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.
This May 7 at the Winnipeg Convention Centre, the YMCA-YWCA Women of Distinction Awards will honour Manitoba women who’ve made outstanding contributions to their community.
This past Friday, April 18, Wally Pfister’s directorial debut Transcendence was released in theatres across North America.
This intimate little EP is the second in under a year from local boy Micah Visser.
CancerCare has just launched an excellent campaign to help Manitobans reduce their cancer risks. The group’s recommendations – which include avoiding tobacco, eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, and doing regular exercise – will go a long way toward prevention of this awful disease.
This one’s tough. We love Drew’s will-they-won’t-they Broken Social Scene project, but the man who is just as likely to jam with J. Mascis as he is to have tea with Feist’s mom is a bit of a mouthpiece.
It’s hard to keep up with local chillwave producer Gabriel Akinrinmade - he’s released more EPs and singles than anyone I can think of, in addition to remixing, blogging and doing a radio show on UMFM.
Babies havin’ babies, man.
I’m still in my early 20s, so the phrase “babies having babies” does admittedly have some significance to my age bracket. I just wish H & G had given me something more thematically resonant to latch on to than outrage over neglectful parenting.
In the wake of Harry Potter, The Hunger Games and Twilight, Hollywood seems to have decided that every young adult novel of even minor note is worthy of a big-budget movie adaptation. Divergent is a product of this trend.
We tried to put the spotlight on things that we normally don’t, focusing on not only the amazing music and day-to-day news happening here, but also the film, theatre, fashion, dance, visual art, literature and photography Winnipeg has to offer. We also kept things pretty focused on campus life (even though some of you didn’t think we did) while expanding The Uniter’s reach to include everything happening downtown.
This issue in particular is something we do annually as our last of the school year - we take a look at what works and what doesn’t about Winnipeg - this year asking the questions “Where is Winnipeg? Where is it going?” There are so many interesting, funny, insightful and educated ideas here about the various neighbourhoods, our Downtown and the school from which we publish, that it’s sure to spark at least one heated debate over a couple of pink-flavoured vitamin waters.
Where is Winnipeg?
How did our streets succumb to potholes? How did we get here?
The title of this article – “Preventing urban sprawl” – is likely to provoke, in some readers, one of two reactions, the first driven by good old Winnipeg complacency and the second by antagonism:
What are you talking about? That’s impossible.
You can’t tell people where to live.
The JUNO Awards are taking over Winnipeg until March 30, and to see whether that’s good or bad The Uniter decided to get some firsthand perspectives.
It’s not hard to see why many describe urban music, or hip hop, as the “sound of the pavement.” Not only does its vibe elicit the feeling of walking the street, but its lyrics and subject matter proudly reflect the city in which it was made.
In any city, hip areas seem to lose some cool points as they become more popular, ushering in chain restaurants and big box stores.
Winnipeggers take great pride in their approximately 236 distinct neighbourhoods, each offering unique histories and characteristics that make them stand out, and give residents a sense of ownership and pride.
Despite formerly running an urban-centric blog for six years, save a brief stint in West Broadway, the suburb has been my home for my entire life.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock the past 10 years, you’ve probably noticed that downtown Winnipeg has been working on boosting its ‘street cred’: 62 new developments have been built from 2010-2013, more than two billion dollars has been invested since 2005, and a million visits to the MTS Centre have been recorded annually, according to the Downtown Trends Report.
By Burton’s moustache, I’m going to punch the next person that suggests this city sucks. Winnipeg doesn’t suck. You suck.