Kickstarter in the Community: Fall in love with Mr. Meow

Creater Nyk Petta, with Mr. Mewo. Photo provided by Nyk Petta

When animator Nyk Petta was given a class assignment to write a script about a main character being captured by an evil doctor, she invented the stars of her...

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Jazz for Dummies: Definitive albums

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“Aggressive, boastful, complex, extremely heavy”—these words describe very well not only this particular genre of music, but also the greats who created it. Many of them were virtuosos and...

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Pipeline work stalled by curious critter

Illustration by Ed Appleby

Workers on the Northern Gateplay Pipeline encountered a strange creature late last week as they were clearing trees.

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Nudity and bravery

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Nudity is, paradoxically, both emblematic of strength and of vulnerability. Daenerys Targaryen, (spoilers!) emerging from the ashes of her husband’s ritual cremation with dragon triplets, represents strength

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The five things my crappy first car taught me

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There’s something unforgettable about a first car. I’ll always remember that first drive home from Pitt Meadows in my newly purchased 1991 Honda Prelude. It was sitting so...

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Meatless Monday

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It’s getting cold and gloomy, so the best thing to do is sit inside and eat! Or at least I think so. With chilli, no matter what the weather...

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Sheep, wolves, and sheepdogs

Photo by Keith Bernstein – © 2014 – Warner Bros. Entertainment

There are three kinds of people in the new war movie American Sniper: sheep, who are the victims in the crossfire of war; wolves, who are the warlords and...

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Vancouver crowned second most-expensive city in the world

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On January 20, the Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey named Vancouver as the second most unaffordable city in the world to live in, second to Hong Kong.

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Kickstarter in the Community: Fall in love with Mr. Meow

Creater Nyk Petta, with Mr. Mewo. Photo provided by Nyk Petta

When animator Nyk Petta was given a class assignment to write a script about a main character being captured by an evil doctor, she invented the stars of her cartoon series, The Adventures of Dr. Blah-kman and Mr. Meow, which she’s been working on since 2008.

Click and Connect to Learn:

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This conversation between my friend and I almost two years ago kindled a curiosity in me about online learning. I wanted to know more when I heard about a virtual classroom where I could attend lectures while sipping coffee from my comfy couch.

Let’s Talk Science: Earth’s rotation, oceans, and genes

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Science is about questions and looking for their answers. If Newton hadn’t wondered and looked for why the apple fell to the Earth instead of going up, we might have never found out about gravity. So, like Newton, this section is a quest to find answers in the field of science, logic, and theories. If you have a question about science that you’d like answered, send it to Chitwan at features@theotherpress.ca

Jazz for Dummies: Definitive albums

Jazz 300 pix

“Aggressive, boastful, complex, extremely heavy”—these words describe very well not only this particular genre of music, but also the greats who created it. Many of them were virtuosos and by the time a lot of them graduated high school, they were experts of their choice instruments, moving their fingers up and down their instruments so quickly that you’d need to be in bullet-time to see even 10 per cent of the moves they were making.

Bared on the Beach

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Bared on the Beach, a theatrical production company, gave its first performance last week on the shores of Palestine. The company’s modern take on The Tempest was not well-received by the audience and resulted in the actors being pelted with eggs as they attempted to make their way from the scene.

College Confessional…

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Last year for Super Bowl XLVIII (48, I Googled it) I decided to host a Super Bowl party for my friends. I originally came up with the idea based on a combination of Pinterest boards and a few drinks one night while watching a game. I will be the first to admit that I am more interested in the food and drinks that accompany sports, rather than the sports themselves.