This post is for Vancouverites who are either new to the city, or who are urban or civic politics nerds but aren’t acquainted with the early historical roots of the local civic political party that is known—somewhat hilariously—as the Non Partisan Association (NPA). In power for many years, the centre-right NPA was recently all-but eliminated by a new party called Vision Vancouver, which looks like a progressive alternative to the NPA but which is in fact a greenwashed NPA clone, and equally if not more developer-funded.
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It might be hard to fully appreciate the brilliance of this performance unless you’re familiar with the vocal mannerisms of British Columbia’s Premier Christy Clark. But this mimicry is easily as good as Tiny Fey doing Sarah Palin. I’m almost sorry that Clark and her unliberal “Liberals” will be skunked out of office in the May election [UPDATE: TRAGICALLY, THAT DID NOT HAPPEN] because I could watch years of Caitlin Dodds doing Christy.
Well it’s the last day of 2012, the end of another alarming year in a string of alarming years. These are not times to be proud of in Vancouver, in British Columbia or especially in Canada.
Still, the First Nations-led movement known as Idle No More is a sign of hope that Prime Minister Stephen Harper is in serious trouble.
Via The Guardian: “A status symbol is a book… that’s status.” “Punk was just an excuse for people to run around…it was just a fashion that became a marketing opportunity.” “The whole 20th C was a mistake… throwing the baby out with the bathwater.” “Study art and you become a freedom fighter.”
More from Westwood here.
Westwood’s design work has always been interwoven with politics and philosophy. I mean, this is true of everyone—aesthetics are always the thin end of the wedge of a philosophy that is always present whether admitted or not—but with Westwood it’s conscious and overt.