Volume 63, Number 20

Published February 12, 2009

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  • Art that’s contemporary, political and conservative

    Alongside All Power to the People!, an exhibition of Black Panther poster art, Afshin Matlabi’s Terrorism, Democracy, Leisure is one of two politically-themed art shows currently being held at Aceartinc.

  • Are you dry and flaky?

    Does your skin feel tight after coming in contact with water? Are your hands white from dryness? Well, you’re not the only one dealing with dry skin. Most Winnipeggers have had to deal with it at some point.

  • Fashion Streeter

    I see things on other people and try to make them work for myself.
  • Five local artists to watch in 2009

    If you’re anything like the music critics at The Uniter, you love the fact that it’s impossible to walk two feet downtown without seeing a gig poster. If your problem isn’t deciding whether or not to go to a show, but rather, deciding which show to go to, here are five local acts you should make a priority to check out.

  • A product of his landscape

    For local author, David Elias, writing isn’t just a career; it’s a way of life. It’s what he knows, it’s what he does and it’s what he shares with others. And he loves every minute of it.

  • Arts Briefs

    Springsteen hates on Ticketmaster; Nine-year-old creates program for iPhone; Etta James has beef with Beyoncé ... and Obama

  • Won’t you be their neighbour?

    Have you ever wondered what it’d be like if The Office was set in a convenience store? Well, look no further than CKUW 95.9 FM.

  • Woodpigeon - Treasury Library Canada

    This Canadian collective from Calgary incorporates all the indie-rock gimicks – glockenspiels, whistles, hand-claps, unreasonably long song titles, etc. – but they do it in ways that make their songs a joy to listen to.

  • Luke Jackson - ...And Then Some

    Now situated in Toronto, Swedish songsmith Luke Jackson sounds like he grew up listening to a lot of pop radio. This is both a curse and a blessing.

  • Re: Failing UWSA needs its own Obama

    As an elected director of the University of Winnipeg Students’ Association, I would like to respond to Breanna Walls’ article that flat out bashed everyone involved and everything done by the UWSA (Feb. 5 edition of The Uniter). The author’s opinions of the UWSA in the article are extremely negative and misleading. And the fact of the matter is, they are just that, opinions. I wanted to take the opportunity to set the facts straight.

  • No longer a “Free” Press

    Farewell independent Winnipeg Free Press, I knew thee well.

  • Just for you: A universal conversation topic

    Hi Gang. This week, I’d like to do you all a huge favour; not because I’m especially fond of any of you, but because I like the thought of you all owing me a huge favour (and you can never have too many people to help you move).

  • I’ll still eat a sea kitten

    I am getting sick and tired of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) and their ridiculous attempts at shocking, scaring or guilting people into no longer eating any food that is derived from animals, or using animals as a resource at all.

  • Buying protectionism

    If the United States lapses into protectionist activity, “It can only trigger retaliatory action, and we don’t want to go there.” So spoke Stockwell Day, Minister of International Trade, when he referred to the Buy American Campaign, currently part of the Obama administration’s $825 billion stimulus package, working its way through Congress.

  • dd/mm/yyyy - Black Squares

    Obscure, impossible to pronounce band name? Check. DIY silk-screened artwork? Check. Non-sensical song titles like Infinity Skull Cube? Check. I won’t lie, upon first glance, I wrote this band off as mere hipster dance-rock. Boy, was I wrong.

  • The Tom Fun Orchestra - You Will Land With a Thud

    Listening to The Tom Fun Orchestra is like finding a CD with the positive energy of an OK GO record combined with the soulful and rhythmic sound that only musicians from the East Coast of Canada can provide.

  • Bill Dowling - In the Wood

    Released early last year, Winkler-based singer-songwriter Bill Dowling’s first recording, In the Wood, is a collection of clever and honest folk songs ranging in subject matter from family and friends, to politics and the economy.

