Volume 64, Number 27

Published June 30, 2010

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  • Fashion Streeter

    I could eat oysters morning, noon and night.
  • Dress for the fest

    Summer in Winnipeg means festival season is in full swing. With the many festivals our city offers such as the Fringe Festival or the Folk Festival, we should take advantage of all they have to offer and the unique summer styles on display.

  • Pudding cake recipe uses healthy ingredients

    To live well is to eat well and you all know what that means: meals should be both nutritious and tasty! Luckily, slipping greens and lean protein into main dishes is a fairly simple process.

  • Entering the vagina/vodka dialogue

    I heard recently from a friend that there’s a new trend popular with teenaged girls which involves them soaking tampons in vodka and inserting them into their vaginas. This way, they believe, they’ll get drunker faster.

  • Giving birth to babies and books

    Love, nature, the city and being knocked up are all central themes in the poetry comprising Hump, a collection by Winnipeg writer Ariel Gordon.
    Mindfully crafted with language that is simple and engaging, it is the first full book of poetry the 37-year-old has published. It is preceded only by two chapbooks: 2008’s The Navel Gaze and 2009’s Guidelines: Malaysia & Indonesia, 1999.

  • Second annual bike festival celebrates Winnipeg’s cycling community

    All things cycling for all ages will roll into The Forks Sunday, July 18 for the second annual Bikefest.

  • New gallery and live music venue showcases outsider art

    When you’re in the Exchange for this year’s Winnipeg Fringe Festival, be sure to walk south down Albert Street at some point, past the Royal Albert to Winnipeg’s newest art gallery and live music venue, Freud’s Bathhouse and Diner.

  • Film explores the way soccer is played all around the world

    Pelada - the word for soccer in Brazil, which is also the word for “naked” - follows the adventure of dating couple Luke Boughen and Gwendolyn Oxenham, both college soccer stars who never made it to the pros, on their year-long trip around the world in search of the barest forms of soccer, and the stories of the people who play it.

  • Documentary sheds light on the music that fuelled the civil rights movement

    The civil rights movement of the 1950s and ‘60s, under the leadership of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., was a time of great social change when African-Americans banded together in an effort to achieve equal rights through non-violent demonstrations.

  • The civil rights movement of the 1950s and ‘60s, under the leadership of Rev. Martin Luther Ki

    “A film with the passion of Tennessee Williams” and “The best picture of the year” are two unaccredited “reviews” that flash across the screen during the trailer for Tommy Wiseau’s The Room.

  • My Winnipeg love/hate

    In honour of the plethora of ongoing film shoots taking place in our fair city, it’s time to take a look back at how the ‘Peg has fared on film in the past.

  • Prolific musician enters studio to begin work on sophomore release

    The short bio on Michael Lewis’s blog says it all: “I eat, breathe and occasionally shit music,” it begins. “I write music constantly, whether I want to or not.”

  • Hope Atlantic: Mercy Street choirboys

    The members of Hope Atlantic are representing their hometown of Selkirk, Man.

  • The summer music round up

    The summer music round up

  • Winnipeg Folk Festival hopes little changes will make a lot of difference

    Less than two weeks before the Winnipeg Folk Festival, executive director Tamara Kater describes the mood in the office as one of excitement.

  • Know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em…

    “Try not to make me sound like a douche,” bassist David Schellenberg says regarding the reasons why The Playing Cards have been inactive for so many months.

  • Volunteering at Manitoba festivals an excellent experience for participants

    Festivals need volunteers in order to run smoothly; this is especially true of Manitoba’s summer, when the majority of the year’s festivals are packed into a few short months.

  • Plays on the fringe expand in the Exchange District

    “There is a boundary that cannot be crossed in mainstream theatre,” said John Bent Jr., the head of sound at the Manitoba Theatre Centre Mainstage. “But at the Fringe ... anything goes.”

  • How about an environmental action plan?

    Canada’s economic action plan is in full swing, with signs appearing everywhere to alert us of impending bicycle paths, highway improvements and other infrastructure developments.

  • Why the beautiful game is so beautiful

    Whether you call it “football,” “futbol,” “futebol,” “calcio” or “soccer” (yuck!), frankly, it doesn’t matter - the game is far more important than the semantics. You should indeed pay attention and respect to “the beautiful game.”

  • Responding to violence in the West End

    As you are likely aware, there has been an increasing level of violence in the West End over the past number of weeks - including the rape of a young girl on Langside Street and the murders of two young people, which were gang related.

  • Proposed conservative Canadian television network will no doubt be boring

    It was announced recently that Quebecor, owner of the Sun Media chain, will launch a cable news network aimed at turning the tide of liberal mainstream media. It will be called Sun Television.

  • Think twice before you ‘like’ this article

    New features such as the “like” option are popping up on the social networking website, Facebook and are being used immediately by millions of users. But who exactly are users telling what they like? If they think it’s just their “friends,” they’re mistaken.

  • The plight of the Piping Plover

    As the BP oil spill continues to poison the Gulf of Mexico, Manitobans may soon see its effects in their own backyards. Come late August, many of our indigenous birds will migrate to the location of the spill. So what happens when they arrive?

  • Provincial government’s involvement in city politics continues

    Residents of Elmwood-East Kildonan piled into a hot, cramped room in the Valley Gardens Community Club on June 21. After heated speeches from three political candidates, visitors were asked to leave, the doors were barred and residents held their ballots in the air as a box was passed around the room.

  • Canadian students struggle to find work after graduation

    TORONTO (CUP) — Even with a bachelor’s degree in hand, David McClelland can’t seem to find work. And he’s not alone in his search for post-graduation employment.

  • Organization explores what Winnipeg might look like as a transition town

    A national member-led organization committed to strengthening Canadian communities by creating better economic opportunities and enhancing environmental and social conditions is hoping Winnipeg might one day become a transition town.