Winter can be a dull season for intimate fashion, especially in Winnipeg. All we see are parkas that leave absolutely everything to the imagination, and layers upon layers of wool that make you wonder why you even bothered buying that lacy push-up bra in the first place.
A few weeks ago, a group of self-identified geeks met up at a bar to talk about sex. Sounds like any old Wednesday night, you might say, but this was the beginning of a new movement in town. This was Winnipeg’s first Sex Geekdom Meetup.
“Today, there are many forces tugging at the fabric of our societies. Demagogues who play on fears of immigrants and minorities, economic stagnation that hollows out communities and puts the dream of upward mobility out of reach for too many families. Deep frustrations that erode trust in our leaders, our institutions, even our neighbours."
We are in the midst of a movement. Before you throw up your hands and cry, “Good Lord, not another one,” as images of Occupy Wall Street and Kony2012 flash through your mind, hear me out. A movement of fossil fuel divestment is gaining support on university campuses across Canada and the United States.
In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks, people worldwide have expressed solidarity with the French satirical magazine and the nuances of free speech have made a swift entrance into mainstream conversation.
It seems some governments are beginning to understand that legalization or the lack thereof has little to do with how people actually behave. Prohibition in 1920s United States is a common example of how outlawing something often fails as a deterrent (the outlawing of alcohol resulted in bootlegging and underground drinking clubs), but often causes people to do that activity more often and under more dangerous circumstances.
Shelter is a basic human need, yet with market rent levels so steep, it’s a necessity many families struggle to afford. Approximately 35,000 Canadians experience homelessness on any given night, and for those with somewhere to go, costs can often exceed 50 per cent of their household income.
It’s not a Winnipeg winter if you haven’t violated the annual snow route rules.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of Eating Disorder Awareness Week. The event, which runs from Feb.1 to 7, was created by the National Eating Disorder Information Centre as a “public awareness campaign that educates, informs and engages Canadians to talk about eating disorders.”
Professor Anna Stokke has been teaching at the University of Winnipeg for 12 years, and has loved every minute of it. When she’s not busy motivating students to succeed, she also works as a Math Education Advocate. Recently, this included pushing provincial government to change school curriculums to provide better math education to students.
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.
Lighthearted and honest, Circle Heads follows a twenty-something-year-old meandering through adulthood while she tries to find humour in the banality and randomness of life.
A comic strip by Paul Hewak.
In this addition of "How To," we take a look at some of the steps and tips you might need to prepare yourself and your bike for Winnipeg winters.
Producers: Brittany Thiessen and Aaron Pridham
Camera: Tyler Jackson and Aaron Pridham
Editing: Aaron Pridham
“Today, there are many forces tugging at the fabric of our societies. Demagogues who play on fears of immigrants and minorities, economic stagnation that hollows out communities and puts the dream of upward mobility out of reach for too many families. Deep frustrations that erode trust in our leaders, our institutions, even our neighbours.”
Welcome to an art collector’s dream.
Winnipeg winters are, to say the least, harsh.
Often you have to let go before you can move on.
It’s almost been three years, but new METZ material is coming.
If you’ve ever wondered how your favourite book becomes your favourite (or least favourite) movie, you’ll want to add Cinematheque’s From Novel to Screen - The Writer’s Imagination to your calendar. The showcase series runs from Jan. 28 until May 27 and focuses on a selection of films featuring Canadian literary or cinematic connections.