Volume 68, Number 22

Published March 5, 2014

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  • Euromaidan in Winnipeg

    Winnipeg has the third-largest Ukrainian population in the country, making up nearly 16 percent of Winnipeg’s total population. Members of the Ukrainian diaspora who live here support efforts to bring peace to the people and accountability to the government of Ukraine.

  • Going the way of the buffalo?

    This week there’s been a lot of excitement over CBC’s annual event called Canada Reads. But what about next week, and the week after that?

  • The shackles of sleep

    There are times where we all experience a love/hate relationship with sleep, but what if that feeling never went away? 

  • Making waves

    Sherbrook Pool, an 84 year-old facility in the heart of the inner city, is finally opening its doors once again with the help of $2.8 million of combined funding from the city’s 2014 budget, the province and private donors. The City of Winnipeg called for the pool’s closure in November 2012 after an inspection revealed serious structural problems caused by corrosion in the roof beams.

  • U-Pass on the move

    Last week, amid a long enduring journey spanning over 15 years and countless pleas, the basic framework of a U-Pass passed Winnipeg City Council. Without delving into the intricacies of political process involved with moving legislation through Winnipeg City Council, it is important to recognize the long term potential that the U-Pass brings to both post-secondary students and the general public.

  • Duplicity is a mug’s game

    As the CBC’s Chief Correspondent and national television anchor, Peter Mansbridge should know a thing or two about journalistic ethics. He should be aware, for instance, that as a leading representative of Canada’s public broadcaster his supposedly impartial editorial appointment must not be influenced by money.

  • Intersection restoration

    When Papa George’s Restaurant, located at the highly coveted corner of River Ave. at Osborne St., closed after 35 years in business, an entire neighborhood was captivated by the prospect of what might replace it. Thankfully, that wait is now over.

  • They’re coming to paint you, Barbara

    Most people discover liquid latex and grey face paint after watching too many zombie movies, but Winnipeg-based artist John Izzard started with the makeup.

  • Winnipeg at the OSCARS

    Many Manitobans have found their way onto the Red Carpet of the Academy Awards. Last year’s winner for Best Original Score, Mychael Danna (Life of Pi), was born in Manitoba; as were such past nominees as Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) and Cordell Barker (The Cat Came Back) in addition to winner Roger Avary (Pulp Fiction).

  • The Wind Rises

    After much critical adoration and an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature, The Wind Rises has finally hit Winnipeg theatres. The picture has been making the festival rounds since September, but it is only now seeing Canadian wide release. It was well worth the wait. The Wind Rises is a deeply affecting and inspiring animated feature.

  • Anita: Speaking Truth to Power

    The opening sounds and images of Anita: Speaking Truth to Power are of a phone in Anita Hill’s office playing back a voicemail. The voice on the recording belongs to Virginia Thomas, wife of US Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Decades ago, Anita publicly revealed that she was sexually harassed by Clarence Thomas while in his employ. Today, Virginia is asking Anita to apologize for “what she did” to the Thomas’s for coming out as a victim of sexual harassment.

  • Post-Apocalyptic Streetwear

    “Post-Apocalyptic Streetwear” is how Lennard Taylor describes his clothing line.

  • Mennowrite

    Mennonites began to arrive in southern Manitoba in 1873. With an enforced distinction from what they perceived as the corrupt world, Mennonite culture historically eschewed various artistic pursuits, but in the last half century, Mennonite literature has been growing.

  • Two sides to every story

    Prairie Theatre Exchange’s presentation of The Valley promises to tell a story “ripped from the headlines” with playwright Joan MacLeod touching on such subjects as mental illness, conduct within the police service, and what it means to take responsibility for our actions.

  • Bleed American

    Local pop punk quartet Bleed American wears its influences on its sleeve, metaphorically and literally, possibly as the inked logos of such obvious heroes as Jimmy Eat World and Motion City Soundtrack.

  • Sebastian Owl

    This Winnipeg via Brandon folk/rock five piece unveils a stunning 11-track LP produced/recorded/mixed/mastered by Mike Posthumus (Young Pixels) that is equally as good for a breathy afternoon walk as it is for a night in with a bottle of something.

  • String theory Violin and cello quartet

    In February, instrumental folk music quartet The Fretless released its sophomore self-titled album, the follow-up to its 2012 Western Canadian Music Award/Canadian Folk Music Award-winning debut Waterbound.

  • All killer, no filler

    Local songwriter-turned-band Beefdonut is going grunge with the new Famous for Quality record, the follow-up to 2007’s Triple Back Flip into the Splits.

  • The Intersection with Jodie Layne

    It’s well-documented that online spaces are often hostile for women – the more marginalized, the worse the online abuse often is. This past year has been a shitshow (for lack of a more accurate term) for women online. From Anita Sarkeesian’s death threats over her video game trope series to Hugo Schwyzer’s total attack on Flavia Dzodan and this week’s horrific demonstration of rape culture at the University of Ottawa, there have been too many high-profile incidents of harassment, threats of violence and attempted silencing of women on the Internet to count. 

  • Whose House? Nicole’s House.

    Nicole Barry, 35, is the co-owner and CEO of Winnipeg’s Half Pints Brewing Company. After developing a passion for the ‘Peg’s indie music scene in the ‘90s, Barry wanted her beer to be local too.

  • Inked

    Experience getting your first tattoo with your new friend Ryan.

  • 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.