Published October 24, 2012
A little over three years ago, I embarked on a quest of epic proportions. After years of floating through life with no real aim or purpose, I had to make a change.
You have probably marveled at the dance/fight acrobatics of capoeira before, either as featured in ‘90s rebel-high school-redemption flick Only the Strong and Vincent Cassel’s brilliant laser evasion scene in Ocean’s Twelve or, most likely, at the most bedazzling annual cultural performance in Winnipeg each year, the Brazilian Folklorama pavilion.
Eating one piece of pumpkin pie (OK - 3 pieces) at Thanksgiving doesn’t satisfy my pumpkin craving for the year. It only whets my appetite.
Despite conjuring up images of kitsch-crafters arranging dried petals on paper at the kitchen table, “flower art” remains the simplest description of 21-year-old University of Winnipeg German studies student Joel Penner’s latest project, Momentary Vitality, which is anything but vapid and pastoral.
According to the film 2012: The Beginning, the hysteria of impending doom for human civilization surrounding Dec. 21 and the Mayan calendar is dead wrong.
Astron-6 is a five-man diaspora of Winnipeg-bred filmmakers all intent on recreating the filmic classics and atrocities of their youths.
Manborg is the second feature film release by Canadian ‘80s cult revivalists Astron-6, whose first feature, Father’s Day, garnered international attention for its inventive and audacious satire and piqued the interest of genre film stalwarts Troma, who picked it up for distribution.
Chris Walter is in town for the weekend with back-to-back events.
The Pack A.D. has done a lot in the four years since signing with Mint Records.
On Oct. 1, I was extremely privileged to have former CIBC chief economist Jeff Rubin, and academic, broadcaster and superstar environmentalist David Suzuki in the CKUW studio.
Once again, the Manitoba government has put out another document in its feeble attempt to promote a real, solid, economically powerful vision of sustainable development for this province.
You like to think you’re a conscientious dude.
If one were following the recent discussion of the future of Winnipeg media over the past weeks, one would be well served to take a step back, given the reactionary assessments of the two recent, unsurprising spates of layoffs in this city’s print media sector.
As 20-somethings and university students are well aware, caffeine is the beez-neez.
Amid controversy over a possible name change, the Wesmen volleyball teams prepare for a new season.
Women’s soccer wrap up regular season; Men’s soccer win final home match
Revisiting Rooster Town; Richardson College wins accessibility award; Ida Albo honoured; Arctic discussions come to U of W
Proposed legislative changes in the federal government’s omnibus budget bill will strip away protections from the majority of Canada’s waterbodies, environmentalists say.
Despite fears and objections from experts and the federal opposition, the Manitoba NDP is moving towards integration with China - just like their federal Conservative counterparts.
As another wave of job cuts strike Winnipeg’s print media landscape - this time hitting the Winnipeg Free Press-owned Uptown Magazine - one local entrepreneur has his sights set on the virtual gap being left behind.
The most recent player in the Exchange District’s ongoing business resurgence comes from an unlikely place.
What do you think of recent business development in the Exchange District? Are you excited about what is happening in the area?
Native women’s summit criticized; Two inner-city grocery stores announce closure; Fifth arrest in Bruce homicide; Katz sells company back to Sheegl; Zoo to house endangered horses
Independence vote coming to Scotland; Anti-corruption activism resumes; Video shows police burning, razing and looting; Russian leader allegedly discussed mass disorder