Sarah Jo Kirsch

  • Whose House? Lauren’s House!

    Lauren Swan admits she’s “a sucker for sentimental things.”

  • CRITIPEG: Small Predators

    Jennifer Ilse Black offers a caustic ode to the Captain Planet generation in her debut novella Small Predators, published by ARP Books.

  • Whose House? David’s House!

    “Every time I see a Whose House and it’s somebody I know, I’m like, ‘Damn! Why don’t they do one on me?!’” Cinematheque’s operations manager David Knipe is finally getting his turn.

  • CRITIPEG: Local Sky Tonight

    Last week, the latest collaborative effort from local performance art heavy-hitters Lorri Millan and Shawna Dempsey, Local Sky Tonight, was presented at the Gas Station Art Centre.

  • Whose House? Barbara’s House!

    Barbara Bruce introduces herself in Cree. Her name is Kitchi Pinesiw Piminaw (Flies High Thunderbird), and she is from the Ma’iingan-doodem (Wolf Clan).

  • CRITIPEG: WNMF 3: Orchestral Voice of the Future

    The Winnipeg New Music Festival Composer’s Institute (WNMFCI) invests the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra’s (WSO) collaborative capital into the careers of a lucky handful of sonic storytellers.

  • Whose House? The Peters’ House!

    Vanessa and JP Peters have helped some of Winnipeg’s most exciting musical projects to sound their best as co-proprietors of Private Ear Recording.

  • Choir is love

    Humans primally express themselves with sound. Where there is joy, there is a joyful noise. Where there is pain, there is wailing.

  • CRITPEG: The Price of Everything

    Fundamentally, art is the reflection of human experience focused through creative expression. 

  • Whose House? Jessica’s House!

    Jessica Antony is a child of Winnipeg’s core. She grew up in south Osborne, went to Gordon Bell High School and the University of Winnipeg (U of W), and she still lives a stone’s throw from it all.

  • CRITIPEG: locating the little heartbeats

    As the 13-month run of her work our future is in the land: if we listen to it at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in New York comes to a close, Dr. Julie Nagam mounts another immersive, multifaceted work at the University of Winnipeg’s Gallery 1C03.

  • Whose House? Jeremy’s House!

    “I’ve been in Winnipeg my whole life. I only started liking it a year ago."

  • CRITIPEG: Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

    “Humans now change the Earth’s systems more than all natural forces combined."

  • Whose House? Monica’s House!

    “Sparkle and shine. That’s what I love. That’s the theme of my life.”

  • Favourite Local Athlete

    1. Andrew Harris (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
    2. Patrik Laine (Winnipeg Jets)
    3. Desiree Scott (Utah Royals FC, Canadian national team)

  • Favourite Local Baker

    1. Cora Wiens (Eadha Bread)
    2. Amanda Kinden (Oh Doughnuts)
    3. Suzanne Gessler (The Pennyloaf Bakery)

  • Favourite Local Chef

    1. Ana Damaskin (capital broadway)
    2. Mandel Hitzer (deer + almond)
    3. Honourable mentions: Ben Kramer, Chris Gama, Grant Danyluk

  • CRITIPEG: The Goose

    In January 2018, Winnipeg-based filmmaker Mike Maryniuk’s first-ever feature-length film  premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam. It had its North American premiere last month at the Festival du nouveau cinéma in Montreal.

  • Whose House? Julie, Emma and Ari’s house!

    About two years ago, multi-disciplinary media artist duo Julie Gendron and Emma Hendrix were visiting Iceland when they got an email about a job opportunity.

  • CRITIPEG: Marshall McLuhan and the Arts

    On an episode of the Dick Cavett Show from December 1970, Canadian literary scholar and cultural philosopher Marshall McLuhan was introduced as “a prophet of the electronic revolution.”

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