 12, 2017) Irish rock band U2 kicked off their global The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 in celebration of their seminal album's 30th anniversary after a week of rehearsals that rocked BC Place Stadium.

May 11, 2017

GATHER | La Taqueria Pinche Taco Shop x Hornby Opening

La Taqueria Pinche Taco Shop | Hornby Street, Vancouver

Financial District—(May 11, 2017) The newest La Taqueria Pinche Taco Shop location is now on Hornby Street right in the thick of the Downtown Vancouver core with its 3,000 square foot space—the largest one yet—formerly occupied by Steamrollers.

May 8, 2017

CABLE | Aziz Ansari Tastes 'Master of None' – Netflix Season 2

"Those tapas loving f*cks!"
Aziz Ansari Alan Yang | Master of None | Netflix Season 2

Comedian Aziz Ansari and co-creator Alan Yang return to familiar, but still endlessly enlightening, subject matter in season two of their acclaimed Netflix comedy series, Master of None. Ansari's Dev Shah continues his single life antics navigating romantic life as an affluent millennial and product of Asian-American immigrants.

May 4, 2017

CINEMA | 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' Gets Emotional

"I'm gonna make some weird sh*t."
Chris Pratt Michael Rooker James Gunn | Marvel Studios | Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Baby Groot really is so cute. Anyways, the familiar and utterly likeable Guardians of the Galaxy team is back together in the latest Marvel Studios cinematic effort. Writer/director James Gunn returns to craft Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 into a wholly enjoyable sequel experience while mostly paying off elements teased throughout the first film alongside another killer (mostly diegetic) soundtrack of classic pop hits. For both good and some ill, Vol. 2 is very much more of the same.

May 1, 2017

GRUB | Monarch Burger x The American x Strathcona

Monarch Burger | The American | Strathcona, Vancouver

Strathcona—The new Monarch Burger concept has launched permanently at the recently opened The American pub on Main Street after initially being only a (successful) one-off pop-up collaboration. Essentially a repackaged version of the famed "dirty burger" served nightly in limited quantities down the street at Campagnolo Upstairs from Chef Robert Belcham, the new burger service aims to please similarly but to a bigger crowd every night.