Volume 64, Number 9

Published October 29, 2009

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  • Naming rights for sale

    What do you think of companies and other organizations selling naming rights?

  • Fashion Streeter

    No, this is not real fur.
  • Betty & Johnny

    Q: Should I see my doctor if my period hasn’t stopped for a week?

  • Cleaning out the closet

    Many of you may have already put those shorts and sandals away, but with hectic schedules of work, school and making room for a social life, organizing your closet may be the least of your concerns. It’s not such a daunting task as one may think.
    Instead of diving right in and throwing your clothes every which way, start out with a plan.

  • Don’t take pomegranates for granted

    Pomegranates are one of the most powerful natural sources of antioxidants. In comparison to other beverages believed to be high in polyphenol antioxidants, such as red wine, green tea and other fruit juices, pomegranate juice has been proven to contain 20 per cent greater antioxidant potency than any of these other beverages.

  • Rumours of my shortcomings have been under-exaggerated

    Hey gang, it’s me. I’m back for another week, to the dismay of some of you, as I recently found out.

  • Arts Briefs

    Expensive socializing; Better off at Dollarama; The Illustrated Old Testament: Rated R; Private Internet

  • No Wow-factor

    Manitoba Theatre Centre’s 52nd season opens with a witty, whodunit murder mystery.

  • Works of painstaking wonder

    As part of the National Film Board’s Get Animated! festival, the Winnipeg Film Group has assembled a collection of recent work by students in the Red River College Digital Arts Program, the Communication Multimedia Program at Collège St. Boniface and several fresh pieces from individual Winnipeg animators as well.

  • Cartoon show time

    As the National Film Board of Canada marks its 70th anniversary this year with its Get Animated! film festival at the Cinematheque, it is the nostalgic images conjured up by those three letters - N, F and B - of flannel-wearing, log-driving ballerinas, psychotic house-destroying cats and Scrabble-loving, apocalypse-ignoring grumpy old men that should drive the children of the ‘80s in droves to this event.

  • LITTLE GIRLS - Concepts

    Toronto’s Little Girls play dark, rolling, muddy pop songs.

  • HOCKEY - Mind Chaos

    Hockey’s debut album, Mind Chaos, is not as deranged as its title would have you believe.

  • CROOKED BROTHERS - Deathbed Pillowtalk

    Back-porch hymns, drunken hollers, odes to love lost and well-worn lonesome folk melodies mingle with each other in a dangerous blues-infused play between life and death on the Crooked Brother’s debut Deathbed Pillowtalk.

  • ANGRY DRAGONS - Angry Dragons

    “Boom boom boom shang-a-lang,” a blast of energy spews from your speakers in the form of Snake Apartment, the opening track from this self-titled debut.

  • Memory and looking back

    He is largely regarded as one of the best and most innovative cartoonists at work today, and he goes by one name only: Seth.

  • DEL BARBER - Where the City Ends

    Local artist Del Barber’s long-awaited album Where the City Ends has been worth the wait. It’s an album with cool folk songs that touch on ideas, events and emotions that most people have experienced at one point or another.

  • Comics: Collecting, conventions and academics

    Popular film adaptations of comics like Watchmen, Hellboy and the blockbuster run of Spider-Man, Batman and other superhero movies, are some of the most visible manifestations of comic books entering the mainstream consciousness.

  • Seven days in November

    Originally part of the Manito Ahbee Festival, this year’s Aboriginal Music Week will be breaking away from MAF, starting its first annual stand-alone festival.

  • Toponomy, topography and topology

    Tyler Bancroft, co-founder of Vancouver’s Said the Whale, said of their first record that “it’s all songs about Vancouver and the places we knew.”

  • No means business

    Playing Winnipeg only once in the last eight years, legendary west coast punk rockers NoMeansNo have left fans here anxiously awaiting their return.

