Published November 26, 2009
What can be better done to prevent landlord abuses of tenants?
“My balls are coals / I don’t know how much more I can take of this,” he sings. Just one of many not-so-shy lyrics on Tic Toc Tic, the latest album from this Vancouver-based duo, which gives the band a sort of love-me-or-leave-me quality.
Dear Kathleen, how can I wear hats without flattening my hair?
On Thursday, Nov. 12, Winnipeg’s own raw vegan Amanda Grant held a private raw food preparation class. The purpose of the class was to demonstrate how raw food can be incorporated into a healthy lifestyle.
Superstar comedian Dane Cook performed in our fair city this past week. Unfortunately for me, I did not get the chance to go.
Sleep now in the Friar; Chocolate Reign; Feel the Breeze; Fat Club
When Sydney Lumet’s anti-media opus Network premiered in 1976, many people didn’t know what to make of it. The film, which follows the lives of a seasoned journalist of integrity Max Schumacher (William Holden), his fellow newsman-turned raving prophet Howard Beale (Peter Finch) and their amoral ratings-thirsty television programmer Diana Christensen (Faye Dunaway), is a timely satire which, in many ways, predicted much of the world we live in today.
If you fused Survivor’s Eye of the Tiger and Simon and Garfunkle’s introspective The Boxer together, it might make for a perfect soundtrack to Osborne’s United Boxing Club; a beginner-friendly, but competitive club, whose members are a well-balanced group of both men and women, young and old, competitive boxers and first-timers.
Conventionally, thinking about theatre brings to mind posh sensibilities, stuffy dialogue and, more often than not, appeals to good taste. Le Mort is anything but a conventional theatre performance.
A dramatic tale about disappointment and deception, Hannah Moscovitch’s East of Berlin has you hanging onto the edge of your seat the whole way through.
“I used to feel [that] perhaps I was the only one these terrible things happened to. You know never ever agreed to tell this story to anyone, but then after I read Ishmael Beah’s book, it really encouraged me to tell my story,” explains a student of one of Winnipeg’s most notorious inner city schools: Gordon Bell High School.
Early in Davis Guggenheim’s new documentary, It Might get Loud, Jack White (the boundary-pushing guitarist behind the The White Stripes, The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather) states that he’s “always worried about becoming satisfied. When you become satisfied you die.”
Jan Kushnier has always been fascinated with masks.
A former grade school teacher, Kushnier is now a Raku artist. Raku is a form of Japanese pottery whose name literally translates to “enjoyment” or “ease.”
If there is a singular topic that university students have an innate understanding of, it is pressure: The crushing weight of deadlines, exams and, of course, the future, coupled with the knowledge that what is achieved here may determine the course their lives will take.
Most people know Montreal’s Karl Wolf for his ill-advised 2007 remake of the hit Toto song Africa. If you’ve heard it, you know Wolf’s sound: thin, auto-tuned tenor vocals sung over synths and heavily-produced dance-pop beats.
“Open the door, come on in, let the animal party begin,” sings King Khan & BBQ as they are surrounded by twelve chickens, three elephants, five pigs, eight monkeys, two cows and a zebra.
Winnipeg once had a booming ska scene, and while some local musicians are still trying their hand at the genre, a lot of them have called it quits or adapted.
Genuinely folksy, Alana Levandoski gives an introspective look at her own decisions, with expectant glance towards mistakes and compromise.
Brendan McLeod, unofficial ringleader of The Fugitives, Vancouver’s foremost poet-folk ensemble, has reason to be tired.
Joel Gibb, founder of Toronto’s The Hidden Cameras, talks on his cellphone while sipping a soy latte at a trendy Los Angeles coffee shop, seated just a few tables away from “the dude from Rage Against the Machine.”
Illusive Mind Gypsy Crew has come a long way since their inception just a few short years ago.
Twenty years ago this Dec. 6, Marc Lépine raged through the hallways of École Polytechnique in Montreal, yelling “I want women” and threatening students with a .22-calibre rifle.
Karl Marx. Maybe there should be three Xs after his name, because I’m sure I’ve lost (or gained) a lot of readers already.
CBC Television recently underwent a makeover. Apparently, the reasons for the brand update were the result of, in the words of Friends of Canadian Broadcasting spokesperson Ian Morrison, “moving in the direction of the private sector,” where the style of news delivery frequently overtakes its substance.
There has been talk about a merging of the Philosophy, Classics and Religious Studies departments at the University of Winnipeg, though what is actually happening is little understood. Such amalgamation has been implemented in the past without compromising the curricular integrity or the autonomy of the composite departments.
This past August I happened to find myself in Sderot, Israel, a city located one kilometre from the Palestinian territory of Gaza. At first it seemed like a normal Israeli city, but I quickly realized there was no one walking the streets, there were very few cars driving and the playgrounds were empty.
Recently in Phoenix, Arizona, 19 people became sick and three died after attending an “aboriginal” sweat box. At least, that is what some of the local media referred to it as.
Leah Brezinski began playing volleyball in middle school after being encouraged to do so by her gym teachers. By the time she was in Grade 9, Brezinski was playing club volleyball with the private Winnipeg club team Winman.
The University of Winnipeg Wesmen women’s basketball team came out victorious Saturday, Nov. 21 in their home game against provincial rivals the Brandon University Bobcats.
Philosophy, classics, religious studies to form one department; Free Duckworth Centre access in November; On a wait list? Check your e-mail!; Outstanding aboriginal students receive awards
A program that provides pre-medical students with a one-week experience shadowing rural physicians in Manitoba is gearing up for its fifth year.
After a series of fits and starts over the past eight years, the Positive Space Campaign has finally found its roots at the University of Winnipeg.
Four students from western Canada had the opportunity to build and launch a rocket at the Andoya Rocket Range in Norway last week.
When Cory Doctorow talks, the Internet listens.
With the transfer of 7, 922 acres of provincial land to the federal government in early November, the Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation (NCN) is one step closer in its 12-year process winning back land owed to them. But it is still unknown when the band will actually see any of the land and economic deals made with the band.
Even though Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Grand Chief Shawn Atleo has travelled extensively to meet with government and First Nations community representatives since being elected July 23, governance experts say it remains to be seen how these travels will benefit those living on reserves.
Scotch on Antarctica rocks; U.S. Postal Service cancels Christmas; Vagrants kill man and sell parts to kebab house; Woman uses Facebook to find assailant
Legislature set to resume; November sun brings December clouds for local agriculture; New voting machines are ready for purchase; City capital budget announced; 311 hits the web
Devil’s Lake could overflow in as little as three years, Manitoba Liberal leader Jon Gerrard and representatives from North Dakota told the public on Monday, Nov. 16.
Many critics are questioning the wisdom of building Bipole III, a multi-billion dollar Manitoba Hydro transmission line, along the west side of the province rather than cutting costs along the east.
Several trees were removed recently from along the Trans-Canada Highway after the reconstruction of a 22.4-kilometre stretch of eastbound lanes.