James Wilt

  • NehuvianDOOM

    Skits can make or break a hip-hop record. Think of the excellence of Method Man on 36 Chambers to the cheesiness of Ras Baraka on The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. NehuvianDOOM - a collaboration between the enigmatic legend MF Doom and up-and-coming emcee Bishop Nehru - falls into the latter category, but with less of the charm.

  • Ol’ grey eyes

    Public speaking certainly isn’t a challenge for Frank Christopher Busch; over the years, he’s delivered many talks at conferences on the topic of Aboriginal business and finance. But the speaking tour that’s accompanying the release of his debut novel, Grey Eyes, is a whole different story. Now, it’s extremely personal. Nerves hit every time he presents.

  • Left Behind

    Who knows what the fuck Nicolas Cage was thinking when he took this gig on. For those not raised in evangelical Christian circles - and please consider yourself lucky - a brief history is in order: Left Behind was originally a series of 16 novels that told of the time when Jesus would suck all the people who believe in him up to heaven and release literal hell upon the infidels. The grand event was called the Rapture. People still believe this.

  • Snowpiercer

    Snowpiercer’s a real conundrum of a film. The description features all the components of a film I’m near-guaranteed to dig: the story goes that all life on earth is killed off due to the unforeseen results of attempting to curb global warming with geoengineering, save for a small percentage who are trapped on a train circling the planet. Mass inequality on the train is rife. Eventually, the oppressed rebel. Violence ensues.

  • Addictive art

    Even though Diana Thorneycroft and Michael Boss are a wife-husband duo, Hogs and Horses - their fifth collaborative exhibit - might not initially seem like a totally natural fit: sketches and paintings of motorbikes serve as Boss’ contribution, while Thorneycroft is responsible for the creation of an assortment of disfigured and reconstructed model horses.

  • A walk in the woods

    Nature’s long been a great source of inspiration for visuals arts, and not only in the annoyingly overt terms of Thomas Kinkade. Take Winnipeg artist Ingrid McMillan as a most excellent example: Dream Home, her most recent exhibit, was birthed from many years of walking in St. Vital Park. But the 15 original works certainly aren’t sketches of squirrels.

  • Pelts, powwows & projection art

    Rest assured: Artsfest is a far more exciting event than what the rather underwhelming name might suggest. The gargantuan festival, now entering its second year, features everything from Ancient Roman artifacts to oral history workshops, powwow presentations and a life-sized fully functioning catapult. Check out these artists and more at the University of Winnipeg’s Artsfest.

  • Workinonit

    It’s barely 5 a.m., but the commercial kitchen’s already filled with the aromas of frying dough and melted chocolate.

  • The metamorphosis

    If only every university project turned out as successfully as Cockroach Zine.

  • Whose House? Andraea’s House.

    It’s a tad bewildering that Andraea Sartison can successfully juggle as many gigs as she does: in addition to being the founder and artistic producer of One Trunk Collective, she works for the University of Winnipeg’s events department, Bike to Work Day, Canzona Choir and The Forks (she was responsible for producing Labour Day weekend’s Barge Festival). She also spends considerable time in the sizeable garden at her home in St. Boniface.

  • Divided Dissent

    Once upon a time, Winnipeg would’ve easily scored a top spot on the Top 10 Anarchist Hubs in North America listicle.

  • Check up and suit up

    The lessons have often been cemented by the time we start post-secondary classes: always use a dental dam or condom, get tested frequently for sexually transmitted infections, ensure open conversation with partners. But something’s not working.

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