Volume 69, Number 7

Published October 15, 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.

  • 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.

  • The fight for space

    Winnipeg is facing a shortage of affordable housing options. At least that’s what Winnipeg’s mayoral candidates are saying. Four of the seven candidates have pledged to increase the number of affordable housing units in the city if elected to office. 

  • Know your rights

    An international conference on women’s education and sustainable development is coming to Winnipeg and bringing with it United Nations prize winner Dr. Shulamith Koenig. 

  • Meet your mayoral candidates: Michel Fillion

    At first blush, it seems easy to count Michel Fillion out as a viable mayoral candidate. His soundbites and publicity stunts don’t sit well with the public’s opinion of what makes a good mayor (but then again, the Toronto public elected Rob Ford). 

  • Farewell your worship

    I remember the first and only time I met Mayor Sam Katz.

  • The Uniter’s Voter Guide

     Due to space restrictions, The Uniter has only included the mayoral candidates and councillor candidates running in the core areas of the city. Check out uniter.ca for more election coverage.

  • Drawing a line in the sand

    Experimenting with sand is how Lesia Anna Bordynuik started creating her one-of-a-kind colourful sculptures.

  • Fashioning success

    It’s hard to ignore the recent attention being paid to menswear, particularly here in Winnipeg where clothes already have a tendency to be more rugged and durable due to our famous winters. Shelley Ediger is in the right place at the right time with her fashion menswear line, Dediger, which focuses on outerwear and accessories. 

  • Whose house? Futuremayor’s house.

    Several hundred years from now and several hundred feet below Portage and Main, Futuremayor sits in the dilapidated laser-pyramid known as City Hall. The mayor’s job has changed plenty over the years. Since humans no longer exist, Futuremayor (who was engineered to rule with an iron claw) watches over the vast wasteland that is Winnipeg through a periscope found at the Brady Road landfill. 

  • Dear Future Mayor…

    We asked various Winnipeg residents to write letters to the future mayor. Whichever candidate is elected on October 22, we hope they take these ideas (along with tweets, rants and hopes) to heart.

  • Big issues in Small Things

    Daniel MacIvor, renowned playwright and actor, is bringing his talents back to Winnipeg with his latest play Small Things, which sees its world premiere at the Prairie Theatre Exchange (PTE) on October 16. 

  • Dance dance evolution

    The theme of evolution lies at the center of Surfacing, a collection of new solo dance works by Rebecca Sawdon. The show, which debuts on Oct. 23 at the Rachel Browne Theater, features the choreography work of Victoria’s Constance Cooke, Calgary’s Davida Monk, and Winnipeg’s Odette Heyn and Brent Lott.

  • Me, Myself and Mum

    Me, Myself and Mum introduces its protagonist and narrator, Guillaume, as a boy who is a girl. What that means, exactly, is deliberately ambiguous. He’s flamboyantly effeminate, that much is clear. Is he gay? Transgender? Is this just a surreal narrative gimmick? Even Guillaume isn’t sure. It’s a fun question, and it works right up until the moment the movie answers it.

  • Gone Girl

    I was very entertained by Gone Girl. I want to make that totally clear, right off the bat, because I have a lot of thoughts about the film, and a lot of them aren’t positive. Do I think people should see this movie? Definitely. But that doesn’t change the fact that it’s kind of a mess.

  • One Great City!

    Stuck in the Middle: Dissenting Views of Winnipeg is a coffee table book exploring the love-hate relationship some people have with our city, written by Bartley Kives, a Winnipeg Free Press journalist who wrote his first book, A Daytripper’s Guide to Manitoba, in 2006. All photos are by Bryan Scott, a local photographer best known for his Winnipeg Love Hate photo blog. There’s also a foreword written by Weakerthans front man John K. Samson.

  • Get Low

    Alan Sparhawk, guitarist and lead vocalist of legendary alt-indie act, Low, has mixed feelings about returning to Canada. The Minnesota trio’s Oct. 18 show at Winnipeg’s West End Cultural Centre marks the beginning of a three-week tour that will take the band across Canada and the United States. However, it’s not the canuck audiences that worry him; it’s the border crossing.

  • Enjoy the darkness

    It’s a freezing cold Sunday afternoon. The members of The Will to Power are in my car. The coffee shop we’d arranged to meet in is too crowded and noisy, so we’ve relocated to the Safeway parking lot. Despite the overcast skies, and the fact that little light penetrates my foggy windows, lead vocalist and songwriter James Hofer is wearing sunglasses.

  • Still breathing but barely

    It felt a little guilty to bid adieu to summer in a city not my own. But the promise of a fantastic music festival featuring some of my all time favourites was too much to resist. And so, just over a month ago, I said my goodbye to summer in Ottawa.

  • Austere artistry

    It’s a remarkable thing to witness a mayoral forum on arts funding devolve into musings about potholes.

  • Old boys’ club

    If you take a look at the current gender makeup of Manitoba’s municipal councils, you might think we were still in the 1950s. Nationally, our province is tied with Saskatchewan for having the lowest level of female representation at just 17 per cent.

  • Election Streeter 2014

    Comedian Aaron Pridham asks University of Winnipeg students what they think of Judy Wasylycia-Leis changing her name, Gord Steeves writing greeting cards, fictional candidate Aaron Pridham enforcing bike helmet laws and more things that are untrue in this election streeter video.

  • Why you should vote

    Political Science Students Society Executive, University of Winnipeg