Volume 66, Number 10

Published November 2, 2011

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  • My first marriage

    “You’re pretty, smart and funny. You’ve been really sweet to me and we have great chemistry. I like you a lot and spending time with you feels natural.”

  • The whole world’s watching the camera girl

    A photographer, by one simple definition, is “a person whose creative work shows sensitivity and imagination.” Local music-photographer Joey Senft, by definition, goes above and beyond this simplicity.

  • A new twist on an old tale

    Vladimir Mayakovsky’s The Bedbug, a satire of 1929 soviet bureaucracy and abandonment of the revolution to New Economic Policy men and five-year plans, has been adapted by Adhere and Deny to take place in 1990s North America and eventually, 2042 (after its hero, Bobby Markowski’s body is frozen and thawed in the future).

  • These buns are sticky, baby

    You’ve probably seen the signs for Jonnies Sticky Buns around town. They’re stapled to telephone poles and say cheeky things about buns and where this shop wants to put them.

  • Theatre looking alive and well this season

    It looks to be an exciting year for the Winnipeg theatre scene.

  • From firearms to filmmaking, he’s no chump

    Dave Brown has been the only name in firearms safety on Manitoba film sets for about 20 years, but last year he switched gears to direct his first short film, the 12-minute romantic comedy Chump Change.

  • Sweet bandmates, sweet tour and some sweet nostalgia

    In a city that embraces its folk roots, it’s easy to see how inspiration came out of four women interested in making music that people could embrace as their own.

  • The Mountain Man comes to the Prairies

    Fresh off the Blackie & the Rodeo Kings tour for their latest album, Kings and Queens, Canrock mainstay Tom Wilson shows no signs of slowing down.

  • More music this week

    More music this week.

  • Of Land and Sea

    Writing, recording and producing a single album is a labour of love for musicians. Tack on a second disc and you have twice the amount of writing, recording, producing and therefore, twice the time and money.

  • William Kurelek: The Messenger

    The Winnipeg Art Gallery’s latest exhibition, The Messenger, examines the famed work of one of Canada’s most polarizing, yet prized, artists - William Kurelek.

  • Adorable chimpanzee caught in a very human world in new documentary

    James Marsh’s anticipated follow up to his 2008 Academy Award-winning documentary, Man on Wire, is the extraordinary and riveting tale of a special chimpanzee named Nim.

  • We’re in this together

    The Neepawa Natives hazing scandal rolls on.

  • It was our idea first

    The University of Winnipeg is home to one of the most innovative, healthy and cutting-edge campus food providers in the country, if not the world.

  • I know my rights

    Women in Saudi Arabia seem like they are always waiting for a royal decision to have their rights given to them.

  • And God said, ‘Don’t change that channel’

    It’s probably safe to say that few eyebrows are raised today when a new ad campaign for a stick of deodorant, movie or bacon-loaded burger makes its way into regular rotation on our televisions.

  • UWSA Bike Lab open

    After three years of planning, the volunteer-run University of Winnipeg Students’ Association Bike Lab is off to the races after opening its doors to the public on Oct. 21.

  • Campus living not exactly home away from home

    The University of Winnipeg’s Community Renewal Corporation-run student residences are facing severe criticism for stringent rules, frequent fining of students and unfair eviction policies.

  • Honorary degrees awarded to three aboriginal leaders

    Bringing to light the exceptional achievements of three prominent aboriginal leaders, the University of Winnipeg awarded three honorary degrees during this year’s fall convocation.

  • Another downtown upgrade

    By way of larger sidewalks and new restaurants, the Sports Hospitality and Entertainment District (SHED) means to reinvigorate downtown Winnipeg’s former crime-free, cosmopolitan splendour.

  • Literacy advocates meet to develop plan of action

    Statistics show that about 30 per cent of learners drop out of the average Canadian literacy program, but that’s not the case in Walpole Island First Nation in Ontario.

  • Does voting matter in the North?

    Although 72 per cent of Manitobans polled by Probe Research before Manitoba’s election were “very certain” they would vote Oct. 4, only 56 per cent actually did.

  • Ragpickers set to close theatre, bookstore

    After nearly 10 years of operating a popular independent theatre, Winnipeg Fringe venue and expansive bookstore, Ragpickers Antifashion Emporium will be closing down its top floor by Thursday, Nov. 15 while the future of the main floor clothing store remains uncertain.

  • Blog delves into the lives of Manitoba’s missing and murdered women

    It took 10 days for Winnipeggers to help track down Lauren Chopek, a 14-year-old who went missing after school in early October.

  • The state of downtown development in Winnipeg

    What do you think of the state of downtown development in Winnipeg? Is the city successfully revitalizing the downtown?

  • Local News Brief

    Homicide rate high in Manitoba; Hazed boy told to apologize; Manslaughter charges dropped against shop owner; Wheat Board accused of misusing farmers’ cash; Fundraising for bear exhibit on the way

  • International News Briefs

    Congressmen delay pipeline project; American drone strike kills brother of Taliban commander; China to crackdown on entertainment and blogging; UN to end Libya mission; Flooding forces evacuations in Thailand capital

  • Campus News Briefs

    U of W appoints temporary dean of business; Province honours U of W professor; Elements on campus now open; U of W rises in Maclean’s survey; Wesmen win soccer championships

  • Fashion Streeter

    My mom doesn’t dress me anymore, so I dress in her clothes.