Posts Tagged ‘DTES’

Do not work for Mommie Dearest (Craigslist ad)

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

I’m expecting that this Craigslist Vancouver ad (text at bottom of this post) will get so much abuse it’ll be taken down soon, so I’m cutting and pasting it here. (UPDATE: it’s been taken down, but a friend found this one which similar, but we believe it’s not by the same people (this couple has a child), and that seems worse because then there’s more than one of these couples.) My following intro is just a collation of everyone’s thoughts on a related and hilariously angry Facebook thread.

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Downtown Eastside Local Area Plan or DTES LAP

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

The Downtown Eastside Local Area Plan or DTES LAP is a comprehensive plan for a significant area of downtown/East Vancouver. It goes before City Council this week, where Council seems likely to pass it despite significant opposition.

You can get a copy of the LAP—which released only two weeks before going to Council, despite consisting of 450+ pages—from Publication Studio in Chinatown, who have kindly printed it for public accessibility on a pay-what-you-can basis.

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Easy To Be Hard

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

Cheryl Barnes singing Easy to be Hard, probaby the best track from the film version of Hair. The song was written by Gerome Ragni, co-author of Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical. The musical debuted in 1967 and hit Broadway in 1968.

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101 Nights

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Add a ladle every night
To every ladle, add a light

101 Nights is an art installation by Vancouver writer and broadcaster Bill Richardson, and it ended tonight on the winter solstice. Bill produced it inside the shopfront windows of his old Edwardian house in Vancouver’s Strathcona neighbourhood.

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So you think you’d like to live in a church…

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

When I was a kid my parents had Arlo Guthrie’s record Alice’s Restaurant , a spoken folk song plus narrative set in a converted church in Massachusetts in the sixties, and I knew the full monologue off by heart. Despite that early exposure to the romance of living in a church, I never actually fantasized about doing it myself.

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