With the NDP’s long-awaited and controversial leadership convention beginning on Mar. 6, candidates Steve Ashton, Greg Selinger and Theresa Oswald are busy making final attempts to garner support and strengthen their chance of emerging from Canad Inns Polo Park on Mar. 8 as the NDP leader of Manitoba.
It’s time again to mess with the time.
Full disclosure: I am not First Nations, Métis, or Inuit. I’m as Irish/French-Canadian as they come. But that’s partially why I think the new mandatory graduation requirement being proposed by the University of Winnipeg Student’s Association (UWSA) and University of Winnipeg’s Aboriginal Students’ Council is so essential.
The weekend of Mar. 6-9, the Manitoba NDP will head to its annual provincial convention, mandated with a leadership election. Of three candidates running, many have singled out Theresa Oswald for her electoral pragmatism and winnability. This justification for support is worth reflecting upon: Should leaders be determined based solely on their ability to win?
Are you in favor or the implementation of a mandatory indigenous component at the University of Winnipeg?
A comic by Paul Hewak
You may have noticed a certain vintage aesthetic housed in the Good Will Social Club, be it in the tastefully mismatched chairs, a distinct mug or a water pitcher. But that assemblage of artifacts are not there by coincidence. They were hand-delivered by Abi Torquato, one of the Good Will’s owners.
I spend most of my nights alone. In the summer months I go for long walks while listening to my iPod. In the winter I just hang out in my room reading a book or listening to some music. “If you ever get lonely just go to the record store and visit your friends” is one of my favourite lines from the movie Almost Famous because I think it’s totally true.
If you’re looking for some new folk jams then Ezi Margolis might be a good bet.
It’s undeniable: Peter Ricq and Robbie Slade are rising to fame as HUMANS, the acclaimed two-man indie-electronic act. On their last trip to England, they were even stopped on the street and begged to pose for pictures, a first for the Vancouver-based band.
If you’re a local bookworm, odds are good you’ve attended one of the many McNally Robinson book launches, held regularly by Peg-city scribes at the flagship Grant Park location. Novelist Trevin Thomas’s Puppy + Prey began as a Creative Communications project for the current Red River student, but quickly snowballed into something much bigger.
In 2005, Casino Royale made the Bond franchise relevant again. After veering far off course with Die Another Day, the introduction of Daniel Craig took the series to darker and grittier territory more in line with 21st century tastes. Kingsman: The Secret Service is a throwback to perhaps the least 21st century era of Bond: the Roger Moore era. The Moore films of the ‘70s and ‘80s were campy and cartoonish, with a focus on silly supervillains and outlandish gadgets. Kingsman is an enjoyable love letter to Roger Moore camp, encompassing all the best (and worst) aspects of silly spy films.
A lot of people have been talking about Fifty Shades of Grey these past few weeks. Specifically, they’re talking about the problematic sexual politics of the film (and the book series on which it’s based). I’m not interested in those issues. I’m only interested in discussing Fifty Shades in purely cinematic terms. Judged on a purely cinematic basis, Fifty Shades of Grey is a bad movie. A bad, bad, very bad, awful, inexcusably stupid movie.
On the first Friday of each month, the Exchange District comes alive in the evenings to showcase work from artists and introduce newcomers to the world of visual art.
Swag is a word many relate to an urban-machismo style synonymous with confidence, flair, and inarguably, hip-hop culture. However, the origins of this bravado-bravura attitude may not lie where you think.
Embarking on a career in the arts can be daunting. Scratch that.
Ask any dance fan about their most-loved part of Swan Lake and you will practically hear their heart melt in time with Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s beautiful score.
Having only tried shawarma for the first time recently, I was intrigued by what tastes awaited me.
When Lukas Frank created a simple Facebook event, he did it on a whim. Little did he suspect that it might lead to love for many a Winnipegger.
The man who swept into Winnipeg’s mayoral race and earned votes through a grassroots campaign and frank discussion of the city’s inequity is now running federally for the Liberal Party of Canada in Winnipeg Centre.