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Oh Sees. (John Dwyer Photo)

24 Minutes with Oh Sees

Veritable music veterans and San Francisco-based rockers Oh Sees are now 20 years in and have 20 releases to show for it. The band's latest album,Orc, “re-examines the quieter roots of it all in particularly baroque and homesteadly fashion.” Joe Leary spent 24 Minutes with vocalist John Dwyer.

Ken Dryden will be on hand to discuss his new book, Game Changer. (Sergey Smirnov Photo)

Vancouver Writers Fest celebrates 30 years

In just 10 days, the Vancouver Writers Fest begins its annual tradition of welcoming writers from across the globe to the city for a week of discussions, readings and explorations. In its 30th year, the festival is well versed in delving into pages and the minds behind them.

A scene from The Bolshoi, a stunning, ritzy look at the complex life and work of ballerinas in Russia’s greatest dance company. (Submitted Photo)

Humanity illuminated in ambitious VIFF lineup

Canada may have just celebrated television victory with multiple Emmy awards for Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, but Vancouverites should turn their heads to the big screen for a cosmopolitan highlight of the calendar: Vancouver International Film Festival.

Simpson Brothers Band. (Supplied Photo)

24 Minutes with Simpson Brothers Band

With soaring YouTube views of both their folk-pop covers and originals, The Simpson Brothers Band turns its attention to the release of its new single, Country Radio.

O Sanada 150M is an imaginative take on Canada 150. It is one of many stories featured as part of Generation Hot. (Submitted Photo)

Generation Hot spotlights climate change

Vancouver Fringe Festival is now underway and amidst the festivities and comedies, one innovative arts project is changing perceptions of tragedy: climate change and the impending (and already visited) environmental consequences.

Jennifer Hershman (supplied photo)

24 Minutes with Jennifer Hershman

From a dance hit on the Billboard charts to TV and movie soundtracks to appearing at New York’s legendary Bowery Ballroom, Jennifer Hershman has compiled a pretty impressive resume. Joe Leary spent 24 Minutes with the singer/songwriter.

SonReal. (Supplied Photo)

24 Minutes with SonReal

Having racked up millions of Spotify streams and YouTube views, B.C. born rapper and singer/songwriter SonReal now has his debut international release One Long Dream drawing praise. Joe Leary spent 24 Minutes with the Juno Award nominee.

Emily Rowed. (Submitted Photo)

24 Minutes with Emily Rowed

Having just released her debut EP Electric Hearts which “echoes her easy-going nomadic lifestyle as a self-proclaimed wanderlust,” Emily Rowed joins the illustrious roster of 604 Records. Joe Leary spent 24 Minutes with the Vancouver singer.

The hip hop group Snotty Nose Rez Kids will be a part of the Vines Art Festival. (Submitted Photo)

Vines intertwines art and community spirit

While Vancouver brims with Festivals in August, few demonstrate the city’s quintessential nature like Vines Art Festival: an annual, eco-art event featuring artists collaborating alongside community leaders and farmers.