Volume 68, Number 1

Published September 4, 2013

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  • Mind the design

    The word ‘sustainability’ gets tossed around quite a bit these days, but defining what it really means in a practical sense is both difficult and debatable.

  • World Suicide Prevention Day

    To honour World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10, 2013, the Winnipeg Suicide Prevention Network is hosting a free public event at Vimy Ridge Park from noon until 1:00 pm. Organizers hope the event will act to diminish the stigma still attached to mental illness.

  • Farmers’ markets cropping up in downtown Winnipeg

    Residents of downtown Winnipeg have been struggling to find locally sourced, fresh produce ever since core area grocery stores closed their doors this past spring.

  • Suggestions for Unseasoned Sailors

    Here you stand, on that threshold of uncertainty, prepared to disembark on an arduous and enlightening adventure. Before you set sail, consider the following: As you wander off course, which you will, do not lament the cost of your degree, for its true value is determined only by you.

  • A matter of opinion: opinions don’t matter

    It is often easy to wonder whether things were better before the advent of social media. We didn’t really need to know what anybody thought about every subject. We could stick to the things we had in common, exchange a few pleasantries and remain blissfully ignorant about the rest.

  • Keep your pants on

    I’ve never conducted an interview in just a bra before, but when I sat down with Tahea Mack and Elisha Ewonchuk – owners of Fantasy Pole Dancing – I felt anything but discomfort and awkwardness.

  • Fashion Streeter

    Paul: "New age hippie, inspired by 10 years of university life."

  • Relish that relish

    Let me start by saying that I am a burger girl.

  • Norse mythology in Manitoba

    Local writer Chadwick Ginther is en route to becoming a literary giant in the sci-fi and fantasy community. 

  • To The Wonder

    Terrence Malick is a polarizing figure in the cinematic landscape.

  • Blue Jasmine

    At the age of 77 legendary American director Woody Allen somehow still manages to write and direct around one feature film a year.

  • Where are they playing?

    Whether you're a new post-secondary student wondering where the cool music can be found downtown or a music lover that can't keep track of which venues are open or closed (the last year has seen the Lo Pub, Negative Space, Pop Soda's, Republic and more shut down) the Uniter hopes this grid of its favourite downtown live music venues will fill your sound-hungry belly.

  • Critical Hit with Drew Nordman

    This past Sunday marked the halfway point for the final season of AMC’s massively popular show, Breaking Bad. If you haven’t seen the show by now, then I’m just disappointed in you.

  • Just do you

    On the first Friday of each month, galleries in the Exchange District open their doors to the public.

  • Women, without exception

    Brittany Thiessen’s not a ditz, but she does play one in the upcoming FemFest production of Harold and Vivian Entertain Guests, a new play by Winnipeg writer Jessy Ardern.

  • First Australia, then the world

    Vance Joy doesn’t even have a full-length record out yet, but the Melbourne-based folk-pop singer/songwriter is already generating a lot of buzz in his home country.

  • A new chapter

    After some blood, sweat and tears, Winnipeg band Electric Soul is releasing Second Paradise, its debut full-length album which incorporates elements of rock, funk and jazz.

  • Whose House? Dr. Phibes House: Plaything paradise

    By day, he’s a “jack of all trades, master of none”, but by night, he’s a serious collector of toys and antiques.

  • The Bros Landreth

    The debut record from local group, The Bros Landreth, holds nine tracks of competent roots rock with sexy lead and slide guitars accompanied by Eagles-inspired harmonies.

  • Grand Analog

    Odario Williams has been writing rhymes for as long as most of us have been listening and due to this, nearly every lyric on his band’s third disc sounds as natural as freestyle, yet as prepared as poetry.

  • Royal Canoe

    Royal Canoe’s first proper LP finally gives listeners an opportunity to answer the question, What can these guys do with a full-length record?

  • The Creeps

    A feel-good comic about two unnamed characters and their delightful journeys through universally hilarious themes like hatred, misery, uncontrollable rage, disease and rash, delusion, agoraphobia, paranoia, jealousy, greed, bitterness, binge eating, slothfulness, and death, lots and lots of death; also, deformity, flatulence, boogers, nosebleeds, bowel movements, and the eating of unappetizing things.