  • 10 Things to Ask Yourself in Warsaw and Other Stories

    Picture this: you’re sitting in front of a cozy fire. The howling winter wind is miles away, sharing some dark corner with impending homework and early-morning labs. You want a nice book to curl up with, nothing too cerebral, nothing too extraordinary. Can you see it?

  • Campus News Briefs

    Outspoken professor gets the sack ; Residence long time coming ; Setting sights on Insight ; UWSA election low-down ; Checking out the university

  • Smoke baby, smoke?

    The University of Winnipeg admitted it made a mistake when it allowed representatives from a tobacco company to take part in its recent career fair.

  • Tough times for U of W

    Despite the current economic slowdown and an $8 million bill on the horizon, the University of Winnipeg is still vowing the scholarships and bursaries students receive annually won’t decline and is pushing ahead with capital expansion projects.

  • Federal funding cuts

    If you were finance minister where would you cut funding?

  • Sports Briefs

    Not guilty for murder charge; There is no gold in pot smoking; Blood, violence and controversy at CFC; Fight not over yet

  • International News Briefs

    Doctor sent to jail for 50 cent bribe ; Parking ticket no small ill ; Cash to crush old cars ; Swiss diplomat arrested for make-out session

  • Recession? What recession?

    While the whole world is stuck in recession mode, Hank Steinbrenner and his New York Yankees are out for recess and want to play - except Steinbrenner and the Yankees are like the bullies of the playground looking to pick on all the poor kids.

  • A seven-sided story about a fatal mishap

    Manitoba Theatre Company’s production of the one-woman play, The Blonde, the Brunette and the Vengeful Red Head, received a standing ovation on opening night, Feb. 5. And it’s no wonder not many actors can so convincingly play seven diverse characters in one fell swoop.

  • The importance of vitamin D

    Moaning about the temperature is a common pastime during a Winnipeg winter, but the cold weather has more of an influence on your health than you might think. The lack of sunlight reaching our skin is cause for concern when it comes to our intake of vitamin D.

  • SFU hit threes early and often against Winnipeg

    On Friday, Feb. 6, the University of Winnipeg Wesmen (13-8) took on the Simon Fraser University Clan (21-1) in women’s basketball action. SFU ended up on top as they dominated Winnipeg 87-56.

  • Clock ticking on school’s green space dream

    The Winnipeg School Division has been dodging their responsibility in Gordon Bell High School’s campaign for a sports field, say community activists.

  • Iceberg, right ahead?

    If you thought improvements to the University of Winnipeg’s Duckworth Centre have been completed, you might want to think again.

  • Adrenaline junkies welcome

    The event is an insane combination of hockey, downhill skiing and boardercross, and it calls on all adrenaline junkies to go for a ride.

  • TLC for those who need it

    Once a year, the city’s female and transgendered sex workers are invited to a pampering sleepover in their honour, in an effort to get them off the streets for one night.

  • Improving inner-city homes

    A new home improvement program will give houses in Winnipeg’s inner-city a much needed facelift – while training its residents to pay it forward.

  • Local News Briefs

    Recession, says who? ; Mining in Manitoba ; Brits want to know how it’s done ; So long, septic fields ; No substations on heritage sites

  • Not as environmentally friendly as you think

    A leaked government memo spells bad news for Canada’s environmental assessment procedures, activists claim.

  • Federal budget no green surprise

    Despite mounting a massive effort for government attention, environmental activists are disappointed Canada can be green with envy at its Southern neighbours, rather than green with sustainability.

  • Diners in the ‘Peg

    While chain restaurants can be nice because you know what you’re going to get every time you step into one, there’s no beating the unique atmosphere of a Winnipeg diner. While some new restaurants tend to flicker in and out of existence, there are diners in the ‘Peg that have been around for 50 years.

  • Way ahead of his time

    Fans of Scott Walker, a rock musician notoriously shrouded in mysteries and dark sunglasses, get a rare opportunity for insight into his career and music through Stephen Kijak’s 2006 documentary Scott Walker: 30 Century Man.