Vancouver Noir… at CUFFED!

Dietrich Kalteis, Linda L. Richards, Sam Wiebe

CUFFED will end its 1st Festival with a salute to local authors. 3 of our finest will toast Vancouver’s growing reputation as a noir city with both our locale and our writing style. Sam, Dietrich and Linda will read selections from their books and discuss the noir style and how Vancouver lends itself to this kind of presentation.

How to Train Your Dragon Wins “Fight Against Stupidity”

Philosophy Now has named Cressida Cowell’s How to Train Your Dragon books as an effective weapon against stupidity. It is the first time the award has been bestowed on an author of books for children. From The Guardian: Given in the past to recipients including Noam Chomsky, Raymond Tallis and Ben Goldacre, the prize was established by the magazine to honour individuals who have made “an outstanding contribution to combating poor reasoning, unexamined assumptions and entrenched Read more…

Trend Spotting: You Saw it Here First

Pantone’s color of the year for 2015 is Marsala. “Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness.” I’m not making this up. Here’s proof.

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