Volume 69, Number 21

Published February 18, 2015

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Let’s take a breather

    Exam season is almost upon us, which means endless amounts of caffeine and bidding your friends farewell for a few weeks. Thankfully, we have those glorious seven days in February to catch up on that pile of homework.

  • Attacking Winnipeg Won’t End Racism

    If you managed to get through Nancy Macdonald’s Toronto-centric critique of Winnipeg, all 5762 words of it, and felt offended, you weren’t alone. The highly publicized article, which appeared on the front page of Maclean’s magazine, does little to address the issue of racism in our society, but many felt like it was a slap in the face for Winnipeg.

  • Is Selinger on the path to victory?

    Even with all of the turmoil that surrounds the provincial New Democratic Party (NDP) here in Manitoba, one thing remains clear: Greg Selinger is determined to stay the course.

  • It’s time for Canada to act like a developed country

    In late January, Winnipeg declared its first ever city-wide boil water advisory. Though it turned out to be a false alarm, the whole city was abuzz about it, fearing the possibility of getting E. coli.

  • Students’ Association shake up

    The University of Winnipeg Students’ Association’s executive structure will look a lot different come spring time.

  • Not just another deli

    What was once a sushi restaurant on the corner of Broadway and Smith St. is now Nick’s on Broadway, a restaurant that serves freshly made sandwiches, wraps, soups and desserts all made from scratch in an open kitchen concept.

  • Creating a safer campus

    Students and staff at the University of Winnipeg took the first steps in creating a campus free of sexual violence last week.

  • Swimming in fashion

    Spring fashion launches always feel a little hasty in Winnipeg’s February, but they can also be a source of hope. Store windows feature bright colours, lighter fabrics and the promise that one day we’ll be able to bare some flesh without feeling an icy bite.

  • One full day of building culture

    Last May, the first ever Writing Trans Genres: Emergent Literatures and Criticism conference was held in Winnipeg. On Feb. 28, the organizers of the conference are continuing the work that started over that spring weekend with a one-day symposium.

  • A Day For the Families

    It was an afternoon of sharing, comfort and remembrance as nearly 300 people gathered at the University of Winnipeg for the eighth annual Women’s Memorial March of Manitoba for All Missing and Murdered.

  • Satirical Racism and Dialogue

    Alexa Potashnik, a 21-year-old, fourth-year human rights major at the University of Winnipeg, planned an event for Black History Month with the hopes of bringing thought and action to the debate on racism. 

  • Up All Night: The power of funk compels me

    I escaped from the Kingdom of Coupledom.

  • Sagrada: The Mystery of Creation

    ​When the Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí was struck and killed by a tram car in 1926, he had already put over forty years of work into his magnum opus, the colossal Sagrada Família cathedral. Today the Barcelona church still remains unfinished, though a dedicated team of artists and craftspeople continue Gaudí’s work. Sagrada: The Mystery of Creation examines that work and the symbolic importance of the cathedral.

  • Cyber-Seniors

    To most twenty-somethings, watching a parent or grandparent trying, and failing, to use a computer is a familiar experience. This technological generation gap is often the butt of our jokes. So when two teenage sisters started the Cyber-Seniors program, an educational initiative through which high school students teach the elderly to use the Internet, it served a genuine cultural purpose. Much to my surprise, it also makes for pretty interesting cinema.

  • From centre ice to centre stage

    The odds were stacked against him, but that didn’t stop Theo Fleury from becoming a Stanley Cup champion. Now his story is being told on stage in the Prairie Theatre Exchange’s production of Playing With Fire: The Theo Fleury Story.

  • Meth Daddy and the Houston silverfish

    Single Mothers guitarist Mike Peterson is quick to correct the notion that he plays in a hardcore band. He briefly considers punk as a description, before adding:

  • Going it alone

    Being in a band is hard. The work involved goes way beyond making music. Through the ubiquity of the Internet and home recording, it’s now easier than ever to form a band and harder than ever to get noticed. Winnipeg is a haven of interconnected music scenes where like-minded musicians and fans create communities of support and exposure for their respective genres of music.

  • Well, That’s Garbage

    How much sex should you be having?

  • Whose House? Shandi’s House.

    Some people may consider themselves big fans of their favourite band, but Shandi Strong celebrates KISS like no other. Strong’s entire basement is an homage to KISS, from official merchandise to her own photographs of their live shows.