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.
It’s easy to take the right to an education for granted.
Assistant professor Shannon Vickers knows how to handle stage fright. The voice, text and dialect expert in the U of W’s theatre department coaches students on how to use their voices in the most effective way possible, both on and off the stage.
The University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA) has proposed that all students be required to take at least three credit hours focusing on Indigenous content in order to graduate. The recommendation, named the Indigenous Requirement, was crafted by the UWSA in conjunction with the University of Winnipeg’s Aboriginal Students’ Council and in consultation with the Indigenous Advisory Circle.
Rumour has it that a UFO crashed outside of Jackhead Reserve on Lake Winnipeg. Do you believe in aliens?
In January we witnessed the horrible attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris. I was shocked, as were many others. I’m from Denmark and considering what happened in 2006 with the Muhammad cartoon crisis, it didn’t make me confident that my country would be safe from terrorist attacks. It felt like it could be just below the surface. Sadly, it was.
Have you ever wondered, “what if life were more like a video game?"
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.
Some people may consider themselves big fans of their favourite band, but Shandi Strong celebrates KISS like no other. Strong’s entire basement is an homage to KISS, from official merchandise to her own photographs of their live shows.
How much sex should you be having?
Being in a band is hard. The work involved goes way beyond making music. Through the ubiquity of the Internet and home recording, it’s now easier than ever to form a band and harder than ever to get noticed. Winnipeg is a haven of interconnected music scenes where like-minded musicians and fans create communities of support and exposure for their respective genres of music.
Single Mothers guitarist Mike Peterson is quick to correct the notion that he plays in a hardcore band. He briefly considers punk as a description, before adding:
The odds were stacked against him, but that didn’t stop Theo Fleury from becoming a Stanley Cup champion. Now his story is being told on stage in the Prairie Theatre Exchange’s production of Playing With Fire: The Theo Fleury Story.
To most twenty-somethings, watching a parent or grandparent trying, and failing, to use a computer is a familiar experience. This technological generation gap is often the butt of our jokes. So when two teenage sisters started the Cyber-Seniors program, an educational initiative through which high school students teach the elderly to use the Internet, it served a genuine cultural purpose. Much to my surprise, it also makes for pretty interesting cinema.
When the Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí was struck and killed by a tram car in 1926, he had already put over forty years of work into his magnum opus, the colossal Sagrada Família cathedral. Today the Barcelona church still remains unfinished, though a dedicated team of artists and craftspeople continue Gaudí’s work. Sagrada: The Mystery of Creation examines that work and the symbolic importance of the cathedral.
I escaped from the Kingdom of Coupledom.
Alexa Potashnik, a 21-year-old, fourth-year human rights major at the University of Winnipeg, planned an event for Black History Month with the hopes of bringing thought and action to the debate on racism.