Volume 66, Number 21

Published March 1, 2012

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  • The Boyz are back

    Prairie Theatre Exchange’s main space is in a state of controlled chaos as the media call for Altar Boyz - PTE’s current co-production with Winnipeg Studio Theatre - gets going.

  • One way out

    Vegans - those who do not consume any animal products - are too often dismissed as health nuts or animal rights fanatics.

  • Train’s passengers served as sounding board for screenplay

    What would life in Winnipeg be like if the world went down the drain?

  • The old solution?

    The tar sands got the green light they needed.

  • Islands are forever

    For almost a decade now, Nick Thorburn has been crafting daring and beautiful indie music. From the fantastical indie pop of Unicorns to recent supergroup Mister Heavenly, the man who calls Islands his main focus has been busy for almost 10 years.

  • When the war came to Winnipeg

    Once upon a time - on Feb. 19, 1942, to be exact - it looked as if the world were coming to an end right here in Winnipeg, Man.

  • Surviving punk

    Artists forge their way through with hard work and dedication. They snatch up ephemeral ideas from the ether and breathe life into them and render them anew, giving them shape, life and voice.

  • Manitoba search and rescue team takes lead in disaster situations

    They are a special team designed to save lives and manage disaster scenarios too large and complex for the resources of local emergency responders.

  • Head to the Bulman Centre, for the sign is nigh

    Hurricanes tear through the city, lava rains from the sky, the streets are thronged with zombies - and you’re stuck at the University of Winnipeg, working on your thesis.

  • Protests have to pipe up

    Now that the Keystone Pipeline project has been effectively delayed, attention has turned to the Northern Gateway oil pipeline.

  • Royal Winnipeg Ballet delivers an old favourite in Giselle

    Much like the Disney vault, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet is resurrecting an old favourite.

  • Love at the end of the world

    Well, dear reader, the last couple of days have been so tragic I can’t help but find them hilarious.

  • Campus News Briefs

    Made in Manitoba medical isotope; Getting closer to quashing homophobic bullying; A call for old immigrant interviews; Superconductors for green technology?; Dean of education honoured

  • The world is ending, cue the music!

    There are countless movies about the end of the world. Some take a realistic approach, while others are totally over the top. Here’s a rundown of each style and if any of them could actually happen.

  • Set the tone with this cluster

    A cluster is defined as a number of things of the same kind, growing or held together - and that is what this festival is all about.

  • Don’t hesitate to buy that calendar for next year

    A mishmash of theories that combines cosmological disaster with the coming end of the Mayan calendar cycle has assumed the role of this year’s inevitable apocalypse scare.

  • International News Briefs

    Death of journalists in Syria prompts international outcry; Montana governor angry over Keystone delay; Wave of bomb attacks in Iraq leave 50 dead; Leaders offer support for beleaguered Somalia; Iran nuclear program talks collapse

  • More music this week

    More music this week

  • Out of the fridge

    In a world heavily reliant on electricity and refrigeration to preserve food, a prolonged power outage would be potentially disastrous.

  • Local News Briefs

    Katz kicks Orlikow from meeting; Arrest made over sale of stolen Jets tickets; Katz talks pulling $7M grant for water park off the table; Crime prevention up to par?; Winnipeg elm cut down, homeowner blames city maintenance

  • Foreign affairs should be NDP focal point, says Paul Dewar

    In an NDP leadership race growing more contentious by the day, Paul Dewar hopes to sail through the middle with a traditional and grassroots strategy.

  • Enbridge comes under fire despite donation to university

    An oil company lambasted by an environmentalist panel at the University of Winnipeg last week is also the main benefactor of a university science program for inner-city youth.

  • The Uniter presents: Team Apocalypse

    When the vast army of people that make our modern lives livable - from grocery store clerks to doctors to Manitoba Hydro employees - not only cease to do their jobs, but also join the minions of the walking undead, wanting nothing but to devour your flesh, that computer science degree on your wall will begin to look even more inadequate than usual.

  • Vela

    This three-song EP from the now-defunct instrumental band Vela is for anyone interested in a soundtrack to escapism.

  • Mary Jane Stole My Girl

    David Skene is a songwriting genius - you just don’t know it yet.

  • Janice Finlay

    In an age when few people still listen to jazz (and usually only to past legends like Miles Davis and Thelonius Monk), it’s important to remember that many supremely talented artists, such as Janice Finlay, are still contributing to the genre.