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Mapping Out Vancouver’s Electronic Music

Kuma | February 17th, 2015


If there’s one person out there that be considered a linchpin in the growth of Vancouver’s electronic music scene, it’s Robert Shea.

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Stretching With The Mount Pleasant Athletic Club

Kuma | February 13th, 2015


I’ll be the first to admit, when I was introduced to the Mount Pleasant Athletic Club, I was concerned we’d be dealing with another batch of east side hipsters in short shorts and fixies. Thankfully, I was wrong.

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Hopping Into The Craft Beer Scene

Kuma | February 11th, 2015


Craft Beer Alley has a new denizen, this time in the form of the Steel Toad Brewery.

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The Escapist

Kuma | February 9th, 2015


Some folks know him from being the guy behind the counter at the late lamented record store Odyssey Imports. Some folks know him as being one of the many moons in the Skinny Puppy universe. Everyone however, knows Phil Western in one form or another.

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A Story About A Man Named Luke

Kuma | February 3rd, 2015


Smack dab in the heart of Vancouver’s downtown east side is a home for all sorts of things.

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Climbing Mount Marutama

Kuma | January 30th, 2015

maru1Vancouver loves its ramen, there’s no doubt about that and in the heart of the West End, there’s a plethora of options, the most fun and unique being Marutama.

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A New Generation Of Vancouver Tech

Kuma | December 3rd, 2014

Generate is an app spawning from the effortlessly creative family by such Vancouver landmarks as the New Forms Festival and Hybridity Music.


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Being Part Of An Odd Society

Kuma | November 12th, 2014

odd1Sometimes, you just want to drink at home and sometimes you want to avoid beer, that’s where the Odd Society comes in.

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They’re Justified But Not Ancient

Kuma | September 2nd, 2014

When I first heard about Mu, I was desperately hoping that they were a KLF cover band. They are not, but they are certainly just as idiosyncratic in their own right.


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The Main Thing Is The Beer

Kuma | September 1st, 2014

Another day, another craft brewery opens. This is a score though, I mean, when you’re opening up in the heart of what used to be called Brewery Creek, can you really go wrong?


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How To Make It In Vancouver

Kuma | August 29th, 2014

Vancouver is a creative city and it’s no more evident than during the glorious madness of the Mini Maker Faire.


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Vancouver’s Got Its Own JC

Kuma | August 26th, 2014

When interesting things go, Jon Campbell seems to follow, or is it that interesting things have a tendency to follow him?


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The Glorious Orchard Of One Trizzy Bae

Kuma | August 19th, 2014

Young Trizzy Bae gets around.


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The Precious Treasure Of Bao Bei

Kuma | August 18th, 2014

It doesn’t seem that long ago that Bao Bei opened up just down from the Keefer in Chinatown yet here we are almost four years later and Tannis Ling and her merry band of food and drink lovers keep pumping out the hits.


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Taal Mala’s Low End Theory

Kuma | August 11th, 2014
Bass music has many eclectic faces in the city of Vancouver but perhaps none more so than Taal Mala.

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