While RuPaul’s Drag Race sits at the forefront of drag representation in popular culture, there’s much more to the art form than simply female impersonation. Behind every drag performer, there are local histories spanning many decades.
Mannon Smalley has been fronting local band Silence Kit for the past three-and-a-half years.
Fashion is bought. Style is what’s made with it. Personal style choices and the act of choosing how to present ourselves is that of taking a mutable and intangible thing and visualizing it, making it palpable.
Carol-Ann Bohrn is known locally for work as a dancer. She most recently appeared in The Threepenny Opera, put on by Sick + Twisted Theatre and AA Battery Theatre.
Bret Parenteau and Adara Moreau make noise music under the respective monikers B.P. and Body of Intrigue.
Coming of age provides a deep well of emotion from which to draw artistic inspiration. According to Dinner Club, their hard-hitting, driven punk songs feature a touch of it all.
Bassist Alex Braun and guitarist Nick Lavich played in a band together in high school. That band was called Cataract.
Darla Contois’ passion for theatre was first sparked by a production of award-winning Métis playwright Ian Ross’ Baloney! when it visited her high school.
Audrey Mercado describes her decorative style as a “broke version of mid-century modern,” complete with wood panelling, accents and furniture.
1. Carol-Ann Bohrn
2. Jill Groening
3. Rachelle Bourget
Queer history is everywhere, scattered throughout all kinds of archival records.
Breaking down in front of a boss, many moons ago, was the beginning of the end of my time at my job.
Callie Lugosi is a photographer and writer based in Winnipeg, Man., Treaty One territory and the birthplace of the Metis Nation.
Kelsey James’ final year project in Creative Communications at Red River College was driven by the desire to shine light on an experience that often gets left out of conversations regarding mental illness.
Emojis are used every day by millions of people as a simplified way to communicate.
Singer-songwriter Taylor Janzen is a self-proclaimed Julien Baker Evangelist, crediting the artist with inspiring her to open up emotionally within her own writing.
The reasons why people collect things are as unique as the collectors themselves.
Me and my friends love to match, but they were all wearing black tonight … I was like, ‘I’m feeling a bit more hilarious than that.'
Clayton Thomas-Müller is delivering his transmedia presentation, Life in the City of Dirty Water at the West End Cultural Centre on Jan. 30.
1. Star Blanket, Kenneth Lavallee
2. En Masse