Volume 64, Number 16

Published January 21, 2010

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  • Suburbs vs. inner city

    What do you think of living in the suburbs vs living in the inner city?

  • The finishing touch

    Accessories are just as crucial as the foundation of your outfit itself. They can change the same ensemble dramatically and are a fast and easy way to not only update that crisp white shirt you’ve had for two years, but also add a fun and creative twist to an otherwise plain palette.

  • Finding your own delicate balance

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

  • Mexican myth-busting

    Hey gang! I hope you all had a great holiday. I sure did!

    I spent the week after Christmas in Mexico with my girlfriend and her family. The weather was really great and we all had tonnes of fun.

  • Get out in the not-so-frigid world

    If there is a silver lining to global warming it is that those of us enduring another January here in Winnipeg can at last make the most of winter.

  • The real invention of lying

    Camus’ words revealed the complexity of honesty and dishonesty, virtue and vice. Through his observation that moral behaviour can cause damage, he implied the potential of immoral behaviour to prevent that damage. I’m talking about lying, that baffling concept that has the power to destroy relationships and restore egos.

  • Some say volumes about the North, while others set their mark in toner

    The Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art is looking more and more like a contemporary art museum with its two latest exhibits where artists contemplate old technologies in the digital age.

  • 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.

  • Memories compelling and tragic, but ultimately hopeful

    “Where can I tell my pain?”

    That was the first question Ali Saeed asked himself when he came to Winnipeg in 1984. Twenty-six years later, we have Memories of a Generation.

  • Five local artists to watch in 2010

    2009 was another banner year for music in Manitoba, and although it seems impossible, 2010 could very well trump it. Here are five local acts you should keep your eye on.

  • RUMBLE DEVILS - Diablos Guapos

    Diablos Guapos by the Rumble Devils offers every standard rock ‘n’ roll cliché in the book – and the sound to match.

  • RICH BURNETT - Not So Blue

    Glad I’m Gone, the opening track to Rich Burnett’s new full-length, is a perfect introduction to the Ontario singer/songwriter’s smooth vocal style and exceptional songwriting skill, with superb phrasing and some pretty clever lyrics (“you’re picture perfect hanging on the wall, but you lean a little to the left”).

  • POSTDATA - Postdata

    Under the moniker Postdata, Paul Murphy slows things down and gets a lot more raw and a little more gritty than with Wintersleep.

  • TRIO BEMBE - Trio Bembe

    For several years now, Steinbach singing sensation Amber Epp has been wowing local jazz audiences with her ability to take virtually any jazz standard and make it her own.


    Catchy hooks, relaxed rhythms and thoughtful lyrics permeate Alex McCowan’s debut album Thief.

  • Local band’s Cannonballs run is just beginning

    Mat Klachefsky is the Charlie Chaplin of Winnipeg’s indie scene: he writes all of the parts for songs by his band Boats! and has bandmates play them as he would.

  • Double the pleasure

    At a time when many musicians have proclaimed the album dead and are focusing instead on releasing singles and EPs, local indie-pop rockers The Paperbacks are back with a double album.

  • May I take your order? One degree coming up

    How many of you heard from a young age that if you want to get a good job, you have to obtain some sort of post-secondary education?

  • League of extraordinary dictators

    The 20th century has witnessed the growth and spread of freedom throughout the world. It is generally accepted that human beings live better lives when they are free to live and think as they please. The idea of a totalitarian system of government is so abhorrent to us that we fought the Second World War over it, if I may oversimplify.

  • Friendship in the modern age

    In our over-mediated social landscape our understanding of friendship is growing thinner than a Ralph Lauren model. As our global community diversifies, we diversify and reshape. Our relationships take the brunt of it, whether we realize it or not.

  • Hands off my Beaver

    Canada’s second-oldest magazine, The Beaver, announced last week that it will be changing its name in an effort to connect with a new generation of readers.

  • Sending Harper back to school

    In a country that usually values its students, its universities and does everything and anything to encourage more young people to seek higher education, you would assume that the knowledge and critical thinking that university graduates acquire would be promoted, applauded and respected.

  • 2005 Silver Heights graduate finds a home with the Wesmen

    Craig Penniston is in his third year at the University of Winnipeg and his first year with the Wesmen Men’s Basketball Team.

  • Campus News Briefs

    Grant helps innner-city students learn science; DCE sends students on a PacMan hunt; Hockey, yoga, and meditation to beat winter blahs; Green technology research on campus; What’s happening on campus this weekend?

  • Rockin’ the classroom

    After opening for Led Zeppelin at age 17 and writing the life stories of local legends like Neil Young and The Guess Who, John Einarson knows what it takes to rock almost any room – even a classroom.

  • New directors, new possibilities

    While many students took time to unwind on the weekend after returning to classes for the winter semester, the University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA) board of directors was hard at work. The board members, including new directors elected in November’s by-elections, spent their Saturday in an orientation to familiarize themselves with their roles.

  • Goodness Gracious!

    The UWSA organized the SnOballs of Fury three-on-three basketball competition on Friday, Jan. 15 to bring various student groups together.

  • Bio students hunt for bacteria

    What do you think is the dirtiest part of the university? Hint: it’s not the toilet seats, escalator rails, or the Bulman Centre couches.

  • International News Briefs

    Frozen Britons cozy up to the computer; Police close down Mr. Gay China pageant; Male Y chromosome under constant evolution; Athlete fined for a hug and beers; Montenegro’s only hippo runs away

  • The great Canadian television debate

    The war of words between Canadian television networks and cable companies continues in the lead-up to the CRTC’s February decision on whether cable companies should pay the networks to carry their signals.

  • Igg man on campus

    Canada must invest in post-secondary education if it is to be prosperous in 2017, the year of its 150th birthday, Liberal Party of Canada (LPC) leader Michael Ignatieff told a packed atrium at the University of Manitoba on Jan. 14.

  • Controversy at the Windsor Hotel

    Demonstrators rallied on Jan. 9 in reaction to a rumour that the historic Windsor Hotel would be demolished. City officials and current hotel owners deny the rumour. Despite this, Winnipeggers remain determined to protect the building.

  • Students sound off on tuition fee security

    An unsolved tuition theft at Red River College’s Princess Street campus four months ago has raised questions about the safety of students’ tuition money and personal information between the time students drop off their payments and when universities actually deposit them.

  • Local News Briefs

    Province pledges $100,000 to quake victims; Parking authority joins Downtown BIZ; 311 celebrates first anniversary with ServiceStat; New Monopoly Canada spurs friendly competition; The Beaver falls prey to euphemism

  • Privatizing Canada Post could be effective

    Canada’s publicly-owned postal system could benefit from phased-in and well-regulated privatization, a report released last November by the Frontier Centre for Public Policy argues.

  • Prorogation not proroguing political work

    Parliament may be prorogued until the beginning of March, but local Members of Parliament couldn’t be busier as they reach out to constituents, partake in budget consultations and return to Ottawa to aid in party politics.

  • Urban sprawl is bad for your health: report

    New studies have shown suburban neighbourhoods have the potential to negatively impact the well-being of their residents through higher emergency medical response times and lower instances of physical activity.