Volume 64, Number 10

Published November 5, 2009

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  • Pharmaceuticals in cosmetics

    What do you think of cosmetics with pharmaceutical ingredients?

  • Fashion Streeter

    It’s good when fashion can also be practical.
  • Getting ink done

    Tattoos, like many things in life, can be brought on by an experience, an influence or sometimes just pure boredom.

  • ALEC OUNSWORTH - Mo Beauty

    Clap Your Hands Say Yeah frontman Alec Ounsworth released this solo album earlier this fall.

  • KINGS OF CONVENIENCE - Declaration of Dependence

    Norwegian duo Erlend Øye and Eirik Glambek Bøe have teamed up with the string stylings of Davide Bertolini and Tobias Hett to add some bossa-novan flair to an already endearing Scandinavian quirkiness.

  • Good nutrition is a fundamental necessity that not everyone in Manitoba gets

    According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, 1.02 billion people around the world go hungry every day. That’s one in six people that are starving on a daily basis.

  • DOJO WORKHORSE - Weapons Grade Romantic

    Weapons Grade Romantic, the first full-length album from Dojo Workhorse, conjures up memories of peddling your bike on the last days of summer, running for the bus in the falling leaves and having mad conversations at the local coffeehouse

  • Bus ridership

    This week, I’m going to focus on something that I consider to be extremely good: Public transportation. Before all you stinky hippies get excited and break out the celebratory granola, bongs and hacky sacks, I should probably explain why I think public transportation is so good.

  • RON HAWKINS - 10 Kinds of Lonely

    Flat guitars and even flatter lyrics haunt the 10 lonely anthems on 10 Kinds of Lonely, the fourth album from Toronto’s Ron Hawkins.

  • DOMENICA - The Luxury

    The radio-ready post-grunge on this Winnipeg band’s debut CD is the exact stuff Power 97 listeners send straight to the top of the charts.

  • Arts Briefs

    Find a Penny, Pick it Up ; Billboard Banditry ; Swine-Flu Cereal   ; Disney: Back to Basics

  • Pretty in pink? I’d rather not

    I understand that American Apparel is something of a big deal to the kids these days. Young people think it is extremely correct to buy and then wear their clothes.

  • Balloons anyone?

    The term fetish is thrown around a lot. Have a thing for smart people? Must be a fetish.

  • Last Dog will have its day

    he Last Dog of War,  a one-woman show written and performed by Montreal-born playwright Linda Griffiths, will be running Nov. 5-14 at the Costume Museum of Canada on Pacific Avenue, courtesy of the Theatre Projects of Manitoba.

  • All’s fair in modern dance

    Jolene Bailie is a busy woman. With a career that has had her touring the country many times, performing hundreds of shows both here and internationally, the modern dance queen still finds time to teach at her alma mater, the School of Contemporary Dancers here in Winnipeg, where she started her modern dance training over 14 years ago.

  • Come Walk With Me

    If you went to junior high in Winnipeg, chances are you’ve read In Search of April Raintree and likely still remember it to this day. Beatrice Mosionier has vividly depicted the image of April and Cheryl’s plight, attempting to maintain their Native American pride while facing real-life problems as they try to survive.

  • Preparing for takeoff

    When Alexander McCowan heads out to promote Thief, his latest EP, later on this year, he won’t be logging miles in a touring van and sticking to a premeditated agenda.

  • Arkells planning to take over the world?

    When Arkells took the stage in 2004 at Hamilton’s McMaster Battle of the Bands competition and lost, it seemed unexpected that they would return triumphantly to a sold out crowd of cheering fans in their former stomping grounds four years later.

  • A man under the influence

    Vance Gilbert has played at the Winnipeg Folk Festival. Given how confident he is in his performances, perhaps that’s no surprise.

  • Re: “The moral question

    Andrew Tod’s comment piece (Oct. 28 issue, page 9) that accuses Israel of committing war crimes in its military operation against Hamas logically does not make sense.

  • Comment on Manitoba Hydro

    Editorial cartoons

  • Indicating what’s wrong with GDP as an indicator of a country’s well-being

    In our globalized world, increasing a country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is increasingly considered to be imperative. Whether we should be basing humanity’s progress on abstract monetary values is highly contestable, but GDP is the monetary value which our world leaders rely on when they debate and compete for public office.

  • Toward a poverty-free Manitoba

    Each month over 704,000 hungry Canadians use a food bank. In Manitoba, nearly half of food bank users are children.

  • Make it official

    During the years I have been teaching, it has often been mentioned that aboriginal children have poor language skills.

