For Your Interest: Election Merchandise. Selling Messages. Buying Ideals.

This is a tense moment in America and American politics, and for so many reasons, the upcoming U.S. presidential elections are a (very) big deal. Every day leading up to voting day, the country has seemed to become less united and more divided.   https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8745739/TOM-LEONARD-new-civil-war-tearing-America-apart-making-toxic-election-ever.html  Feelings about the president and the direction of the country have been…

Motion sickness

The first time I felt Canadian was this past March. In 2015, I landed in Ontario when I was on the brink of turning 16, having left my mother tongue and favourite cities (in Egypt), along with my closest friends and most formative years (in the United Arab Emirates). I became Canadian when I was…

Wire for flair: Korean historical fashion sculptures

Elegant and intricate fashion wire sculptures inspired by the aesthetic styles from Korea’s Joseon Dynasty are currently on display at the Museum of Anthropology (MOA). The newly acquired works, Blue JangOt (2015) and Dream in Green JoGoRe (2013) are made by Key-Sook Geum, a well-established Korean artist and scholar with an extensive body of work.…

Tibetan butter tea

Love it or hate it, it’s getting cold out there. Love it or hate it, it’s time for a cup of Po Cha, or Tibetan Butter Tea. In the highlands of Tibet this is a staple drink, served three to four times a day to warm the bones and provide enough sustenance (caffeine, fat) to…

Cultural Calendar

Because of the ongoing second wave of coronavirus, many events and festivals are being hosted online or are socially distant – below are a sampling of some of the activities happening in the next two weeks. Stay safe and healthy and have a great Halloween! * * * Suitcase Stories Now until Oct. 25 Pacific…