The Georgia Straight: A 50th Anniversary Celebration

Author:   Doug Sarti ,  Dan McLeod ,  Bob Geldof (Kinki University Japan) ,  Mike Harcourt
Publisher:   Rocky Mountain Books Incorporated
ISBN:  

9781771602525


Pages:   256
Publication Date:   10 November 2017
Format:   Hardback
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This highly illustrated and beautifully produced coffee-table book brings together over 100 of the Georgia Straight's iconic covers, along with short essays, insider details and contributor reflections. For 50 years the Georgia Straight has served as the voice of reason during a number of turbulent times. With fearless tenacity, the Straight has always taken the good fight to the powers that be, whether they come in the form of big business, city hall, the provincial legislature, parliament or just plain human folly. While known for hard-hitting journalism and pointed prose, the Straight has also always been a purposely visual publication. With eye-catching design strongly reflecting the times - from '60s psychedelia to new-millennium computer graphics - the newspaper has charted a course through both artistic trends and meaningful writing. Together in one place for the first time, this collection of Straight covers spans five decades of newsworthy figures, events, issues and pop culture. A visual time capsule of sorts, it's a significant graphic chronicle of both the counterculture and recent Vancouver history - after all, if it was important, entertaining or inspiring, the Straigth covered it. With work from a multitude of artists using various media and contrasting styles, this collection illustrates - literally - how the Straight was able to seize the moral high ground in the culture wars and turn civil disobedience into an art form.

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Author:   Doug Sarti ,  Dan McLeod ,  Bob Geldof (Kinki University Japan) ,  Mike Harcourt
Publisher:   Rocky Mountain Books Incorporated
Imprint:   Rocky Mountain Books Incorporated
Dimensions:   Width: 20.60cm , Height: 2.80cm , Length: 25.10cm
Weight:   1.383kg
ISBN:  

9781771602525


ISBN 10:   177160252
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   10 November 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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The Georgia Straight is a giant national treasure and should - indeed, must - be honoured ... a functioning monument to BC's past, agitating in the present and making no apologies for the fact that it will continue to argue for a future uncontaminated by the infelicities of the Now. -- (07/16/2017) Now, as social media has taken hold of consumers' attention and newspapers have endured crushing economic blows, the Georgia Straight still stands tall. -- (07/16/2017) I would venture to say that the Georgia Straight was the anvil upon which was forged the modern environmental movement. The paper didn't just report the news; it created the news. It didn't just report on art and culture; it created and inspired art and moulded culture. -- (07/16/2017) Dan McLeod, the Georgia Straight and its reporters and columnists ... a platform for alternative voices who opposed the looming destruction of cherished neighbourhoods. The Straight was raided, sued, charged and harassed. Yet Dan and his gutsy band of journalists took on all comers. -- (07/16/2017)


Now, as social media has taken hold of consumers' attention and newspapers have endured crushing economic blows, the Georgia Straight still stands tall.--Bif Naked, activist, author and award-winning recording artist (07/16/2017) I would venture to say that the Georgia Straight was the anvil upon which was forged the modern environmental movement. The paper didn't just report the news; it created the news. It didn't just report on art and culture; it created and inspired art and moulded culture.--Paul Watson, environmental activist and founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (07/16/2017) Dan McLeod, the Georgia Straight and its reporters and columnists ... a platform for alternative voices who opposed the looming destruction of cherished neighbourhoods. The Straight was raided, sued, charged and harassed. Yet Dan and his gutsy band of journalists took on all comers.--Mike Harcourt, community activist, lawyer, former mayor of Vancouver and past premier of BC (07/16/2017) The Georgia Straight is a giant national treasure and should - indeed, must - be honoured ... a functioning monument to BC's past, agitating in the present and making no apologies for the fact that it will continue to argue for a future uncontaminated by the infelicities of the Now.--Bob Geldof, writer, musician, activist and humanitarian (07/16/2017)


Now, as social media has taken hold of consumers' attention and newspapers have endured crushing economic blows, the Georgia Straight still stands tall. -- (07/16/2017) I would venture to say that the Georgia Straight was the anvil upon which was forged the modern environmental movement. The paper didn't just report the news; it created the news. It didn't just report on art and culture; it created and inspired art and moulded culture. -- (07/16/2017) Dan McLeod, the Georgia Straight and its reporters and columnists ... a platform for alternative voices who opposed the looming destruction of cherished neighbourhoods. The Straight was raided, sued, charged and harassed. Yet Dan and his gutsy band of journalists took on all comers. -- (07/16/2017) The Georgia Straight is a giant national treasure and should - indeed, must - be honoured ... a functioning monument to BC's past, agitating in the present and making no apologies for the fact that it will continue to argue for a future uncontaminated by the infelicities of the Now. -- (07/16/2017)


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Doug Sarti has been a feature and news writer for more than 20 years. During his time at the Georgia Straight, he has specialized in US politics, books, movies and pop culture - although over the years he has written for every section of the paper. A long-time student of history, both Vancouver and worldwide, Sarti is married and has a young son. During the summer, he coaches Little League baseball and is a sometimes successful shade-tree mechanic. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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