Volume 68, Number 26

Published May 7, 2014

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  • The Creeps

    A feel-good comic about two unnamed characters and their delightful journeys through universally hilarious themes like hatred, misery, uncontrollable rage, disease and rash, delusion, agoraphobia, paranoia, jealousy, greed, bitterness, binge eating, slothfulness, and death, lots and lots of death; also, deformity, flatulence, boogers, nosebleeds, bowel movements, and the eating of unappetizing things.

  • Getting Crafty

    At first glance, Manitoba seems to have a pretty good foot in the craft-beer-industry-door: we have two great local breweries, Half Pints and Fort Garry, the annual Flatlanders beer festival is held in June, and Barley Brothers, Winnipeg’s only craft beer pub, was an instant success.

  • The Soft Parade

    Winnipeg’s parade by-law is being taken to task by three protesters who were arrested for parading without a permit in conjunction with a demonstration held on Sept 17, 2012.

  • Forward thinking

    Comedians make a living making people laugh, which usually means making fun of people and things.

  • Selfie-love

    The scene opens with a well-dressed man leaving his office. As he steps out onto the street, he encounters someone lying on the sidewalk, socked feet exposed to the winter elements. 

  • Thank you for being a friend

    Sarasvàti Productions will take over the Ralph Connor House when it puts on Fefu and Her Friends, a feminist play which was written by Cuban-American playwright María Irene Fornés in 1977.

  • Sitting Pretty

    Rolling up to this St. Boniface café, it felt as though I was getting dropped off at an old friend’s place, as Chaise Café, framed by family homes at 271 Provencher Boulevard, looks more like a cozy house than a restaurant.

  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2

    Superheroes are often described as the modern American mythology. I don’t think I fully grasped that premise until Christopher Nolan’s Batman series began while I was in my teens.

  • Rhymes for Young Ghouls

    Director Jeff Barnaby’s debut feature, Rhymes for Young Ghouls, is about the darkest parts of Canada’s history.

  • Jodorowsky’s Dune

    In the 1970s, the surrealist director Alejandro Jodorowsky (El Topo) set out to adapt Frank Herbert’s sci-fi novel Dune into an epic motion picture. Years before Star Wars, Jodorowsky set out to make a science fiction fantasy that would forever alter the collective consciousness.

  • Unconsciously Screamin’

    "I almost died last night," David Dobbs says as he walks into The Uniter office. He’s wearing a hospital bracelet. Seems legit.

  • The Toy Basket: Tied Up, But Not Twisted

    Well, kittens. I had to address it at some point. Your Aunt Bunny gets asked a lot of questions about a certain best selling novel, and I’m not talking about the bible.

  • Chad VanGaalen

    It doesn’t have an immediately hooky opener (there’s no “Willow Tree” or “Clinically Dead”) but the warbly meander of “Cut Off My Hands” is warm and welcoming just the same.

  • Timber Timbre

    These guys just creep up on you, like Nick Cave’s little brothers (kinda moody, but quite harmless). Opening with “Beat the Drum Slowly”, a methodical dirge that surges and cuts, the listener is treated to nine other tracks of similar depth and attitude. 

  • Secret Broadcast

    Produced by Grammy-winner Adam Kasper (Nirvana, Queens of the Stone Age), the debut LP from Calgary trio Secret Broadcast follows up 2012’s Hungry Ghost EP, and is consistent in delivering riff-and-radio-ready-rock that has just enough dirt on the vocals to trick the indie kids into liking ‘em, while delivering the “hits”.

  • The Intersection with Jodie Layne

    As almost any good Winnipegger knows, we live for the tiny window of months in the year that we can leave the house without a jacket or wear a dress without tights underneath.

  • Whose House? Natalie’s House.

    We (kind of) went inside the home of local cult personality Natalie Pollock.

  • Summer Lovin’

    Being able to see music live in a bar is one thing, but to be able to experience local music outside in an energetic, dazed frenzy is an entirely different animal, and the local music collective behind the Beach Station Blues compilation series, Real Love Winnipeg, aims to do just that.

  • Mr. Harper, are you listening?

    Winnipeg art-pop band Dust Adam Dust is hoping to capture Ottawa’s attention with Dear Harper, a video message project which welcomes people to tell the Prime Minister how they really feel.

  • In this corner

    As an annual fundraiser for Winnipeg’s Cinematheque theatre, Bands vs Filmmakers is quickly becoming an important tradition in our city’s arts scene.