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“Living a lie is not a life” is the underlying thread in two films with Jewish protagonists at the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF).

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Director, Atom Egoyan is on stage and visibly moved by the standing ovation he is receiving from a packed house at The Playhouse Theatre in Vancouver. And that’s before his film, Remember has even started! Screened as part of VIFF’s Canadian Images Showcase, Remember stars iconic Canadian actor, Christopher Plummer as Zev Guttman. A nursing home resident with periodic dementia, …

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Searching for La Dolce Vita? Experience Gold Medal Plates Supporting Olympic Athletes

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“Surrender your cellphones and all communication devices! Standby for pat downs. Open your knife kits for inspection – no food or spices allowed.” An excerpt from an episode from prison dramedy, ‘Orange Is the New Black? ” Not quite. It’s the culinary referee’s missive to chefs prior to the Black Box competition – part of the rigorous two-day, Gold Medal …

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Photographer, David Burdeny’s “A Bright Future,” Spectacular Architecture & Art Inside Moscow to St. Petersburg Metro Stations

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Steep, descending escalators lead down 74 meters at the deepest point, to a cavernous underground that is one of Moscow’s hidden treasures. Suddenly one enters what looks to be a turn-of-the century theatre, so opulent that you expect to see Vaslav Nijinsky of the Ballet Russe, leap from behind one of the towering Art Deco arches. Instead, blasé Muscovites check …

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A Modern Twist On The Biblical Sukkah, Brings A New Dimension To Public Art

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High atop a building’s roof in Tel Aviv, ephemeral pavilions resemble a colony of high-tech shelters for ‘glamping’ enthusiasts. On the other side of the world, multi-hued, vertically suspended canvas panels, like Joseph’s coat of many colors, create a shelter that’s a contemporary riff on the Bedouin nomadic tent. Another structure is a serpentine nest of braided rope that looks like the …

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Chef Vikram Vij – The Raja of Restauranteurs

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Chef Vikram Vij is charming the birds from the air and the fish from the sea. Dressed in a burgundy kurti tunic, tight black slacks, sockless in leather slippers, bejeweled fingers moving constantly to emphasize a point; his blue eyes behind stylish black horn-rims are as beguiling and distinctive as his success story. Perhaps the unusual colour is only a …

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From Sleepless In Seattle To Sleeping Underwater Near Dubai, Floating Homes Are Making Waves As An Alternative Lifestyle

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Imagine exploring the emerald waters of the warm Arabian Gulf, where diverse coral reef ecosystems of purple sea anemones and beckoning sponges hide vibrant clownfish and steely moray eels. A sea turtle swims nonchalantly by your floor to ceiling glass walls – an underwater panorama viewed from your master bedroom and Jacuzzi bathtub! Welcome to The Floating Seahorse. 42 luxurious, floating …

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Accessories, Apparel Designer & Social Media Maven, Rebecca Minkoff Connects Design With Smart Dressing

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It’s In The Bag Once upon a time there was a very creative little girl in San Diego, California, who wanted a very pretty dress. Her exceedingly smart Mother said no to the purchase, but taught her daughter to sew instead. When they moved to Florida, Mom even paid for advanced sewing and design classes for her when her daughter …

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Obakki – Fearless Treana Peake Giving Fashion A Purpose

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Swaths of narrow jagged charcoal mountains bisect parched golden sand. A vibrant orange sunset melts into an indigo blue and mauve sky like a watercolour painting gone awry; grey vein-like tributaries branch endlessly into rust-dotted cattle herds. This is the landscape of Namibia, Africa from a small plane as photographed by Canadian philanthropist and clothing designer, Treana Peake. It’s also …

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The Mounties “Always Get Their Man!” Dudi Sela Wins VanOpen Men’s Singles Tennis Championship

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Israeli tennis player, Dudi Sela is becoming a fan of Japanese cuisine in Vancouver, Canada. That’s because he’s a regular fixture in the city – or so it seems. For the fourth time, the 30-year-old from Kiryat Shmona, Israel, (now based in Tel Aviv,) recently claimed singles victory in the 14th Annual Odlum Brown VanOpen Men’s Championship, beating John-Patrick Smith of Australia, …