Volume 68, Number 3

Published September 18, 2013

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  • Suffocated scene

     July 31 saw a change in policy to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program as a part of the Conservative Party’s Economic Action Plan.

  • Fairly styled

    One year after re-opening its doors under a new name and new owner, 1104 Beauty Bar is looking to set the trend with its focus on eco-friendly products and an artistic approach to hair and esthetics.

  • Time to Take Back the Night

    Since 1979, women and their allies have gathered once a year to rally and protest street-based and other forms of violence against women. This year, on September 19, Take Back the Night Winnipeg will reclaim the streets for the 35th time.

  • Hidden gem

     Tucked under the Chateau 100 apartment building at 78 Donald Street, Thida’s Thai is one of those great little restaurants you’ve probably walked past 100 times without even realizing it was there.

  • Go do things!

    With the opportune timing of the first month back, I write this for everyone: the first years, the second years, and yes, those in the 17th year of their three-year B.A.

  • Needs Improvement?

     Jon Paul Fiorentino’s new collection of poetry Needs Improvement (Coach House Books) contains some of his best and most important work yet.

  • Frosh financial

    Be it tuition or textbooks, post-secondary school expenses seem to climb every year, but two Winnipeg bloggers are helping students get through university without being swallowed up by debt.

  • Tiny Furniture

    Prior to her critically acclaimed television series Girls, Lena Dunham won film audiences over with her second feature, 2010’s Tiny Furniture.

  • The Grandmaster

    Perhaps the most well known Chinese writer-director in North America, Wong Kar-Wai has made four decades worth of sensational and spell bounding films.

  • So fresh and so clean

    Since 2005, Winnipeg’s WNDX Festival of Moving Image has been breaking brains and melting eyeballs, exposing film audiences to the best in experimental film, installations, performances and video from here at home and around the world.

  • A light in the darkness

    Let there be light. And dark, too.

  • Everyman theatre

    Local theatre lovers can finally catch Richard Maltby Jr. and David Shire’s 1989 off-Broadway musical revue Closer Than Ever right here in Winnipeg.

  • On their own, together

    Sarah Roche, 28, and Lise McMillan, 30, have worked together for years, as students and company members of Winnipeg’s Contemporary dancers, but about two years ago the duo decided to break out on their own.

  • Flying solo

    What are the odds of a larger set, gruff-voiced bearded dude releasing an album called Beards?

  • Feel the love

    Gil Carroll, Adam Soloway and Josh Winestock are the names behind the up-and-coming record label Real Love Winnipeg.

  • Still breathing but barely

    Some years ago, I spent a lost evening exploring the city in my parents’ station wagon.

  • Granting power to the powerless

    Chris Hedges is a rare dissident of the American Left – a journalist who takes seriously the need for alternative media and politics in an era of the unprecedented corporatization of both.

  • Boundary breaking books

    Charlene Diehl – director of Thin Air 2013 – is determined to change people’s perceptions of what the festival actually is.

  • 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.

  • None the Wiser

    Opening with the brooding popper “Tipping Time” (fleshed out by the harmonies of the Sweet Alibi), the latest from local group None the Wiser contains 13 tracks of 90s nostalgic goodness (think the best of I Mother Earth & Our Lady Peace) in a way that the indie kids aren’t cumming all over (though maybe they will - there’s a lot of alto sax on here).

  • Said the Whale

    Vancouver’s Said the Whale might sound like many other indie rock bands, but with its fourth studio album hawaiii, the five-piece outfit has perfected a sing-along pop groove that even surpasses 2009’s excellent Islands Disappear.