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Kobe Steakhouse Vancouver

Kobe Steakhouse Vancouver

A quick word before we get started: this review is going to be heavily biased, because this is my favorite place in the world to eat. I’ve been to the Middle-East and feasted upon the traditional fare of a half-dozen cultures. I’ve traveled to France […]

Broadway Station Sushi

Broadway Station Sushi

The Rio Theater feels like my home away from home. I’m there two or three times a month on average, and sometimes more. I got married there. It’s a cultural hub, the soul of the Vancouver creative scene, as much a part of the creative […]

Off-Key Musical Improv 

Off-Key Musical Improv 

Off Key Musical Improv (Experience) Improv again? And, just like before, it’s the Instant Theater Company doing something wholly unique – like the universe, they are finite but unbounded. Finite in that they are going to improvise a musical before your very eyes. Unbounded because […]

Shakespeare After Dark

Shakespeare After Dark

I have mixed feelings about improv. My love of narrative is well documented by this point. It’s sort of my entire thing; I like stories. I like characters and watching them develop, I like plot and how deftly it can be handled. These are the […]

Hooked Poke Bar

Hooked Poke Bar

I really like poke bowls. They’re about my favorite thing to eat these days – tasty, healthy, cheap, filling. What’s not to like? And because they’re super trendy, Vancouver is full of them right now. Our city can best be described as an easily-distracted but […]

Content Warning: Fanfiction Deathmatch Season One Finale

Content Warning: Fanfiction Deathmatch Season One Finale

It doesn’t seem that long ago – the last great North West Fan Fest was only a few years past. During it, someone had the brilliant idea of doing a live reading for erotic fanfic. Voice actors were called, the audience was allowed to participate, […]

The Captain’s Boil Restaurant (Coquitlam)

The Captain’s Boil Restaurant (Coquitlam)

“Hey, I know that place,” I said to my skeptical friend, pointing out a restaurant marked by a smiling pirate. “There’s one opening up near where I live.” “The Captain’s Boil? Like a plague?” “I think they mean a boiling pot.” “What the hell,” quoth […]

Save the Rio Telethon at the Rio Theatre

Save the Rio Telethon at the Rio Theatre

Are there finer examples of the creative genius the Rio Theater has fostered in Vancouver than Eric Fell and Patrick Mahlia? It’s a question asked only by those that don’t know any better. The answer is simple: No. No, there is no finer example. These […]

West Coast Geeks vs. Nerds Episode 40 – Secrets and Ice

West Coast Geeks vs. Nerds Episode 40 – Secrets and Ice

One of Vancouver’s best examples of live dinner theater returns for its fortieth show this coming weekend, with a new location and a new time to match the new showrunners. A whole new topic where actors, comedians, and show people use facts, fiction, and trash […]

Story Story Drive

Story Story Drive

Today, a day that will live on in infamy, I’ll be taking the stage with fellow Vancouver performers and local celebrities Breanne Fultz, Andrew Lynch, Jalyn Euteneier, May Thomas, Montana Roselle, and the infamous Anne Honeycutt for a little live show called Story Story Drive. […]

A New Year’s Eve Costume Ball at Wayne Manor

A New Year’s Eve Costume Ball at Wayne Manor

At the top of the week, I mentioned in passing that Tim Drake is a bit of a control freak. He is. We’re seeing it over in Detective Comics right now and that’s pretty great – but there are other places you can witness that […]

A Modern Fairy Tale

A Modern Fairy Tale

There’s something about fairy tales. We grow up with them, internalize them. They’re the first stories that many of us experience, whether it be through the auspices of Grimm or Disney. There’s something about them that resonates in the programming of our souls, that helps […]