Published October 16, 2013
The Uniter Fashion Streeter is an ongoing documentation of creative fashion in Winnipeg inspired by the Helsinki fashion blog www.hel-looks.com.
Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) Winnipeg is asking for sweater donations to send all the way to Syrian refugees who reside in the ever-expanding Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan.
This year the province of Manitoba is putting 10.5 million dollars into the MB Bursary Loan Remission Program, which will go towards reducing the loans of 3,700 students.
The Green Action Centre is a Winnipeg-based registered non-profit, non-governmental organization that works to champion green living.
Don’t miss out on An Evening with Joseph Boyden and Katherena Vermette this Friday, October 18 at the Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain on 340 Provencher Blvd.
If you are looking for reasons to distrust the perennial narrative about Canada as a just and equitable society, try having a conversation with Ethiopian-Canadian Ali Saeed about the saga of Tarek Loubani and John Greyson – two men just released from an Egyptian prison after weeks in captivity.
Knitting’s not just for tea-sipping grandmas and that’s something Winnipeggers in their 20s and 30s are proving as they work on sweaters, shawls and blankets - sometimes even while they’re hanging out in bars.
Jane’s Restaurant is Red River College’s student-run fine dining establishment.
Anita Daher is one of the nicest people you could ever hope to meet. She’s charming, funny and strongly supportive of the Winnipeg writing community.
Among the cinephiles of the world, Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey is considered the greatest science fiction film of all time, while the general public might cite George Lucas’ Star Wars as worthy of holding the title.
In classic and new wave Hollywood, women’s roles in the entertainment industry were sparse and often reduced to gender stereotypes.
Sibling rivalry dominates in The Best Brothers, the latest work by Nova Scotia playwright Daniel MacIvor, opening October 17 at Prairie Theatre Exchange.
Having an independent record label in 2013 doesn’t mean the same thing it did 10 or 20 years ago (or even one year ago).
CRASH! POP! POW! BLAM!
BLAM! 3 the third in a series of comic book art shows curated by Justin Waterman.
If you don’t know Michael Feuerstack’s name, it’s likely because he’s been hiding out in such projects as The Luyas and Bell Orchestre, but mostly because he’s been making sardonic (yet hopeful) music as Snailhouse since 1994.
“Mexican comic book music.”
That’s how Mariachi Ghost lead vocalist/guitarist Jorge Requena describes his band.
Travelling is hard for a Winnipeg apologist. Spending time in a city that has it pretty together makes your own city’s shortcomings that much harder to swallow.
Calgary’s The Jamies are competent - there’s a blend of immediate pop (“Little Bird”), retro rhythm (“Secret Boyfriends”) and funky junkers (“Practicing Mistakes”) that doesn’t really jump out at you, but isn’t offensive, either.
Winnipeg’s Les Jupes take an intimate turn on this four song EP. Produced by Dana “Rusty” Matyas (Federal Lights) and recorded/mixed by Cam Loeppky (Greg Macpherson), it opens with the the jangly “Save Your Friends”, with swelling “na na nas” that beg to be used in a movie trailer.
Ex-Real McKenzies bagpiper Gord Taylor showcases his own brand of Celtic prairie punk in this self-titled release.
So Princess Zelda doesn’t get saved by Link.
Unlike the NSA, which is constantly written about and criticized by a small but significant fold of journalists, Canada has no such adversarial watchdogs; though we should. Canada is just as much a part of the nefarious “national security” complex that has seen priorities shift from the Threat of Terrorism in 2001, to the Threat of Everything in 2013.
A feel-good comic about two unnamed characters and their delightful journeys through universally hilarious themes like hatred, misery, uncontrollable rage, disease and rash, delusion, agoraphobia, paranoia, jealousy, greed, bitterness, binge eating, slothfulness, and death, lots and lots of death; also, deformity, flatulence, boogers, nosebleeds, bowel movements, and the eating of unappetizing things.