You can thank The Sims for the rise of luxury fashion in gaming

Written by Jacqui Palumbo, CNN Gaming and fashion may seem like unlikely bedfellows, but what our avatars wear – whether they’re parachuting into battle in Fortnite or having dinner in The Sims – has been interesting since video game characters were first able to change their clothes. And more recently, luxury labels have been eager … Read more

Ratings: Artist and Fashion Designer Carly Mark Loves a Shake Shack Burger, Her Rescue Chihuahua Terrier, and Everything HR Giger

So much of the art world revolves around issues of value – and not just in terms of appraisals and price tags. Today we ask ourselves: what is our time, our energy, our attention and yes, our hard-earned money worth? What is the math you do to determine the meaning and value of something? What … Read more

Know your artist: Hilary Paige

What are you doing? In my painting practice I work with ink and mixed media. I make emotional abstract art. So I start with alcohol ink and then pick up acrylic ink which is more viscous and has an incredible push/pull dance with the inks and also allows me to embed mica flakes. They look … Read more

Look of the Week: Kendall Jenner trades in pants for tights

Written by Lea Dolan, CNN ‘Look of the Week’, featuring the good, the bad and the ugly, is a regular series dedicated to unboxing the most talked about outfit of the past seven days. Kendall Jenner’s latest street style snap is a masterclass in minimalism, missing one standout element: pants. The model was spotted in … Read more

Candid photos and crumpled Metro maps: this new book is an ode to ’90s skating

The recently established multidisciplinary collective World Artifact Society has just come to an end his manifesto It’s been 20 years since Avril Lavigne dropped out”sk8er boi”, in which the ballerina protagonist of the song whacks about a skateboarder who is not good enough for her – what with his baggy clothes and punky demeanor. Fast-forward … Read more

Burning question: Some of us enjoy Frosty the Snowman popping up in the cold November rain, and others don’t

From what exactly is chopped to who Mariah Carey asked to ruin the holidays, there are things that inquiring minds want to know. We ask important questions so you don’t have to. This week’s burning question: “Christmas in November. Too fast, or not fast enough? “In those halcyon, pre-pandemic days before the advent of the … Read more

Commentary: Vancouver’s choice to adopt a controversial definition of anti-Semitism should worry us all

By Rachel Tetrault The first time I really understood what it meant to be Jewish was when I was 14 years old. I prepared for my bat mitzvah where I would give a speech about what Judaism represented to me in front of all my family and friends. Before this moment I hadn’t given it … Read more

Vancouver’s newly minted Michelin stars enjoy the recognition without reservation

By William Johnson The day after being awarded a Michelin star, Barbara Restaurant’s team had almost no time to celebrate. For the first time, they were 100 percent booked for their Friday service. There was serious work to be done. And even after navigating that evening, there would be no prospect of rest. According to … Read more

Yu Su worked alone. Then she started a band.

Yu Su (苏玉) spent the summer at festivals around the world, but nothing beats coming home to Vancouver. “I was gone for almost four months. And when I got home, when I landed, I just got off the plane and smelled the cedar and the ocean,” she tells the Straight ahead over the phone. “I … Read more

Balenciaga apologizes for ads featuring children holding bondage bears

Written by Lianne Kolirin, CNN Luxury fashion house Balenciaga has apologized for showing children hugging teddy bears dressed in bondage clothes in its latest ad campaign. Photos taken by photographer Gabriele Galimberti and associated with the Balenciaga Gift Shop campaign show young children dressed in the Balenciaga Kids line. According to the original press release … Read more