Published September 10, 2009
What does it mean to you that Winnipeg has been named a culture capital of Canada?
It’s been said that Rock Plaza Central’s sophomore effort, ...At the Moment of Our Most Needing, or If They Could Turn Around, They Would Know They Weren’t Alone, falls short of their more consistent 2007 debut, Are We Not Horses; but it’s pretty hard to complain about an album that boasts bittersweet folk jams like (The World is) Good Enough and rollicking love songs like The Hot Blind Earth.
Good and evil are terms we use quite often but they are surprisingly hard to define. A lot of people have very differing opinions when it comes to morality. Differences in culture and upbringing as well as underlying ideological leanings can cause much disagreement when it comes to defining right and wrong. Some people think that since beliefs and values vary so much, there is no such thing as an objective right or wrong. These people, though perhaps convincing, are wrong.
This fall, expect a throwback to the ‘80s with a variety of elements from this colorful era coming back. Many trends this fall season are also inspired by the ‘20s and ‘40s as well, with puffed sleeves, rich textured fabrics and touches of lace and fur.
A vegan diet is one which abstains from eating animal ingredients or derivatives. To raise awareness about animal ingredients in everyday foods, and to discover if it is possible to maintain a nutritious diet while eating strictly vegan, I am adopting a vegan diet for the month of September.
This weekend one of Winnipeg’s fastest growing festivals is celebrating its fifth year running, and no, it’s not at Bird’s Hill Park. The Sherbrook Street Festival is just one of several block-parties that happen throughout the warmer months in Winnipeg.
My initial impression of Confessions of A Local Celebrity by Mike Soret was that it was the worst book I’d ever read. However, by the end I found that I had enjoyed myself an awful lot.
“When I pick up the camera, maybe my hands are shaking. I may have a heavy heartbeat. I have nothing in my mind, I have only my subject. I just shoot.” The subject, whom we later come to know as “Joshua,” describes his work.
In the theatre world, “triple threats” are performers who can act, dance and sing. Andrew Stelmack is a quadruple threat.
Longlisted for this year’s Polaris Music Prize, the sheer brilliance of the poetry on this disc alone makes me rave about Lhasa. It also helps that her music comes from beautiful and non-existent lands – it’s trippy.
Ontario metalcore five-piece Dead and Divine made some noise in 2005 when their independent EP, What Really Happened at Lover’s Lane, broke the Billboard Top 200. This Saturday, Sept. 12, they’ll be in Winnipeg supporting the release of their second full-length, The Machines We Are, with a show at the Roblin Park Community Centre.
Things have been changing a lot for Matt Peters.
Since 2001, he’s become a familiar face to Winnipeg audiences as the red-haired rocker from local success story The Waking Eyes.
No nudity at the Met; Well-designed water; Artists seek refuge in crumbling ruins; Alice Cooper wants to rock out, sing in a musical
It’s been said a good writer writes what he knows best. If that’s the case, Canadian alt-country rockers The Wheat Pool undoubtedly know their country like the back of their hand.
Steve Kirby won’t take credit for creating Winnipeg’s jazz scene. But make no mistake: The founder of the University of Manitoba’s jazz studies program feels he and his colleagues have poured some nitro on the fire.
For those of you not entirely up to date on what’s going on with our beloved Winnipeg Jets-turned-Phoenix Coyotes, here’s the latest. The Coyotes are bankrupt and Blackberry billionaire Jim Balsillie wants to buy the franchise and move it to Hamilton, ideally before the National Hockey League season starts in October.
“Get a bicycle. You will not regret it if you live.”
– Mark Twain
I watched with sorrowing intrigue this past week as events unfolded in Toronto which sent shivers down the spines of cyclists across the country.
The past weeks have seen a tumultuous shift in the political landscape of the province as Gary Doer, Canada’s longest serving premier, announced his resignation as the leader of Manitoba. Widely admired for his charisma and middle-of-the-road approach to government, Doer now moves on to become the next Canadian ambassador to the United States.
After last season’s 1-19 record, Diane Scott, the Wesmen women’s volleyball head coach, certainly has her work cut out for her.
As Premier Gary Doer nears the end of his time in office, student leaders are lamenting the changes that have been made to the government’s post-secondary education policies since they took power a decade ago.
For many students balancing work and school is a struggle. For some, being employed at the university makes things a little easier.
For Angela Sylvester, a fourth-year English student, this is certainly the case.
Canadian Interuniversity Sport Championship coach to headline seminar; Rise and Shine, Toastmasters!; More for the many, less for the few?; Students, save your money – and the trees!; New pilot program at U of W
After years of being awkwardly split between the north and south basements of MacNamara Hall, the University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA) day-care centre has finally relocated to a single facility.
KFC recently announced the arrival of their freshly greased Double Down sandwich – where the bun has been replaced by two fried chicken patties – leaving aghast consumers questioning if we had finally gone too far and reached a new pinnacle in extreme eating.
Renewal in sight for Burton Cummings Theatre, Museum; Kildonan Place goes green; Rent increase set for 2010; YouTube brings Winnipeg history to life
Next year’s Power Smart Manitoba Winter Games are to be held in Portage la Prairie. Along with the attention will come renovations to old facilities as well as the potential unveiling of a brand new facility for the ice sports.
In the last two years, Manitoba’s Teen Touch crisis line has seen an 80 per cent drop in call volume. This staggering decline forced the organization’s board to call it quits as of Sept. 1 and some of the blame is being laid on the World Wide Web.
Critics of the recent Senate appointments are accusing the Conservative government of hypocrisy, while defenders say it is necessary to allow stalled legislation to pass.
Boxer Muhammed Ali is a fighting Irishman; Men’s suits source of power shortages; Germans stocking up on light bulbs; Suspension from the Commonwealth is no big deal
Plans to demolish a historic building in Osborne Village have many residents and Winnipeg professionals worried about the priorities of city hall.
Winnipeg was recently named one of the three cultural capitals of Canada for 2010. Our city will be receiving $2 million for arts programs from the federal government, so we probably shouldn’t complain, but it still begs the question – exactly what is a “cultural capital” and why are there three of them?
Producer/MC DJ Envoy experiments with further hip hop sounds and steps up his rhymes more evenly with his already fluent partner Malcolm-Jay on The Happy Unfortunate’s second release, the follow-up to Stand Up or Fall Down.
A hit at this past July’s Winnipeg Folk Fest, Dominique Reynolds is a former member of acclaimed world music group Madrigaia.