Volume 69, Number 2

Published September 10, 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.

  • Working Thesis

    A comic strip by Paul Hewak.

  • Let’s talk about design

    Urban planning and design are an essential part of how a city defines itself. They’re also issues that have arguably been given short shrift in Winnipeg.

  • Fresh voices bring new debate on sex in school

    Kevin Settee is accomplishing a lot for a 23-year-old University of Winnipeg student.

  • The people of the protest

    The community of tents, banners, and protesters located in Memorial Park have packed up, but its impression is still being felt in the grassroots. 

  • Meet your mayoral candidates: Robert-Falcon Ouellette

    Trivialized as a “fringe candidate” at the outset of the mayoral race, Robert-Falcon Ouellette is proving to be anything but an outsider when it comes to community.  

  • The PROFile

    Hope McIntyre has quite the resume: playwright, director, founding artistic director of Sarasvàti Productions and 10-year University of Winnipeg professor.

  • Anti-advice for a new university year

    I’ve been asked to write some advice for you, the prototypically average first-year student, to help you succeed this school year. I have two disclaimers, so we can start this print-based relationship off right. 

  • Coming down on sex work

    Last December, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that sections of the criminal code legislating prostitution violated the charter rights of sex workers.

  • Club connections

    A social media app aimed at students is coming to a university near you. No, this is a new one. 

  • Feminism and a falafel

    In the first episode of Feminism and a Falafel, we talk to Jodie Layne, Director of Hollaback! Winnipeg, about why some people choose to catcall others and the effect it can have on those receiving them.

  • Obvious Child

    It’s a great time to be a Jenny Slate fan. Those of us who know Saturday Night Live made a mistake when they fired the comedian after one season for dropping an F bomb (despite keeping on mediocre talents like Nasim Pedrad and Vanessa Bayer) have been feeling somewhat vindicated. Her hilarious guest spots on Kroll Show and Girls have shown that she’s a diverse comedic talent, as have her wildly popular Marcel the Shell with Shoes On videos. Obvious Child has confirmed, without a doubt, Slate is a major player on the rise.

  • Life Itself

    Roger Ebert made me want to become a film critic. His work had an impact on my life that I can’t hope to articulate in under 300 words. The explosion of creativity on his blog in ‘08 and ’09 - shortly after losing his speaking voice - showed me that great film writing wasn’t in a separate category from great writing, and that an essay about Synecdoche, New York could be as profound as a Kurt Vonnegut novel.

  • Popping ollies and pop-up shops

    A local designer is getting the opportunity to push the boundaries of urban art and fashion through a pop-up shop in Winnipeg’s downtown.

  • Divided Dissent

    Once upon a time, Winnipeg would’ve easily scored a top spot on the Top 10 Anarchist Hubs in North America listicle.

  • Step up

    Whether it’s bringing in one of Beyoncé’s back-up dancers for a workshop or staging a competition, Un1te Dance Company is a driving force in Winnipeg’s dance community.

  • Sheena Grobb

    It’s a daring move to open a record with an epic - Matt Good’s done it a few times, as has Wilco and LCD Soundsystem. 

  • autumn still

    How do you nail down some diversity on a three-song EP without mixing things up musically too much?

  • No future

    After going through nine members and even breaking up in 2011, Single Mothers are finally unleashing a debut full-length record, Negative Qualities, on Oct. 7 through Dine Alone Records.

  • Village on the ‘Moon’

    For the 13th year in a row, the Harvest Moon Festival will shine over the village of Clearwater, Man. The festival, hosted from Sept. 12 to 14, boasts an array of enticing qualities, ranging from the aural to the edible.

  • Well, that’s garbage

    I want to get in shape; I’m going to run a marathon.

    I just graduated/got divorced/turned 30, 40, 50/ate a really good sandwich … I’m going to run a marathon.

  • Whose House? Andraea’s House.

    It’s a tad bewildering that Andraea Sartison can successfully juggle as many gigs as she does: in addition to being the founder and artistic producer of One Trunk Collective, she works for the University of Winnipeg’s events department, Bike to Work Day, Canzona Choir and The Forks (she was responsible for producing Labour Day weekend’s Barge Festival). She also spends considerable time in the sizeable garden at her home in St. Boniface.