Volume 69, Number 19

Published February 4, 2015

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Racism

    I’m not interested in discussing whether Winnipeg is the most racist city in Canada. Racism is an issue across the continent. It’s a side effect of living under a settler colonial system that has a vested interest in securing land and resources, subjugating the indigenous population and controlling popular opinion.

  • Streeter

    Q: How do you feel about Nancy MacDonald’s Maclean’s article claiming that Winnipeg is the most racist city in Canada?

  • Pot Shots

    It’s time to legalize marijuana.

  • The evolution of change

    University of Denver’s professor Alan Gilbert will take part in the University of Winnipeg department of history’s Bonnycastle Lecture Series next week.

  • Kindling to the Fires of Creation

    “It’s every writer’s dream really - to be invited into a conversation all about writing!” Jennifer Still says over email.

  • Question Period

    On Jan. 22, the Honourable Peter Bjornson, Minister of Education and Advanced Learning, addressed students and curious members of the public about the state of post-secondary education in Manitoba.

  • Culture Shock

    New Canadian Kid could not have arrived at a better time.

  • It takes two to Scissr

    Anyone who says dating is easy and stress-free is lying to you. If it was a walk in the park, most dating and hookup apps wouldn’t exist.

  • Engender discussion

    From media representations of gender, to inclusive parties and queer art, Winnipeg’s Genderfest has it all. 


    In the 1970s, Manitoba took a national leadership role on poverty reduction through the Mincome (Minimum Income) program in the city of Dauphin. According to the CBC, “From 1974 through 1978, about 30 per cent of the population of Dauphin was provided with a ‘mincome,’ as the guaranteed level of income came to be called.”

  • Pages of Possibility

    What would it feel like to walk through a magazine?

  • Up All Night

    Inside the windowless cube of the Empress Street Walmart, open 24 hours, time doesn’t seem to move. Blue-smocked, zombie-like employees shuffle past, throwing inquisitive looks at the two bearded fellows who’ve just come in from the cold. Folk musician Micah Erenberg’s in the market for a new rug, so we’re cruising the aisles in search of carpeting.

  • The Lunchbox

    Some romantic dramas can be a little cheesy and unrealistic, but the Lunchbox doesn’t fall into that category and manages to keep things fresh. It tells the story of two very different people who share lots of chemistry while writing letters, but never get to take their relationship off the page. 

  • The Boy Next Door

    It’s 2015 and it seems like Jennifer Lopez is still making cheesy movies. This time around, the singer/actress stars as Claire Peterson, an English teacher who is in the midst of a divorce. One day a mysterious young man named Noah Sandborn (Ryan Guzman) moves next door, befriends her teenage son, fixes her garage door and starts trying to get into her pants. 

  • Soothsayers & superheroes

    Financing a feature film is no picnic. Pursuing grants from arts organizations like Telefilm Canada can take years and crowdfunding campaigns are a gamble with no guarantee of success. So when O. Corbin Saleken decided to make the leap from short films to features, the Vancouver filmmaker took an approach that few filmmakers dare. His film Patterson’s Wager, which has its world premiere at the 2015 Winnipeg Real to Reel Film Festival, was entirely paid for by Saleken himself.

  • Someone always pays

    Terms like “veterans” or “pioneers” get used pretty loosely when describing bands. But they rarely hold truer than when used to describe Napalm Death. The English band, active since 1981, essentially created the grindcore genre, laying the groundwork for much of today’s heavy and extreme music. The group’s current lineup, intact since 1991, just released their sixteenth album, Apex Predator – Easy Meat. It’s a chaotic blast of discordant noise and rabid spontaneity.

  • Celebrating Dilla

    Winnipeg is finally catching up to other cities in paying tribute to the late J Dilla, an influential rapper and record producer who was based out of Detroit, Michigan.

  • Freethinking

    The Manitoba Government has come under heavy criticism lately on a wide variety of fronts. On poverty, healthcare, taxes, education and resource management, not too many kind words have been said about the current administration.

  • Whose House? Talia’s House.

    Talia Syrie’s home conveys the same sense of warmth and comfort that her restaurant, The Tallest Poppy, has become known for. The walls are scattered with beautiful and intriguing artwork and images, each piece elegant and alluring in its own magnificent right.