A few weeks back my friend Tara invited me to dine with her at any one of the Glowbal Group restos. She provided a gift certificate and all. Yes, yes, yes!
I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Chicken! melds slap stick with the inevitable arranged marriage jab or two while ruffling the occasional f-bomb and gender bender. Think tradition meets modern, with a dollop of South Asian flare and a token white comedienne to boot (can I say that these days? Well, just did).
Patrick Maliha has been voted favourite Vancouver comedian twice in a row, he is super nice, and yes, he holds the world record for most impressions in a minute. Impressive, I know. And in case you didn’t know he’s a beloved radio host, film critic and writer for TVW, Urban Rush contributor and well, your everyday professional comedian slash MC slash host slash... Okay, he’s a regular modern day Renaissance Man.
by @nadatodo | Anastasia Koutalianos
On Tuesday, October 10, 2006, Lauren Greenfield’s “Thin” premiered at the Granville 7 proving once again that the Vancouver International Film Festival is a celebration of intelligent cinema. Gaalen Engen of “Fellini is King!” attended the performance and had this to say…
On Saturday, October 7, Sarah Caufield, host of Monday’s No Show, saw Renaissance, one of the very few animated films at this year’s Vancouver International Film Festival. This is what she learned about the dark future of Paris in 2054, where everyone strangely speaks English.
On Saturday, September 30, Sarah Caufield, host of Monday’s No Show, saw Lunacy, the latest film by the Czech surrealist filmmaker Jan Svankmajer, presented as part of the Vancouver International Film Festival. With dancing meat and insane asylums, this is what she left with.
On Thursday, September 28, Sarah Caufield, host of Monday’s No Show, saw Tachigui: The Amazing Lives of the Fast-Food Grifters, the latest film by Oshii Mamoru, as part of the International Film Festival. But contrary to her expectations, it left a bit to be desired.
On Thursday September 28th, Alexandra Cunningham, Supervising Producer/Writer from the Desperate Housewives, set up house at the 2006 Vancouver International Film Festival Trade Forum. Scott Wood, host of the interview show was there to housesit.
<p>Scott Wood talks to Jof of the Boy Least LIkely To.</p><p>It took the server four pints to notice that Jof, the ultra-polite singer from The Boy Least Likely To, didn’t like lemon with his Strongbow. There were four slices discarded on the table before the fifth glass finally came without the citrus accent. In England, Jof explains, most kids start drinking with cider, then get sick of it, and move on to beer and spirits. Jof didn’t and so now he has taken it up as his drink of choice.
Feminine Protection, March 25 at RIME, was a unique femme-focused event consisting of spoken word, story telling and a little hip hop by local performers Ivan Coyote, Tara Hardy, Rachel Flood and, as a last minute surprise, Ndidi Cascade. Feminine Protection is just one of the many events that the sixth annual Sista’Hood Celebration had on its agenda this year. Before the show, Anju caught up with Canadian storyteller Ivan Coyote who talked about the importance of celebrations for women and her involvement in the Sista’Hood festival.