Volume 68, Number 10

Published November 6, 2013

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  • Have a lot of help from your friends

    After raising over $341,000 through an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign launched in January, Protest the Hero unleashed its fourth full-length record Volition on October 29.

  • Student Dispatch with Bilan Arte

    It can be hard to imagine having enough power to change something in life.

  • Sweet home Alabama

    The Staple Singers’ “I’ll Take You There”, Bob Seger’s “Night Moves”, the Rolling Stones’ “Wild Horses”.

  • All is Lost

    Robert Redford began his acting career in the ‘60s, playing small roles on the small screen (Maverick and Perry Mason).

  • Jackass presents: Bad Grandpa

    Chances are if you are between the ages of 15-35 you have heard of Jackass and have made or seen a YouTube video re-creating one of their infamous stunts.

  • On the right path

    A little over a year after releasing its debut self-titled EP, local indie-pop duo Mitten Claps is already following it up with a brand new extended play called Tactics.

  • This place is a factory

    When someone says family band, the mind immediately jumps to something of the Partridge persuasion, the Carpenters, or Dr. Fünke’s 100% Natural Good-Time Family Band Solution. It’s no gimmick, but rather a way of life with local musician Sandy Taronno.

  • The power of art

    “Originally, this was going to be a giant circus of an event.” 

  • Visual: Portraits from C4 Comic Con

    The Uniter at Comic Con

  • Funny faceoff

    There’s a lot of competition in the comedy world, playing to silent audiences and going against the best and brightest (or the worst and angriest). Though there are many places a comic strives to get to, Just for Laughs is one of the big ones, an event at which comedians who’ve ‘made it’ perform stand-up to likely their biggest audience.

  • The daily grind

    While doing research on current technology, I came across a concept that sounded so much like science fiction, I was surprised to find that it wasn’t being done in a lab, but in people’s basements and garages.

  • Halloween brings out the blackface

    Every year in the weeks around Halloween, the media circulates the same horror stories: razorblades in apples, junk food causes obesity, and of course, white people in blackface or redface.

  • Giving victims a voice

    “We are going to attempt to have the biggest event ever around bullying prevention,” states Sangeetha Nair, co-founder of Hateless, an anti-bullying event set to take place at 12:30 pm on Saturday, November 16 at the Park Theatre.

  • Homo Hop turns 20

    “It was a close race between two themes: Roaring 20s and Post Apocalypse,” says Homo Hop organizer Kevin Tan of the University of Winnipeg event, celebrating its 20th anniversary this year (the theme wound up being Roaring 20s - so dress up, there’s a costume contest).

  • Anarchists got skills

    A community of local anarchists are hoping that their Winnipeg Anarchist Book Fair and DIY Fest at the Albert Street Autonomous Zone (91 Albert St.) will attract all different types of people to learn about new ideas and hone their skills.

  • Re-imagining a different kind of future

    Does the term sustainability become watered-down in meaning as it gets employed more and more frequently? Does it mean the same thing for everyone that we can talk about it as something part of the common good? And what is the relationship between sustainability (as in perpetual survival of life on this planet) and decolonization – in what ways must one occur for the other to be possible?

  • Circle Heads

    Lighthearted and honest, Circle Heads follows a twenty-something-year-old meandering through adulthood while she tries to find humour in the banality and randomness of life.

  • Fashion Streeter

    The Uniter Fashion Streeter is an ongoing documentation of creative fashion in Winnipeg inspired by the Helsinki fashion blog www.hel-looks.com. Each issue will feature a new look from our city’s streets and bars in an attempt to encourage individual expression and celebrate that you are really, really good looking.

  • Unlawful interception?

    Three weeks ago, I gave an overview of the current state of Canada's surveillance state: that is, our massively expanded spying institutions since 9/11, and their slow creep away from concerns about threats to national security, to a narrowing focus on antisystemic movements and environmental groups. Some of that attention has even been directed at energy and mining sectors in foreign nations such as Brazil.

  • Re: “Does Manitoba Have a Dirty Hydro Problem?” (Oct. 31, Online Exclusive)

    “Scott Price’s story in the Uniter Oct 31 “Does Manitoba Have a Dirty Hydro Problem?” is poorly researched and unfairly insults Manitoba Hydro.

  • Beached Out/The Reference Desk

    Two tracks from two bands you need to know on beautiful yellow vinyl?

  • Marine Dreams

    These precious little singsongy delights, courtesy of Attack in Black’s Ian Kehoe, continue the cycle that started with 2011’s self-titled debut. 

  • Speed Control

    Halfway between Sparta-light and aggressive Nerf Herder (especially on “I Could Write a Song”) falls Whitehorse, Yukon three piece Speed Control.

  • The Treble

    It’s curious that Winnipeg quintet The Treble’s press release compares the band’s “musical chops and nose-to-the-grindstone work ethic” to the likes of Neil Young, The Guess Who and The Weakerthans.