University of Denver’s professor Alan Gilbert will take part in the University of Winnipeg department of history’s Bonnycastle Lecture Series next week.
It’s time to legalize marijuana.
Q: How do you feel about Nancy MacDonald’s Maclean’s article claiming that Winnipeg is the most racist city in Canada?
I’m not interested in discussing whether Winnipeg is the most racist city in Canada. Racism is an issue across the continent. It’s a side effect of living under a settler colonial system that has a vested interest in securing land and resources, subjugating the indigenous population and controlling popular opinion.
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 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.
Clinical psychologist Dr. Matthew Bailly’s affection for Winnipeg runs deep. Originally from Fargo, Bailly fell in love with the city as a kid during weekend trips to Canada. A full-time resident since 2005, Bailly’s condo in the Wellington Crescent neighbourhood is a kind of love letter to the city. With a Salisbury House dining area, a Can-D-Man mural and bus shelter closet, Bailly has created a living space that’s also a genuine work of art.
On the third night of the year I got into the backseat of my parents’ Mazda next to my aunt and uncle. My dad drove and my mom fretted over whether she’d fit in. We were headed to a chilly Exchange District studio, where my cousin and her friends hosted a hip hop dance battle.
DC Sound System is tired of cliches, like Ska is dead, and The Sex Pistols weren’t punk. Alex DeChoiseul believes ska is very much alive and well.
The Big Fun Festival is set to showcase over 40 of the best up-and-coming artists from Manitoba, as well as some hand-selected acts from across Canada. Running from Jan. 28 to Feb. 1 at venues around the city, the festival is sure to bring warmth to our cold winter nights.
Getting fiction published isn’t easy, but Samantha Beiko has managed to pull it off.
It’s odd to think of a tale about two Olympic gold medal winners and a millionaire as a story of outsiders, but Foxcatcher is exactly that. It follows the true story of Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) and his older brother Dave (Mark Ruffalo), who both triumphed at the 1984 Olympic games.
I can’t decide if Force Majeure is a perfect date movie, or the worst date movie of all time. On one hand, it’s the type of film that will inevitably spurn a lively discussion afterward. On the other hand, the subject of that discussion could devastate a precarious romantic mood.
In making fun of Usher videos and joking about being a single, awkward female, Debra DiGiovanni became one of Canada’s most recognizable comedians.
The human body is far more amazing than it’s often given credit for.
It might be considered graffiti and an act of vandalism, but Kush’s poster of the late ‘homeless hero’ Faron Hall reads like something completely different.
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.