Volume 66, Number 27

Published May 30, 2012

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  • Have the confidence to be yourself

    When I was 18, I met my first real boyfriend, “Eddie.”

  • Fashion Streeter

    I’m the biggest girlie girl ever. I like flowy, romantic fabrics - anything that looks like it came from a fairytale.
  • Quebec film “The Salesman” is an exceptional, slow-paced character piece

    Quebec director Sébastien Pilote’s latest offering has all of the tempered patience and persistent charm of its titular protagonist who, like the film itself, skips the plaid bargain jacket in favour of a classier appeal.

  • Movie review round-up

    A look at what’s playing at Cinematheque this month.

  • Man at work

    Born on Prince Edward Island, raised in Ottawa and living in Winnipeg for the past nine years, artist Seth Woodyard is on a whole other level.

  • Theatre By the River set to present Maureen Hunter’s Transit of Venus

    Lovers of both art and science will be pleased to know that local company Theatre By the River (TBTR) will be putting on a show to combine the two disciplines.

  • Music to make you sick

    What began 18 years ago as three CKUW employees deciding to use their paycheque to fund bands that wanted to release vinyl has now become a record label about to release its 30th record - a seven-inch by Calgary band Breathe Knives titled hellen keller.

  • Electronic music from around the world

    The last time The Uniter spoke with Nathan Zahn, the local DJ and producer was hoping to turn his electronic music festival into a household name across Canada.

  • Why don’t we paint the town and all that jazz?

    This year’s jazz festival promises a bevy of international and local artists that will appeal to nearly every musical inclination from classic jazz, to soul, to hip-hop and everything in between.

  • Bursting apart, coming together

    After moving to Brooklyn, Peter Silberman met Michael Lerner and Darby Cicci, two of the men who would join him in the formation of The Antlers.

  • Down to Earth

    A few weeks ago, on May 18, Janelle Monáe marked the second anniversary of her debut full-length album with a tweet that read in part, “Happy Birthday, ArchAndroid. I thank God for you.” What exactly have the past two years been like for the 26-year-old, born Janelle Monáe Robinson?

  • The power of positive pop

    It’s been five years since Winnipeg pop/R&B songstress Flo released her self-titled debut, but the girl hasn’t been sitting around waiting for the phone to ring. Opening for the likes of Lauryn Hill, recording with Western Canadian Music Award-winning producer Arun Chaturvedi and writing up a storm, Flo’s sophomore disc, Pieces of Me is the culmination of a lot of positive things.

  • Reflections on festival season

    Festival season is fast approaching and Winnipeople will soon flock to the many festivals that fill this city’s sweet, sunny months, enjoying our town’s neighbourhoods, cultures and arts.

  • Healthy strategies for a healthy summer

    As we get more beautiful weather this spring and summer, it will encourage more Winnipeggers to get outside and become more active through recreational sports or going to the park - usually in preparation for weddings, the lake and the beach.

  • Street harassment is everyone’s problem

    Recently I was out jogging in Wolseley wearing baggy sweatpants and a hoodie, and as I passed a young man on the sidewalk, he slapped me on the rear.

  • Big expansion for community gardens in UWSA’s final budget for 2012-2013

    As summer begins, the University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA) community garden is expanding throughout campus under the leadership of new co-ordinator Elizabeth Shearer and several dedicated volunteers.

  • Travelling for a cause

    Roméo Bérard II is spending his summer travelling through Asia.

  • Twenty-five years of Pride

    The 25th anniversary of the Pride Winnipeg Festival (May 25 to June 3) is an opportunity for members of the local gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, two-spirit and queer (GLBTTQ) community to reflect on how far the community has progressed towards acceptance since the event launched in 1987.

  • The state of Winnipeg’s Exchange District

    Over 1,000 new residences have been created in the Exchange District over the past three years and in 2013, Red River College will open its new building, including a residency, bringing more people into Winnipeg’s historical district.

  • Rehabilitation Centre helps injured animals get back into shape

    It’s that time of year again. Spring has sprung, and the rabbits are multiplying like, well, rabbits.

  • Stripping away the layers

    “That’s a pretty heavy question,” Jeph Howard, bass player for Utah rock band The Used, says when asked where the band was at mentally when it started writing the songs on Vulnerable, the album the group released this past March.