Volume 69, Number 9

Published October 29, 2014

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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.

  • Working Thesis

    A comic strip by Paul Hewak.

  • 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.

  • Heart & Saul

    It’s been a slow burn. Saul’s long served as a thorn in the side of the neo-conservative and excessively rational: over a few decades, he’s authored dozens of works (most famously 1992’s Voltaire’s Bastards), delivered the 1995 Massey Lecture (later published as The Unconscious Civilization) and served as the president of PEN International. But now, his sights have fully swivelled to Indigenous issues. He’s calling Canada to account for its past and ongoing atrocities. Any niceties are gone. The Comeback: How Aboriginals Are Reclaiming Power And Influence is the result.

  • Caps, gowns and a call to action

    What is the most important issue facing the 317 graduates of the University of Winnipeg’s autumn convocation? Finding a job and paying the rent are good answers, but according to John Ralston Saul the answer is aboriginal relations in Winnipeg.

  • Finding answers in the paranormal

    For those tired of tasteless costumes and mini-chocolate bar-induced stomach aches, this is an opportunity to bring the Halloween spirit back by diving into some spooky local history.

  • Bowman promises big things

    Winnipeg’s new mayor enters the job with an ambitious to-do list, and many of his larger campaign pledges will require much more than city council’s support before they get off the ground.

  • A quarter tank of passion

    The Winnipeg Jets are stuck at a crossroads. 

  • Unpopular Opinions

    Winnipeg, you have a cycling problem.

    Wait, hear me out.

  • Moventum

    Like whiskers to handlebars, Movember has grown quite a bit in recent years, not only in popularity, but also in scope and success.

  • Playing by their own rules

    In anticipation of the Central Canada Comic Con (C4), happening Oct. 31-Nov. 2 at the RBC Convention Centre, Photo Editor Tina Jansen went behind the scenes with a few local cosplay kids to document the process of putting together their pieces.

  • Downtown Girls

    As cultured as Winnipeg likes to behave, one thing the city isn’t is high fashion; from Polo Park to sprawling outlet stores, slim shopping options leave much to be desired. Despite these limitations, Chanelle Salnikowski - a local stylist, makeup artist and model - has found a way to take advantage of Winnipeg’s abundance of sleaze and tackiness.

  • Fostering care

    A play about Manitoban kids in the care of Child and Family Services (CFS) has been created by Sarasvàti Productions and VOICES: Manitoba’s Youth in Care Network. The idea began two years ago after Sarasvàti produced previous plays about serious topics such as food banks and gangs.

  • Night Moves

    The term “neo-neo realism” has been used by some to describe director Kelly Reichardt’s style. Her use of long takes, naturalistic performances and minimalist editing in Wendy and Lucy and Meek’s Cutoff have made that style the defining characteristic of her work over story or genre trappings. Even Meek’s Cutoff, which could have been a standard western, defies genre classification. In her newest, Night Moves, she’s managed to make a tense and suspenseful thriller that never betrays her style.

  • Altman

    It’s hard to overstate the influence of director Robert Altman. In his nearly 60 years as a filmmaker, he pioneered a naturalistic style utilizing ensemble casts, improvisational dialogue and a subversive attitude that helped define the New Hollywood of the 1970s. He helmed such classics as MASH, McCabe & Mrs. Miller and Nashville, as well as cult favourites Popeye and Secret Honor. He made stars of Donald Sutherland, Shelley Duvall and Elliott Gould.

  • Nightbreed

    Despite the vast number of Canadian-made horror films out there, what exactly defines the genre can be difficult to pinpoint.

  • F-ckin’ chillin’ out with Chopin

    Tom Thacker, frontman for legendary Canadian punk quartet Gob, has creatively grown since the group rose to fame in the mid ‘90s. The band, which plays Winnipeg’s favourite Osborne Village institution Ozzy’s on Oct. 31, did not always view its music as artistically important.

  • Autumn years

    While Autumn Still only formed last November, members of the pop-rock trio have been kicking around the Winnipeg music scene for quite some time. 

  • How To… Get Checked at an STI Clinic

    Carson Mauthe shows us just how incredibly easy and important it is to get tested for STIs by using his camera man, Marc, as a guinea pig.

  • Rock the… nope

    Young people, and University of Winnipeg students in particular, are notoriously passionate about political and social issues. Yet it seems young Winnipeggers are disengaged from local politics.

  • An extended interview with John Ralston Saul

    I realize that you were recently in Winnipeg for the receiving of an honorary doctorate from the U of W, and that is was the university that it was your father attended. How did the convocation go?