Volume 68, Number 24

Published March 19, 2014

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  • The truth is painful

    Winnipeg has the largest urban population of Aboriginal people in Canada, and more than 12% of the University of Winnipeg’s students are Aboriginal.

  • Bangarang!

    Union Sound Hall has been known to host a diverse range of events since its opening a few short months ago. That’s why Ben Chafe and his sister, Chloe, felt it was the perfect place to host Bangarang, an event geared toward the new generation of LGBTQ* youth and anyone with an open mind who wants to have fun.

  • This chef’s secret? No secret ingredients

    When a hair salon closed its doors at the corner of Banning Street and Portage Avenue two years ago, chef Cam Tran saw an opportunity to open a restaurant only blocks away from where he grew up. For Tran, though, it was important that this restaurant fulfill more than the basic necessity for bodily functioning.

  • Ukraine and the IMF’s empty money

    The only thing that seems certain about the geopolitical scrum going on in Ukraine is that it will not end easily. The country is wedged between several imposing, flawed and inherently self-interested powers. The United States would like to hedge Russian hegemony, with the Republicans already latching onto the issue to push for a ramp-up in fracking – which would expand their export market, allowing them to fill Ukraine’s energy gap Russia’s Gazprom would leave behind.

  • Hello, stranger

    We’ve all had that uncomfortable bus experience when someone rather eccentric sits next to us and strikes up a one sided conversation. These are the moments in our day that many of us dread and try to avoid by keeping our dependable headphones on at all times. But have you ever wondered why this feeling of avoidance seems to overwhelm us in such situations? It appears to be a normal human reaction, but some people, myself included, believe that it is one we should fight. Brooklyn artist George Ferrandi spins this widespread view on human interactions in her ongoing project, It Felt Like I Knew You.  

  • Laughter is nature’s lithium

    For its annual Stand Up to Stigma event, Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba is teaming up with Winnipeg comedians to raise awareness about mental illness.

  • The Toy Basket: More bang for your buck

    A lot of people say to me “Bunny, why would I pay upwards of $100 on a sex toy? I mean, it’s just going on/in my dirty bits anyway.” 

  • Ukrainian dance supergroup

    Over 100 of the best Ukrainian dancers from across the Prairies will be joining forces for Razom 2: A Fusion of Ukrainian Dance, which follows up the first successful Razom tour that took place in 2008 and 2009.

  • O(h) No, it’s the JUNOS!

    Canada’s biggest night. Or week. Or something.

  • Canadian blend country

    “It’s just as easy as swallowing a pill.”

  • Happy sad

    In its bio, Winnipeg band Naysa describes its sound as “a gloomy, poppy, patchwork of melancholy and catchy melodies.” The band, which is set to release its latest EP Troubled Heart at the Park Theatre on March 27, considers its downtrodden sincerity to be a large part of its charm.

  • Student Dispatch with Bilan Arte

    As a second winter draws us in, it’s easy to forget that spring (better known as exam season) is just around the corner. But if your year has been anything like ours, the end of the year is arriving all too quickly.

  • Whose House? Matt’s House

    Matt Sutton wants you to wake up feeling fresh. 

  • Kim Harris

    This debut release from Newfoundland born Halifax resident Kim Harris is lush, pretty, hip and strikingly diverse.

  • Livingston

    Opening with a wordy, mid-tempo tune about Alberta, this concept record made by Livingston (which is kind of a collaboration between many people, mostly folklorist/song collector Dr. Henry Adam Svec and Czech programmer Mirek Plihal, but is also a machine that can access all of Canadian folk music to make the perfect CanFolk recording) is pretty okay.

  • Here to stay

    These days, it’s hard to imagine a time when Osborne wasn’t lined with tattoo and piercing shops, and going to summer festivals didn’t mean seeing a whole variety of people’s ink and piercings on display.

  • Enemy

    If you want to nitpick Enemy, the film offers plenty of ammunition, as it takes itself very seriously.

  • Lost Heroes

    Lost Heroes is a documentary about Canadians missing the point, about the dilemma that is central to the failure of so much Canadian content: trying to define what it means to be Canadian.

  • What do you think of the Juno awards being hosted by Winnipeg this year?

    What do you think of the Juno awards being hosted by Winnipeg this year?

  • 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.