Rock ‘N’ Roll Billboards

Posted on December 11th, 2012

While billboards today are nothing more than visual clutter, eyesores advertising the latest car models and reality TV shows that barely command a cursory glance, there was a time when these surfaces were hand painted works of art worth viewing for their aesthetic sensibility as much as for the wares on display. In the late … (More →)


Neil Young & Crazy Horse

Posted on December 4th, 2012

Career longevity in the music business is a tricky and often elusive feat. It’s difficult to innovate and retain cultural relevance over an extended period of time as many musicians are stymied by fans who only want bands to sound exactly as they did when they first encountered their music. Neil Young, one of the … (More →)


Bouchon Bakery

Posted on November 27th, 2012

Baking is more of a science than an art which is why we’ve always enjoyed it. Unlike cooking which relies more on intuition and will require a pinch of this and a dash of that “to taste”, baking tends to result in success when you follow recipes precisely, so we have eagerly anticipated the release … (More →)



Posted on November 20th, 2012

We now consume a vast percentage of visual and aural culture on our computers and phones; with Netflix for TV and movies, Pandora and Songza for music, Flipboard for news and magazines, and Pinterest for photos, we devote numerous hours to streaming content, receiving recommendations based on our selections, and broadcasting via Facebook and Twitter … (More →)


Top Five Films

Posted on November 13th, 2012

When I was asked by Here and Elsewhere to submit 5 films of my choice I found myself feeling like a child in a candy store who was asked to choose only one piece of candy. There are so very many films I would like to recommend, share and talk about, where would I even … (More →)


Selwyn Pullan

Posted on November 6th, 2012

It’s always rewarding when a publication stands on its own two feet, complementary to but independent from any exhibition related to it. Such is the case with Selwyn Pullan: Photographing Mid-Century West Coast Modernism which was recently published to coincide with the photographer’s current solo exhibition at the West Vancouver Museum. With great sensitivity to … (More →)


A Hologram for the King

Posted on October 30th, 2012

Literary juggernaut Dave Eggers has transformed the American publishing world since he burst onto the scene with his groundbreaking memoir A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius in 2000 which through its self-referentiality and stylistic innovations became a benchmark for postmodern pastiche. He has published six books since, while acting as the founder and editor of … (More →)


Top 5 Soul Albums

Posted on October 23rd, 2012

The Impressions – Keep on Pushing

The Impressions – Keep on Pushing (1964)

This Curtis Mayfield led group delivers a stone cold classic in the early Sixties at the time of Motown girl groups and bubble gum pop. The subtle ease of the harmonies on the love songs such as ‘Talkin’ About My Baby’ and … (More →)