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The Lonely End of the Rink By Grant Lawrence Published by Douglas and McIntyre 240 Pages (plus recommended reading, recommended listening, and thank yous), $26.95 Reviewed by Michael Luis We all know the cliché of jock vs. nerd, but perhaps no more than Grant Lawrence. The 42-year-old CBC Radio personality from Vancouver details this social […]

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By Joy Fisher Vancouver writer Daphne Marlatt took her audience on a flaneurial stroll through the history of her city and its influence on her poetry and prose in the Lansdowne Lecture that opened the Second Annual Malahat Review Spring Symposium, WordsThaw at the University of Victoria recently. Aided by archival photographs by Philip Timm […]

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By Michael Luis After meeting in 1976 in Berkeley, California, guitarist Charlie Baty and vocalist/harmonica player Rick Estrin formed Little Charlie and the Nightcats. After taking their modern take on Chicago-style blues all over the world for over 30 years, Baty retired in 2008, but Estrin has continued to tour and record with his namesake. […]

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November 10, 2013

Armstrong’s War By Colleen Murphy Directed by Mindy Parfitt  Revue Stage,  Arts Club Theatre Company, Vancouver  (World Premiere, Oct. 17 – Nov. 9/13) Reviewed by Joy Fisher When 12-year-old Halley Armstrong comes to the hospital room to read to a convalescing Afghanistan veteran, he tries to send her away. But she won’t take no for an […]

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