Red Box: A Revival for Old Fashioned Movie Rental

Author: Shirley Wong

Editor’s update: In Feb 2015 (literally days after this post was published), Red Box closed its operations in Canada. Sad news all around.

Vancouver Barista review of Red Box
A picture of a Red Box machine in the U.S.

“In Los Angeles, it’s like they jog for two hours a day and then they think they’re morally right. That’s when you want to choke people, you know?”  

-Liam Neeson

I love Liam Neeson Thursdays. It all started on a recent trip to Boston, flipping channels in our hotel, when we came upon the movie Taken. For those that don’t know, it’s 2008 action thriller starring Neeson who plays Bryan Mills, a retired CIA operative who hunts down his daughter after she’s kidnapped by human traffickers while travelling with a girlfriend in Paris. Continue reading Red Box: A Revival for Old Fashioned Movie Rental

French Press Coffee 101

Author: Mike Wong

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Coffee made from a French Press

“He was my cream, and I was his coffee.”

– Josephine Baker

Growing up, I remember the aroma of coffee in the kitchen as my older sisters prepared it for my mom and her friends, who would come over for family visits.  As a kid, it always made me long for a taste. But it wasn’t until I was in Grade 10 that I started to drink this wonderful caffeine-filled concoction. Continue reading French Press Coffee 101

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