  • Free-range troubadour

    Matt Epp could be forgiven for taking some time off. From B.C. to Newfoundland, to California to Tennessee, to Mexico and a lot of the places in between, the local singer-songwriter played more than 150 shows in support of Orphan Horse, the CD he released in April of last year.

  • Hannah takes the plunge

    Three things you need to know about Hannah Georgas: She plays brisk, capricious folky pop songs, her full-length debut will be coming out this spring and she may one day marry Jack Black.

  • Re: “(Don’t) seize the day”

    This letter is in response to a comments piece published on page 10 of the Oct. 15 issue of The Uniter.

  • Re: “Our big, fat public sector”

    Samuel Swanson’s article in the Oct. 8 issue of The Uniter (page 4) implies that I was interviewed for his story. In fact, I was never interviewed.  My words were taken from a 2005 article of mine published by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives-Manitoba.

  • Re-thinking the anti-poverty strategy

    Wading through the ocean of press releases and “calls to action” from Manitoba’s anti-poverty groups in preparation for this piece triggered many feelings. Confusion. Sorrow, perhaps. Exasperation kicked in by the time I had read the term “coalition” for the 400th time.

  • Sickening sales figures

    It’s cold and flu season again. This year, I was unable to avoid the onslaught. In two weeks of being down for the count, I spent $250 on cold and flu medicine. The real kicker though is that most of it didn’t even work. Is it just me or does that seem kind of messed up?

  • Harper’s unnecessary paranoia

    Could anything be more clichéd than another screed against Stephen Harper? They seem to be as certain as the sun’s rising each morning and setting every night.

  • Campus News Briefs

    Punk prophet to kick off speaker series; U of W ranks high in Globe and Mail report; Largest donation to Canadian law school; Clinton accepts honour from McGill University

  • In from the cold

    The Manitoba Urban Inuit Association (MUIA) is helping Inuit students make a smooth transition to urban life. The Winnipeg-based volunteer organization recently released a website and welcome guide for Inuit newcomers.

  • Spawning hundreds of connections

    The recent weakness of the University of Winnipeg’s wireless Internet connection can be blamed on two things: A virus that confuses the wireless network and - believe it or not - WebCT.

  • Wesmen men finish fourth in Pembina Chrysler Invitational

    The Wesmen men’s basketball team lost two hard-fought games to finish fourth at the 2009 Pembina Chrysler Invitational Oct. 23 to 24.

  • Exploring the university’s top floors

    Ever wonder what goes on in the halls above the buffeteria? And where exactly does that staircase on the sixth floor of Lockhart Hall go?

  • International News Briefs

    School teaches confidence through fire eating; New patent on the pizza box; 100,000 women offended by prime minister; Rich in oil, not in water

  • Good treats for a good cause

    Sarah Yachison is the definition of dedication. At 21, the fifth-year psychology student at the University of Winnipeg heads a local organization to help combat the genocide in Darfur.

  • Peak of potato monopoly

    Recent allegations by a local small-scale potato farmer that Peak of the Market tried to squeeze him out of business when he sold without permission to a national grocery chain has some wondering if Peak is playing by the rules.

  • Secret agent parking man?

    You’ve probably seen them in their bright green vests placing parking tickets on your windshield or handling cash drops at the University of Winnipeg banking machine.

  • Local News Briefs

    Tim Hortons’ kids will find new site; CBC News: Winnipeg goes late night; Israeli exchange students arrive in Winnipeg; Women judges honoured during Women’s History Month; Manitoba Hydro to submit to special audit

  • Increase vehicle ownership to improve employment, report says

    A recent report suggests vehicle ownership may be one way to help social assistance recipients find and keep jobs.

  • NDP look strong with new leader

    Even after losing the popular former premier Gary Doer, the NDP retain a firm grip on political popularity in Manitoba, a recent Probe Research poll indicates.

  • What’s in a name?

    There are plenty of opportunities right now for Winnipeggers to put their individual stamp on their city.