Published October 22, 2009
What changes do you expect to see from Greg Selinger’s NDP government?
Spawned somewhere along the West Coast comes Parlour Steps’ newest release, a call-to-arms for our technology-saturated culture.
Halloween costumes involve three main things: Originality, creativity and, of course, fun.
Temperatures are dropping and although we hate to think about the freezing weather approaching, this is the time to start preparing ourselves to keep warm – before it really gets cold.
With its former annual FilmExchange festival, the National Screen Institute of Canada brought audiences to Canadian films. But since June 2008, it’s been bringing Canadian films directly to audiences.
Where slums sit across skyscrapers and 500,000 people commute in and out of the city each day, the world’s third-largest film industry is operating with open public auditions and self-financed projects. Often described as “the answer to CNN,” Nollywood Babylon explores Nigeria’s film industry as it employs amateur writers, first-time actors, self-taught directors and apprenticing film crew.
Animal rights vs. art rights; Agent Mustard in the study with the iPhone; Are there laser beams in my cornflakes?; The return of a classic
If you happen to venture through the Exchange District this weekend, you may find yourself among the dead – or at least the slightly dead-looking.
Howie Tsui’s Horror Fables explores different ‘heads’ of fear through a grotesque series of depictions of Chinese and Japanese ghost stories.
Life in the Wrong Lane chronicles the turbulent professional life of television journalist Greg Dobbs. This compilation of recollections by the long-time television correspondent encompasses a lifetime spent traveling towards and immersing oneself within dangerous situations. As Dobbs himself points out, foreign correspondence consistently requires the willingness to approach and detail unseemly situations which would cause most people to escape rather than draw near.
Dan Frechette, one of Winnipeg’s foremost songwriters, will be releasing a CD of live recordings at the Times Change(d) on Saturday, Oct. 24.
“Did you even listen to our new record?”
Six years ago, Dick Rivers was a lewd, cocaine-snorting rock DJ known for his abrasive personality and off-colour jokes on Winnipeg’s Power 97 FM.
For those of us who aren’t quite ready to let go of summer yet, Six Shooter sufficiently captures the essence of lazy, hot days in a desert town and compresses it into a convenient 45-minute format.
Music math problem: What is The Nods + Quinzy + The Waking Eyes + the ambience of a 1965, Frankie Avalon surf movie? If you didn’t guess Jicah, then you probably didn’t know that musicians from three of Winnipeg’s highly acclaimed bands have fused into one.
The style of music on Kobakov’s first solo classical-piano album is not what one would expect from the disc’s title, Pop Music.
The Mission Light’s debut, Hearts for City Limits, boasts a fascinating blend of folk and pop elements.
He’s the one they call Dr. Rage, he’s the one that makes you feel all right: Since getting his MD in 2005, Rage and his Uppercuts have made a name for themselves playing a riff-based mix of rock, blues and funk that sounds like it’s straight outta the ‘60s and ‘70s.
I still remember those early days of my youth, where on those crisp clear nights of the late summer I would lie on a blanket in the backyard and stare into the night sky. For hours I would lie there, looking up at all the stars, feeling small and insignificant and I would think to myself, “Gosh, I wish I was a billionaire. Then, I could build a rocket ship and launch it into outer space ... and I would blow a big-honkin’-ass hole in the southern ice cap of the moon.”
Earlier this month yet another Catholic Church sex scandal made the headlines. This time it concerned Bishop Raymond Lahey.
Federal election talk has wound down recently. Thankfully.
Amid all the false starts, the drama and the stalled policy that has characterized the last two parliamentary sessions, there is one thing that has remained reliable – the strength, strategically and politically, of Stephen Harper.
The outcry over the recent release of Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi, convicted Lockerbie bomber, made me wonder whether it really mattered if the man was guilty or innocent of the crime. The fact that there was scant evidence used to convict him, including the use of an informant who was paid $2 million by the American government to testify against him, makes it appear more important that the authorities had someone to convict in order to appease the public.
My imaginary friend Admiral Frazzlepants and I read your latest issue and I can say, without a doubt, that it was just as terrible as always.
In response to the letter to the editor in the Oct. 15 edition of The Uniter (page 8), I would like to applaud your publication for providing an alternative to mainstream press in our community.
The article, “Eating on campus at the University of Winnipeg” from the Oct. 15 issue of The Uniter (page 15) proved that the author or self-appointed cafeteria food critic wouldn’t know good food if it ended up on his plate.
I would like to respond to the article “Better than composting?” published in the Sept. 24 issue of The Uniter (page 4), for which I was interviewed. As the project co-ordinator for Resource Conservation Manitoba’s Compost Action Project, I am familiar with many different methods of composting, although I have not had any experience with the Bokashi method and I don’t know anyone who has.
Trick or treat for a good cause; EcoPIA, Mennonite historian honoured with fall awards; U of M-led research team awarded funding to study H1N1; Campus security van goes green
Meeting with professors on campus can be a challenging task. Faculty and students have busy schedules and office hours can be random and inconvenient. But some students and professors have another impediment when it comes to meeting outside the classroom – they have nowhere to meet.
From the Soleflow Dance Club to Youth for Christ, University of Winnipeg students have a diverse selection of student groups. And with new groups being created each year, students can easily find their niche.
Wesmen women’s basketball co-captain Jessica Stromberg is in her fifth year with the program. In her first four years, Stromberg has been to the Prairies Finals four times and the CanWest finals twice. In her final year, she hopes to make it to the National Championships.
University of Winnipeg students are the youngest in Canada to be talking science with children in the community – not only teaching them science, but allowing them to get some hands-on experience with science experiments.
In a recent consultation with the Council on Post-Secondary Education (COPSE) to determine next year’s funding for the university, University of Winnipeg Students’ Association vice-president advocate David EisBrenner voiced funding concerns on behalf of University of Winnipeg students. In the proposal, EisBrenner advocated for dedicated and increased funding for the U of W.
On Saturday, Oct. 24, Winnipeggers will join fellow Canadians in one of over 200 events across the country to ask Stephen Harper to take action on climate change.
The case of a woman and her seized animals has reopened a controversy between the Winnipeg Humane Society (WHS) and the city’s no-kill animal shelters.
The Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) is the group in charge of uniting university student unions and organizing campaigns on behalf of post-secondary students. They are paid through student fees. Some, however, see no connection between CFS and their members – the students.
Homeless man’s bottle collection makes him rich; Cuba prevents honouree from accepting award; French nuclear physicist caught emailing al-Qaeda; Abundance of bunnies useful as biofuel
The easier something is, the more likely people are to participate in it. At least, this seems to be the underlying philosophy behind several Internet ventures designed to effect change and save the world, enabling people to make a difference without stepping out their front door.
As a 10-year plan to make Canada’s roads the world’s safest nears its end, Canadian officials are still trying to change drivers’ behaviour and reduce injuries and fatalities.
University of Manitoba faces budget crisis; Free consumer protection information; New housing units for new Canadians; No more stop sign violation tickets for cyclists; MAWA goes Bollywood
Winnipeggers may soon be able to pick up a bike in the Exchange District, ride to Osborne Village and drop it off at The Forks.
Manitoba justice minister Dave Chomiak recently waded into a controversial federal justice debate when he criticized the Senate committee on legal and constitutional affairs for weakening a bill that would have eliminated two-for-one credit for remanded inmates.