Volume 67, Number 24

Published March 21, 2013

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  • Crickets or cheers

    I’ve always known that it takes more to be a successful stand-up comic than being deemed funny by your friends.
    However, I’ve only recently come to understand just how much more.

  • Skull and stones

    For Andi Motley, a bad shopping trip was a source of inspiration.

  • Streaming consciousness

    Winnipeg is home to a number of locally produced podcasts.

  • Beef on a blade

    When I told my friends I was going to Carnaval Brazilian BBQ, they all made this enthusiastic moaning noise and told me how lucky I was.

  • Moving forward and promoting healthy community

    Winnipeg singer-songwriter Rob Waddell remembers his very first time playing to an audience. It was a two-song performance some five-and-a-half years ago during an open mic night at what was then the Academy.

  • The spirit of radio

    In an era where free media reigns supreme, the original mass communicator, radio broadcasting - which began transmitting signals globally as early as 1901 - is still the cheapest and easiest way to discover new music.

  • Bringing it back to The North

    It’s tough to leave Stars out of any discussion concerning Canadian music.

  • Believe it or not

    Seated on a sectional couch with a bowling ball between them at their “communal living/jam space,” guitarist Marshall Birch and drummer JP Perron of the Unbelievable Bargains await bassist Steve Basham’s return home from work.

  • Alone with everybody

    Hayden sounds a bit overwhelmed when we connect. The Toronto singer/songwriter is navigating South By Southwest - unbelievably, his first time at the Austin, Texas music festival.

  • Your UWSA executive

    Fultz, a fourth year international development and human rights student at the University of Winnipeg, brings a breadth of experience to the presidency, having served as a volunteer for the UWSA as well as a director on its board of directors.

  • UWSA general election brings out low number of voters

    Voter turnout remained flat in this year’s University of Winnipeg Students’ Association general election, as 1,396 students showed up to mark a ballot.

  • International News Briefs

    Journalist freed after interviewing rape victim; U.S. teens convicted of rape that was documented online; Brazil town cracking down on ‘ghost employees’; Cyprus imposing new bank tax to avoid bankruptcy

  • Local News Briefs

    War brewing between African Mafia and B-Side Gang, court hears; Winnipeg bidding to host Canada Summer Games; Feds moving to demolish ELA site buildings

  • Unwanted attention on Winnipeg women

    Street harassment against women and the LGBT community in Winnipeg is a big problem, and a local organization aiming to end it says it has proof.

  • U of M unions cry out against privatization on campus

    The increasing privatization of management services at the University of Manitoba is leading to increasing frustration among faculty and staff and causing irreparable damage with contractors and employees, union leaders say.