Jennifer Van Evra

Jennifer Van Evra is a Vancouver-based journalist and digital producer for q. She can be found on Twitter @jvanevra or email

Latest from Jennifer Van Evra

Buffy Sainte-Marie, Sarah McLachlan, Fred Penner and more on why music education is important

'Music is my church.'

Cape Breton student sings beautiful Mi'kmaq rendition of the Beatles' Blackbird: watch

Students at the Eskasoni high school recorded the track to mark the International Year of Indigenous Languages

From Avengers to Veep, 12 of the most buzzed-about things to watch this spring

From big blockbusters to highly-anticipated reboots, 12 things we’re excited to watch this spring.

A night of firsts: 10 ways the Oscars made history this year

This year’s Oscars broke some serious ground, and in several categories. Here’s a list of some of the evening's firsts.

The internet's hilarious responses to the Marie Kondo craze are sparking joy

The new Netflix series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo is a massive hit — but not everyone is buying it

Eye-popping new Electric Company show tackles corruption in Canadian real estate — and our complicity in it

The innovative Vancouver company's The Full Light of Day combines film and theatre, and unearths family secrets

How a Vancouver theatre company turned a small holiday panto into one of the city's hottest tickets

The East Van Panto now sells out for weeks — and even gets the hipster-heavy crowd doing the chicken dance.

From Nile Rodgers to Sandra Oh, some of q's most memorable interviews of 2018

What were q's top interviews of the year? Here are some faves, as chosen by those who make the show

In Memoriam: the incredible musicians, actors, artists and creators we lost this year

Aretha Franklin, Burt Reynolds, Anthony Bourdain and Stan Lee just a few of the titans who died in 2018.

Silent Night turns 200: fascinating facts about the beloved Christmas carol

Billions of people still sing the song, which was first performed in a small Austrian church in 1818.

Netflix isn't killing movie theatres, and could even be helping them: study

"The message here is that there's not a war between streaming and theatrical," says theatre association

5 ways to get Baby, It's Cold Outside — or any song — out of your head

A U.K. psychologist who has studied earworms explains why we get them, and how to kick them out

Radio station pulls Baby, It's Cold Outside from airwaves, sparks internet firestorm

In the holiday classic, the woman says she wants to go home but the man pressures her to stay

Fashion faux-pas: from Dolce & Gabbana to Lululemon, 10 of fashion's most cringe-worthy marketing fails

Italian brand Dolce & Gabbana is in hot water after releasing a racist ad—but they're not alone.

"For the sake of a couple of bucks, they deserted us": Vancouver's last classical record store to close

Sikora's Classical Records has been open 40 years, but couldn't survive the age of Spotify and Amazon