Volume 66, Number 13

Published November 23, 2011

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  • Breaking the buzz

    Since the release of Toronto-based trio Austra’s debut record, Feel It Break, back in May, the band has been lauded by the likes of NME and Pitchfork, and has been shortlisted for the Polaris Music Prize.

  • How awesome would it be to remember everything?

    As I get older, I find it harder and harder to remember crap.

  • Corydon-area bakery gets it right

    Opened in 2008 and nestled away from the busy Corydon Avenue strip, this take-out bakery certainly knows how to do it right.

  • The power of the ‘stache

    You’ve probably seen them around. They’ve colonized your boyfriends’, your brothers’ and your fathers’ faces. They’re ridiculous and they’re for a good cause. They’re moustaches, and pretty soon they’ll all be gone.

  • Sex, drugs and pantyhose

    The issue-packed and controversial Spring Awakening makes its Winnipeg debut thanks to Winnipeg Studio Theatre.

  • Freezing their toes off for the arts

    For many children, especially those in Manitoba’s northern towns, exposure to ballet and the world of dance is not an opportunity that is presented very often.

  • Death came a-knockin’

    An Albert Street music venue shut down last month after eight months of operation.

  • More music this week

    More music this week

  • Willing and able, even after 20 years

    Wil Mimnaugh cut his teeth like most artists - or maybe unlike most artists.

  • Turn on, tune in, drop out… and find the others

    Veteran jazz/folk artist Andy Sheppard has ventured into video making to create Find the Others, an innovative project connecting music and film.

  • These Muckies are made for fashion

    Manitoban Julie Pedersen knows a thing or two about fashion. A graduate of a private Vancouver fashion school, model, designer and former actor, Pedersen has created her own line of distinct women’s footwear.

  • A tough situation

    “I encourage you to join us in a province-wide effort to raise awareness about domestic violence and the resources available to families affected by this issue. ... We all have an important role to play in preventing domestic violence in our families and in our community.”

  • Taking a detour

    Darren Aronofsky is a man who endeavours to create art that will leave an indelible mark on your film psyche.

  • It’s not true!

    The conspiracy theorists of old talked about aliens and JFK, the pressing issues of the time. But today’s conspiracy theorists have branched out and expanded their knowledge base, taking on diverse issues from theoretical physics to fast food.

  • International News Briefs

    U.S. group offered asylum to Gadhafi; Brazil’s emerging power causing conflict with neighbours; Man charged with assassination attempt on Obama; New York could be submerged in next decade; Fears of civil war rise in Syria as conflict continues

  • Learning to learn

    Closing permanently this spring, the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) has released its final report, outlining recommendations for better Canadian education.

  • Beware of debt reduction schemes, agency warns

    Some debt reduction businesses may be promising more than they can deliver, according to the Manitoba Consumer Protection Office.

  • Local News Briefs

    Water for reserves coming; Ailing sewage plant returns to normal; Police roll out yet another crime plan; Winnipeg to transit users: pay up for rapid transit

  • Brave in a new world

    Being an international student can be stressful, financially difficult and potentially alienating. So why do so many students study here?

  • Dark coming-of-age film Submarine is off-beat and likeable

    The teen years are a confusing and awkward time for most of us, and 15-year-old Oliver Tate’s adolescent experience is no exception, as he catalogues and narrates his life in director Richard Ayoade’s 2010 film Submarine.

  • Questioning Canadian sovereignty

    Canadian public opinion in recent decades has come to question the nation’s status as a constitutional monarchy with an unelected, hereditary head of state.

  • Manitoba municipalities seek women candidates

    More must be done to educate and spark political interest and participation among Canada’s visible minorities, a new report out of Ryerson University recommends.

  • Transit fare increase

    Winnipeg’s city council recently approved a 25-cent transit fare increase to help pay for rapid transit. What do you think of this?