Cierra Bettens

Arts and culture editor  

  • Critipeg: Clue

    Plays at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre until Nov. 11

  • Arts briefs

    Matt Foster album-release concert // Chilling knowledge // Consent on set // The art of time // Walking the WAG catwalk // An esteemed, costume jubilee

  • Love is louder than the dog whistle

    Six years ago, Bryce Byron fled the United States for Canada amid a wave of transphobia.

  • Global sounds in local digs

    In a modest, landlocked city like Winnipeg, investing in the avant-garde is often scrapped in favour of catering to more dominant tastes.

  • Critipeg: Piaffe

    Plays at Dave Barber Cinematheque from Oct. 4 to Nov. 1

  • Arts Briefs

    Virgo Rising releases Vampyre Year // Young Lungs hosts general meeting // Books, books, books // Frankenstein goes live // Active art // Mad, trad and jazz

  • Arts Briefs

    FEAST @ PTE // Soul Gallery pop-up in the Exchange // Bonjour, je m’appelle... // Location! Location! Location! // Opening: Tim Gardner @ the WAG // Trivia for a good cause

  • Arts Briefs

    Bow down to your Crumb Queen // The RWB presents Snow White // Reconciling the reel // The Darkroom tour // Gimli Film Fest seeks new executive director // Latent Knowledge @ cre8ery

  • Supporting the arts at the ballot box

    For artists and arts organizations alike, public funding provides the stability to support a fundamental tenet of the arts: creative risk.

  • Arts Briefs

    THIN AIR returns to Winnipeg // CKUW to host DIY DJ workshop // Video Pool has a midlife crisis // Entangled @ MHC Gallery // Nuit Blanche 2023 // Indigenous theatre spotlighted at Royal MTC

  • A greener world is possible

    From temperature maps displaying a sea of red to line graphs depicting exponential CO2 emissions, most of the visual language surrounding climate change evokes nihilism rather than hope.

    Yet, in a new, multidisciplinary exhibition called Planet Love, hope is the basis for climate action.

  • Arts editor’s guide to autumn

    I’ve always felt that autumn is far more indicative of a new year than Jan. 1.

    For the first time since 2003, I’m not returning to school in September. From preschool to the final semester of my undergraduate degree, the yellowing of the leaves marked the beginning of my studies. Though I’m no longer hitting the books, it remains a time of change and regrowth.

    I like to colour each season with art, music and recipes to measure time passing. Here are a few things colouring my autumn.

  • Arts briefs

    Echoes by Alana MacDougall // Drag Werkshop with Vida Lamour // Colette Balcean’s Nostalgie // Art Holm No. 8 // Virgo Rising releases “Tristan” // Jazz Winnipeg presents David Braid

  • Arts briefs

    Le Burger Week returns // Shakespeare bites back // A CHAPEL for the arts // Presenting Planet Love // In conversation with Moneca Sinclaire // Andino Suns take the WECC

  • The academy will not be automated

    “Write a lede for an article about the implications of ChatGPT in the university,” I prompt the chatbot.

  • Arts briefs

    Punk-rock goods// MHC wants your work!// Celebrating art across time// Fast, forward movement// Field Guide (re)releases debut album// A season’s farewell

  • Arts briefs

    Lubomyr Melnyk is back in town// Get on board// Trio SR9 at CCFM// Somewhere between figurative and abstract// Don’t be negative, bring your negatives// Solidarity forever

  • Critipeg: Space Girl

    Runs at Prairie Theatre Exchange until April 2

  • Arts briefs

    Feelin’ lucky// Submit your ArchiShorts// A Millenium Centre soirée// Talking movement// From the Junos to the Limelight// It’s worth the trip: Here & There

  • After the swan song

    André Lewis is no stranger to Swan Lake. The artistic director’s career at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet (RWB) has spanned three decades.

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