It used to be tradition — entire communities coming together and learning from the stories that boasted centuries in age, sometimes millennia. However, upon coming to a time of travel, technological growth, globalization, and colonialization, more and more indigenous youth are leaving their communities to take part in this modern culture. This poses a problem for the elders of the communities; who will listen to the stories most vital to their history?
Way back, when the mullet was KING, teenaged photographer Julian David Stone was documenting the 1980’s Rock scene, by sneaking his camera into concerts across his native California. While the rest of us were trying to scrape up enough money for a cold, frothy beer or an overpriced concert “T”, Stone (whether he realized it or not) was capturing a great era of Rock. All this comes to light with the recently released coffee table book, No Cameras Allowed: My Career As An Outlaw Rock & Roll Photographer 1981-1987.
CJSF sponsors the Verses Festival of Words on now until April 12. Verses celebrates the transformative power of words – written, spoken or sung. Verses takes place annually at venues clustered around East Vancouver’s Commercial Drive. This cultural district is the heart of Vancouver’s spoken word community. “I love that Verses...brings together so many different styles of poetry and such an array of voices and talents.” Evelyn Lau, Vancouver's Poet Laureate
How many dead Elvises does it take to make one good story? Mesopotamia by Arthur Nersesian Reviewed by Gerilee McBride is available through Akashic Books, 2010 for $15.95 USD
CJSF volunteer, Frieda Werden reviews Roy Innes' West End Murders...
Michio Kaku, a theoretical physicist has just released his new book, “Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel.” CJSF volunteer, Irma Arkus, reviews…
His newest addition to my already hefty bookshelf is an attempt at identifying applicable sci-fi technology. In other words, Kaku’s unique approach clarifies that faint line between technologies that are already available (yet understood only as fictional) and those that present a challenge, but not necessarily an insurmountable one.
On Tuesday October 30th, Scott Wood, host of the interview show, came to see Henry Rollins holler at the Vancouver Centre for the Performing Arts.
When I arrived at the very swank Vancouver Centre for the Performing Arts, I was notified that Henry Rollins would be speaking for three hours straight with no intermissions.
A&E reviewer, Roberto Pecora, requested a review copy The Principles of Aikido by Mitsugi Saotome (Shambhala Publications, 1989) once he decided to test for his next aikido rank. After perusing book reviews posted on aikido school websites and aikido databases, he thought this book would be the best bet for what he required; namely, a better understanding of the concept of aikido movements. Here's Roberto's assessment of whether the book fit the bill: