The opening sounds and images of Anita: Speaking Truth to Power are of a phone in Anita Hill’s office playing back a voicemail. The voice on the recording belongs to Virginia Thomas, wife of US Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Decades ago, Anita publicly revealed that she was sexually harassed by Clarence Thomas while in his employ. Today, Virginia is asking Anita to apologize for “what she did” to the Thomas’s for coming out as a victim of sexual harassment.
After much critical adoration and an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature, The Wind Rises has finally hit Winnipeg theatres. The picture has been making the festival rounds since September, but it is only now seeing Canadian wide release. It was well worth the wait. The Wind Rises is a deeply affecting and inspiring animated feature.
Many Manitobans have found their way onto the Red Carpet of the Academy Awards. Last year’s winner for Best Original Score, Mychael Danna (Life of Pi), was born in Manitoba; as were such past nominees as Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) and Cordell Barker (The Cat Came Back) in addition to winner Roger Avary (Pulp Fiction).
Most people discover liquid latex and grey face paint after watching too many zombie movies, but Winnipeg-based artist John Izzard started with the makeup.
When Papa George’s Restaurant, located at the highly coveted corner of River Ave. at Osborne St., closed after 35 years in business, an entire neighborhood was captivated by the prospect of what might replace it. Thankfully, that wait is now over.
As the CBC’s Chief Correspondent and national television anchor, Peter Mansbridge should know a thing or two about journalistic ethics. He should be aware, for instance, that as a leading representative of Canada’s public broadcaster his supposedly impartial editorial appointment must not be influenced by money.
Last week, amid a long enduring journey spanning over 15 years and countless pleas, the basic framework of a U-Pass passed Winnipeg City Council. Without delving into the intricacies of political process involved with moving legislation through Winnipeg City Council, it is important to recognize the long term potential that the U-Pass brings to both post-secondary students and the general public.
Sherbrook Pool, an 84 year-old facility in the heart of the inner city, is finally opening its doors once again with the help of $2.8 million of combined funding from the city’s 2014 budget, the province and private donors. The City of Winnipeg called for the pool’s closure in November 2012 after an inspection revealed serious structural problems caused by corrosion in the roof beams.
There are times where we all experience a love/hate relationship with sleep, but what if that feeling never went away?
This week there’s been a lot of excitement over CBC’s annual event called Canada Reads. But what about next week, and the week after that?
Winnipeg has the third-largest Ukrainian population in the country, making up nearly 16 percent of Winnipeg’s total population. Members of the Ukrainian diaspora who live here support efforts to bring peace to the people and accountability to the government of Ukraine.
Set at First Lutheran Church food bank in Winnipeg’s West End, Sargent & Victor & Me chronicles the intertwining stories and opinions of seven characters that Debbie Patterson created from interviews with real citizens of our fair city.
John Paizs is an elusive figure in Canadian cinema.
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Recorded in his hometown of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., the fifth overall record from 22 year-old Kalle Mattson is a comfortable blend of delicate folk ballads and upbeat, jangling rock tunes that satisfies despite some forgettable moments.
“Baby, We’d Be Rich”, the upbeat opening track from Juno winner Old Man Luedecke’s new four song EP, sounds suspiciously like it could be found on fellow Nova Scotian Joel Plaskett’s Three record, though it isn’t so suspicious when you see Plaskett produced and played most of the instruments on these tunes.
Opening with the devilishly handsome and chaotic title track, this EP from local quartet Sons of York is the latest in a long line of releases that showcase the type of honest power rock that for some reason hasn’t made the Kennerd brothers + Darren Hebner household names.
Winnipeg’s Honeysliders creep up on you with five classic-rock (think late-70s Eagles meets early-90s Big Sugar) infused hits, guaranteed to get the heads at the Times Change(d) a noddin’.
University of Winnipeg student Amanda Jonker likes to keep a full plate.
When I turned 18 I did the typical tour of Winnipeg’s cool places. The places I knew I should like, that came with high recommendations from older friends. Where you could see the best bands, get cheap beers, and finally see for yourself the places whose mythologies had become part of our city’s collective consciousness (“Did you hear they found a dead body in the walls at the Collective?”).