Best books of 2022, according to expert cultural tastemakers

Best books of 2022, according to expert cultural tastemakers

Written by Leah Dolan, CNN Contributors Hanna Pham, CNN If you’ve reached the end of the year feeling as though you didn’t read enough, we’ve got you. Here are some of the best books of the year according to notable authors, artists, image-makers and other cultural tastemakers. Emily Ratajkowski, model: ‘Ghost Lover’ Bloomsbury Publishing “This … Read more

Mary and Jesus in the Eyes of Chinese Painters

Mary and Jesus in the Eyes of Chinese Painters

When Italian missionary Matteo Ricci arrived in China in 1583, he carried a mission with him: to forge a bridge for cultural exchanges between the West and the East that could change the course of history. Ricci achieved success, his arrival marking the beginning of the spread of Western books and art in the late … Read more

These Offbeat Australian Rockers Became Stars—By Breaking Every Music Industry Rule

These Offbeat Australian Rockers Became Stars—By Breaking Every Music Industry Rule

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard started as a joke. It was a party band that served as a side project for a gaggle of young, aspiring musicians in Melbourne, Australia. “We would play under a different name every night, just to kind of f— with people, and, like, be annoying,” says Stu Mackenzie, the … Read more

Disney stock falls to eight-year low, all pandemic gains have been wiped away

Disney stock falls to eight-year low, all pandemic gains have been wiped away

The Walt Disney Co.’s shares closed Wednesday at their lowest price since before the House of Mouse began releasing “Star Wars” films, as a massive 2022 decline wiped away all their pandemic-era gains and a bit more. Disney DIS, -2.55% stock closed 2.6% lower Wednesday at $84.16, the second worst performance of the day for … Read more

Vancouver rock writer Tom Harrison has died, leaving behind a rich legacy and no shortage of grateful fans

Vancouver rock writer Tom Harrison has died, leaving behind a rich legacy and no shortage of grateful fans

Remembered as one of the true taste-making giants of the Vancouver music scene, Tom Harrison has died following a reported stroke on Christmas day. He is being remembered today as a writer with endlessly good taste who was instrumental in his support of bands that others were often initially afraid to champion. Buck Cherry of … Read more

Drummer Randy Begg, co-founder of 1970s pop-rock band Wednesday, dies at 71

Drummer Randy Begg, co-founder of 1970s pop-rock band Wednesday, dies at 71

Randy Begg, drummer and co-founder of Canadian band Wednesday, is shown at a rehearsal in 2017.Linda Begg/The Canadian Press As the drummer of 1970s Canadian pop-rock band Wednesday, Randy Begg may have sat near the back of the stage, but friends say his energy and passion were always front and centre in life. Whether it … Read more

This Year In: Concerts | Georgia Straight Vancouver’s News & Entertainment Weekly

This Year In: Concerts | Georgia Straight Vancouver’s News & Entertainment Weekly

Want to get our stories Straight to your inbox (see what we did there)? Sign up for our newsletter here.  It seems obvious to say that 2022 marked the triumphant return to live music, but it really did. Your fave artist singing to you though the screen on Instagram Live just doesn’t land the same way … Read more