Volume 69, Number 6

Published October 8, 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.

  • 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.

  • Working Thesis

    A comic strip by Paul Hewak.

  • Helping autism live in Winnipeg

    Kristian Hooker knows first-hand how difficult it can be for people with autism to negotiate social situations. The University of Winnipeg (U of W) alumnus is on the autism spectrum himself.

  • Meet your mayoral candidates: Judy Wasylycia-Leis

    Judy Wasylycia-Leis is well-known in many of Winnipeg’s social circles. It’s no surprise - the former Member of Parliament for Winnipeg North, NDP MLA, and Minister of Culture, Heritage and Recreation has spent close to three decades working in public office.

  • I want to ride my bicycle!

    Slowly but surely, the City of Winnipeg is catching up to the spinning spokes of its cyclists.

  • Reap what you sow - or order online

    From electronics to clothing to airplane tickets, online shopping makes it possible for people to purchase goods without having to look past their computer screens. And now, Winnipeggers can add groceries to their lists of online purchasing options as well.

  • Winnipeg - a delight to discover

    One time in my second year of undergraduate English Studies at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, I met a fellow student who had recently completed two terms as a visiting student at Concordia University in Montreal. What an interesting idea, I thought - a visiting student. Kind of like an exchange student, but the in-Canada version.

  • Beware of Upgrades Unknown

    It’s that time of year again! The release of the new iPhone 6 has people clamoring to own the newest thing in technology. But with new technology comes new problems and pressure on people who want to keep their old devices.

  • Rest your tired paws at MAW’S

    MAW’S Eatery and Beer Hall can be easy to miss if you’re walking through the Exchange District, although the white awning over the door certainly stands apart from a sea of grey. It’s more than worth taking the time to track down.

  • Snowpiercer

    Snowpiercer’s a real conundrum of a film. The description features all the components of a film I’m near-guaranteed to dig: the story goes that all life on earth is killed off due to the unforeseen results of attempting to curb global warming with geoengineering, save for a small percentage who are trapped on a train circling the planet. Mass inequality on the train is rife. Eventually, the oppressed rebel. Violence ensues.

  • Left Behind

    Who knows what the fuck Nicolas Cage was thinking when he took this gig on. For those not raised in evangelical Christian circles - and please consider yourself lucky - a brief history is in order: Left Behind was originally a series of 16 novels that told of the time when Jesus would suck all the people who believe in him up to heaven and release literal hell upon the infidels. The grand event was called the Rapture. People still believe this.

  • Ol’ grey eyes

    Public speaking certainly isn’t a challenge for Frank Christopher Busch; over the years, he’s delivered many talks at conferences on the topic of Aboriginal business and finance. But the speaking tour that’s accompanying the release of his debut novel, Grey Eyes, is a whole different story. Now, it’s extremely personal. Nerves hit every time he presents.

  • One person’s junk is this girl’s goddess jewelry

    Samantha Selci’s jewelry line Prairie Solstice is made for goddesses.

    “I’m down with jewellery and I’m down with beautifying yourself,” says 23-year-old Selci, who’s also a music student at the University of Manitoba. “I think women deserve to feel like goddesses, but it is ridiculous the amount of jewelry that’s being manufactured brand new when there is so much - piles and piles and piles of beautiful jewelry everywhere - that can be reused.”

  • Money talks but it don’t sing & dance

    Nine years after graduating from the School of Contemporary Dancers in affiliation with the University of Winnipeg, performance artist Ming Hon is bringing her choreographic talents to Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers (WCD).

  • Come to my pod

    Less than a decade ago, podcasts were virtually unheard of. A 2005 New York Times article, The Podcast as a New Podium, clumsily outlined the new medium, making it sound about as appealing and mainstream as stamp collecting or CB radio. But with a recent explosion of new shows in Winnipeg, as well as the emergence of the city’s first podcast network last month, it’s becoming abundantly clear that podcasting is no longer the medium of the future: it’s the medium of the present.

  • Setting the stage

    Over the course of almost two decades, Theatre Incarnate has staged 17 productions and become a fixture in Winnipeg’s independent theatre community.

  • A chuckle a day

    Benjamin Walker has always made stand-up comedy look easy. But as the host of Comedy Wednesdays - an open mic comedy night at Osborne Village’s Jekyll and Hyde’s Freehouse - Walker is quick to amend that point. Making comedy look effortless takes a lot of hard work.

  • Out of the basement

    Twin Towns, a folk-rock quartet from Kelowna, B.C., is about to hit the road in October for the first time. The band, founded in 2011, originally consisted of vocalist/guitarist Nick Gibson and guitarist/backing vocalist Matt Price.

  • Re-entering orbit

    It’s been two years since Jordan Dorge, frontman of Winnipeg death metal sextet Laika, has played a live show. But on Oct. 11, he’ll return to the stage with bandmates Steve Tedham (synth), Mike Mason (bass), Ian Garraway (guitar), Alex Kling (guitar) and Blair Garraway (drums) at the Windsor Hotel for the release of the band’s sophomore album, Somnia. To mark the occasion, Dorge hopes to plan an evening that metal fans will not forget, including performances from Tyrants Demise, Mortalis, Withdrawal and Occvlt Hand.

  • Well, that’s garbage

    Because I am a writer, comedian, and an actor I am also (obviously) a waitress.

  • That gum you like is coming back in style

    Spin-offs, prequels and continuations of popular TV shows are hit and miss. Sometimes you get The Jeffersons, Family Matters and Frasier, while other times you get The Ropers, 90210 and The Golden Palace. With half a season of an unwatchable Boy Meets World continuation, this week’s news of a Twin Peaks continuation, a so-bad-it’s-bad Batman prequel (Gotham) and Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul set to disappoint next year, we thought we’d throw a few ideas at the flat screen to see what sticks.

  • NehuvianDOOM

    Skits can make or break a hip-hop record. Think of the excellence of Method Man on 36 Chambers to the cheesiness of Ras Baraka on The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. NehuvianDOOM - a collaboration between the enigmatic legend MF Doom and up-and-coming emcee Bishop Nehru - falls into the latter category, but with less of the charm.

  • Sloan

    A new Sloan disc is usually met with excitement, then puzzlement, then after a few years, enjoyment. 

  • Slow Leaves

    After a release or two under his proper name, local singer/songwriter Grant Davidson gave himself the Slow Leaves moniker to take things up a notch.

  • Ambrosia Skylab

    Layered yet dense, danceable yet trance-like, haunting yet playful - “Earth and Sky,” the nearly nine-minute opener of Winnipeg electronic musician Ken Trudeau’s new EP is epic. 

  • How to…Mix a Pisco Sour

    On this episode of 'How to...', Mike Fox, bartender at local restaurant Peasant Cookery, shows us how to make a 'Pisco Sour'.