Volume 66, Number 11

Published November 9, 2011

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  • The lowdown on downloading in 2011

    I was in the mall the other day and I noticed something hilarious.

  • Everything old is new again

    The collection that started as a hobby for Doug Shand and his late wife Lana has outgrown its home once again.

  • Downtown DIY arts venue celebrates five years

    Drek Daa is a spoken word and poetry champion, a Fringe Festival performer, a private practice psychotherapist and former CBC commentator. It hardly seems like he has time to also host an acclaimed musical venue out of his house.

  • A true must-see art show

    There is abstract art and there is art that lies somewhere between the abstract and the recognizable.

  • Noted documentary film festival makes its Winnipeg debut

    Documentary fans rejoice: a little piece of the Hot Docs Festival is coming to Winnipeg.

  • Talk - Action = 0: An Illustrated History of D.O.A.

    For complete and casual fans alike, Joe “Shithead” Keithley’s Talk - Action = 0: An Illustrated History of D.O.A. is as close as you’ll get to hearing (and seeing) the story of Canada’s most important punk band directly from the man himself.

  • Victoria band making big waves, but not letting their heads swell

    Current Swell vocalist/guitarist Dave Lang vividly remembers the shock that came with moving from Alberta to B.C. at 18.

  • More music this week

    More music this week

  • From shining beacons to meeting metal

    Well, it’s that time again. We’re hurtling towards the year’s end at breakneck speed and, according to the doomsayers, the apocalypse.

  • Intimate and interactive

    Toronto’s Peter Katz hasn’t even turned 30 yet, but the Ryerson grad has already received the CBC Galaxie Rising Star award, won the Grand Prize at Toronto’s IndieWeek and has been nominated for the COCA Emerging Artist of the Year Award and the Emerging Artist of the Year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards.

  • I’m gonna say it

    What should free speech in a democratic country look like?

  • Do you promise?

    Manitoba’s Employment and Income Assistance (EIA) program is often criticized, and rightfully so.

  • Smile for the camera

    It seems like the world today is oversaturated with digital photos.

  • Tough but not effective

    You might disagree with him, but that’s because Don Cherry says what he means - not what he thinks you want to hear.

  • No policy for tuition refunds, despite students’ demand

    As Brandon University’s faculty strike entered Manitoba history last week - now 30 days and counting - increasingly frustrated students are demanding their tuition be refunded for the class time they’ve missed.

  • The U of W’s contract academic staff get low wages, little respect and no recognition, critics

    Working conditions for the University of Winnipeg’s contract academic staff (CAS) has faculty members questioning the amount of respect university administration has for its contract faculty.

  • Wesmen volleyball teams enter third week of regular season

    Three weeks into the regular season and the Wesmen women’s volleyball team is off to its best start in years, and head coach Diane Scott thinks it’s going to be a good year for her team.

  • Canada’s federal assisted reproduction law confuses

    Canada’s laws on surrogate motherhood are facing criticism after a Canadian surrogate mother was left holding a pair of twins when the would-be parents changed their minds.

  • Opposition against Canada-Europe trade deal grows

    As a little-discussed but wide-ranging trade deal with Europe nears completion, opponents are stepping up their campaign to warn Canadians about the range of local policy-making options their federal and provincial governments might sign away behind closed doors.

  • Former Liberal leader Stephane Dion speaks at the University of Winnipeg

    Students filled the University of Winnipeg’s Convocation Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 8, to hear Stephane Dion, the former leader of the Liberal Party of Canada and member of parliament for St. Laurent-Cartierville, deliver an impassioned speech on democratic reform.

  • Doing it for the team

    In light of the Neepawa Natives hazing incident, the psychological effects of victimizing and team building are being called into question.

  • What if it doesn’t get better?

    The recent suicide of openly gay Ottawa teen Jamie Hubley, and a subsequent memorial video released by members of the Conservative government, has created a firestorm of controversy around the issue of homophobic bullying.

  • One small pin

    Torture, imprisonment and death sentences were amongst the tribulations Ali Saeed and other members of the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Party (EPRP) endured when living in Ethiopia.

  • Local News Briefs

    Osborne Bridge renos more than structural; Waste dumped into Red; Appeal for rape case wanted; Province, city to discuss rapid transit; Police chief explains homicides

  • Campus News Briefs

    Truth and Reconciliation scholarships awarded; U of W Soccer scores with Athletes of the Month ; Pirates, noses, romance and the start of the U of W theatre season; U of W and U of M partner up as members of the NCAIS

  • International News Briefs

    Liberals refuse to vote on unilingual auditor-general; Greek PM calls off referendum, gains opposition support; Tibetan nun sets herself aflame; Palestine wins, everyone else loses; Political unrest in Zimbabwe

  • Demetra’s “Lone Migration”

    Produced by local go-to guy Matt Peters, Demetra Penner’s Lone Migration is a beautiful little album.

  • Adaline’s “Modern Romantics”

    I first heard Adaline’s sweet little voice on a couple of tunes on last year’s Light Organ Records Christmas compilation, and hers was a standout.

  • Maria in the Shower’s “The Hidden Sayings Of Maria In The Shower”

    They say they’re Vancouver’s legendary folk cabaret band - and after one spin I believe them.

  • Matthew Barber

    On Matthew Barber’s sixth release he’s taken a DIY approach.

  • Brassland Tenth Anniversary

    Indie-rock label Brassland is turning 10 years old this month.