Volume 66, Number 4

Published September 22, 2011

Download PDF

  • Mainstream media’s last stronghold exposed

    The widespread downsizing and bankruptcies among mainstream (and especially print) media over the last few years has remained at the fringe of most people’s consciousness. Page One: Inside The New York Times gives the troubled newspaper a variety of human faces and a clear, if sometimes contradictory, voice.

  • Campus News Briefs

    Aspers donate $3M to theatre centre; First two recruits for the U of W wrestling program announced; U of W leaders join fight against homelessness; A look into the lives of ‘Horse and Buggy’ Mennonites; University of Winnipeg, community groups set to buy out Merchants Hotel

  • New informative election site aims to engage the disengaged

    When approaching a modern election, the average voter is faced with an overwhelming information overload made worse by factious party rhetoric and partisan politics. ManitobaElection.ca aims to correct this.

  • Fearing & White

    Roots fans rejoice! Fearing & White is a double dose of bluesy, Celtic sound from artists Stephen Fearing and Andy White. Hailing from Canada, Fearing has finally collaborated with long-time friend and musician Andy White to produce the pair’s debut album.

  • Designing the future

    On a fall night in Osborne Village, a mob of nearly 300 people squeezed into a capacity-filled Gas Station Arts Centre to hear policy wonks and urban nerds talk about the future of downtown Winnipeg.

  • Book Review: Irma Voth

    The latest novel from Manitoba-born author Miriam Toews is at once a departure from previous works and a continuation of the themes and the voices that readers have come to expect.

  • Little Scream

    Little Scream proves to us in its name that its music can be quite contradictory – and that’s OK to an extent. Little Scream (Laurel Sprengelmeyer) uses her piercing pitch to seduce you into the not so painfully slow record.

  • First things first

    Hello there, I’m Melanie Dahling and I’m very excited, not to mention intimidated, about writing my first column for The Uniter.

  • Minds and eyes and ears wide open

    Times are tough for the arts. Let’s face it: funding is always cut in the first round of government purges. As such, the creative community is left to rally around itself.

  • Our recording studio in the middle of our street

    Capturing sound is an art, and one of Winnipeg’s best new artists in the field of sound recording is Jeff Patteson.

  • More music this week

    More music this week

  • Karkwa’s award-winning attitude and drive pays off

    When Karkwa received the 2010 Polaris Music Prize for Les Chemins de Verre, most of Canada had yet to hear of the Quebec band.

  • State of care

    When we listen to the provincial candidates’ platforms, we must listen carefully to their plans for health care. For the present and for the future, this crucial issue looms large.

  • A hand up – not a hand out

    Being back in school at the University of Winnipeg means that all of us, students and staff alike, spend a large portion of our day downtown.

  • Gender-neutral washrooms priority on UWSA board agenda

    The University of Winnipeg Students’ Association is lobbying the University of Winnipeg to install its first gender-neutral washroom.

  • Beyond its bounds

    Sweeping changes to the structure of the Canadian Interuniversity Sport league has forced universities across the country, including the University of Winnipeg, to field more teams.

  • Putting ‘clout’ into the fight against poverty

    Nine inner-city organizations are collaborating to strengthen the community and each other.

  • How to succeed in business

    The successful opening of Parlour Coffee, a new café in the Exchange District, raises the question of the feasibility and practicality of opening and running a small business in Winnipeg.

  • Restraining the growing costs of health care

    As politicians strive to outbid each other’s remedies for health care staff shortages, we hear less about how they’d tackle the long-term challenges facing the health care system – the system today’s young people will be paying for in the coming decades.

  • Dog licensing for the money, safety

    Zero tolerance for dogs without licences started Sept. 1 in Winnipeg, and some critics wonder if it amounts to anything more than a cash grab by the city.

  • Local News Brief

    RCMP seize counterfeit goods from Portage Place store; No houses available for flood evacuees; City byelection on Nov. 26; ‘Leave us alone,’ Katz asks provincial party leaders; Tories focus on Alzheimer’s

  • International News Briefs

    Pakistan continues to face issues with flooding; Internet restrictions lifted in Burma; Role of NATO in Libya hailed as a success; Tensions grow on Afghan-Iranian border; Malnourishment strikes North Korea’s army

  • Radical Book Fair and DIY Fest set to shake things up

    The Radical Book Fair and DIY Fest, happening Sept. 23-25, is set to push some boundaries and open some eyes.

  • Provincial Health Care


  • A heart on one sleeve and a Jets logo on the other

    It isn’t often that Winnipeg makes a name for itself among bands from out of town, especially those from across the border.

  • Jay Crocker

    The definition of “do-it-yourself” changes quite often, but Jay Crocker sets a totally new standard for all DIY rockers.

  • Graham Wright

    Whether you recognize him from Tokyo Police Club or not, Graham Wright delivers a lasting impression on his debut solo album Shirts vs. Skins.

  • Newermind

    There are a few hits and a few misses, but everyone’s heart was in the right place on this tribute disc.

  • Different sides of the same lens

    Sometimes it takes a while for people to realize what they are meant to do. Such was the case for local fashion photographer Lisa Varga.

  • Maddin on loop is not for the faint of heart

    Anyone who has ever seen anything by local film hero Guy Maddin knows two things. First, his work leans strongly toward the creepy. Second, it could never be confused with anyone else’s work. Maddin’s latest project is no exception.