Volume 67, Number 20

Published February 21, 2013

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  • West Broadway’s coffee connoisseurs

    Graham Bargen recalls what his friend and business partner, TJ Hiebert, told him a year-and-a-half ago when the pair started throwing around the idea of starting either their own pub or coffee shop.

  • Feast on pho

    Next time you’re at your grandmother’s house, take a look in her cupboard at her largest Pyrex mixing bowl. Now imagine it filled with beef, noodles, spicy broth and crispy sprouts.

  • Wax on, wax off

    Dr. Evil isn’t the only man to prefer a slippery, smooth sack. Dudes everywhere are removing their unwanted body hair, so much so that they created a word for it: manscaping.

  • George Stroumboulopoulos: Rebel with a cause

    From sporting a life-sized lizard suit to interviewing Bono for MuchMusic, it’s safe to say that George Stroumboulopoulos has come a long way over the course of his 20-year career.

  • Yes We Mystic’s five favourite sad songs

    Fresh off a stint at the Big Fun Festival, local experimental folk act Yes We Mystic’s spirits aren’t as dampened as they might seem.

  • Still on a Bizarre Ride

    If you’re a fan of hip hop, you’ve heard of The Pharcyde - the West Coast quartet from L.A. whose seminal 1992 record, Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde is consistently ranked among the best rap albums ever, celebrated for its offbeat, funky eclecticism that separated it from the flock of such G-funk acts as Ice Cube, Spice 1 and Dr. Dre.

  • Working with heroes

    After forming in 2009, Winnipeg pop-punkers Kids and Heroes are finally ready to unleash their debut full-length record to the masses.

  • Under Pressure

    Local writer/director Sean Garrity had a busy few years.

  • Put nation, not party first

    Much as it stands today, Canadian political culture was born in a state of deadlock.

  • Why freedom of information activist Aaron Swartz mattered

    On Jan. 11, 2013, 26-year-old Aaron Swartz took his own life. Everybody who uses the Internet should know who he was.

  • My last night at Gio’s

    The first time I walked into Gio’s I looked out onto the dance floor and freaked when I saw a naked man dancing around. It was my 19th birthday, and at that point, Gio’s offered live male entertainment a few times a week.

  • Centre Venture leaves downtown residents out to dry

    Once a month I climb the stairs, in a bleary-eyed early morning state, to the University of Winnipeg’s dark CKUW radio studio to participate in a civic affairs panel with the far more alert Christina Maes Nino of the Social Planning Council and Trevor Greyeyes, a local freelance writer.

  • All aboard the mothership

    A residential development fit for E.T. will soon join the ranks of the many swanky condos comprising Waterfront Drive’s recent building boom.

  • International News Briefs

    Oil companies find new land; Gang rape in Africa; Monks attacked with white phosphorous; Israeli women arrested for wearing men’s prayer shawls

  • Local News Briefs

    New blog calls out misogyny aimed at politicians; Valentine’s Day of remembrance; Unions protest privatization; Saskatchewan urban reserve a success; Porn star to return to Manitoba liquor stores

  • Gio’s closes after a decade downtown

    Shortly after 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 17, Gio’s Club and Bar closed its Smith Street doors for the last time amidst an outpouring of emotion from Winnipeg’s LGBT* community - a community that, for nearly a decade, found special refuge within its walls.

  • City Councillor pledges 28K to Save Our Seine

    An environmental group working to promote and improve the health of Winnipeg’s smallest river is praising a much-needed funding boost from the city to resume its operations.

  • Fashion Streeter

    I shoot for functionality and style. I try to collect things that go together.