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2018 year in review: Culture

Our favourite culture writing from 2018

Words— Frank And Oak staff

From travel guides to far-flung destinations like Hong Kong and Mexico City to expert drinking tips to trends in cannabis and pop culture, here are a few of our favourite pieces on culture at large over the past year.




The constant traveller: Hong Kong

An intimate guide to one of the world's greatest cities. Where to start? If you were to just eat your way through Hong Kong, and not do or see anything else, you wouldn’t have misused your time in the slightest. Here's the best of Hong Kong's food, sights, shopping, and more. 

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6 easy ways to travel green

Being an eco-conscious tourist doesn’t have to be a drag – it can even make your trip better.

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How to drink like a Venetian: A guide to aperitivo

Dressing like an Italian is one thing, but drinking like an Italian? That's relatively easy. Here's how to drink like they do in Venice.

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The surprising rise of Donald Glover

Donald Glover was an actor, writer, and rapper on the fringes of the mainstream – until recently. Now with blockbuster movies, chart-topping singles and a hit TV show, it's Donald Glover's world and he's just getting started.

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A stylish guide to the south of Spain

While Italy gets all the praise for living la dolce vita, Spaniards also know what's up. Here are 4 slow-living Spanish destinations and what to wear while exploring them.

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Montreal’s 6 best spots for bisexual lighting

What do Aeon Flux, Sense8 and Janelle Monae’s “Make Me Feel?” have in common? They all bathe beautiful people in a blessed trifecta of bisexual lighting. Here are the best places to find it in Montreal.

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The constant traveller: Mexico City

Mexico City has it all: a rich culture, amazing food, eclectic markets, museums and galleries that fill you with a childlike wonder, and of course, architecture and interiors to stop you in your tracks.


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Summer's best drink: The Aperol Spritz

Few drinks have come to embody the spirit of summer so well.


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Banishing the burnout: Redefining the cannabis consumer


Cannabis consumption has changed legally in Canada, but it's also changing culturally. Odessa Paloma Parker explores.


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