Less than a decade ago, podcasts were virtually unheard of. A 2005 New York Times article, The Podcast as a New Podium, clumsily outlined the new medium, making it sound about as appealing and mainstream as stamp collecting or CB radio. But with a recent explosion of new shows in Winnipeg, as well as the emergence of the city’s first podcast network last month, it’s becoming abundantly clear that podcasting is no longer the medium of the future: it’s the medium of the present.
Nine years after graduating from the School of Contemporary Dancers in affiliation with the University of Winnipeg, performance artist Ming Hon is bringing her choreographic talents to Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers (WCD).
Samantha Selci’s jewelry line Prairie Solstice is made for goddesses.
“I’m down with jewellery and I’m down with beautifying yourself,” says 23-year-old Selci, who’s also a music student at the University of Manitoba. “I think women deserve to feel like goddesses, but it is ridiculous the amount of jewelry that’s being manufactured brand new when there is so much - piles and piles and piles of beautiful jewelry everywhere - that can be reused.”
Public speaking certainly isn’t a challenge for Frank Christopher Busch; over the years, he’s delivered many talks at conferences on the topic of Aboriginal business and finance. But the speaking tour that’s accompanying the release of his debut novel, Grey Eyes, is a whole different story. Now, it’s extremely personal. Nerves hit every time he presents.
Who knows what the fuck Nicolas Cage was thinking when he took this gig on. For those not raised in evangelical Christian circles - and please consider yourself lucky - a brief history is in order: Left Behind was originally a series of 16 novels that told of the time when Jesus would suck all the people who believe in him up to heaven and release literal hell upon the infidels. The grand event was called the Rapture. People still believe this.
Snowpiercer’s a real conundrum of a film. The description features all the components of a film I’m near-guaranteed to dig: the story goes that all life on earth is killed off due to the unforeseen results of attempting to curb global warming with geoengineering, save for a small percentage who are trapped on a train circling the planet. Mass inequality on the train is rife. Eventually, the oppressed rebel. Violence ensues.
MAW’S Eatery and Beer Hall can be easy to miss if you’re walking through the Exchange District, although the white awning over the door certainly stands apart from a sea of grey. It’s more than worth taking the time to track down.
“I didn’t know what was wrong with me,” Rachel Westman recalls. “I stayed in all the time and didn’t want to go out with my friends, I was easily upset and cried almost every day. It felt like no matter how hard I tried it wasn’t good enough, studying all night and still only managing to get a C+. Nothing was good enough. It began to feel more permanent."
It’s that time of year again! The release of the new iPhone 6 has people clamoring to own the newest thing in technology. But with new technology comes new problems and pressure on people who want to keep their old devices.
One time in my second year of undergraduate English Studies at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, I met a fellow student who had recently completed two terms as a visiting student at Concordia University in Montreal. What an interesting idea, I thought - a visiting student. Kind of like an exchange student, but the in-Canada version.
From electronics to clothing to airplane tickets, online shopping makes it possible for people to purchase goods without having to look past their computer screens. And now, Winnipeggers can add groceries to their lists of online purchasing options as well.
Slowly but surely, the City of Winnipeg is catching up to the spinning spokes of its cyclists.
Judy Wasylycia-Leis is well-known in many of Winnipeg’s social circles. It’s no surprise - the former Member of Parliament for Winnipeg North, NDP MLA, and Minister of Culture, Heritage and Recreation has spent close to three decades working in public office.
Kristian Hooker knows first-hand how difficult it can be for people with autism to negotiate social situations. The University of Winnipeg (U of W) alumnus is on the autism spectrum himself.
A comic strip by Paul Hewak.
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.
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.
"You are all good people," proclaims John Scoles through the megaphone.
Ten years ago, legendary Boston quartet Pixies reunited for a tour that almost kicked off in Winnipeg. It was something fans thought they’d never see after singer/guitarist Charles Thompson (aka Black Francis/Frank Black) ended the band in ’93. So now that Pixies have been reunited for longer than their first run, when the band (fleshed out by guitarist Joe Santiago, drummer David Lovering and bassist/vocalist Kim Deal) released five important records, toured the world and influenced a generation of kids with the trademark loud/quiet/loud formula, we’ve had to wait for a new LP.
From early on in her life, Janelle Nadeau knew exactly what she wanted to do.