Category Archive: See

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Netflix Hidden Gems

Posted on January 29th, 2013

With short days, frigid temperatures, and wet conditions, the last thing we feel like doing lately is going out every night. Now is the ideal time to curl up with a glass of wine by the fire, sheltered from the adverse conditions outside. Netflix is our go-to source for at-home entertainment, and at a mere … (More →)

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The Architects: Shunt at the Factory

Posted on January 22nd, 2013

I am usually both enticed by and skeptical about anything described as ‘immersive’ which is why I was intrigued to attend the performance of The Architects at the National Theatre’s satellite venue, the Biscuit Factory, near Bermondsey here in London. This show is put on by the London collective of live performers called Shunt who … (More →)

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Hot Rum Cow Issue 2

Posted on January 22nd, 2013

With craft breweries serving up such eccentric offerings as maple bacon and salted caramel ales and organic micro-distilleries all the rage, booze appreciation has reached heights amongst the general populace formally reserved for wealthy aficionados and alcoholics. While magazines devoted to alcohol culture are hardly new – Wine Spectator has been around since the 1970s … (More →)

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The Mile End Cookbook

Posted on January 15th, 2013

We grew up frequenting Jewish delicatessens in Toronto, Montreal and New York, developing a keen appreciation for a bagel baked to perfection, expertly cured meat and exquisite, smoky lox. As Jewish cuisine in Vancouver isn’t quite the same, we find ourselves seeking out deli food on our travels – Kenny and Zuke’s in Portland, Beauty’s … (More →)

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Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics and Painting

Posted on January 8th, 2013

Sounding like an ambitious endeavor, I was somewhat skeptical when I heard about Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics and Painting, currently on view at the Art Gallery of Ontario. I was curious to see how Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera works could be brought together into a succinct exhibition without being overshadowed by their … (More →)

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John Banville: Ancient Light

Posted on January 8th, 2013

It is always exciting to discover an author whose books you’ve never read before but to whom you have an instant attraction. Ancient Light is Man Booker prize-winning author John Banville’s sixteenth novel, so I’m obviously a little late to the game. On the bright side, I have fifteen other books to hopefully enjoy as … (More →)

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Drawing Surrealism

Posted on December 18th, 2012

On a recent visit to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, we were thoroughly impressed with the incredible quality and diversity of their programming with exhibitions on lauded local artist Ed Ruscha, Italianate Baroque master Caravaggio, and film legend Stanley Kubrick simultaneously on view – in addition to their extensive permanent collection displays. But … (More →)

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Elles: Women Artists from the Centre Pompidou, Paris

Posted on December 11th, 2012

We were captivated a few years ago by WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution, a dynamic international survey examining the relationship between feminism and art, so were thrilled to hear the Seattle Art Museum would be the only North American venue to present Elles: Women Artists from the Centre Pompidou, Paris – and wondered … (More →)