It’s cold out there, folks. As I write this, there is an extreme cold warning across all of southern Manitoba, including Winnipeg.
The pre-release hype for Uncut Gems achieved a fever pitch rivalled only by the frustration over its tiny theatrical rollout.
“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes.” That’s one of those many quotes that’s always attributed to Mark Twain, even though there’s no evidence he ever actually said it.
I don’t know when public attitudes in Winnipeg steered so far into hostile austerity, but it’s a problem that seems to be getting worse rather than better.
It wasn’t too long ago that it seemed like we may never see a new David Lynch film.
We have a disability-heavy issue of The Uniter this week
So, why put a dildo on the cover of the first Uniter issue of the decade? It’s a good question.
Sorting through the many hundreds of votes for the Uniter 30 is a long and occasionally mind-numbing process.
1. Fred Penner
2. Elder Albert McLeod
3. Fred Dugdale
This week’s issue of The Uniter is our special themed issue for the Uniter 30!
Alyson Brickey teaches English courses on a wide variety of topics at the University of Winnipeg (U of W). But even as someone with many diverse areas of expertise in the field, it was never a given that she would end up as a professor.
Readers might recognize cohabitating partners Jordan Cayer and Ella Steele from the Winnipeg stage.
In April of 2018, I wrote a historical article for The Uniter examining the prohibition era in Winnipeg. From 1916 to 1921, the sale and consumption of alcohol was prohibited in Manitoba. Similar legislation was passed throughout Canada and the United States in the 1910s and ’20s, motivated by fears and misconceptions about alcoholism.
In preparing for this week’s cover feature about development in downtown Winnipeg, we in the editorial staff of The Uniter found ourselves asking, “What is downtown?”
For folks growing up in diasporic communities, food can be as important as language.
Winnipeg is an international city. From the many ancestral nations of Indigenous Winnipeggers, to the many far-flung countries of origin for settlers, Winnipeg is a meeting place for people from across the globe.
Another month, another election gone by.
Every October, as Halloween approaches, Winnipeggers are reminded of the city’s many supposedly haunted buildings.
In 2019, virtually any kind of art can be accessed via smartphone. Whether streaming music from Spotify or films from Netflix, it’s easy to feel like physical media is a thing of the past.
It’s long been a tradition for celebrated filmmakers, especially those who typically avoid genre work, to make a science fiction film at some point in their career.