Volume 66, Number 5

Published September 29, 2011

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  • Fashion Streeter

    “Fall inspires me to dress like this.”
  • Wesmen soccer teams frustrated to remain in MCAC for second season

    The University of Winnipeg Wesmen men’s and women’s soccer teams are competing for the second year in the Manitoba Colleges Athletics Conference (MCAC), despite posting top records last season.

  • I want my decision back

    Elections are generally assumed to be a mechanism by which citizens in a society may govern their affairs. Government “of the people, by the people, for the people,” as Abraham Lincoln put it, can best be achieved if participants in our society select, from a slate of candidates, the one who best sympathizes with their concerns and interests.

  • A TV show about nature seduces and consumes

    I’ve never really been that into TV—or at least, that’s what I tell people in between my favourite shows.

  • Art collective looks at culture and trends with multimedia art project

    Have you ever thought about the details of moccasins? What does it mean to wear feather earrings? Is bannock still bannock when it’s cut in a triangle and served with tea and called a scone? These are questions being raised by the local art collective the Ephemerals.

  • Photo shoots with strong storylines

    The women in Carrie Bradshaw’s Sex and the City are usually a source of envy: elegant fashion mavens and masters with a suaveness that is untouchable. The envy would be reversed if Carrie and Samantha met Kathleen Willson, femme fatale and local fashion photographer.

  • Politically charged theatre? Only if it’s Canadian!

    For the last five years, local theatre troupe Theatre by the River has been performing a mix of classical works and new Canadian plays.

  • Where grandiose meets outsider, there lives Ex Modern Teen

    Trying to give some meaningful description of Ex Modern Teen is a treacherous and long-winded endeavour. Basically you need to know this: it’s not like any band you’ve seen before

  • Straight outta Stanford

    Jeff Chang remembers the first time he heard hip hop.

  • More music this week

    More music this week

  • Made in Manitoba

    Think of your favourite local musicians. The odds are that at some point, many of them have taken advantage of provincial grants to make their music. For some, it may have even been the only way they could do it.

  • One at a time

    As many of you know, rental housing in Winnipeg is hard to find – and good, affordable housing is even harder.

  • Where do the four parties stand on post-secondary issues?

    Manitoba’s general election is in full swing, with a variety of issues and platforms being put forward to Manitoba voters. With that in mind, The Uniter decided to take a look where the four major parties stand on post-secondary issues.

  • The rise and fall of the Liberal party

    The Liberal party hasn’t seen much success in Manitoba since their momentary resurgence of popularity in 1988.

  • Manitoba’s PCs: The two-pronged party

    Since the days of Duff Roblin, Manitoba’s Progressive Conservative party has been challenged with uniting two conflicting value systems from two broad regions of support.

  • The NDP through the past and into the future

    Manitoba’s New Democratic Party turned 50 this year.

  • Driving forward ‘bold new ideas’

    The Green Party of Manitoba may be underdogs in the upcoming provincial election, but party leader James Beddome has high hopes.

  • The voter fog

    We had a civic election less than a year ago. A federal election but a few months ago. Now we go provincial. So in the face of this cluster of elections, are we still listening?


    Hailing from the extremities of Canada (Whitehorse, Yukon), The August Arrival is on a mission to invade the rest of Canada.


    Produced in a warehouse, Opportunities is Brasstronaut’s three-track teaser EP leading up to an LP due out later this year.


    Jerry Leger’s distinctive voice, deep meaningful lyrics and Ryan Adams-like style seduce your eardrums on this album.




    Engaging a vast audience that includes fans of reggae, rock, hip hop and a dash of folk, B.C. five-piece Mindil Beach Markets’ debut album is nothing short of musical universality.

  • Enthusiasm infectious in documentary about bees

    In the fall of 2006, the world was abuzz with a strange turn of natural events – the disappearance of millions of honeybees.

  • Documentary relives New York’s No Wave film movement

    Cheap housing and affordable Super 8 cameras are key to the artistic frenzy that took New York City by storm in the ’70s and early ’80s.

  • Howard Redekopp visits Winnipeg

    As one of our country’s finest record producers, Vancouver’s Howard Redekopp was brought in Sept. 22-24 as Manitoba Music’s producer-in-residence to lead a weekend workshop for local producers and musicians.

  • 2011 Manitoba Provincial Election

    Are you going to vote in the provincial election Oct. 4? Why or why not?

  • Terrorist or hero?

    Great ice shelves, massive expanses of blue ocean water and waddling penguins, Canadian writer/producer/director Trish Dolman’s Eco-Pirate: The Story of Paul Watson opens on great beauty, as far as the eye can see.