Travel

Friday, November 29th, 2013

What’s Beef? Elan Gale vs Diane in Seat 7A


ABC’s Bachelor and Bachelorette producer Elan Gale was on a flight yesterday live-tweeting his feud with a fellow passenger. An incredible note-passing war broke out on the Thanksgiving Day flight and things escalated quickly.

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Graffiti And Cultural Landmark 5Pointz Painted White Overnight


In just 10 years 5Pointz became an international mecca of expression. Also called The Institute of Higher Burnin’ or the 5Pointz Aerosol Art Center, graffiti artists from around the world have left their mark on the famous warehouse. In August plans were approved to demolish the building and build luxury apartments in its place. Last night all visible graffiti was covered with white paint.

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

VICE | The Japanese Love Industry


Japan is a country that is dying—literally. Japan has more people over the age of 65 and the smallest number of people under the age of 15 in the world. It has the fastest negative population growth in the world, and that’s because hardly anyone is having babies. In these difficult times, the Japanese are putting marriage and families on the back burner and seeking recreational love and affection as a form of cheap escape with no strings attached. We sent Ryan Duffy to investigate this phenomenon, which led him to Tokyo’s cuddle cafes and Yakuza-sponsored prostitution rings.

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Livestock Gastown | Day of the Dead Art Exhibits


The Day of the Dead, Dia de Muertos, is a Mexican holiday dating back hundreds of years. Celebrated throughout Mexico, and around the world in other cultures, the holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have passed.

Monday, October 7th, 2013

9 Year Old Boy Boards Plane from Minneapolis to Vegas Without a Ticket


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A 9-year-old runaway went through security, boarded a plane at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport without a ticket and flew to Las Vegas, an airport spokesman said Sunday.

Friday, September 27th, 2013

#HashtagLunchbag Vancouver September 29th


Founded in Los Angeles, #HashtagLunchbag is a movement dedicated to utilizing social media to bring awareness to and eliminate hunger needs in local communities.  The initiative was started on Christmas Day in 2012 by six friends after recognizing a common desire to create their own volunteer experience through random acts of kindness. Over the course of 9 months, it has spawned to over 15 cities including New York City, Toronto, Boulder, Atlanta, San Francisco, Detroit, Houston and DC to name a few. The campaign focuses on preparing well balanced, bagged lunches for those in need. It is the initial program of LA based non profit organization, The Living Through Giving Foundation that is dedicated to inspiring people of all backgrounds to give back through fun and socially engaging activities. To date, the #HashtagLunchbag movement has fed over 10,000 people worldwide.

Here in Vancouver, the campaign began in May 2013 and is held monthly at the Vancouver Urban Winery on 55 Dunlevy Street.  With the unique ability to attract young adults due to its heavy usage of social media, #HashtagLunchbag brings between 80-150 volunteers each month to help assemble the lunches for Vancouver’s Downtown East Side. The lunches consist of a ham, cheese, lettuce sandwich, cookie, piece of fruit and bottle of water and are distributed by the volunteers to the community. Children, accompanied by a guardian, are also welcome to come and participate. There is plenty to do for everyone and we need all the help we can get! To date, the Vancouver #HashtagLunchbag campaign has fed over 3300 people.
To join us Sunday, September 29th, please register at:
For more information:
www.Hashtaglunchbag.com  Twitter/instagram/FB: hashtaglunchbag
Or contact:

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

FBI: Chicago passes New York as murder capital of U.S.


The city of Chicago registered more homicides than any city in the nation in 2012, surpassing even New York — despite the fact that the Second City has only one third as many residents as the Big Apple.

Sunday, September 1st, 2013

Fukushima: ‘Days of Eating Pacific Ocean Fish Are Over’


Two years of nuclear runoff spilling into the ocean prompted activist Joe Martino to issue a warning.

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

Detroit Officials Defend Bankruptcy Filing on Sunday Shows


Governor Rick Snyder and other officials say the historic bankruptcy filing is out of necessity.

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Raw Video: Three Gored in Pamplona Bull Run


Graphic content. An American and two Spaniards were gored in Spain’s San Fermin festival bull run. The annual event draws thousands of thrill-seekers who race with the bulls along a 930-yard (850-meter) route.