Volume 65, Number 1

Published September 2, 2010

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  • Successful beginnings from the Winnipeg Film Group

    In 1974, the idea of a Winnipeg film co-operative served as the spark for the still-running Winnipeg Film Group. Beginnings 1976 – 1983 documents standout short films from the early years of the film group.

  • Love Songs For The Last 20

    Del Barber is Winnipeg’s next great songwriter. In this, the second instalment of his self-proclaimed four-albums-in-four-years saga, the local singer-songwriter taps into melodies and stories that are instantly familiar.

  • More music this week

    More music this week

  • More instruments, more experiments

    If you like SitDownTracy, you may not be as familiar with them as you think. After three years and an EP titled Roaring Noon, the group is upping the ante with a new EP.

  • Wesmen add men’s and women’s soccer teams to its program

    This fall, men’s and women’s Wesmen soccer teams will participate in the Manitoba College Athletic Conference (MCAC) as they prepare to join the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) league in 2011.

  • Little Smile

    Local singer-songwriter Jodi King has taken her music all the way to Africa and performed alongside Steve Bell and Fred Penner – but Little Smile marks her first full-length album.

  • A little etiquette, please

    My fellow concertgoers, it is time to shape up.

  • Armenian genocide denial in Turkey

    Genocide denial is a hot topic that can often blur the lines between freedom of speech and hate speech.

  • Deeply moving and expertly executed

    Fall is fast approaching, and with the change of temperature comes a change of pace at your local movie theatre as studios begin pushing their prestige pictures in hopes of being recognized during the upcoming award season.

  • Local News Briefs

    Bipole III controversy; Yellow card for Katz; CBC’s online homicide map; Central Park renovation celebrated; North Kildonan church resurrects drive-in

  • Livin’ on a prairie

    Local indie darlings Enjoy Your Pumas are some lucky cats. The band has never gone on tour, but they opened for Bon Jovi and Kid Rock in Regina this past July.

  • The changing face of the U of W

    The Buhler Centre opened its doors for the first time on Aug. 26 with a celebration that attracted the Governor General and previewed a number of construction and expansion projects currently taking place by The University of Winnipeg.

  • Zellers returns to Portage Avenue

    Months after cutting several hundred management jobs, Zellers is reasserting itself in Canada, starting with a new store in the basement of Winnipeg’s historic downtown Hudson’s Bay Co. building.

  • Civic Election

    Do you plan on voting in the upcoming Civic election?

  • Heavy Falls the Night

    Following up the 2009 release of Parkdale, Heavy Falls the Night captures Toronto’s Elizabeth Shepherd at her finest as a vocalist, pianist, lyricist and producer.

  • Campus News Briefs

    Haitian students to study at U of W; University chef taking centre stage; Shine up your shoes for a good cause; Menno Simons finds a permanent home; Wesmen leads Canada to volleyball victory

  • Still no sign of 2009 Manitoba Sustainability Report

    The legally-required 2009 Manitoba Sustainability Report, a tool to inform the decisions of citizens, organizations and the province, has been delayed with no firm release date set.

  • Slow down and take a look around

    Kristofer Salfert has a golden combination of talent and business savvy, evidenced by how effortlessly his clothing line, Stupid Jungle Animal, has found success.

  • A universal language

    Gather a group of strangers from different corners of the world with vastly different life experiences and ask them to talk about their lives.

  • Photography creating dialogue

    Although it may not be evident at first, there is a theme running through artist Larry Glawson’s exhibit, 27 x Doug and it’s not the eponymous Doug Melnyk.

  • The race is on

    With the October municipal election fast approaching and candidates announcing warring visions for the future of Winnipeg, the slow-moving civic campaign has finally begun to pick up some speed.

  • I Made This For You

    Childhood memories and superstitions, grown up relationships and the art of living off minimum wage are all topics on The Mountains & the Trees debut full-length.

  • Watching the Downtown Watch

    As Rob McGregor, a 23-year-old University of Winnipeg graduate, walked along Donald Street in the heart of Winnipeg’s downtown, he saw an unfortunate but familiar sight.

  • Fashion Streeter

    Fashion is a marriage of risk and fun. I’m committed.
  • The summer of our disinterest

    It was a damned hot summer throughout most of Canada. In fact, it was the hottest summer in roughly six decades according to Environment Canada. It was the kind of summer in which waves of humidity dull the brain and slow the body; in which, despite one’s best efforts, lethargy tends to set in.

  • In defence of conflict

    I don’t know if it was just me, but last year seemed boring as far as student politics goes.

  • International News Briefs

    “Islamic Facebook” set to launch; Floods add to hunger in Niger; Dead pensioners continue to collect; Death penalty review in China; Important wheat breakthrough

  • Wesmen men’s basketball tips off early

    The University of Winnipeg Wesmen men’s basketball team kicked off their pre-season early this year with two games in late August against the South Dakota State University Jackrabbits.

  • Meet your 2010 University of Winnipeg Students’ Association

    University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA) president Jason Syvixay is one happy guy. After being re-elected last spring, he’s ready to improve on the foundation he built last year.

  • Livin’ la vida local

    Buying local food is a growing trend across the globe. With more stores opening here in Winnipeg that cater to local farmers, consumers have increased access to a variety of products.

  • Sweet Thing

    Sweet Thing’s self-titled debut album showcases the Toronto band’s ability to write catchy, repetitive, predictable pop songs about all the crap you care about when you’re in high school, while sounding like a blend of Maroon 5, Fall Out Boy, and All-American Rejects.