Many of the pieces you would usually find in The Uniter are, by most definitions, on the short side.
To be clear, the paper itself isn’t melting.
While The Uniter hits newsstands every week, there’s quite a bit that goes on behind the scenes to make each issue.
Decolonizing Sound // Lens-based book sale // Strut for Shoal // Meet your music maker // So long, Strong Badger // Free animated shorts program
This issue straddles the end of February and beginning of March, a transition from deep winter to end-winter.
This Sunday, Feb. 3, we’re grateful to host another amazing cultural producer as part of the Uniter Speaker Series. Darla Contois will join us at the West End Cultural Centre for an afternoon conversation.
As this issue hits the stands, we’ll be in the tail end of January, a dark, cold month in Winnipeg.
Over the next week, voting is open for this year’s Uniter Fiver contest. The top five finalists this year – Baseball Hero, Dinner Club, House Handshake, Jamboree and Mister K – were chosen from among this year’s open call to bands.
By now, it might be starting to sink in that it really is January. It really is a new year. And we really are back to whatever routines that entails … kind of.
2. Staying inside
3. Festival du Voyageur
1. Go for a walk
2. Eat food together
3. TIE: Drink booze / See a movie
1. The Forks
2. Old Market Square
3. Portage and Main
1. Tie: Spencer Adamus / Johanna Seier
2. Chloe Chafe
1. The Laramie Project
2. Living Hour at RTMF
3. Disraeli Dreamers EP release
This week’s issue is a special one, though its theme and format has shifted throughout the years.
Reefer Madness redux // Surviving the City // Beer choir // Walking Eagle Live // Noël au Musée // Pros and cons of PrEP
There’s a subtle thread of shifts and changes running through some of the articles in this week’s issue.
The pre-holiday season is a busy time for marketing – from Black Friday through to Christmas, brands are vying for consumer attention and dollars.
For those not living in the context of an academic calendar, mid-November could seem like an odd time to start going on about almost being in January. We’ve barely even got enough snow to cover the grass!
Reporters tell stories through words and images, though it’s often the text that gets the most attention, response and analysis.