Across the street from the Ellice Avenue entrance to the University of Winnipeg, in what is called Saigon Park, there is a memorial tree and stone commemorating the nine people who were killed in the Haselmere Apartments fire of 1974. It was a blaze that led to a showdown between the City and landlords and changed how Winnipeg’s fire code was enforced.
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.
With the rise of streaming websites like Netflix, Brittany investigates what has happened to movie rental stores. Specifically, the Osbourne Village staple, Movie Village.
Producer: Brittany Thiessen
Camera/Editing: Aaron Pridham
Sydney Klassen affectionately refers to his home as his “treehouse.” The University of Winnipeg education student has lived in the Osborne Village apartment for the last seven years. Up on the third floor of an ancient Village house, nestled under a peaking roof, Klassen has cultivated a handmade vibe that makes the house live up to its backyard moniker.
Respecting the liberty of others can be difficult. Of course, we know that our choices are rational, but it’s all those other people who can’t be trusted. When people are free, they make a lot of choices we may disagree with. We look at the behaviour of others and often wonder how they could possibly justify their actions. It isn’t long before we may be tempted to move from judging other people’s actions to changing their behaviour.
When someone creates a piece of art, it almost inherently invites comparison from its audience. This song reminds you of this band or that singer, which can be a double-edged sword for an artist. Local folk-alt-rockers Sc Mira have heard it all over the past two years. Singer-guitarists Sadye Cage and Ty Vega often chuckle over the endless unusual examples.
With seven records under her belt, Amelia Curran is no novice when it comes to self expression. After growing up in St. John’s, Curran followed her passion for music by leaving university to busk in the streets. Her resulting successes have been plentiful, with four Music Newfoundland awards and a Juno win in 2010 for her album Hunter Hunter.
Winnipegger Curtis Nowosad, who now lives in New York, came back to Winnipeg last June and recorded Dialectics, the followup to his 2012 debut, The Skeptic and the Cynic. Nowosad enlisted his old bandmates who all have ties with the University of Manitoba jazz studies program. Steve Kirby's bass, along with Nowosad’s fluid drumming anchor the jazz ship along on the journey through six original tunes and three covers.
The Thrashers’s new LP, Robot Invaders from the Death Galaxy, is a chaotic twist of groove-infused surf punk that intermixes elements of rock ‘n roll with emphatic jazz momentum. Their whirling, abrasive mix of boisterous styles is an offbeat sound that somehow feels uniquely in place. It’s music that demands a somatic response
Okay, with a title like Shit Sucks and the cartoonish drawing of B. A. Johnston on the cover of the CD, I wasn't sure what to expect. I thought it would be a punk rock recording. I was pleasantly surprised (although I do like punk).
The Babadook is the type of horror movie that puts other horror movies to shame. Cinematic ghost stories are an abundant and often poorly crafted commodity in Hollywood. Whether it's demons, phantoms or poltergeists, there's always a ghost-hunter, exorcist or clairvoyant nearby to predictably save the day. The Babadook goes in a refreshingly different direction, delivering an utterly relentless and original horror experience. The bar has been raised intimidatingly high by writer-director Jennifer Kent.
Sandra (Marion Cotillard, Inception) receives some bad news from work. Her co-workers have voted that she will be fired. In exchange, they will receive a salary bonus. However, Sandra's boss says she has the weekend to convince them to vote otherwise and save her job. This frigid act of corporate cruelty sets in motion a chain of events that will totally alter Sandra's life.
Why do I perform? What is the point in putting my work in front of people? These are questions that dance artist Zorya Arrow, 25, can’t stop asking herself.
If your spring wardrobe needs some new threads, Hybrid Clothing has you covered.
Let’s face it, we’re not in kindergarten anymore. Calling out “ew, that’s gross” and puckering our faces in disgust won’t make the brussel sprouts, cabbage other “ew” food just turn into ice cream.
Michael Turner might be homeless, but that’s not stopping him from making a name for himself in Winnipeg’s visual arts community.
Walking through the entranceway the market area sits before you. Taking up a corner of the roughly square restaurant, it’s a glossy, iridescent display of colours that hosts a multitude of Latin American products. The unique scent of Central American dishes being cooked is inescapable.
I’ve always had mixed feelings about The Uniter’s regular Up All Night column. On one hand, I like reading about the after-dark Winnipeg experience. But as a lifelong insomniac, the words “up all night” rarely hold positive connotations. When you have a sleep disorder, being up all night isn’t a choice you make, it’s just a thing that happens.
While the rest of us shoveled snow in a bitterly cold January, Devin Latimer was in New Delhi, India presenting at The 5th Asia-Oceania Conference on Green and Sustainable Chemistry.
Winnipeg’s downtown will be soon be home to a powerful art exhibit debunking racial stereotypes.