By Roland Tanglao on June 10, 2004 - 12:57pm
As promised, I dropped by the good folks at Storyeum today to get the full scoop on their June opening hours.
I was wrong. For the month of June 2004, there will be no shows Mondays-Thursdays. Shows will be Friday to Sunday and are HALF price.
For the complete details, check out the Storyeum Schedule page or call them at 604 687-8142.
By Boris Mann on June 9, 2004 - 11:54pm
I won’t apologize for describing a few things and people by contrasting them to American things and people; a lot of my readers are American, and anyhow U.S. politics is a spectator sport world-wide.
ongoing (Tim Bray): Canadian Election
Tim Bray gives an overview of Canadian politics for his (mainly) American audience, including how our major parties would translate into US Politics. His paragraph on the pluses and minuses of our electoral system is also good.
By Ian Bruk on June 9, 2004 - 8:51am
Take heart it could be worse....
Ten Worst Album Covers of all Time
For those in the Vancouver area (or elsewhere) looking for a Gmail account invite, I am giving one away to the first three (3) people to email me at richard AT urbanvancouver DOT com pledging $5 (yeah, five bucks) to donate to the Vancouver Community Network. Comments are disabled for this post. If you want an invite, please email me.
By Ian Bruk on June 8, 2004 - 9:59am
Found a great quote at one of my favourite bloggers:
From the Weblog Research Roundtable:
"I suspect that over the next few years we will see a lot of calls suggesting that blogging has died, and I suspect that in a sense they will be right. The act of keeping a "Weblog" as a separate entity will become something of an anachronism. The broader world of collaborative Web publishing will continue to grow and converge with other technologies, including IM and e-mail. Imagine asking someone today if they are an "e-mailer." That question made sense, among a certain group, 15 years ago, when you weren't sure if someone had e-mail or not. I have a feeling that the production of public media -- whether in the form of Weblogs, wikis, collaboratively filtered lifelogs, or some form that I am too shortsighted to predict -- will be the moving force of a new era."
By Roland Tanglao on June 6, 2004 - 11:41pm
Stream of consciouness review (I bet Shane's forthcoming review will be better!):
Storyeum is fun, polished performances, unpolished venue (needs some minor finishing touches), goes from before the last ice ago to early 1900s, what about the rest of the 20th century?, l loved the Barkerville Chinese guy (I didn't realize that the Chinese were such a large part of history, but of course they were), what about the South Asians, and Japanese influence on BC? (I bet this will be incorporated into a future), I loved the "love story musical" at the end and I bet the bistro (which is not finished) will be a great addition to the Gastown dining scene.
d at g.girl posts the notes she jotted down about Ethnic Neighbourhoods in Vancouver:
- Robson Street used to be German! Looking at it now, I'd never have guessed.
- There's a First Nations reserve under the Lion's Gate Bridge. I always thought it was a retirement community for some reason.
- Steveston used to be a Japanese neighbourhood.
- Shaughnessy has windy twisty streets because it used to be British, and those crazy Brits associate straight streets with lower class people, and twisty ones with higher class people. This explains much of Victoria's street plan, too.g.girl: Ethnic Neighbourhood
There is some discussion in the comments, and I read once (I believe it was in the Vancouver Sun a few years ago) that Victoria Drive was effectively becomming Vancouver's second Chinatown.
On Friday, May 28th, I attended the premiere reading by Joel Bakan of his book The Corporation: the Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power for One Book, One Vancouver. This account is from my point-form notes.
By Boris Mann on June 4, 2004 - 12:13am
I don't know if Green would be any different, but Red is tired, Blue is treacherous and I'm just not sure about Orange.
breebop: it's not easy being green
breebop's posting is about Jim Harris' (the Green Party leader) exclusion from the national party debate (also from Darren Barefoot). Harris is, however, "appearing" as a guest blogger on BlogsCanada.
Blogging is definitely about conversations, and Jim Harris has just inserted himself into one . At the same time, Paul Martin's blog got removed. As Jim Elve (publisher of BlogsCanada) points out:
You don't need to be a candidate for Prime Minister to post comments.
By NickBagley on June 3, 2004 - 11:19pm
My sister-in-law, who is an intelligent and educated woman, has said she is not going to vote in the election because she can't be bothered.
In Blair Wilson's blog, I came across this statistic: "Women make up half of the Canadian population, but only 63 of the 301 members of the House of Commons are women".
Are these two things connected? Are women in general just not interested in politics? If there were more female candidates would more women vote?
Some women are trying to make a difference though - www.youngwomenvote.ca
Maybe if there are any women reading the Politics section of Urban Vancouver, one of them would care to comment...