From the archives:
Another drumming katydid or (I prefer to imagine) the same katydid visited my parkade last night—a tiny flash of lime green in my peripheral vision.
It paused just outside of swatting distance, as if to allow me to take some photos. Then it advanced right up to me and into the shadow cast by my bicycle panier.
It may have felt conspicuous, I thought—a little bright green tie pin on a grey concrete floor—until it climbed right up onto my bright red panier and stopped.
For Vancouver Pride 2014, we profile proud LGBT parents who are adding more colour to the rainbow. Plus, transition support for transgender folks, the evolution of LGBT neighbourhoods, and tasty eats to try pre- and post-Parade.
Spotlight on LGBT parents
Art and Culture
Photo of the Day: Celebration of Light Fireworks 2014 by Rishad Daroowala.
Every weekday, the Straight highlights a great local shot as the Photo of the Day. Interested in submitting your photos for consideration? Check out our Flickr group.
The Squamish Valley Music Festival is taking place August 8 to 10 at the Logger Sports Grounds and Hendrickson Fields.
In anticipation of the big event—headlined by Eminem, Bruno Mars, and Arcade Fire—we’re spending the next few weeks rounding up local artists who’ll be playing the open-air party, and getting them to answer some important questions.
Some young person or persons with a lot of chalk really played-up the sidewalk in front of their building and in front of their neighbours’ buildings and their neighbour’ neighbours’ buildings.