Volume 68, Number 19

Published February 5, 2014

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  • Climate changed

    Could catastrophic climate change wipe out the human species within the next 20-30 years?

  • The power of commitment

    The effects of the financial meltdown in 2008 have been wide-ranging and long-lasting. “This is a subject matter that is real and happening right now. People have lost their homes and jobs, and we’ll see a ripple effect into the 2020s,” says Christopher Brauer, Associate Professor in the University of Winnipeg’s Theatre and Film department.

  • U-Pass moves forward

    After a Winnipeg City Council meeting on January 29, the wheels are finally in motion for the Universal Bus Pass project to become a reality.

  • What do you think of the possibility of a $260 UPass in September 2016?

    What do you think of the possibility of a $260 UPass in September 2016?

  • Generation Y Not?

    Recently I was at a friend’s home enjoying the typical snack of crackers and cheese as we discussed our future plans and potential careers. Our daydreaming was cut short when our conversation veered towards the potentiality of a bleak future greeting our generation, Generation Y. For those born roughly between the early 1980s to mid-1990s (other sources may say the 1970s - 2000), you are considered a member of Generation Y, also known as the Millennials.

  • Big change on the horizon for Winnipeg

    For most Winnipegers, civic elections elicit nary a blip on our collective radar as years past have produced lackluster candidates and even more unimaginative policy ideas. Those trends and patterns may have served the city in an adequate fashion as a mid-sized prairie town, but times have changed: Winnipeg is now a growing city and is only now presenting itself as a city on the upswing after years of minimal growth or even slight recession.

  • Make it Mediterranean

    Located at 244 Kennedy St, Taste of Mediterranean offers a bold contrast in flavour compared to other neighborhood options. You can get a platter-full of food and a tummy full of happy for a decent price and on the fly.

  • In motion

    Christian and Sean Procter, aged 41 and 38 respectively, are putting hometown musical legends on the map for fantastic music videos through their company Procter Bros. Industries (PBI).

  • Empowered by empathy

    Violence against women is defined by the United Nations as “any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or mental harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life.”

  • Labor Day

    I knew very little about Labor Day before going in to see it. I knew it was directed by Jason Reitman, who was behind such recent successes as Up in the Air and Juno. I knew it starred Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin, two actors I’ve always liked and respected. And I knew it was being marketed as this season’s answer to The Notebook, a period romantic drama about impossible love.

  • The Disappeared

    I’ve never heard “lost at sea movies” or “lifeboat movies” discussed as a genre, but I think there’s a convincing case to be made for it. As far back as Alfred Hitchcock’s Lifeboat and as recently as Ang Lee’s Life of Pi, stories of survival in the isolated setting of a boat are a rarely discussed tradition. Canadian feature The Disappeared is a solidly dutiful entry in this tradition that never feels like old hat.

  • Chekhov crosses cultures

    The 14th annual Master Playwright Festival, presented by the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, is showcasing the work of Russian dramatist Anton Chekhov until February 9.

  • The poetry of the penis

    Ariel Gordon is one of the most down-to-earth people you could ever have the pleasure of meeting. She’s funny, insightful and has an affinity for nature, like taking “macro photographs of mushrooms.”

  • Solitary man

    After spending the ‘00s in such established Philadelphia punk bands as Paint It Black and the Loved Ones, Dave Hause has decided to mellow things out a bit with a solo career, and he has no intentions of looking back.

  • Greetings from Winnipeg

    Winnipeg folk/roots trio the Crooked Brothers have combined its love of art, music and snail mail to create Postcard, its brand new EP and first release since 2011’s Lawrence, Where’s Your Knife?

  • Critical Hit with Drew Nordman

    From iconic science fiction novels like H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine, to classic campy cartoons like The Jetsons, modern popular culture has been obsessed with the idea of the future for over a century.

  • Whose House? RoseAnna’s House

    Everywhere in RoseAnna Schick’s home there is evidence of adventure. Whether it’s treasures from an extreme nature quest or souvenirs from her many media endeavours, she has done, and is doing, a lot of neat stuff.

  • Home is where the snow is

    Ah, those love/hate relationships we’ve all become accustomed to over the years. The reason for it of course, being the inevitable love/hate relationship we have with our city, Winnipeg. Let’s say it’s all based on passion. You artists know what I’m talking about.

  • Micah Visser

    This intimate little EP is the second in under a year from local boy Micah Visser.