Volume 68, Number 12

Published November 20, 2013

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  • 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.

  • Left punch

    On March 3, Winnipeg political activist Nick Ternette died at the age of 68. Now, his memoirs have surfaced in an autobiography called Rebel Without a Pause.

  • Boxes of hope

    With the holidays fast approaching, it’s important to keep in mind those who don’t have the means to experience the season of sharing gifts the way many of us do. The Shoebox Project, a registered non-profit based in Toronto that collects shoeboxes filled with luxury goods and delivers them to women in shelters, helps to do just that. 

  • Mission: Empowerment

    “What we do is food, but what we are is community,” says Dave Cunnin, Assistant Director of Agape Table, a 33-year-old community nutrition centre that aims to help out the homeless. The organization is holding an open house on Friday November 22 from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm at its 175 Colony Street (All Saint’s Church) location to get others interested in an important mission.

  • CETA: globalization on steroids

    A month ago Canada and the European Union (EU) reached a tentative deal on the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).

  • The stay-at-home student

    If there’s one thing I’m afraid of, it’s paying bills. Hydro, cell phone, TV, Internet, car insurance, the list goes on. As the Financial Literacy Action Group (FLAG) has dubbed November “Financial Literacy Month,” I would like to ask just how FLAG would read my situation: I work at a chain retail store, coach dance on the side and attend school full time; how am I supposed to afford the rising cost of living? While Credit Canada would offer up some sort of budget plan, I’d like to argue that I simply couldn’t. But I don’t have to – not as long as my parents have a home with room for a futon.

  • Serious baggage

    My father is an incredibly difficult person to buy gifts for. Like most kids his age, he likes expensive toys and he wants them the first day they come out. Every holiday season I find myself in the customer service line at Best Buy returning something because he went out the week before and bought it himself. 

  • The Toy Basket: Put a ring on it!

    Hi cuties, I hope my last column was as good for you as it was for me. Last time, I gave a brief shout out to my favourite beginner toy, the vibrating cock ring.

  • Art imitating life, kind of

    Set in River Heights, there’s lots of Winnipeg flavour in Social Studies, the new Prairie Theatre Exchange comedy by Trish Cooper, one of seven local female playwrights that’s debuting work this 2013/2014 season.

  • Musical medicine

    Laughter? Nope, it’s music.

  • Portrait of Jason

    Every once in a while there are films that are so strange and alluring you just have to watch them to appease your own morbid curiosity.

  • Last Vegas

    60-something friends Billy (Michael Douglas), Paddy (Robert De Niro), Archie (Morgan Freeman) and Sam (Kevin Kline) have been best friends since childhood.

  • Shad keeps Stylin’

    Consistency and honesty are difficult to maintain in a fickle hip hop industry. More often than not (or than we’d like to think) artists fall out of favour, disappear after a one-and-done, or simply struggle to stay relevant amidst changing tastes and attitudes.

  • Do the evolution

    “(It’s) a bit like a recital,” Chic Gamine co-vocalist Alexa Dirks says of playing in her hometown of Winnipeg. “It’s mostly our family and friends, so I feel like we can have fun and make mistakes in front of them.” 

  • Cross Canada chaos

    Toronto punk band PUP just released its debut self-titled album on October 8 through Royal Mountain Records, and its sophomore disc is right around the corner.

  • The Intersection with Jodie Layne

    When something induces cringing more often than it elicits joy, it should be a fairly obvious decision to pack it in and call it quits. That said, many Winnipeggers still (financially or otherwise) support the Blue Bombers and I still tune into The Mindy Project every week. 

  • Dog Day

    Having to double check whether or not I’d popped in a mid-90s Sonic Youth disc, I was happy to find that the sombre yet menacing guitar lines were that of Halifax’s favourite husband and wife duo, Dog Day.

  • Lucky Dog

    Opening with “Ramblin’ Man’s Lament” and skating through nine other tracks of sleepy, Nick Drake with a twang acoustic mumbling, Zachary Lucky’s latest is best served with a Sunday nap and a warm blanket, listened to with a stray cat that you named after your wife who committed suicide.

  • Moon Tan

    This one’s a howler. A decade or so after The Darkness made kitsch sincere again, the children of this movement picked up instruments and unleashed a four song EP of hooky, numbing and epic space rock.

  • Take only pictures, leave only footprints

    A city in flux, Winnipeg is always expanding outward. Peripheral suburbs, cul-de-sacs, IKEA. All are believed to be icons of progress and growth. They indicate the existence of ambition, planning and a middle class.

  • Whose House? Leif’s house.

    In 1999, after obtaining a degree in chemistry from the University of Winnipeg, Leif Norman picked up his mother’s camera, a Canonette, and started shooting.

  • Inner-city revitalization through education

    The University of Winnipeg’s Urban and Inner-city Studies department has clued in to a key for increasing education success in the inner-city, and in turn is transforming Winnipeg communities.