Published March 26, 2009
Do you think biofuels are a good alternative to petroleum?
It’s all downhill after age 27; Keeping memories at your fingertips; A change of image; Iranian blogger dies in prison
A criminal day off; Province in the clear; Better medicare, the grit way; Biodiesel? Not for Manitoba; Calling all Liberals
The return of MacGyver; Virgin loses appeal; The show must go on for Steve Martin; Make your own magazine
A ‘hairy’ situation for Lance Armstrong; Rollercoaster week for Brodeur; Brother Midnight is back, baybeh!; Morgan State’s Ali flips out at Oklahoma’s Griffin; Obama shores up the football vote
Eric Nicholas’s first full-length solo album has the Winnipegger already sounding like a seasoned master. He makes straight up pop music, but Nicholas disguises it by adding just the right amount of extras to steer things from Dullsville.
Ca va bien, today?, the long awaited third album from Winnipeg-based country-roots outfit The Minglers, has arrived with a twang, but I couldn’t help feeling a little confused.
Compassion, guilt or publicity – it doesn’t matter why the artists on War Child’s Heroes album agreed to do a cover of one of their favourite songs.
I’ve accidentally stumbled across an answer to a question many are too frightened to even ask: What could be worse than Nickelback?
Canada’s purveyor of sonic dreamscapes returns with his proper follow-up to 2006’s Harmony in Ultraviolet. On An Imaginary Country, dense layers of drones swirl amidst shimmering melodies and shifting tones.
That white stuff outside is finally melting and the wonderful green grass below is slowly becoming more and more visible. This means that the time to play the most relaxing, yet most frustrating sport, is thankfully near.
The men’s and women’s Wesmen volleyball teams are perfect examples of the circle of life. All good things must come to an end, while new life brings exciting possibilities.
Canada’s soccer image is about to expand.
Alongside the fairly young Toronto FC, the Vancouver Whitecaps of the United Soccer Leagues (USL) will join the other 16 Major League Soccer (MLS) franchises in the expansion year of 2011.
Stephen Harper does not seem himself lately. Gone are the days of the fiscally responsible hardliner, with his dogmatic adherence to the government bottom line. That persona seems to have died the day that the ill-begotten trio of opposition party leaders raised their collective voice in outrage at the timid Conservative government response to the country’s economic plummet.
The Internet has become a bountiful source of riches for sports fans. However, recent Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) hearings on the potential regulation of new media, specifically for Canadian content on the Internet, may have effects for sport aficionados.
Once a bland alternative to North America’s fast-food favourite, the veggie burger has become a well-loved meal in its own right.
Talk to anyone who hails from outside Manitoba and watch their brow wrinkle in confusion at the term “wedding social.” But while it’s a foreign idea to outsiders, we Manitobans are as familiar with wedding socials as we are with winter.
A local filmmaker’s latest project has been accepted to screen in competition at the prestigious Ann Arbor Film Festival.
Ten years ago, there were maybe seven metal bands in Winnipeg, and there were only two big metal shows a year, where a crowd of 30 would be a blessing. In 2001, Cory Thomas and Chris Leskiw wanted to change that.
Remember when we all thought Radiohead had the shittiest business model ever when they decided to sell In Rainbows for, well, whatever you were willing to pay for it? Proving a good many people wrong, In Rainbows was surprisingly successful and profitable.
Whether breaking toilets in recording studios, being hassled by Czech Republic border guards or playing shows in a rat-infested squat house in the deep south, Under Pressure have always maintained an obsessive work ethic and genuine passion for hardcore punk rock.
For a film, bleak is a tough sell. Bleak kills parties, rains on picnics and hangs out at nursing homes. It’s hard to convince people to go see bleak, especially when action, horror and comedy are playing next door.
Upon entering Aceartinc, you hear a barrage of sounds coming from behind a black curtain. There is a steady bass sound accompanied by jumbled up voices and sounds that put you in a dreamland. As you walk across the gallery and walk into the dark area in the back, the video reel starts and the room comes alive, screaming at you.
As rates of illness and disease rise all over the country, the health of Canadians everywhere is an issue we must address. What we eat strongly influences our improving or deteriorating health, but with so many food products to choose from, it can be difficult to know which ones are healthy.
First off, congrats on a great new site and bumping up your news content. It reminds me of the original Uptown many, many years ago.
I would like to take this opportunity to share my opinion about the winning of the new UWSA President Jason…?
Come spring, the University of Winnipeg will bid farewell to yet another veteran professor. After 36 years of teaching, professor Brian Keenan will give his last lecture as a representative of the U of W. Dr. Keenan, who aptly holds the position of student/major advisor for the philosophy department, maintains an interesting and authentic rapport with his students.
KAMPALA, UGANDA – After spending the last two months working in one of Kampala’s largest and poorest slums I can’t say I’ve seen much I didn’t expect. It has been a personally rewarding, emotionally taxing and incredibly human experience – but that was anticipated.
Refugees living in Winnipeg face a huge obstacle to their settlement: a serious lack of adequate housing. The plight of new refugees and immigrants is hidden between the cracks of government bureaucracy, but cannot be ignored.
Hi Gang. It’s me, J. Williamez. I’m back for yet another edition of my weekly column “Good and Evil with J. Williamez” (because there are clearly not enough people complaining about it to make the editors force me to stop).
Imagine a minister of justice who believed in stoning adulteresses or a minister of health who prescribed exorcism.
Even though the University of Winnipeg’s enrolment growth has outpaced the national average in the past, the university’s administration still thinks there’s room for improvement.
Democracy is on a good path at the University of Winnipeg. This year’s University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA) general election saw a six per cent hike in voter turnout from last year.
A professor invited to speak at the University of Winnipeg earlier this month was accused of anti-Semitism after his lecture, sparking a debate on the limits of academic free speech.
A Winnipeg resident was recently reminded of the sensitivity to public safety when police raided his home in search of weapons – on account of a toy gun.
University of Winnipeg urban and inner city studies student Andrea Derbecker spent last fall biking along Canada’s east coast, trying to teach the residents of small, backwater towns about fair trade coffee and water conservation.
When Mary (not real name) moved here from El Salvador 11 years ago with her daughter, she did not know she would be eligible for Old Age Security (OAS).
Protestors took to Winnipeg’s streets to mark the 13th annual International Day Against Police Brutality recently.
Residents of a northern Manitoba community are divided on the idea of Manitoba Hydro building a dam in their area.
Amid growing concern with the feasibility of conventional ethanol, a new type of biofuel is emerging onto the Canadian scene – and sweeping prairie provinces by storm.