Volume 69, Number 1

Published September 3, 2014

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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Flooding causes major damages to U of W campus

    On Thursday, August 21, Sarah Tichborne hadn’t planned to walk home through torrential rain in shorts, sneakers and a gym shirt.

  • Putting the stigma of depression in the penalty box

    When two hockey buddies decided to create a documentary about depression and mental illness they never expected the response they would receive.

  • Resurrection of the RAAH

    The Royal Albert Arms Hotel (RAAH) has been locked up tight for almost a year, but the infamous hotel bar is nearly ready to reopen for business as usual, sharing the news with the world via Facebook in mid-August.

  • Policing through PR

    While accusations of racism were directed towards the Ferguson Police Department following the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MI, here at home questions of discrimination in the Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) still exist.

  • A city divided

    Understanding diversity and practising diversity are two very different things.

  • Abstinence, creationism and the war on Christmas

    For a few short days in an otherwise sleepy summer prior to this fall’s municipal and school board elections, prominent conservative youth activist and Riel School Division Ward 4 candidate Candace Maxymowich set the Winnipeg Twitter-verse afire, and in doing so, taught us a lesson in the importance of school board elections.

  • Check up and suit up

    The lessons have often been cemented by the time we start post-secondary classes: always use a dental dam or condom, get tested frequently for sexually transmitted infections, ensure open conversation with partners. But something’s not working.

  • Good food, great idea

    Since the closure of Extra Foods and Zellers last year, the downtown core has had a dearth of affordable supermarkets.

  • The Trip to Italy

    At one point during The Trip to Italy, Rob Brydon (playing himself) impersonates Gore Vidal for his friend, Steve Coogan (also playing himself).

  • This Is Why We Fight

    I always find it satisfying when a story can successfully create a world from whole cloth. As a kid, the worlds of Harry Potter and Star Wars were fun labyrinths I loved losing myself in.

  • FemFest a fine start to hectic theatre season at U of W

    Tim Babcock, chair of the University of Winnipeg’s theatre and film department, can’t hide his enthusiasm about the upcoming school year.

  • Art beyond the perimeter

    The metropolitan nature of the art establishment has always made it difficult for artists outside major cities to showcase their work.

  • Back to basics

    When I meet Dr. Annette Trimbee, she is barely a month into her new job as the seventh President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Winnipeg. Having spent most of her professional life in the Alberta government as the Deputy Minister (2008-11), her background in finance, health and the environment puts her in a unique position at the UW.

  • Being Human

    Robin Williams, like many entertainers including Freddie Prinze and Richard Jeni, battled depression and personal demons - struggles that are not foreign to local comedian Big Daddy Tazz.

  • All the livelong day

    Five years after Bow & Drill the Spark, Saskatoon singer and guitarist Megan Lane is back with Sounding the Animal, a new record with contributions from indie CanRock legend Hawksley Workman and folkie turned dance popper, Rae Spoon.

  • Career man

    Grant Davidson, now known to Winnipeg folk music fans as Slow Leaves, stopped playing music only as a hobby while working at his newest album Beauty Is So Common.

  • Young Liars

    On the debut LP from Vancouver’s Young Liars, the band delivers a conceptual album of synth creeps that venture into even slower pop tracks.

  • Devin Cuddy Band

    Kitchen Knife is a fun bluesy record from country rock outfit The Devin Cuddy Band and a strong follow-up to the Juno nominated debut, Vol 1. 

  • José Contreras

    After 25 years as the sole constant member of Toronto indie band By Divine Right, José Contreras embarks on a solo adventure with this self-titled album.

  • Unpopular Opinions

    I've been having the same conversation for what seems like forever, but it's only been five years at most.

  • Le Burger Week Winnipeg

    This week, we talk to Sarah Gurevich, Daniel Gurevich, and Brett Howe of Charcoal Collaborative about Winnipeg's second annual Le Burger Week competition, taking place at over 30 local restaurants from September 1 to 7.