Published September 26, 2012
Stigma plagues fantasy fiction like a dwarven mine overrun with goblins. Naysayers denounce the genre as escapist, adolescent and unbelievable. However, there is much reason to think otherwise.
This behemoth of a novel is full of dreary, depressing scenery and dreary, depressing characters.
On the shelves of grocery stores, gas stations and airport newsstands, amid the nearby copies of Cosmopolitan, they find their homes.
“You will see no big brand McMovie at our fest. Independent cinema is not a bulk format experience, served a billion at a time.”
Victoria, B.C. born, Dawson Creek raised and current Winnipeg resident Sheldon Birnie is known to many locals as the singer/guitarist for Cheering for the Bad Guy and editor of Stylus Magazine.
While They Say hails from Winnipeg, the band actually started to form across the border at Bonnaroo in Manchester, Tennessee.
After releasing five EPs, one LP and touring extensively with his pop-rock band Quinzy, local singer-songwriter Sandy Taronno required a diversion.
You could say I’m a book snob.
I started writing zines when I was 16.
It is difficult to overstate the role of the written word in helping to form and foster the idealism that has sparked activism in our society.
The University of Winnipeg is facing criticism over the structure and mandate of its strategic review process.
How much can we learn about the historical character of Winnipeg through its literature?
It is often assumed that indigenous culture is built around oral storytelling traditions rather than a proper literary tradition before contact with Europeans.
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