Volume 67, Number 9

Published October 31, 2012

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  • Winnipeg’s jewel

    Despite having made custom jewelry for the likes of Harrison Ford and Diane Sawyer, and having pieces featured in advertisements for Absolut Vodka, Hilary Druxman says she’s more interested in her local clients.

  • Newly opened St. Boniface café is a hub of activity

    Growing pains might be to blame for the grim reality of the past few months in this city. In between the domino effect of business closures in the West End, and the media landscape quietly imploding, many of us have been feeling the pangs of adolescence right along with our city.

  • Intriguing, but ultimately frustrating

    Director Brian Knappenberger had a difficult task when making his documentary We Are Legion: to create a portrait of a group with no definite members, leaders or structure. It’s a group that has heretofore prided itself on secrecy and privacy - Anonymous.

  • Worth the price of theatre admission

    Wreck-It Ralph (voiced by John C. Reilly) lives in the game Fix-It Felix Jr. He wrecks the building, Felix (Jack McBrayer) fixes it with his magic hammer and the peasants rejoice.

  • In spite of its powerhouse cast, The Paperboy fails to deliver

    If you’ve ever wanted to see a film in which Nicole Kidman masturbates in front of four men, urinates on Zac Efron’s face and is raped by John Cusack, then The Paperboy is the film for you.

  • When plants whisper

    Legend has it that talking to plants helps them to flourish, but what happens when the plants talk back?

  • All they want to do is dance, dance, dance

    When Casimiro Nhussi applied for the first grant from the Canada Arts Council for independent dance work in 2002, the last thing on his mind was celebrating a 10th anniversary.

  • Out of left field

    Greg Hanec has been making art in Winnipeg since the early ‘80s. As a director he made the first film to come out of the Winnipeg Film Group, Downtime, which just became available for the first time on DVD.

  • Wesmen name a piece of history

    In recent months, there has been a discussion about renaming the University of Winnipeg Wesmen sports teams.

  • More than just ‘pests’

    The amount of inconsistency in opinion on various species of common wildlife never ceases to amaze.

  • Why Devon Clunis’s faith matters - and why it doesn’t

    As a Canadian political observer, I’ve become fascinated by the bizarre relationship many Canadian secularists have with faith and public life.

  • Re: “The enlightened sexist”  (Oct. 25, page 8)

    I am a male feminist… Is this possible? After reading “The enlightened sexist” by Carlen Jupiter, it would appear not. However, Bell Hooks’s book The Will to Change argues men can be involved in eradicating patriarchy.

  • The ugly face of politics

    Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s foreign policy record and trajectory are repugnant, according to author and activist Yves Engler.

  • Parent opposition cancels bus loop near UWSA daycare

    Protests from parents and staff at the University of Winnipeg Students’ Association Daycare have effectively cancelled a bus loop planned for Furby Place, forcing university administration to begin consultations for alternative routes.

  • Local News Briefs

    Report on fire stations seeks budget increase; Pension battle taken to Supreme Court; Katz celebrates public-private partnerships; Phoenix inquiry to resume; Tories pitch income tax cut

  • International News Briefs

    Hurricane Sandy ravages America’s East Coast; Former Gaddafi stronghold shelled by government militiamen; Former BBC governor speaks out about alleged pedophile Jimmy Savile; Somali general killed by Al-Qaeda affiliated group

  • Rooster Town: the Winnipeg community that nobody remembers

    Believe it or not, the Grant Park area of Winnipeg wasn’t always a mecca for moderately priced restaurant chains, jaywalking teenagers and convenient parking.

  • Impending downtown grocery store closures leave ‘food desert’ in their wake

    As two of downtown’s full-sized grocery stores prepare to close their doors in the coming months, some area residents are beginning to consider the effects living in a “food desert” might have on their stomachs and their wallets.