Baywatch reveals power of floating red torpedo
Movie Review: Baywatch
The American Dream always looks better on the beach in a bathing suit, so get ready to soak up some eye candy as Dwayne Johnson resuscitates a small screen classic
Are you ready to rumble Rhubarb Crumble?
Recipe: Rhubarb, Oat and Pecan Crumble
Destined to give your lips a pucker, those first shoots of rhubarb are a sign that spring has sprung, and it's time to cook up some soul-soothing oat, pecan crumble
By Louise Crosby
(May 19, 2017) Yes, it has stopped raining and, yes, the tulips are out, but how do we know that spring has truly arrived? Rhubarb is here, of course, and it’s time to make crumble. Legend has it that, as a child, I would eat rhubarb straight out of the ground, not minding its tart taste. Kids do crazy things. These days I like it gently cooked and sweetened, in upside-down cakes, pies, crisps, cobblers and crumbles. I especially like these comforting, homey desserts warmed and topped with plain yogurt or a scoop of good vanilla ice cream. This crumble, from Rustic Fruit Desserts by Cory Schreiber and Julie Richardson, is a classic, and so quick and easy to put together. The contrast between the soft, stewed fruit and the crunchy oat-and-pecan topping ...
Loving the Alien
Movie Review - Alien: Covenant
Ridley Scott gestates another fiendish fetus in the continuing Alien saga, yet for all the blood, gore and acid burns, Covenant leaves a gaping hole
Helena Guttridge, Mayor Gregor and Auntie Irene
People: Irene Howard, History Is Her Story
Mayor's tribute to Vancouver's first female councillor strikes a personal note for Rod Mickleburgh, who in turn honours a chronicler he calls 'Auntie Irene'
By Rod Mickleburgh
(May 17, 2017) - At the age of 70, my beloved Auntie Irene, under her scholastic name of Irene Howard, published her definitive biography of Helena Gutteridge, Vancouver’s first woman “alderman”. Ten years later, when she was 80, she completed her remarkable book Gold Dust On His Shirt, a moving saga of her family’s working class life in the gold mines of British Columbia, feathered with impeccable research of the times. At 90 she published a very fine poem, which is reproduced below. And one morning last month, at the age of 94 and a half, Auntie Irene sat in the front row of chairs arrayed in a room off the main lobby at city hall, looking as elegant and vivacious as anyone who pre-dated Vancouver’s Art Deco municipal masterpiece by 14 years ...
Movie review: The horrifying Hounds of Love
In this terrifying Australian film, schoolgirls are abducted and murdered by a man and woman living out a sick fantasy. It's difficult to watch, but its themes are haunting
Norman finds second Gere
Movie review: Norman
Taking on the role of a New York fixer in Joseph Cedar's modern iteration of the 'Court Jew' archetype, Richard Gere proves he's capable of suppressing his sexiness in service to a worthy, if pathetic, cause
A shout-out for sweet, salty, tart Steelhead Trout
Recipe: Steelhead Trout with Honey or Maple Glaze
Catch this fresh fish dish cooked in a sweet, garlic glaze for an easy dinner that comes together fast enough to feel the warmth of a late spring sunset
By Louise Crosby
(May 6, 2017) -- We like to cook here at Kitchen on Fourth, but like everyone else I know, we aren’t inclined to spend every day slaving over a hot stove. There are (so many) times when a quick and nutritious meal is a godsend. So when my friends in Nova Scotia shared this simple recipe for trout, which they discovered on the Epicurious website, I headed straight for the fish store and in short time was serving up a delicious dinner. The glaze for this trout is a perfect balance of salty, sweet and tart, and it comes together in minutes. Most, if not all, of the ingredients are probably already in your pantry. It can be poured over the fish on foil, which folds into a handy packet, or it can be poured over the fish in a snugly-fitting baking pan, which is ...