Entertainment, Media & Sports

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What are we reading? October 22, 2020

Mark Falkenberg, deputy managing editor The ever-eloquent Josh Marshall on how the chaos and criminality of the Trump era has undermined our capacity for shock: “The sad truth is that we’ve gotten...

B.C. film sector worth $4.1b in 2019 while industry gathers steam amid pandemic

What happened: Report reveals B.C.’s broad film sector spent $4.1b last year Why it matters: Much of the B.C. film industry was put into stasis mode in 2020 at outset of pandemic A new report is...

Canucks' food program scores with local charities

Team taps Canucks for Kids Fund to donate more than 20,000 meals per week

This Scottish butcher shop stood in the heart of downtown Vancouver for nearly a century

A beautiful new book shares the history of James Inglis Reid, whose Granville Street butcher shop served as Vancouver's 'Larder of the Wise' for decades

What are we reading? October 15, 2020

Each week, BIV staff will share with you some of the interesting stories we have found from around the web.     Mark Falkenberg, deputy managing editor: Eye-opening look at how Joe Biden has...

The show must go on—how event companies are innovating during the pandemic

Timed ticketing and touchless technology are allowing for safe, immersive experiences to take place.

Groups can now rent out a private New West arcade all to themselves

Game collector Kyle Seller says with COVID-19 there’s negativity: 'I’ve just tried to come up with something that makes you forget'

Vancouver’s East Side Games aims to go public in $150m deal

What happened: East Side Games, Leaf Mobile agree to acquisition deal Why it matters: Both are Vancouver-based companies and if the deal goes through, it will see the firm listed on the TSX One of...

VFX houses ‘anxious’ about B.C. film sector’s post-COVID-19 future

Industry reviving from pandemic hiatus but still dependent on sets running smoothly with safety protocols

What are we reading? October 1, 2020

Each week, BIV staff will share with you some of the interesting stories we have found from around the web.   Glen Korstrom, reporter There’s some excellent journalism in the New York Times’ long...