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Tricky balancing act

Critics feel haunted whenever they miss top-flight performances

2009 in film: Comedy of cooking a contender for top spot along with a 1960s British romance

Remakes ruled (The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3, Fame) in 2009, vampires took a big bite of the box-office (New Moon), Quentin Tarantino nailed the Nazis (Inglourious Basterds), and Michael Jackson made a posthumous comeback (This Is It).

It was a very good year

Local actors land Hollywood roles while city keeps cameras rolling

Flying solo with Scrooge

Scott Hylands's barebones Christmas Carol bristles with life and energy

Tenor in Nanaimo for Christmas concerts

If you missed Ken Lavigne's sold-out Victoria Yuletide concert Dec. 4, you can catch him at Nanaimo's Port Theatre this weekend. The tenor will sing a variety of Christmas music, backed by a "lush" instrumental ensemble.
10 great turkeys of 2009

10 great turkeys of 2009

Once again, Hollywood produces a gaggle of movies in need of a good basting

Passion for punk fuels rocker's fire

Tyler Forslund was born and raised in Vernon and counts various residents of the town among his friends and family, so he will always have a spot in his heart for the Okanagan Valley. But it isn't home.

Best of a musical decade -- that's a test

A year-end list isn't a terribly difficult concept to wrap your head around. If anything, picking 10 of your favourite recordings from the thousands issued each year is a touch too easy.

Life and death in L.A.

Playing dead is a major part of Thea Gill's Hollywood revival

Exhibit weaves tapestry of culture lost and found

Curator and team of researchers breath new life into dismantled heritage
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