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.
Collaboration is key.
With 2018’s The Secret Life of Planets, singer-songwriter Zaki Ibrahim established herself as a musician on the cutting edge of the medium.
The first feature film by documentarian Baljit Sangra, Because We Are Girls is an examination of how the devastating effects of sexual abuse can cross generations, cultures and continents.
Manitobans are currently sandwiched between provincial and federal elections.
Begonia's Fear // SOS Fest at the Park Theatre // Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art AGM // WPW Don’t Be a Menace // Bar Mitzvah Boy at WJT //Dual book launch at McNally Robinson
Asako I and II stars Erika Karata as Asako, a university student who meets a dreamy club DJ named Baku (Masahiro Higashide) at an art gallery in Osaka. After a brief but intense whirlwind romance, Baku disappears.
Here at The Uniter, we take our community obligations seriously. Those obligations include telling the stories that aren’t told elsewhere, but it also refers to our role as a learning paper.
Super Duty Tough Work EP release // Drop-in workshop with Anne Steves // Billy-Ray Belcourt in conversation with Rosanna Deerchild // Sherbrook Street Festival // Impromptu by Chris Chuckry at cre8ery // Workshops at Fort Garry Women’s Resource Centre
Writer-director Joanna Hogg’s The Souvenir has many pleasures