Adam Petrash

  • The poetry of the penis

    Ariel Gordon is one of the most down-to-earth people you could ever have the pleasure of meeting. She’s funny, insightful and has an affinity for nature, like taking “macro photographs of mushrooms.”

  • Offbeat poet

    Winnipeg writer Jonathan Ball’s work blurs “poetry, prose, fiction and essay” into a voice and form that’s only his. 

  • No frills, no thrills

    Winnipeg is teeming with writers. We tend to focus, however, on the authors who’ve published books when there are in fact many writers out there actively publishing great pieces online, in newspapers, literary journals and anthologies, too.

  • Response to the response

    Writer and illustrator GMB Chomichuk has been communicating through words and pictures for as long as he can remember. He’s spent years and countless hours perfecting his craft and it’s paying off in spades.

  • Proudly prairie

    Winnipeg writer S.M. Beiko’s Young Adult novel The Lake and the Library (ECW Press) has been receiving positive reviews since its release last May. 

  • Norse mythology in Manitoba

    Local writer Chadwick Ginther is en route to becoming a literary giant in the sci-fi and fantasy community. 

  • Beyond downtown

    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.

  • Frank Turner overdrive

    Frank Turner is one of the hardest-working touring musicians in music today - he played approximately 184 shows last year alone.

  • Mary Jane Stole My Girl

    David Skene is a songwriting genius - you just don’t know it yet.

  • Vela

    This three-song EP from the now-defunct instrumental band Vela is for anyone interested in a soundtrack to escapism.

  • Microdot

    In these days when the majority of bands are all taking a drag from the same hypothetical cigarette, noise-pop outfit Microdot is smoking something else entirely - and for the better, I might add.

  • Salinas

    This EP sees Winnipeg’s Salinas branch out from its previous work to reveal a more mature sound and an atmospheric approach musically.

  • Keeping your cool on tour

    Whether a band is touring for the first time or already has a few tours under its belt, a tour always undoubtedly has its challenges - one of which is distance.

  • Drumming under the radar

    Aaron Edgar has been a professional drummer for his entire adult life.

  • Local rock act Salinas set to release All These Choices EP

    Recorded at MCM Studios with Mike Petkau Falk (Les Jupes, Record of the Week Club), the new EP from local four-piece Salinas showcases a new direction and musical growth from their 2010 self-titled effort and its power pop punk.

  • Never mind the music, it’s all about the drugs

    Upside Down: The Creation Records Story showcases the British independent record label that was home to such great acts as The Jesus and The Mary Chain, Primal Scream, My Bloody Valentine, Teenage Fanclub and Oasis.

  • Year-end Top Ten lists

    Here’s a look at what Uniter arts and culture staff and contributors were into this past year.

  • Death came a-knockin’

    An Albert Street music venue shut down last month after eight months of operation.

  • Matthew Barber

    On Matthew Barber’s sixth release he’s taken a DIY approach.

  • Maria in the Shower’s “The Hidden Sayings Of Maria In The Shower”

    They say they’re Vancouver’s legendary folk cabaret band - and after one spin I believe them.

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