Volume 69, Number 18

Published January 28, 2015

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  • Working Thesis

    A comic strip by Paul Hewak.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The PROFile - Anna Stokke

    Professor Anna Stokke has been teaching at the University of Winnipeg for 12 years, and has loved every minute of it. When she’s not busy motivating students to succeed, she also works as a Math Education Advocate. Recently, this included pushing provincial government to change school curriculums to provide better math education to students. 

  • Self-love and smoothies

    This year marks the 30th anniversary of Eating Disorder Awareness Week. The event, which runs from Feb.1 to 7, was created by the National Eating Disorder Information Centre as a “public awareness campaign that educates, informs and engages Canadians to talk about eating disorders.”

  • Winter Snow Route Blues

    It’s not a Winnipeg winter if you haven’t violated the annual snow route rules.

  • Finding a new home

    Shelter is a basic human need, yet with market rent levels so steep, it’s a necessity many families struggle to afford. Approximately 35,000 Canadians experience homelessness on any given night, and for those with somewhere to go, costs can often exceed 50 per cent of their household income.

  • Current prostitution laws aren’t sexy

    It seems some governments are beginning to understand that legalization or the lack thereof has little to do with how people actually behave. Prohibition in 1920s United States is a common example of how outlawing something often fails as a deterrent (the outlawing of alcohol resulted in bootlegging and underground drinking clubs), but often causes people to do that activity more often and under more dangerous circumstances.

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    In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks, people worldwide have expressed solidarity with the French satirical magazine and the nuances of free speech have made a swift entrance into mainstream conversation.

  • Fossil Free Future

    We are in the midst of a movement. Before you throw up your hands and cry, “Good Lord, not another one,” as images of Occupy Wall Street and Kony2012 flash through your mind, hear me out. A movement of fossil fuel divestment is gaining support on university campuses across Canada and the United States.

  • Prosperity, Power and Putin

    “Today, there are many forces tugging at the fabric of our societies. Demagogues who play on fears of immigrants and minorities, economic stagnation that hollows out communities and puts the dream of upward mobility out of reach for too many families. Deep frustrations that erode trust in our leaders, our institutions, even our neighbours."

  • The New Sexy Geeks

    A few weeks ago, a group of self-identified geeks met up at a bar to talk about sex. Sounds like any old Wednesday night, you might say, but this was the beginning of a new movement in town. This was Winnipeg’s first Sex Geekdom Meetup.

  • It’s about confidence, not compliments

    Winter can be a dull season for intimate fashion, especially in Winnipeg. All we see are parkas that leave absolutely everything to the imagination, and layers upon layers of wool that make you wonder why you even bothered buying that lacy push-up bra in the first place.

  • One Part Outlaw, One Part Artist, One Part Explorer

    It might be considered graffiti and an act of vandalism, but Kush’s poster of the late ‘homeless hero’ Faron Hall reads like something completely different.

  • A Dedicated Bender

    The human body is far more amazing than it’s often given credit for.

  • 15 years of laughs

    In making fun of Usher videos and joking about being a single, awkward female, Debra DiGiovanni became one of Canada’s most recognizable comedians.

  • Force Majeure

    I can’t decide if Force Majeure is a perfect date movie, or the worst date movie of all time. On one hand, it’s the type of film that will inevitably spurn a lively discussion afterward. On the other hand, the subject of that discussion could devastate a precarious romantic mood.

  • Foxcatcher

    It’s odd to think of a tale about two Olympic gold medal winners and a millionaire as a story of outsiders, but Foxcatcher is exactly that. It follows the true story of Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) and his older brother Dave (Mark Ruffalo), who both triumphed at the 1984 Olympic games.

  • Making time for magic

    Getting fiction published isn’t easy, but Samantha Beiko has managed to pull it off.

  • Dance party promises

    The Big Fun Festival is set to showcase over 40 of the best up-and-coming artists from Manitoba, as well as some hand-selected acts from across Canada. Running from Jan. 28 to Feb. 1 at venues around the city, the festival is sure to bring warmth to our cold winter nights.

  • Oi-maica

    DC Sound System is tired of cliches, like Ska is dead, and The Sex Pistols weren’t punk. Alex DeChoiseul believes ska is very much alive and well.

  • Still Breathing, but barely

    On the third night of the year I got into the backseat of my parents’ Mazda next to my aunt and uncle. My dad drove and my mom fretted over whether she’d fit in. We were headed to a chilly Exchange District studio, where my cousin and her friends hosted a hip hop dance battle.

  • Whose House? Matthew’s House.

    Clinical psychologist Dr. Matthew Bailly’s affection for Winnipeg runs deep. Originally from Fargo, Bailly fell in love with the city as a kid during weekend trips to Canada. A full-time resident since 2005, Bailly’s condo in the Wellington Crescent neighbourhood is a kind of love letter to the city. With a Salisbury House dining area, a Can-D-Man mural and bus shelter closet, Bailly has created a living space that’s also a genuine work of art.