We here at The Uniter’s Arts & Culture section spend the better part of the year focusing on artists and the events that happen in the downtown area. From shows at the Lo Pub to exhibitions on the University of Winnipeg campus, there is a lot going on right here.
But where does this art and culture come from? Since nobody was born cool in the basement of the Royal Albert, we decided to find out what kind of great art was being made and what trends were happening all around Winnipeg.
From the obvious resurgence of civic pride, to increased traffic and visitors to Winnipeg’s downtown, the NHL’s return has had a snowball effect on this city.
There’s no shortage of fantastic entertainment in Winnipeg between April and September, but for those that feel the need for a change of scenery, few forms of adventure rival the road trip.
Procrastination pervades our lives. It affects our everyday plans with our friends as well as our most crucial, life-changing decisions, often harmlessly, but sometimes with devastating results. This invisible force threatens the very survival of our species and many others besides, but it continues still.
If you want to experience some of the worst specimens that humanity has to offer, go to almost any YouTube video and scroll down to the comments. In fact, go to any news, blog or video website that allows anonymous feedback and you’ll find them, prowling around like hungry lions.
Think about how much of the money you spend every day is your own.
Listen up, Instagram followers. If you’ve lost all hope that this smartphone-based photo sharing app will ever be good for anything besides showing you pictures of drunk people at Jets games, your pessimism is well-founded.
The federal government is looking to cut costs and tighten the national belt.
When the vast army of people that make our modern lives livable - from grocery store clerks to doctors to Manitoba Hydro employees - not only cease to do their jobs, but also join the minions of the walking undead, wanting nothing but to devour your flesh, that computer science degree on your wall will begin to look even more inadequate than usual.
At this point, promoting safe sex and warning of the dangers of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) may seem like flogging a dead horse. Kids should know this stuff by now, right?
Spring is fast approaching, and in the student world that means mostly one thing: a mad dash to scoop up the most fun and lucrative summer jobs before everyone else.
It’s a busy Sunday afternoon at Mulvey Market. Dozens of people walk slowly through the aisles between the wood stalls that fill the old warehouse, pausing occasionally to pick up a trinket that catches their eye.
More than 128 million people have watched “The Sneezing Baby Panda” on YouTube since it was uploaded five years ago, and that’s not counting the millions of additional views for spin-offs and remixes.
Lynne Scott is no ordinary Wolseley resident.
Be it music, drawing, drama, photography or another creative discipline, art’s power lies in its ability to intuitively reveal the truth.
The way you watch television may be about to change. That is, if it hasn’t already.
It’s difficult at times to see popular or successful artists as everyday people. It’s difficult to imagine the intervening stages between just another person on the street and a successful musician or a gallery-showing photographer or inspiring actor.
Randy Walker loves to gamble. By his own admission, he’ll bet on anything that moves - it keeps things interesting.
A lot of people get all grumpy pants this time of year and I refuse to contribute to all the doom and gloom with another “I don’t have a boyfriend/Orange Crush for one” column.
Crossword from the March 24, 2011 issue (65-24).