December 11, 2017

FEAST | Aburi Prime x Miku Restaurant x Waterfront

Aburi Prime Sushi | Miku Restaurant | Vancouver Waterfront

Waterfront—(November 23, 2017) Vancouver's Miku Restaurant, the flagship dining establishment of Aburi Restaurants, officially launched their new, innovative Aburi Prime sushi dining experience last week to much anticipation.

December 6, 2017

SOUND | Tennis Music x The Cobalt x Strathcona

Tennis Music | The Cobalt Cabaret| Strathcona, Vancouver

Strathcona—(December 2, 2017) Denver-based husband-and-wife indie pop duo Tennis brought their trademark 1970s throwback aesthetic to The Cobalt in support of their recently released EP, We Can Die Happy, and excellent fourth album Yours Conditionally—both released earlier this year.

December 5, 2017

CINEMA | Guillermo del Toro Swims into 'The Shape of Water'

Sally Hawkins Guillermo del Toro | The Shape of Water

Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro returns to his trademark brand of fantastical surrealist storytelling, in the vein of Pan's Labyrinth, for his 1960s Cold War era set tale of merman romance in The Shape of WaterSally Hawkins stars as Eliza, an orphan mute janitor at a top secret government research facility who is finally able to express her sensual passions and desires after she encounters a amphibious creature of the sea ("Amphibious Man") held in captivity to prevent Soviet extraction.

December 4, 2017

SPOTLIGHT | The Douglas Hotel x Opening x Parq Vancouver

The Douglas, Autograph Collection Hotel | Parq Vancouver Casino Resort

False Creek—(November 30, 2017) The Douglas Hotel, a part of the Autograph Collection Hotels, located inside the Parq Vancouver Casino Resort complex was unveiled last week as the modernist hotel of nature and city threw a lavish grand opening party dubbed a "Living Room Social".

November 30, 2017

CINEMA | 'The Song of Sway Lake' Fades Away x GPIFF 2017

GPIFF 2017 | Rory Culkin Robert Sheehan Ari Gold | The Song of Sway Lake

Filmmaker Ari Gold makes his second feature, The Song of Sway Lake, a striking picture of romantic drama inspired by jazz-aged New York aristocracy. Set in the summer of 1992 at the eponymous lake in the Adirondacks, the film is a lush love letter of nostalgia to jazzy big band folk songs where the characters are reminiscing about a time further into the past than it seems.

November 27, 2017

SOUND | Death From Above x Commodore Ballroom

Death From Above | The Commodore Ballroom | Granville Street, Vancouver

Granville—(November 22, 2017) Hot off their third studio album, Outrage! Is Now, the newly renamed Toronto noise rock duo Death From Abovenow sans "1979"—kicked off the Canadian leg of their North American tour at the Commodore Ballroom coming home after travelling through the States.

November 23, 2017

GENRE | 'Bodied' Slam – Joseph Kahn Battles x Rio Grind

"Probably assume everything is a gun metaphor."
Rio Grind Film Festival 2017 | Calum Worthy Eminem Joseph Kahn | Bodied

Korean-American filmmaker Joseph Kahn, most famous for directing visually inventive music videos from pop artists like Taylor Swift and Britney Spears, seems to very much understand and is ably qualified to break down the ills and artistry of contemporary culture and sociology. Produced by Eminem, Bodied is dynamic indie movie using the competitive rap battle subculture as a means to dissect controversial subject matter relating to racial tensions, cultural appropriation, rampant misogyny, casual homophobia, political correctness, freedom of speech, and white privilege.