Published March 1, 2012
Prairie Theatre Exchange’s main space is in a state of controlled chaos as the media call for Altar Boyz - PTE’s current co-production with Winnipeg Studio Theatre - gets going.
Vegans - those who do not consume any animal products - are too often dismissed as health nuts or animal rights fanatics.
What would life in Winnipeg be like if the world went down the drain?
The tar sands got the green light they needed.
For almost a decade now, Nick Thorburn has been crafting daring and beautiful indie music. From the fantastical indie pop of Unicorns to recent supergroup Mister Heavenly, the man who calls Islands his main focus has been busy for almost 10 years.
Once upon a time - on Feb. 19, 1942, to be exact - it looked as if the world were coming to an end right here in Winnipeg, Man.
Artists forge their way through with hard work and dedication. They snatch up ephemeral ideas from the ether and breathe life into them and render them anew, giving them shape, life and voice.
They are a special team designed to save lives and manage disaster scenarios too large and complex for the resources of local emergency responders.
Hurricanes tear through the city, lava rains from the sky, the streets are thronged with zombies - and you’re stuck at the University of Winnipeg, working on your thesis.
Now that the Keystone Pipeline project has been effectively delayed, attention has turned to the Northern Gateway oil pipeline.
Much like the Disney vault, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet is resurrecting an old favourite.
Well, dear reader, the last couple of days have been so tragic I can’t help but find them hilarious.
Made in Manitoba medical isotope; Getting closer to quashing homophobic bullying; A call for old immigrant interviews; Superconductors for green technology?; Dean of education honoured
There are countless movies about the end of the world. Some take a realistic approach, while others are totally over the top. Here’s a rundown of each style and if any of them could actually happen.
A cluster is defined as a number of things of the same kind, growing or held together - and that is what this festival is all about.
A mishmash of theories that combines cosmological disaster with the coming end of the Mayan calendar cycle has assumed the role of this year’s inevitable apocalypse scare.
Death of journalists in Syria prompts international outcry; Montana governor angry over Keystone delay; Wave of bomb attacks in Iraq leave 50 dead; Leaders offer support for beleaguered Somalia; Iran nuclear program talks collapse
More music this week
In a world heavily reliant on electricity and refrigeration to preserve food, a prolonged power outage would be potentially disastrous.
Katz kicks Orlikow from meeting; Arrest made over sale of stolen Jets tickets; Katz talks pulling $7M grant for water park off the table; Crime prevention up to par?; Winnipeg elm cut down, homeowner blames city maintenance
In an NDP leadership race growing more contentious by the day, Paul Dewar hopes to sail through the middle with a traditional and grassroots strategy.
An oil company lambasted by an environmentalist panel at the University of Winnipeg last week is also the main benefactor of a university science program for inner-city youth.
When the vast army of people that make our modern lives livable - from grocery store clerks to doctors to Manitoba Hydro employees - not only cease to do their jobs, but also join the minions of the walking undead, wanting nothing but to devour your flesh, that computer science degree on your wall will begin to look even more inadequate than usual.
This three-song EP from the now-defunct instrumental band Vela is for anyone interested in a soundtrack to escapism.
David Skene is a songwriting genius - you just don’t know it yet.
In an age when few people still listen to jazz (and usually only to past legends like Miles Davis and Thelonius Monk), it’s important to remember that many supremely talented artists, such as Janice Finlay, are still contributing to the genre.