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Local Events: April 25 – September 8

History of Vancouver  Sex Workers lectures  Museum of Vancouver April 25-26 Back in the 1930s, downtown Vancouver was known for its numerous brothels and gentlemen’s clubs. Museum of Vancouver invites the public to explore Vancouver’s naughty past with lecture series on history of sex workers. Both retired and currently employed sex workers will join the…

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Cruising into Oblivion

Tom Cruise’s latest ode to extra-terrestrials thick on aesthetics but thin on plot As the lights dimmed at the press screening of Oblivion, Tom Cruise’s latest multi-million dollar science fiction vehicle, the lady to my left scrambled frantically through the settings on a touch screen. We had just been told, for the 15th time, to…

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Local Events: April 13 – April 21

Terminal City Rollergirls season opener April 13 Minoru Arena, Richmond Get ready to rumble with Vancouver’s best at the 2013 season opener for the Terminal City Rollergirls. The event features two bouts: Public Frenemy versus the Riot Girls in the first, and a face-off between last year’s championship finalists the Faster Pussycats and the Bad…

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Poetry slam a hit in Vancouver

The Vancouver Poetry Slam provides inspiration through expression The recent closing of the Waldorf Hotel was a wake-up call to the sad state of the arts scene in Vancouver. By and by, cultural spaces are being snatched up to make room for pricey condos, imposing gentrification and creating a sort of ‘New Brooklyn.’ So it’s…