Posts from the ‘The Arts’ category

My movie bar code on the wall

I just wanted to close the loop on my recent art project–making my own movie bar code. I had it block-mounted with a black edge, and…

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Will the future eat all our cultural objects?

Twenty years from now, how different will our homes look? What cultural objects will be left? CDs have pretty much become curiosities already. DVDs are headed…

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I made my own movie bar code

Earlier in the week I mentioned the great Tumblr blog Movie Bar Code, which renders films as abstract visual compressions. I also mentioned that I’d found…

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Three hours of Oklahoman family drama

We should acknowledge, right up front, that the Art Club Theatre’s production of August: Osage County is about three hours and 15 minutes long. And that…

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Reconciling art with faith in ‘My Name is Asher Lev’

Vancouver’s Pacific Theatre always punches above its weight class. I don’t see many plays at the quirky 126-seat alley theatre space in a church basement, but…

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Time is More Infinite Than We

Regular readers may recall that last fall we recovered a deer skull from a fawn that had died on our Pender Island property. I was unsure…

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What’s ‘This’ play about?

“A crisp, smart urban comedy about modern relationships in crisis.” That’s how the Vancouver Playhouse introduces their newest play, This, from Vancouver-born playwright Melissa James Gibson.…

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Footnotes from a Brian Eno talk

On Monday night, I attended a lecture by Brian Eno at the Vogue Theatre. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. Eno is a remarkable polymath–a…

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