Kingston, Ontario singer/songwriter Tom Savage delivers some heart-on-his-sleeve acoustic goodness with his latest solo effort.
Alan Doyle went from handling cod tongues to fronting Canadian folk-rock legends Great Big Sea, a journey he details in Where I Belong. Doyle has previously written some blogs on the Great Big Sea website, which caught the attention of Random House Canada. The publishing company later suggested he write a book about his life growing up.
There are few things more magical, glamourous and transcendental than the world of classical ballet: satin pointe shoes, tutus and billowy-shirted princes all appear to live in a world of stage-lit perfection.
When I first arrived in Winnipeg in February of 1986, I was instantly fascinated by the idea that a city could exist in a climate that was so profoundly cold. It struck me that the water wasn’t frozen when coming out of the tap and that although the buildings looked as though they were evaporating from the deep freezing temperatures, they were well heated and electricity wasn’t regularly interrupted at all.
Members of the LGBT* community are demanding an apology from LGBT* nightclub Fame after an offensive and discriminatory photo was posted on its Facebook page.
Joel Penner takes a half-hour to wander down a vacant alley.
A lot of the early word-of mouth on Interstellar was that the film was good, but didn’t deliver on the promise of a great director like Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight Rises) working in the beloved space opera genre. Well, those early whispers are wrong. Interstellar delivers, and then some.
Hydraulic fracking has turned the sleepy town of Williston, North Dakota, into a hub of the state’s oil boom. The new oil money has drawn hopeful workers from all over the economically depressed United States to the town (its population nearly doubled from 2010 to 2013). However, a lack of affordable housing in the area has created an epidemic of homelessness in the town.
My primary reaction upon walking into The Good Will Social Club for the first time was confusion. Is it a coffee shop? A bar? Does pizza taste good with coffee? This was followed almost immediately by the thought that I was simply not cool enough to be there: the crowd on a Tuesday afternoon was dominated by a sea of flannel, toques and MacBooks.
The concept of “hacking” might not seem to have anything to do with getting a broken arm casted or blood transfused. But that assumption’s been mightily challenged as of late in the form of Hacking Health meet-ups, events that combine frontline healthcare professionals with designers and engineers to create technology-based solutions to pressing needs in doctor’s offices and emergency rooms. The event, which started in Montreal in 2012 and has made a dozen stops in other cities, has now finally arrived on the banks of Winnipeg.
On New Years Day 2014, 29-year-old Brittany Maynard was diagnosed with brain cancer. After undergoing treatment, it was found that her tumour had grown. Maynard and her family faced a stark reality:
When it comes to environmental well-being, many countries have become a physical manifestation of their leaders’ efforts. Unfortunately, Canada is one of them.
Parking on Spence St. south of Ellice Ave. can cost you big time. But for University of Winnipeg (UW) students and faculty with physical disabilities parking accessibility is an even greater pain.
Schools are often a hotbed of hormonal stress, daunting career worries and the odd (or often, no judgment) bout of socializing. Amidst all of this it is easy to pass over some of the most critical information being taught in the education system.
Local health authorities are continuing the fight to control the syphilis outbreak in Winnipeg.
The Uniter Fashion Streeter is an ongoing documentation of creative fashion in Winnipeg inspired by the Helsinki fashion blog www.hel-looks.com. Each issue will feature a new look from our city’s streets and bars in an attempt to encourage individual expression and celebrate that you are really, really good looking.
A comic strip by Paul Hewak.
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.
There’s been an unfortunate lull in quality rap releases as of late: two of the stronger albums of the year – Common’s Nobody’s Smiling and Cormega’s Mega Philosophy – were both dropped back on July 22. Since then, we’ve really only seen the welcome comeback of Dilated People, the return of the gangsta (with albums from Jeezy and Gucci Mane) and a steady influx of shitty white rappers.
There used to be a tradition at the Orange House - a residence appropriately named for the vibrant shade of its exterior - to leave an additional plate at every Monday night dinner. The small act honoured the extra guest that could show at any point in the weekly celebration. That sort of ethos permeates every part of the West End household. The point of the project, in addition to housing three full-time residents, is to welcome anyone who steps in the door.