Volume 68, Number 9

Published October 30, 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. Each issue will feature a new look from our city’s streets and bars in an attempt to encourage individual expression and celebrate that you are really, really good looking.

  • Mo bros. unite!

    Movember has arrived and there are many good reasons to participate: first and obviously foremost, it’s for a good cause.

  • The magic of comic con

    It’s a good idea to keep your Halloween costume in wearable condition for more than one night, especially if your plans include attending the Central Canada Comic Con (C4) this weekend.

  • Russell Brand and Mike Duffy: A brief comparison

    Russell Brand, a notable British comedian with equally notable eyebrows, made Internet headlines last week with his interview on BBC’s Newsnight. To the chagrin of interviewer Jeremy Paxton, Brand spent much of the interview lambasting the current political and economic systems, calling for dramatic change, and endorsing revolution. His criticisms were legitimate: “[Political systems] shouldn’t destroy the planet! Shouldn’t create massive economic disparity! Shouldn’t ignore the needs of the people!”

  • The commodification of colonial injustices

    The Halloween season has descended upon us. For most, this is emblematic of cheap fall decorum – orange and black tinsel, Jack-O-Lanterns, and more confectionaries than is recommended by any physician.

  • Scary stimulus

    David Annandale is a literary force to be reckoned with. This year alone he’s published three books. Although he’s been writing science-fiction as of late, it’s Annandale’s absolute love of horror that started it all.

  • Hot tamale!

    Mercadito Latino translates to “Latin market” in Spanish, which is the first thing you’ll notice when you walk into the small restaurant/grocery store. 

  • Tear down this fourth wall

    NAfro Dance Productions – an African contemporary dance company – presents Sauti: Things We Are Carrying.

  • Hamlet in a hurry

    Since 1993, Shakespeare in the Ruins has been entertaining audiences with unique presentations of Shakespeare’s plays that are, according to its website, “an intriguing mix of bare-bones contemporary and traditional aesthetics [featuring] cross-gendered, multiple-role casting and a dynamic, text-oriented style of performance.”

  • Reel take on real issues

    The Global Justice Film Festival (GJFF), held on November 1 and 2 at the University of Winnipeg, features a multitude of films – both national and international – including the premiere of a local film from a Winnipeg director.

  • The Clock

    Ever since the dawn of cinema, there has been a growing desire to make extremely long films that stand the test of time.

  • Escape Plan

    If there was a poll regarding the best action heroes in the history of film, the #1 and #2 spots would most likely go to Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger. They epitomize the North American ideals regarding masculinity; competitive, muscular and totally machismo.

  • Boytique Exchange

    After heading to other cities to shop for streetwear, three 20-something Winnipeggers decided to take matters into their own hands by opening up Ordnry Clothing in the spring of 2012. 

  • Extra credit

    Good things come in small packages.

  • Southern comfort

    North/South, the new live album from roots rock duo Scott Nolan and Joanna Miller, consists of a hometown performance at the Park Theatre and a touring gig in Duluth, Georgia.

  • Critical Hit with Drew Nordman

    Next year will mark the 40th anniversary of a prolific pastime that celebrates the use of imagination as its key mechanic – a hobby or game where you create a character from scratch, with as much or as little detail as you want, as long as you adhere to and play the role of this character as accurately as possible. This genre came to be known as the role playing game, or RPG.

  • Bright Young Thing

    Bronwyn Seier may be just 18, but she’s already making a splash in Winnipeg’s fashion scene. The local trendsetter made a name for herself this past summer with her feminine and funky clothing line, Bronwyn, at Para Mix boutique in Osborne Village.

  • 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.

  • Whose House? Sarah’s house.

    Sarah Paradis, also known as Toxic Prophecy, is a master craftswoman, her tools consisting of everything from pencils and markers to computers and video cameras. 

  • Animal Teeth

    Warbling falsetto, breakneck guitars, a beatmaker that is shared with local popsters Boats and a brooding tone with plenty of hope all run rampant throughout this six song EP from Winnipeg quartet Animal Teeth.

  • Arcade Fire

    The last time David Bowie did back ups on a record, it was Scarlett Johansson’s 2008 disc of Tom Waits covers.

  • Four Fists

    Released October 6 by Minneapolis-based Doomtree Records, 6666 is the first small outing from the eagerly anticipated collaboration between indie rap favorites P.O.S. and Astronautalis.

  • Moses Mayes

    I’m a bad Winnipegger. I’ve never heard a Moses Mayes record or seen the band live.