Volume 68, Number 29

Published August 5, 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.

  • Working Thesis

    A comic strip by Paul Hewak.

  • Shine On Festival

    Once a hidden gem of the local festival scene, the Shine On Festival of Music and Art is coming into its tenth year. And for the past decade, it’s one festival that has been consistent in keeping things intimate (weekend passes are capped at 400 tickets), affordable (advance tickets cost only $40) and fun loving (think massage circles and a carpeted dance floor).

  • Morden Corn & Apple Festival

    If you’ve ever waxed nostalgic for a taste of small(er) town life, for midways on main street, petting zoos, farm-fresh eats, and the smiling faces of a community coming together in celebration, then the Morden Corn and Apple festival deserves a big red circle on your summer calendar.

  • Winnipeg BBQ & Blues Festival

    The sweet and sour sauce will be a little bittersweet for some at this year's Winnipeg BBQ and Blues Festival taking place August 16th and 17th at Shaw Park.

  • The Harvest Sun Music Festival

    For the last nine years the Harvest Sun Music Festival has been taking over Kelwood each summer, a tiny village in the province that’s not too far away from Riding Mountain National Park.

  • Rainbow Trout Music Festival

    The sixth annual Rainbow Trout Music Festival may be the best time you have all summer.

  • Manitoba Electronic Music Exhibition (MEME)

    The Manitoba Electronic Music Exhibition (MEME) has been going strong since 2010 as multi-venue event that puts the spotlight on local electronic artists in addition to showcasing heavy hitters from around the globe.

  • Arsonfest

    Back in the late ‘90s Putrescence/Head Hits Concrete vocalist Mike Alexander started Arsonfest to showcase brutally heavy bands, and over a decade later the 39-year-old hasn’t started to slow things down just yet.

  • The Crow Flies

    In the decade since its inception, Speaking Crow has had a number of locations around Winnipeg.  Founded by Tanis McDonald, the poetry open mic has lived at Frame Arts Warehouse, Pop Sodas (RIP) and now finds its home at the Carol Shields Auditorium in the Millennium Public Library.

  • Street Sweets

    When you think summer food you think ultra-portable savory goods, usually from a food truck or street vendor, wrapped in a napkin, and ready for consumption. There’s all the usual suspects: street meat, falafel, pizza by the slice, subs - but what is there to offer for those with more of a sweet tooth? The cupcake fills all of the above criteria, while also being cute (kudos).

  • BLACKLI$T is anything but bleak

    Having true style isn’t just about following what’s “in”, it’s about being one step ahead AND creating what everyone will want (even if they don’t know it yet). Peter Takis, 19, is the owner of BLACKLI$T, a new apparel and accessories shop that is the new go-to store for urban tastemakers in Winnipeg.

  • To Market, To Market(s)

    For many, the familiar journey down Pembina Highway will forever be the ​sole ​road that leads to farm fresh produce, warm bread, hot coffee and Saturday morning entertainment.

  • For No Good Reason

    The creative partnership between gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson and illustrator Ralph Steadman was a rare kind of success; a matching so perfect that you almost don’t notice it, because the image so gracefully complements the text.

  • The Zero Theorem

    Director Terry Gilliam (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas) has always been hit or miss, and I mean that as a compliment.

  • Magic In the Moonlight

    The familiar opening credits of a Woody Allen film, the simple black-and-white text backed by Dixieland jazz, always gives me a warm feeling. 

  • The Other Brothers

    It's taken five years for The Other Brothers to produce a second album and it was well worth the wait. 

  • The Sturgeons

    The second album from Winnipeg-based band The Sturgeons follows up 2012 debut Wood Shop, which we then said was “fresh and unique”. 

  • Well, That’s Garbage

    “I had a whole bottle of Jack… lost my voice singing karaoke… ate three Big Macs… woke up on the deck… sprained my ankle… worked the next day… so crazy. Guys, it was so crazy.

  • Still Life Still

    The ability to become invisible is a highly sought after characteristic for local photographer Chris Friesen.