Volume 68, Number 13

Published November 27, 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.

  • Given Isaac giving hope

    Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference (MCAC) Wesmen basketball player Given Isaac is a player to keep an eye on in the next few years. 

  • Rec yourself

    The University of Winnipeg’s UNITED Health and RecPlex has only been under construction since February, but the magnificent structure continues to evolve even now that the snow has arrived. “I get people telling me that they can see noticeable differences as they pass by. It’s exciting because we don’t often get to see that process with such a large building,” says David Fitzpatrick, Dean of the Kinesiology Department.

  • Democratizing history

    The University of Winnipeg’s Oral History Centre is hosting its second annual Oral History Conference on Saturday, November 30 from 10:00 am, to 6:00 pm in Room 2B23, Bryce Hall.

  • Riding your bike in the winter?

    I strode into the office barely a minute early, panting with exertion. Frost matted every follicle in my beard, forming a tangled, icy layer over my face.

  • Strange times

    These are strange times indeed, my friends. With so much absurdity in the world, it can be difficult to focus on anything at all. But each element must be scrutinized in order to understand its full impact and the treachery at play, even though such reflection creates an overwhelming feeling of dread.

  • A slice of spice

    Corrientes Avenue runs 69 blocks across Buenos Aires, Argentina and is constantly buzzing with activity from tango bars to operatic theatre to gastric delight. 

  • Fashion forward

    “Designers who come out of Winnipeg are very daring.”

  • No frills, no thrills

    Winnipeg is teeming with writers. We tend to focus, however, on the authors who’ve published books when there are in fact many writers out there actively publishing great pieces online, in newspapers, literary journals and anthologies, too.

  • The good news

    Local humanitarian Amanda Furst is dabbling in documentary filmmaking to show Winnipeggers just what life in the East African nation of Tanzania is really like.

  • Nutcracker, eh

    For the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, nothing is more synonymous with the holidays than a local production of Nutcracker.

  • Turn up the good!

    Boys just want to have fun.

  • True self

    When listening to such singers as Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday, with their powerful yet velvety singing voices, it might make you momentarily wish you had the ability to sing like that.

  • Critical Hit with Drew Nordman

    Allons-y, wibbley-wobbley timey-wimey, bow ties and jammy dodgers.

  • Christmas with a conscience

    Christmas traditions come from an inherently good place. In movies and pop music, the holiday season is all about taking a special moment to appreciate the people you love, bake cookies and learn life lessons from kind strangers with bird poop all over them.

  • Magnolia

    This six-track EP from Halifax duo Magnolia is all kinds of cute (think July Talk without the high energy sex appeal) and not just because singer Leanne Hoffman is a dead ringer for Partridge Family-era Susan Dey.

  • Blackie and the Rodeo Kings

    Where these gentlemen (Stephen Fearing, Colin Linden and Tom Wilson) find the time to make all the music they do, I will never know.

  • Rusty and Savanna

    Christmas records are hit and miss - classics from Vince Guaraldi and Phi Spector beat out contemporary attempts from The Flaming Lips and Meaghan Smith (who, by removing the "ba-rum-pa-bum-bums" from "The Little Drummer Boy" is now dead to me) but if you can somehow embrace the campiness of Christmas classics while making the songs your own and doing it all with complete sincerity and a pop sensibility that can't be denied, then you must be Rusty Matyas of Imaginary Cities.

  • The value of play

    There are a few things in life that transcend the divides of language, affluence, status and belief – a few rituals that connect groups of people on a level that words just don’t do justice. These collaborations creating unspoken bonds most often take the form of music, art, dance and sport. When our most ingrained patterns of social behavior become stripped away, what’s left?  

    It’s simple: nothing but play.