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Hakai Magazine Looks to Make Waves Worldwide

Editor Jude Isabella: 'The launch of Hakai is an important moment in journalism.'

Editor Jude Isabella: ‘The launch of Hakai is an important moment in journalism.’

Looking for a great story? Head for the coast. That’s the mission given to a team of journalists now fanning out all over the world, from their base in Victoria, B.C.

They write and shoot for Hakai Magazine, a brand new online publication that focuses entirely on the planet’s coastlines, bringing untold or unheralded stories of shoreline science and culture to light. Writers work side-by-side with some of the world’s leading researchers to transform scientific discovery into compelling tales. Features include how fuzzy raccoons are decimating crab populations in the Gulf Islands, what weird stuff artists have sunk to the bottom of the sea, and why thousands of walruses are storming the Alaskan shores….

Read the rest of our Q+A on the Tyee

Read the rest of our Q+A on J-Source


Prince George Derby Doc Crashes into DOXA

Kurt Walker and Tyson Storozinski at Vancity Theatre, where their debut doc 'Hit 2 Pass' will screen May 9. Photo by Jackie Dives.

Kurt Walker and Tyson Storozinski at Vancity Theatre, where their debut doc ‘Hit 2 Pass’ will screen May 9. Photo by Jackie Dives.

A pair of young B.C. filmmakers are making international waves with their avant-garde take on a Prince George demolition derby.

Kurt Walker’s debut documentary feature, Hit 2 Pass, is titled after a derby of the same name in the northern B.C. city. The film has muscled its way into the international festival circuit — it made its roaring debut at the Doclisboa International Film Festival in Portugal, where it picked up the Universities Award for Best International Competition Feature Film, and is headed for an American debut in Brooklyn next month. But first, the film will debut in the director’s hometown at the upcoming DOXA Film Festival in Vancouver….

Read the full Q+A on The Tyee


Venews: The Lido

The Lido is a swanky new live music hangout on East Broadway. Photo by Severn Bowen

The Lido is a swanky new live music hangout on East Broadway. Photo by Severn Bowen

“It’s like drinking in someone’s living room.”

Those were the first words I ever heard used to describe the Lido as I stood amidst a crowd of East Van socialites gearing up to hit the town. The prospect of the Lido for a Friday night watering hole sounded enticing: it was close, unexplored, and, from what I heard, sounded low-key — a welcomed change of pace from my weekly excursions to the Biltmore. (I’m an addict.) And now, as a Lido veteran of many, many beers, it’s hard to remember what life was like before it sprung up just seven months ago.

Read the rest of the article on Discorder Magazine