Sagan Morrow

  • Reading between the grocery store lines

    Choosing healthy foods at a grocery store is a daunting task if you have no idea how to read a package.

  • Preventing diabetes

    Pre-diabetes and diabetes affect more people than you might think.

  • An endearing look Back

    The set of the world premiere of Looking Back – West at the MTC Warehouse Theatre is striking to say the least. A large war monument in the centre of the stage is framed by two simple picnic benches against a backdrop of screens portraying the peaceful greenery of New York City’s Madison Square Park. This human construction of nature, along with the contrast between the intimidating monument and the quiet park, dominates the themes throughout Robert Lewis Vaughan’s bittersweet play.

  • A guide to cholesterol alternatives

    For the majority of us, fats are not something that we need to consciously include in our diet.

  • A dynamic mosaic of ideas and methods

    Displaying a dozen paintings created between 1977 and 2005, the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s showcase of Tony Scherman’s artwork (titled Tony Scherman: A Major Acquisition) is an impressive collection of still-life images and pensive close-ups of the human face.

  • Making sure you get your chlorophyll

    We all know that we should include more greens in our meals, but sometimes it is hard to figure out exactly how to go about fitting in those extra, essential servings of green vegetables. If you don’t like the taste or if you’re just having difficulty trying to increase your servings, these ideas will motivate you to experiment in the kitchen once again.

  • Concerned with the surreal and the unconventional

    Karen Asher’s No Cause for Concern exhibit is an intriguing display of a variety of photographs which investigate questions of identity. Seemingly random choices of individuals and events are photographed in Asher’s collection, reflecting her appreciation for the awkward.

  • Olympic speed skater J.R. Celski discusses his diet for success

    Having a healthy relationship with your body is fundamental for ensuring long-term good health. For U.S. Olympic short track speed skater J.R. Celski, this relationship has been an essential part to his success as a professional athlete.

  • Fen is flawless

    Caryl Churchill displays her acute sense of relationship tension in all of her work, but Fen truly captures how our relationships with others shape who we become.

  • Entertaining, but missing a point

    Circling the stage to greet the audience, main character Derek (Rob McLaughlin) appears to be friendly and likeable at the beginning of Blue Kettle. In a heart-warming first scene, we see Derek become reacquainted with his long-lost mother (Patricia Hunter). It soon becomes apparent, however, that she is not his mother at all: Derek “collects” older women and claims that each of them is his mother.

  • Being environmentally conscious is a healthy choice

    Personal and environmental health go hand in hand. Cancer, asthma and cardiovascular disease are all illnesses that we can potentially be at increased risk for depending on the environment we live in. When we improve the quality of our environment, we are ultimately improving our own quality of life.

  • Churchill double feature Not Not Not Not Not to be missed

    Performed in the intimate space of Studio 320, Far Away / Not Not Not Not Not Enough Oxygen is a chilling double feature that leaves the audience asking questions about their own position in society.

  • Still relevant after all these years

    With a full cast of 18 characters, The After-Dinner Joke is made up of busy interactions and shorter skits within the main story. The play is light-hearted and humorous, even as it identifies blatant contradictions in the way that we live our lives.

  • Keeping things fresh

    One of the most common reasons why people do not buy fresh fruit and vegetables is that they say they cannot eat the fresh produce fast enough before it starts to go bad. If you try out the following tricks, you will never have to use that excuse again:

  • Good ideas fall flat

    Although Michael Redhill’s ideas in Goodness are fascinating explorations into the human psyche, the transition to theatre performance falls short of being a coherent examination of the motives behind peoples’ actions.

  • Finding your own delicate balance

    Balance is essential to a healthy lifestyle – and nutrition is no exception to that rule.

  • Over-the-top satire done to perfection

    Kicking off the new year with a little something different, Manitoba Theatre Centre’s production of The Drowsy Chaperone is a high-energy rendition of this spoof on 1920s-style musicals.

  • Get out and walk it off

    It requires no equipment, is both free of charge and friendly to the environment, and can be easily performed by the majority of the population. It reduces your risk of heart disease, diabetes and obesity among other health concerns.

  • Eat, drink and be merry without adding notches to your belt

    Holidays signal a break from work, spending time with family and… food. What would the winter holidays be without bowls of butter-smothered vegetables, crispy turkey skin, creamy eggnog and decadently rich desserts?

  • Heartbreaking and captivating

    A dramatic tale about disappointment and deception, Hannah Moscovitch’s East of Berlin has you hanging onto the edge of your seat the whole way through.

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