Culture

The HTML500

Coding isn't just for hackers and geeks. Coding is for everyone. And we mean everyone. Last weekend we attended The HTML500, Canada's largest free, learn-how-to-code event by Lighthouse Labs, and we were amazed not only by the packed house of 500 participants (with over 2000 hopefuls on a waitlist), but by the diversity. Ages ranged from 11-65, from all different backgrounds, and with 60% of attendees being women. It was impressive and inspiring.

Tight Club | Pop-Up Studio

Tight Club is taking over thisopenspace for their first retail and fitness pop-up studio. From January 20-28th, Keighty Gallagher, Founder and the original tight babe and driving force behind Tight Club Athletics will be offering a bunch of different classes for those wanting to get tight. 

Encyclopedia Hearsay | The Beatles

The Encyclopedia Hearsay was founded on four principles: misinformation, rumours, half-remembered conversations, and outright lies. Anyone can contribute, so long as articles are written with no research whatsoever. If you are citing The Land Before Time as a source, or abusing footnotes like David Foster Wallace, you are on the right track.

The Definitive CanCon List

The funny thing as a Canadian expatriate living in the United States is that you quickly discover that you’re 30-40% out of touch with American contemporary culture. That CanCon quota you so poisonously made fun of over Labatt products at your city’s local tavern before you emigrated has a way of burrowing into your brain; either shaping your youth as you’re mesmerized by the Log Driver’s Waltz, or getting your first weird erection to Heather Conkie. Such is the case for Brooklyn by-way-of Toronto’s Her Habits, AKA Joanie Wolkoff.

Ballet BC | No. 29

Marking their 29th season and 29th new creation under the artistic leadership of Emily Molnar, Ballet BC begins its 2014-2015 season tonight with No.29. Featuring three performances, A.U.R.A, White Act, and An Instant, No.29 will showcase a dynamic and versatile range of dance.

Encyclopedia Hearsay | Hackers

The Encyclopedia Hearsay was founded on four principles: misinformation, rumours, half-remembered conversations, and outright lies. Anyone can contribute, so long as articles are written with no research whatsoever. If you are citing The Land Before Time as a source, or abusing footnotes like David Foster Wallace, you are on the right track.

TEDxVancouver

We all know that Vancouver is now home to the inspirational TED talks, but there’s also the lesser-known TEDx series, too. This years TEDxVancouver event is the fifth edition, and the largest in history. Taking place on October 18 at the Queen Elizabeth theatre, TEDx is an independent, self organized event, with leaders from varying fields and expertise, including business, philanthropy, academics, sports, music, theatre, technology, architecture, advertising, and marketing.

Encyclopedia Hearsay | Paris

The Encyclopedia Hearsay was founded on four principles: misinformation, rumours, half-remembered conversations, and outright lies. Anyone can contribute, so long as articles are written with no research whatsoever. If you are citing The Land Before Time as a source, or abusing footnotes like David Foster Wallace, you are on the right track.

Bass Coast | One Love

It’s Sunday, the last day of Bass Coast, and I’m sitting in the middle of a big, grassy field that stretches out from behind the back gates of Main Stage. The sun is hot and there’s a faint thud of bass in the air. There are laughing, costumed people skipping down the dirt path to my left and a couple making out on a couch to my right. A crowd has gathered up ahead in anticipation of the next deejay’s set.

Faraday Café

I can't tell you how much I depend on café's to connect me to the rest of the world. With work being in the cloud and with my role as the Online Editor relying on a strong Internet connection, café's with available WiFi are key. These days many of us work satellite and cafe's have become our home away from home and our office for the day. And we can't forget the coffee in one hand, phone in the other, checking our feeds and texting away. It's common-day communication. But what happens when there's no signal?

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