Volume 68, Number 6

Published October 10, 2013

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  • Protest as if your life depends on it

    China’s announcement that, beginning in November of this year, forced organ harvesting will begin disappearing from the country is “no cause for celebration”, according to Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting (DAFOH).

  • UWSA kicking political process into high gear

    It is time for students to exercise their voting rights.

  • It’s time for Canada to adopt a carbon tax

    At the time of this writing, atmospheric carbon dioxide levels, used to measure greenhouse gas emissions and track climate change, sit around 395 parts per million. That figure is higher than at any point in the last 3 million years. Scientists unanimously agree: reliance on dirty fossil fuels has to change. Humanity depends upon it, and our time is running out.

  • Reflections On democracy

    On the evening of September 19, I (along with about twenty other people) was treated to a panel discussion at the University of Winnipeg focusing on whether or not Canada’s political party system contributes or detracts from a healthy and vibrant democratic process.

  • I’ll be gentle

    There’s this pretty lame idea floating around out there that sex toys are only for people who can’t get “the real thing.” Well, I’m here to tell you that just isn’t true. 

  • The power of three

    This summer, Osborne Village mainstay Local Shop Awesome closed up its doors, but owner Christopher Gottzman, along with pals Nathan Alexander and Jordan Stephensen, gave it a new look for fall as Twillhound.

  • Contemporary literature meets modern ballet in a Handmaid’s Tale

    The Royal Winnipeg Ballet is known for bringing us revamped versions of tried-and-true classics, such as last season’s portrayal of The Sleeping Beauty, but the RWB’s bold adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale – a 1985 novel written by award-winning Canadian author Margaret Atwood – promises to be something that regular ballet audiences have never seen before.

  • Rookie of the year

    Chester, Nova Scotia-based filmmaker Jason Buxton made his feature film debut last year with Blackbird, the story of a troubled teen who is wrongly accused of planning a Columbine-esque high school shooting spree.

  • Don Jon

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt is a charismatic actor with a wide range of films in his repertoire.

  • Special Ed

    Winnipeg has had its share of strange and unusual characters.

  • No help wanted

    Canadian country rockers the Sadies are back with Internal Sounds, the highly anticipated follow-up to Darker Circles, a shortlisted nominee for the 2010 Polaris Music Prize.

  • Hardcore in the middle of the day

    All-ages hardcore matinee shows are making a comeback in Winnipeg, and it’s all thanks to Ray Guyot and Jon Mayo, the two men who co-founded Icebox Productions earlier this summer.

  • Student Dispatch with Bilan Arte

    Throughout September, the University of Winnipeg faced student and community outrage against the University’s agreement with global oil giant, Enbridge, to fund the Eco-Kids Program.

  • Electric Soul

    Local four piece Electric Soul brings you Second Paradise.

  • Mitten Claps

    The soft vocals and intimate guitars & percussion of this Winnipeg duo, made up of Jonathan and Randall Hildebrand, is one of those sunny day treasures.

  • Shad

    Shad is Canada’s patron saint of self-deprecating rap.

  • The magnificent seven

    ‘Peg playwrights Alix Sobler, Cairn Moore, Trish Cooper, Carolyn Gray, Debbie Patterson, Jessy Ardern and Ginny Collins are all debuting new plays in the 2013-2014 theatre season. In an art form that’s typically dominated by male writers, having seven female playwrights produced in a single season in one city is incredible.

  • Circle Heads

    Lighthearted and honest, Circle Heads follows a twenty-something-year-old meandering through adulthood while she tries to find humour in the banality and randomness of life.