The curtain closes on a crisis.

Odysseus had Scylla and Charybdis; in the present day, Greeks have been forced to choose between austerity and bankruptcy. The devil and the deep blue sea—either way, the chances of coming out in one piece are pretty slim.

Head games.

Vancouver-based artist and author Douglas Coupland has always been ahead of the curve when it comes to his cutting-edge take on the modern world and everything in it, and his 3DCanada project is no different.

Altered state.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Can you control your dreams? According to Dr. Stephen LaBerge, a world-renowned Stanford University psychophysiologist and an authority on lucid dreaming, the answer is yes.

Investment opportunities in the world of fine art.

He is an imposing figure, this walking man: fully six feet tall, naked, his stick-thin limbs disproportionately long, his metallic skin clearly showing the rough handiwork of his creator.

Getting by with a little help from his friends.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: David Foster is forever in blue jeans. It somehow speaks to his Canadian heritage, and perhaps to his musical tastes. His abilities as a producer are pretty much unassailable, but what most folks might not realize is how he recognizes emerging talent and brings it forward.

The Internet's shady sites.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Ross William Ulbricht is in jail. And if the FBI has its way, he’ll be there for quite some time. The charges: drug trafficking, money laundering, computer hacking, and ordering a hit on a resident of White Rock, B.C., who had piqued his ire.

All abuzz at the Fairmont.

These new Fairmont “accommodations” come as an addition to the existing honeybee hives that produce approximately 275 kilograms of honey each year for the Fairmont Waterfront, and to help diversify their pollinator portfolio.

Bottom of the barrel.

It’s the way you feel after downing one too many Singapore Slings the night before: after years of binging on high oil prices, Canada’s energy sector is experiencing the mother of all hangovers.