  • Don’t fear the chain store

    A small commercial building is under construction at a vacant corner of Sherbrook Street and Westminster Avenue. The main tenant of the building will be a Subway restaurant. Like Stella’s Bakery next door, this small development has been regarded as an attempt to breathe new life into Sherbrook south of Broadway, which some have speculated could become another Corydon Avenue.

  • Veteran volleyball player pumped for new season

    Third-year student Alix Krahn has always been passionate about sports. Inspired by her volleyball-loving family, she began playing the game when she was 12 years old.

  • Filipino all-stars play Duckworth Centre

    International and local stars of Filipino basketball came out on Friday, Oct. 30, to play three exhibition games and scout talent for the Philippine Basketball Association.

  • Wesmen head to Calgary for mixed results

    The Wesmen made their way to Calgary this weekend and faced the Calgary Dinos for some heated competition.

  • Campus News Briefs

    Some extra credit for the extracurricular; Fourth-year theatre students gear up for solo performances; YouTube meets academia; Students streak to protest funding cuts; Theatre students help combat H1N1

  • No penalty for high joy-sticking

    One room, five guys, 48 hours and a full 82-game NHL season. This marathon session of EA Sports’ NHL 10 video game is not just a good time, it supports a good cause too.

  • Neutrons go cold, put university on map

    Ever wonder what you could do with a jar of neutrons unbound from their proton partners? University of Winnipeg physics professor Jeff Martin wonders every day and has been given millions of dollars to show the world just how cool an ultracold neutron is.

  • JSA pulls out of project over author’s anti-Israel remarks

    Acclaimed author Sandy Tolan, whose scheduled involvement in a unique peacebuilding project last year raised concerns about controversial speakers engaging in dialogue with local Israel and Palestine advocacy groups, is scheduled to speak in Winnipeg on Nov. 19 as part of The Uniter/Mouseland Press Speaker Series.

  • Annual Day of Action broadens scope to include poverty

    Manitoba university students will embark today (Thursday, Nov. 5) on the annual march to the Legislature for the Day of Action organized by the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS). While past campaigns have mostly focused on dropping post-secondary tuition fees, this year’s campaign is taking a different approach.

  • Many businesses not putting their best Face(book) forward

    While social media tools like Facebook and Twitter are becoming increasingly popular with businesses trying to spread their word, many business owners still need to learn their photo tags from their hashtags.

  • Canada discourages aid missions to Haiti

    The Canadian Embassy in Haiti has recently discouraged trips to the country, even for humanitarian purposes, leading some to question the motives behind Canada’s policies towards the impoverished country.

  • International News Briefs

    Groom, 112, marries bride, 17; Toilet patrol in the name of soccer; Three-party pact for polar-bears; Motorists playing road Russian roulette; Beyonce’s body too bootylicious for Egypt

  • Charity seeks to save thousands from unnecessary blindness

    When Usha went blind from cataracts before her third child was born, her husband began drinking heavily and ran away with their children. Living in a poverty-stricken community in rural India, Usha was helpless.

  • Power-sucking appliances part of the problem

    The drive to conserve energy use was taken to a new level when California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger set out to ban plasma TVs over 40 inches wide. The move by California’s Energy Commission has the support of many environmentalists.

  • University of Manitoba’s financial troubles nothing new

    The University of Manitoba is experiencing a financial shortfall due to the recession as well as falling mortality rates for retired faculty on pension plans.

  • Local News Briefs

    Child care expanded in Winnipeg; Abandoned mines to get a cleanup; Bus transportation to remain active; Trades training fixes homes, helps local job market; Government legislates credit cap for criminals

  • Dip in unemployment could be an anomaly, experts say

    Manitoba’s unemployment rate fell from 5.7 per cent to 5.3 per cent in September, according to data recently released by Statistics Canada. While this could be viewed as one of many signs that the recession has ended, experts agree it is still unclear whether Manitoba’s unemployment rate will continue to fall.

  • Do you have a prescription for that moisturizer?

    It is common to encounter claims that a deodorant or moisturizer will grant youthful vitality. But it is growing increasingly common to find products that claim to grant real physiological change. Regulators and consumers are now dealing with products – known as cosmeceuticals – that bridge the gap between a traditional cosmetic and a pharmaceutical drug.

  • Networking not working yet

    Four weeks after the province announced StreetReach, a program that would co-ordinate the work of 25 professionals and 22 community resource centres to protect youth from sexual exploitation, it’s not clear how these resource centers have come together.