February 18, 2018

Culture minister still has nothing for B.C. film industry, despite further talks

After having more “productive” meetings with film industry stakeholders, B.C.'s culture minister admits he still can't give them what they want.  "I believe that we're missing out on some of those benefits that go to the Crown, and that's what I’m trying to help the industry figure out." Speaking on CKNW’s The World … [Read more...]

Group rallying to “Save BC Film” to meet with Culture Minister

The group pushing to increase labour based tax incentives for BC’s film industry is meeting with Culture Minister Bill Bennett on Thursday. Still, despite the meeting, Wayne Bennett with Save BC Film says no assurances have been given about any goodies for BC's film industry showing up in this week's provincial budget. "Within the throne … [Read more...]

“Culture of delay” blamed in court backlogs

The lawyer hired by the government to overhaul B-C's justice system has delivered his final report to Attorney General Shirley Bond. But a call for more funding is not among Geoffrey Cowper's recommendations. Instead, Cowper calls for more emphasis on resolving matters before formal charges are laid, the creation of a new Criminal Justice and … [Read more...]

Collaborate with Taiwan? Taiwan’s Minister of Culture welcomes you!

A Tiny, Vibrant, Other China— Some Unofficial Observations on Civil Society The civil war of 1949 turned the Taiwan Strait into an invisible and impenetrable wall between the two Chinese peoples. Six decades later, people on both sides meet and are surprised by each other. Dancers dance, singers sing and writers write wherever they are, but what is … [Read more...]

Café culture meets cycling

It has coffee, bicycles  and retro furniture — all Musette Café needs now is sushi and yoga classes, and it will have all of Vancouver’s obsessions in one place. The new café, which opened last Saturday in an alley near Davie and Burrard, is trying to capitalize on the popularity of the Hornby bike lane, and of cycling as a mode of transportation … [Read more...]

Learn which night out gives you culture on the cheap in downtown Chicago

On the first Friday evening of every month the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago throws a bash. Fodor's Travel News … [Read more...]