Volume 65, Number 24

Published March 24, 2011

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  • Thoughtful and full of talent, but lacking a plot

    Mike Leigh’s thoughtful, starkly naturalistic film Another Year is meant to evoke an image of just that – another year in the life of two aging affluent Britons, Tom (Jim Broadbent) and Gerri (Ruth Sheen).

  • Fashion Streeter

    I like to take risks with my style. Whenever I am feeling bored with my look, I get a new hairstyle and I feel refreshed.
  • Make it good and they will come

    A few years ago, Winnipeg composers Heidi Ugrin and Luke Nickel were talking with some friends about how Winnipeg doesn’t have very many new music groups, at which point they turned to each other and simultaneously had an epiphany: “We should start our own festival!”

  • Giant Hand

    “I’ll keep on playing music for as long as I can sing, ‘cause when I’m old and wrong no one will remember me.” These words from the song Bones Are My Home reveal the endearingly honest motive behind a haunting collection of songs.

  • Campus News Briefs

    Distinguished Alumni Award comes to U of W; First Wesmen baseball specialty camp coming in April; International Adult Learners celebrated; New members to join Wesmen volleyball squad; Gold and silver for Wesmen basketball teams

  • Hey God, what the fuck?

    Hello, dear readers. Because I love you all so much, and because it is my Christian duty to help whomever I can, I’ve decided to use this week’s column to post a letter to God.

  • Garage rock and cupcakes

    The four-woman garage rockers and whale (or sea cave) enthusiasts in The Blowholes have been keeping a particularly low profile for a band set to release their self-titled debut album.

  • Why downtown Winnipeg needs on-street parking

    In their business plan for the next two years, the Winnipeg Parking Authority, the City of Winnipeg’s special operating agency that regulates parking downtown, has proposed increasing parking meter rates and introducing paid parking of $1 per hour on weekday evenings, between 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

  • Strike averted, but questions remain

    After weeks marred by tension between the University of Winnipeg Faculty Association (UWFA) and the U of W administration, many were relieved when the two parties ratified a hard-fought collective agreement.

  • New paper hitting the streets of Winnipeg

    Green newsstand boxes have already been planted across the city and on April 4, Metro Winnipeg will launch its first edition.

  • Mae Moore

    Despite the seeming ease of categorizing a record that declares its genre in its title, Mae Moore’s Folklore is anything but straightforward folk music.

  • Towards a secular basis for responsibility towards others

    Lately, there has been concern raised about the issue of secular humanism.

  • Re: “Manitoba faculty salaries fall below average” (March 17, page 4)

    Some poor wording has perhaps given people the wrong impression that the recent negotiations at the University of Winnipeg will result in faculty receiving salaries comparable to other Manitoba universities.

  • “Sorry my life is so much more bitchin’ than yours. I planned it that way.”

    Though the Charlie Sheen glaze has faded from everyone’s eyes (well, Sheen’s still look a little glazed), a question still lingers: why do we as a society let certain celebrities get away with being crazy, and even encourage it, while we condemn other ones for the same behaviour?

  • Centre Venture business plan approved by executive committee

    Centre Venture development corporation will start work on a “master plan” to revitalize Portage Avenue now that Winnipeg’s executive policy committee of council has approved their 2011-2013 business plan, which received unanimous support on March 9.

  • Local News Briefs

    Census seeks workers, encourages student participation; Community centres get improvements; Bombers stock up two draft picks, trade Inglis; Dairy Queen store sign highlights drunk driver’s damage; City budget ad campaign goes wrong

  • Winter releases its icy grip on our hearts and minds

    You know it’s been a long winter when the sight of dry, un-iced concrete puts a smile on your face for the rest of the day.

  • Let’s get a few things clear

    I am one of the organizers of the rally that was held on Feb. 25 calling for Justice Robert Dewar’s resignation from the bench.

  • International News Briefs

    Messenger arrives successfully; Charles Taylor war crimes trial ends; Chavez halts nuclear plans; West Bank settlement a political message; Airbus, Air France investigated

  • U of W announces addition of wrestling program for fall 2011

    The University of Winnipeg athletic department will be adding a wrestling program to their family of teams in the fall of 2011.

  • UWSA works with CFS to cover student residences under Residential Tenancies Act

    Last week, the provincial government announced it will work on improved protection for students living in university residences.

  • Are you concerned about climate change effects in Winnipeg?

    Are you concerned about climate change effects in Winnipeg?

  • Climate change forces Manitoba industries to create alternative initiatives

    This summer, Manitoba’s government will confront the consequences of climate change head on with the implementation of the Heat Alert Response System (HARS), which is intended to lessen the impacts of climate change on the health of Manitobans.

  • On online learning

    If you ever wanted to learn how to rear calves, don’t stock up on rubber gloves just yet.

  • A dance most cruel

    Somewhere between the graceful movements of a ballet dancer and the intricate footwork of flamenco comes the passion of the bullfight.

  • Popping our tops

    They seem to be everywhere – collection spots for your pop can tabs. They boast names like Tabs for Wheelchairs, but the names don’t tell the whole story, and the collection standards can be misleading.

  • Us & Others

    I have nothing but praise for the beautiful poetry of Us & Others in their soft-rock debut album Patchwork.

  • Winnipeg Free Press parent company buys out rural newspaper, printing company

    FP Canadian Newspapers Limited Partnership (FPLP), which owns and operates the Winnipeg Free Press and the Brandon Sun, is expanding rapidly.

  • More music this week

    More music this week

  • The Wailin’ Jennys

    One thing is certain: when you hear the Wailin’ Jennys, you can’t help but be stunned by the unearthly harmonies of Ruth Moody (soprano), Nicky Mehta (mezzo) and new member Heather Masse (alto).

  • The correct crossword puzzle from the March 24, 2011 issue (65-24).

    Crossword from the March 24, 2011 issue (65-24).