Volume 69, Number 24

Published March 11, 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.

  • These white eyes on me…

    “Dear White People, please stop touching my hair, does this look like a petting zoo to you?"

  • Make space for introverts

    Not so long ago I had the great experience of pieces falling into place. I heard about the term “introvert,” did some research and suddenly it all made sense.

  • The Illusion Of Democracy

    She stood silently with a look of frustration and naive optimism. In her nervous hands, she grasped a sign that read “Stop Harper!"

  • Hey you, VOTE!

    Activism is a catalyst for change. Bridgette DePape knows this better than anyone, and aims to engage young people in politics by turning apathy into action.

  • A celebration of scholarship

    “The first time I set foot on campus was at the spring powwow eight years ago,” current powwow co-ordinator Grace Redhead-Clarke says over coffee in the Aboriginal Student Lounge.

  • u of w’s graduate studies program awarded competitive grant

    The University of Winnipeg’s Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) has been awarded an $825,000 grant to be distributed through 2018, and more than half of the funding will go to incoming international students.

  • UWSA election season off to slow start

    In less than two weeks hundreds of University of Winnipeg students will take to the polls to elect the 2015-16 board of directors for the U of W Students’ Association (UWSA).

  • Day pass delirium

    Once again, a public outcry has arisen surrounding Vince Li.

  • Art from detritus

    Peter Tittenberger, a local Winnipeg artist, is currently showing a solo exhibition at the University of Winnipeg’s gallery 1C03. In this latest exhibition him and me, Tittenberger provides a diverse, artistic vision based from his 35-year practice.

  • Hungry for closure

    Jordan Tannahill’s play is certain to bring some new perspectives to the notion of cruelty. Late Company is an emotionally riveting drama being held at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Center for a series of shows that continue until March 21.

  • Anyone Can Shoot

    Winnipeg is a movie makin’ city. Huge talents such as Guy Maddin, Noam Gonick and the Astron-6 crew have been crafting strange and beautiful cinematic gems locally for years. Their work has inspired many others to follow suit and pick up a camera. But it’s not easy. Your idea, your story, your script is only the first small step on a very long journey.

  • Fairy tales in the real world

    If you’re a fan of modern fairy tale films that are an edgier, more provocative version of the original, odds are good you’ll want to attend this upcoming University of Winnipeg (U of W) event.

  • Building a laugh-filled scene

    The Winnipeg Comedy Festival (WCF) is on the horizon again, featuring a boisterous array of comedians to keep your laughter flowing. The festival brings 80-90 comedians from all walks of life to various venues throughout the city.

  • Focus

    I wanted to like Focus a lot more than I actually did. I had no expectations going in, but I was rooting for it from the opening scene. It’s far from great, but I can’t help admiring it for what it’s trying to do. Most of what the studios shell out this time of year is overproduced garbage. Focus is a smart movie with a point of view. Its ambitions are more artistic than commercial. Sadly, it never quite sticks the landing.

  • What We Do in the Shadows

    I read Bram Stoker’s Dracula at far too young an age. The vampire mythos was as important to my childhood as Robert Munsch or Star Wars. I always appreciate it when a movie can play with that mythology, recontextualize it, and make me laugh while doing so. Last year’s excellent Only Lovers Left Alive did this perfectly. What We Do in the Shadows, a New Zealand mockumentary about four vampire flatmates, is a fun new entry to this weird subgenre.

  • Solhounds

    Solhounds’s fantastically groovy, funky, punky, possibly drug-infused psychedelic sound falls somewhere between the feel of bands such as Sublime, and Foxygen. Their debut EP, Smells Like Wet Dog, shows incredible potential as each track delivers a unique tone and feel.

  • Rolling with the punches

    All That Remains want listeners to make the most of what life hands them.

  • It’s Psychedelic, Baby!

    Instead of just covering retro hits, Hifipriestess is taking a crack at writing some of its own.

  • Soap Box

    ​So you’ve been offended by a stand-up comedian. Congrats. It finally happened.

  • Whose House? Mark & Cindy’s House.

    The idea of home as a sanctuary to feel comfortable, safe and inspired is beautifully articulated in Mark Reimer and Cindy Titus’ Crescentwood apartment.