Volume 68, Number 5

Published October 2, 2013

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  • 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.

  • Bike raves, lanes and by-laws

    The city of Winnipeg has recently been trying to improve its relationship with local cyclists – a passionate bunch to say the least. The Uniter sat down with some this week to get the scoop on the positives and negatives of cycling in the city.

  • Iconic city

    From Portage and Main to Salisbury House and Guy Maddin, Winnipeg has many iconic people and places - and Iconnipeg aims to capture that essence.

  • Shrinking wetlands

    One of the largest, if not the largest green space in Winnipeg is being threatened by a new development. The Parker Wetlands between McGillivray Boulevard and Pembina Highway have been chosen as the route for the second line of rapid transit to be built once the city secures funding.

  • A diehard Bomber fan’s problem with Winnipeg’s love of the Jets

    It is human nature to despise losing. Losing a job, a game, a fight, even losing a cellphone, is something humans are not programmed to like, or even tolerate.

  • Twitter,  Star Trek and vegan strippers

    On September 25, the New York Times posted a story – lifted largely from Internet-hype publication BuzzFeed – commenting on Newark, NJ mayor Cory Booker’s relationship with Portland, OR-based exotic dancer Lynsie Lee.

  • Vulgar display of (em)power

    In the stand-up comedy world – just like anywhere else – “bombing” is generally a bad thing.

  • Proudly prairie

    Winnipeg writer S.M. Beiko’s Young Adult novel The Lake and the Library (ECW Press) has been receiving positive reviews since its release last May. 

  • Hannah Arendt

    Throughout film history, German cinema has continued to astound and delight world-wide audiences.

  • Grace Unplugged

    Christianity and film are usually at odds in some way or another.

  • Beet it

    Fitzroy – a tapas-inspired restaurant and the latest addition to the Sherbrook Street food scene – stays true to its mission statement, “No pretense, just honest cooking.”

  • True grit

    In an age in which everything is online, forgettable and undocumented, two Winnipeggers have come together to get ripped.

  • Molière gets Winnipeg’d

    Many plays have been adapted for present day’s stage and screen, but award winning playwright Carolyn Gray’s adaptation of Molière’s 1668 satire The Miser is a little more Winnipeg-centric than most.

  • Iron men

    Cancer Bats are bringing their alter ego Bat Sabbath to the Pyramid Cabaret on October 10, banging out tunes originally recorded by British heavy metal pioneers Black Sabbath.

  • Hillbilly hope

    Three years after the release of the To the Last Drop LP, Cheering for the Bad Guy returns with Next Year Country, its third full-length record.

  • Critical Hit with Drew Nordman

    War never changes – console war that is.

  • Liam’s House: Winnipeg weird

    Liam Tate is a man of many talents. 

  • The green in between

    Green space: unnatural nature. Serving the purpose of efficiency, urban planning and design allow dense populations to access everything they need, or need to do, in a timely fashion – the city. The way it looks correlates to the way its infrastructure gets organized around its most vigorous economic activity – the cityscape.

  • 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.

  • CFCF

    Celestial, astral, extraterrestrial.

  • Little Miss Higgins & The Winnipeg Five

    Drop the needle. A ghostly guitar lick and the bluesy voice of Saskatchewan’s Little Miss Higgins enter the room.

  • PUP

    PUP (formerly known as Topanga - changed after a tantrum because <i>Girl Meets World</i> is maybe a thing) is kind of Toronto’s answer to The Cribs or The Vines (and a million other bands that blend dirty guitars, group yells and mayhem with clean production) and the four piece is really immediate and intense while still being lots of fun.

  • Young Galaxy

    Vancouver’s Young Galaxy made the Polaris Music Prize Short List for its (incredible) fourth record Ultramarine.