Published December 3, 2009
If you were to have a child, would you use a midwife?
The holiday season is upon us and with that comes the stresses of preparing for functions and shopping for presents.
Based in Winnipeg, Spirocreations is an international clothing line of hand-stitched leather apparel including designs of footwear, leather necklaces, shawls, belts, cowls and earrings.
Holidays signal a break from work, spending time with family and… food. What would the winter holidays be without bowls of butter-smothered vegetables, crispy turkey skin, creamy eggnog and decadently rich desserts?
For some reason, I’ve been getting a lot of e-mails recently, all asking me the same question.
December may as well be designated craft-sale season. Every weekend from now until the big day, churches, community centres and even private parties will be inundated with homemade, handcrafted wares courtesy of avid local crafters.
In the First and Second World War, a massive regiment of bagpipers would play on the battlefields to rattle the enemy and advance military columns.
Man’s Breast Friend; Now It’s Official; Bad Inventions; Watch Out, Manitoban
“With every meeting of cultures there is struggle,” reads Ted Barker’s artist statement for his new exhibition, New World Aristocracy, at the Semai Gallery.
Films centering around the war on terror aren’t exactly a new thing in Hollywood, and it’s fair to say that the horse is nearly dead by now.
Potbellied pigs, teapots, eggs with wings and a love letter to Halifax’s little known bohemian underbelly: all are captured on 16mm in the absurd and whimsical animated works of Helen Hill.
The first music video ever broadcast on MTV was for the song Video Killed the Radio Star by The Buggles. It reflected a nostalgia felt for the passing genre of radio and the lost stars whose careers ended with its demise.
Jason Greeley’s self-titled country album gives the impression that he tried to combine elements of rock in with his standard country sound to give himself more of an edge.
Sole and the Skyrider Band’s latest album, Plastique, is an interesting experimental hip-hop album that is crippled by its own ambitions.
Christian rockers The Almost have put together a consistent, radio-friendly album with Monster Monster.
“I went down to the High and Lonesome Club,” Ken McMahon sings on The Rowdymen’s latest CD, Gas, Liquor and Fireworks.
On Safe or Free, local troubadour Matt Epp’s fourth outing since 2005, he plays it free.
Serena Postel is in a good place these days. The Winnipeg songstress has abandoned cigarettes, endured painful personal growth and started using her artistic abilities to help others. She is also working on a follow-up to her widely acclaimed 2006 debut Spare Change.
Winnipeg’s Hot Live Guys are breaking up after more than 10 years of writing and recording raucous rock ‘n’ roll, and playing live shows so intense they more than once left band members bleeding – but not before they release one more album.
Do they know it’s Christmas? If you’re asking Winnipeg musicians, the answer is yes.
Last Christmas, I witnessed a random but inspiring political protest at the Polo Park mall. It happened on Dec. 23, the busiest shopping day of the year.
I’m not sure about you, but I think it’s a little strange that most people, regardless of religious affiliation or lack thereof, have adopted Christmas as their own personal gift-giving holiday.
Recently, The Uniter ran a comment article asserting that enhanced interrogation does not qualify as torture and should therefore be used as a legitimate method of forcing information from detainees. While it was not written by a student at the University of Winnipeg, I still felt compelled to write a response to such a downright ignorant assertion.
It is inevitable that, at some point, every philosophy student must answer this question: “Why study philosophy?” This is usually followed by a second common question: “What kind of job does that degree get you?”
You might have noticed a glossy brochure in the Winnipeg Free Press recently promoting the success of the MTS Centre during the five years it has been in operation.
The University of Winnipeg Collegiate Wesmen girls’ volleyball team have finished their season after being knocked out early during the Nov. 27-28 provincial tournament at Balmoral Hall.
It was two very different stories for the Wesmen men’s and women’s basketball teams Nov. 27-28.
The University of Winnipeg Wesmen volleyball teams swept their at-home series against the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack Nov. 28 and 29.
Libraries are changing faster than you can Google “e-book,” and the University of Winnipeg library is trying to keep up. Some school libraries have sold off their print collections in favour of online-libraries. The U of W library isn’t there yet, but new library dean Jane Duffy plans to shake up how students hit the books.
U of W and U of M co-ordinate homeless study; U of W receives Downtown BIZ award; U of M student awarded Rhodes Scholarship; Thirty-three U of W students receive Aboriginal Award; Asper School of Business launches 2010 Manitoba Venture Challenge
The University of Winnipeg’s campus and community radio station CKUW is having trouble retaining its student volunteers.
Dean of Arts David Fitzpatrick says the proposed amalgamation of the classics, philosophy and religious studies departments at the University of Winnipeg is off the table. But this news does little to lift the department of philosophy’s suffering.
If double-dog dares were the bane of your childhood existence, it’s time to take them back – on your own terms. The Dare To Remember (DTR) campaign is an effort to raise funds for the issue of AIDS in Africa.
Many Canadians falsely believe that most Canadian Forces (CF) veterans retire with full pensions after 20 years of service, a new survey reveals. The survey was conducted by the Commissionaires, a non-profit organization that does some contracted security work for the government.
Local community organizer and gay activist Richard “Asher” Webb took his own life on Nov. 10, 2009. He was 49 years old.
Mentors for homeless will connect street people with resources; Car thieves foiled by stick-shift; Fake cash circulating in Winnipeg; New gadget to make parking meters obsolete; A dramatic proposal
The Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba (IRCOM) recently announced two new programs to address the differences newcomers face and raise awareness through discussion.
Southern Manitobans interested in becoming midwives will get a helping hand from the provincial government.