From the obvious resurgence of civic pride, to increased traffic and visitors to Winnipeg’s downtown, the NHL’s return has had a snowball effect on this city.
It’s hard to believe that the University of Winnipeg Student Film Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary this April - mostly because few festivals in the city have lasted as long.
There’s no shortage of fantastic entertainment in Winnipeg between April and September, but for those that feel the need for a change of scenery, few forms of adventure rival the road trip.
Well, dear reader, it’s that time of year again.
More music this week
The narration at the beginning of Joel Heath’s 2011 award-winning documentary introduces Robert Flaherty, the American filmmaker who directed and produced the first commercially successful documentary, 1922’s Nanook of the North.
Procrastination pervades our lives. It affects our everyday plans with our friends as well as our most crucial, life-changing decisions, often harmlessly, but sometimes with devastating results. This invisible force threatens the very survival of our species and many others besides, but it continues still.
Montreal’s indie rock band Plants and Animals is currently on tour promoting its latest album, the just-released The End Of That.
The duo responsible for creating Winnipeg’s jazz scene from the ground up is at it again.
If you want to experience some of the worst specimens that humanity has to offer, go to almost any YouTube video and scroll down to the comments. In fact, go to any news, blog or video website that allows anonymous feedback and you’ll find them, prowling around like hungry lions.
Mandatory sentences for petty crimes, no funding for the arts, the labelling of women… What sounds like the present-day Canadian political climate is actually the basis of Timberlake Wertenbaker’s play, Our Country’s Good, being presented this week by the fourth year University of Winnipeg Acting Honours class at the Gas Station Theatre.
Since debuting in 2010, local hip-hop trio Winnipeg’s Most has released two albums and a mixtape, earned hit singles, garnered thousands of YouTube views, was featured prominently in a Maclean’s article on hip hop in Winnipeg and won more awards than Meryl Streep has Oscars.
Think about how much of the money you spend every day is your own.
More music this week.
Brett Madill is very clever. However, his podcast name says otherwise.
What starts out as a comedy of manners between two couples attempting to settle a playground spat ends with the parents behaving just as badly, if not worse, than their children.
Creepy, spooky, fun and with great musicianship to spare, local five-piece the F Holes deliver 12 tracks to get you groovin’.
Octoberman’s Marc Morrissette is back with a new album and is ready to tour.
The press release describes the band as though “Alicia Keys and Glenn Danzig shared vocals in a still ‘Unplugged’ Nirvana.”
Over the last two weeks, the world has watched the media roller coaster turned witch hunt that is Kony 2012.