Patrick Harney

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  • ‘Wouldn’t it be funny if we’ started a restaurant?

    Despite its meme-laden aesthetic, South Osborne’s Hoagie Boyz restaurant creates unironically delicious classic Italian subs that are simultaneously approachable and extravagant.

  • ‘Little ephemeral gems’

    For several months each year, a heap of snow blankets Winnipeg, signaling the beginning of the city’s great slumber.

  • Coming to you independent and ad-free

    Between the same couple hits playing over and over, disc jockeys seemingly talking about nothing and the blare of advertisements, finding quality radio can seem like an impossible task.

  • Spirits, myths and memory in Black film

    In curating Cinematheque’s latest film series, distribution coordinator Mahlet Cuff sought to answer the question: “where can Black folks turn to for knowledge about their history?”

  • Shelter from the cold

    Surviving winter in Winnipeg is a death-defying experience.

  • You gotta see it to believe it

    In the 1960s and ’70s, country and blues music dominated the Main Street strip in Winnipeg.

  • Lost and found again

    Barb Bottle and Briony Haig aren’t afraid to ask the big questions.

  • Live band karaoke returns

    Karaoke, derived from the Japanese words for “empty orchestra,” is a staple of bars in East Asia.

  • Worth the wait

    Local singer-songwriter Jacob Brodovsky has spent the past 18 years writing, performing and honing his craft. Fittingly, his forthcoming album, I Love You and I’m Sorry, is a distillation of a music career that began when he was 12.

  • It’s not too lonely at the top

    Every Monday night, Jeff Sinclair descends from atop his Mountain of Trivia to test the knowledge of patrons of the Good Will Social Club.

  • ‘A little bit of this and a little bit of that’

    On Jan. 14, cre8ery opens its newest exhibit, Odds N’ Ends: The Everything Show!, a showcase described as “a little bit of this and a little bit of that.”

  • Signs of the times

    The Dave Barber Cinematheque’s newest program is taking viewers to the stars. 

  • Post-pandemic party people

    To many in Winnipeg, DJs are alternatively associated with bass drop-laden EDM, ’80s, ’90s and ’00s throwback nights or classic disco and pop at a local wedding social.

  • Critipeg: Cannes Lions

    The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity showcases the best ads of 2022

  • Favourite local barber or hairstylist

    1. Ari Jakobson (Olafur’s)
    2. Walter Spooner (Waltz On In)
    3. Ashley L’Heureux (Sapphire)

  • Favourite local podcast

    1. Witchpolice Radio
    2. The Reel Debaters
    3. Barking Dog

  • Favourite movie by a local filmmaker

    1. A Social by Tavis Putnam
    2. I Survived Winnipeg by Folks Films
    3. Late Summer by Ryan Steel

  • It’s a family affair

    Winnipeg is home to a large preserve of turn-of-the-century architecture.

  • A modern-day patron of the arts

    With dozens of releases and a family of artists whose music ranges from roots to shoegaze, Winnipeg record label Transistor 66 has been part of the city’s rock scene for decades.

  • The rising tide of Indigenous Storytellers

    Shortly after confederation, the Red River Resistance saw Indigenous peoples in Manitoba organize and take action for their rights in the face of the Canadian state.

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