Murals create a sense of synergy in communities. Aside from their visual aesthetic and ability to beautify and add vibrancy to concrete and asphalt, they promote art accessibility, have positive effects on mental health, and can help construct a welcoming atmosphere, and a tangible sense of place that, in turn, strengthens neighbourhoods.Read More
What does it mean to create a culture, break down the existing structures of power in order to create the world we want to exist in? Who are the creators of culture, and who is culture created for?
These are the questions that drive the annual CURRENT: Feminist Electronic Arts Symposium, a Vancouver-based multidisciplinary and intersectional electronic art and music initiative.Read More
“Any time you’re talking about sex work, there are always going to be people who have eyebrows raised. Knowing there were filmmakers out there, specifically Indigenous filmmakers, who were taking these risks, I was like, there’s no reason why I shouldn’t at least try to do this.”Read More
“In the past three or four years, talking to Buffy Sainte-Marie and really digging very intensely into her discography and songbook has led me to just letting that be a sort of invitation—not for me in particular, but an invitation to think about my place in all of it.”Read More
“It’s all about bridging the gap, about humanizing stories and allowing people to feel connected with people that they feel at odds with, that they feel different from, maybe a little bit afraid of as well.”Read More
Once the dog stops howling I notice the ants. They’re climbing up my legs, across my stomach and into the styrofoam container holding my burrito. I would later inadvertently transport at least a dozen of the busy creatures into my apartment. But in that moment, reclining on a hill of brown, scratchy grass, the sun trust-falling slowly backwards into the arms of the far side of earth as Aaron Read and I pour various hot sauces onto our dinners—I don’t mind.Read More
READ Books used to be the office for the Charles H. Scott Gallery at the entrance of Emily Carr University, but, at the hands of Kathy Slade, has become a space packed wall to wall with artist’s books, art theory, and a little bit of poetry.Read More
Last year, Vancouver designer Gaby Bayona earned at spot in BC Business’s 30 Under 30, opened up the first bridal storefront in Gastown, was shortlisted for Western Living Designer of the Year, and began investing in a new bridal business venture...all at age 23.Read More
You might recognize Amelia Garvin’s striking artwork if you’ve been checking in for our fiction and poetry series over the past few months. This week, she answered questions by Kyla Jamieson about teenage pipe dreams, high school memories, and, of course, her beautiful artwork.Read More
At 23, designer and entrepreneur Adam Lando is the founder of WTFWear, a growing clothing company based just off of Commercial Drive. From selling snapbacks for $25 each on the street during lunch breaks to dropping out of business school, Lando's success story is anything but ordinary.Read More
In anticipation of our upcoming High School issue (and in celebration of all things ginger), we interviewed Stephen Tufts of Dickie’s Ginger. What started as a complaint about the city's lack of decent ginger beer grew into an epicurean favourite, gracing The Globe and Mail’s recommended foodie gift list in December.Read More
We interviewed French-born Jérémie Laguette, sign maker and owner of Woodtype. Pick a word, any word—Laguette can carve it, paint it, and outfit it with low-voltage bulbs faster than you can say “fromage.” From now until December 31st, if you buy a subscription to SAD Mag and you’ll be entered to win a custom light-up sign by Woodtype.Read More
Ray Hsu is a published poet and a lecturer at the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice at the University of British Columbia. SAD Mag’s Katherine Chan interviewed Hsu about starving for art, hypothetical time travel, and of course, our current favorite topic: high school.
SAD Mag was lucky enough to chat with award-winning writer Amber Dawn about her teenage years to celebrate the upcoming launch our High School edition. Turns out, Teenage Dawn was every bit as cool as Adult Dawn, even if she didn’t know it yet.Read More