Volume 70, Number 4

Published October 1, 2015

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  • Media and the message

    There have been a lot of conversations about media on campus this week. CBC/Radio-Canada held their Annual Public Meeting (APM) at the University of Winnipeg on Sept. 29, and senior staff fielded some tough questions from the floor about the future of the organization.

  • Telling their own stories

    Faron Hall will be remembered by many Winnipeggers as the “Homeless Hero” who saved two people from drowning in the Red River before succumbing to its current himself years later. Hall became a minor celebrity in the Winnipeg newscycle for his heroics, but also for his ongoing struggle with addiction and occasional run-ins with police.

  • Whose House? JD’s House

    JD Edwards is a name that is familiar to many Winnipeg music fans. The Oshawa-born musician has lived in this coldest of cities for the past decade and the JD Edwards Band has been a local music staple for nearly as long.

  • Divas all night

    When Sarah Michaelson and Jón Olafson – a.k.a., Mama Cutsworth and DJ J. Jackson, respectively – perform together, you’re bound to see more than just a DJ set. You can expect gold.

  • Arts and Culture Briefs

    SoupStock // Trans on stage // Wardrobe update // Rubbing elbows with playwrights // Good Karma Co. 

  • Hear the harpsichord hum

    Imagine hearing a hidden beat in between pitches of sound creating a pulse that wasn’t there before. Katelyn Clark – an artist featured at this year’s send + receive festival – uses different tunings on various piano-like instruments to create this experience of sound and space for her audiences.

  • For the love of photography

    In its second year, the FLASH Photographic Festival has been met with growth and open arms.

  • Faith Healer

    Mint Records have had a roughly 25-year tradition of putting out extremely charming female-fronted indie.

  • Skylar Spence

    At the beginning of the year, Brooklyn producer Saint Pepsi announced that he was dropping his anti-corporate non-branding title and adopting the moniker ‘Skylar Spence,’ ostensibly due to the myriad legal troubles that come along with having a name like Saint Pepsi.

  • CarFree: Stories from the Non-Driving Life

    Plays at Cinematheque Sept. 30 and Oct. 3 and 4 

    North Americans don’t have to look hard to see the undesirable traits of automobile ownership. 

  • She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry

    Plays Oct. 9, 10, 15, 17, 21 and 22 at Cinematheque 

    When reviewing documentaries, I have a practice of taking a note any time the film teaches me something I didn’t know before.

  • Moving the grub

    Hearing the beloved Osborne Village Motor Inn was closing was a bit of a shock for some. The business, with its hotel, bar and restaurant, has been in the neighbourhood since the 1960s.

  • Finding food

    This fall, cut your food budget by foraging part of your grocery list. Joel Penner learned how to identify plants as an artist creating botanical films.

  • Dry Wit

    Fall can be a tough season for sobriety. Summer events and festivals are full of options for fun activities, variations of lemonade and even the simple joys of being outside. But as the weather turns crisp, socialization moves inside. It becomes glaringly obvious that the idea of “going out” is really shorthand for “standing around while holding alcohol.”

  • News Briefs

    Empowering the indigenous vote // Right to know week // Student issues debate // U of W prof nets national history award // Gold star for green building 

  • Stopping sexual violence

    Having a downtown campus means University of Winnipeg students can’t shy away from the harsh realities of living in and around the city’s core. One such reality is sexual violence. 

  • View from above

    From rooftops, urban explorers have quite a view. Caleb Ackerman-Stratton’s rooftop adventures started in primary school when he climbed Wolseley School.

  • Real Talk

    When Daily Xtra journalist Graeme Coleman asked actor Tom Hardy about celebrity and sexuality during a TIFF press conference for the film Legend, he didn’t expect it to create a media firestorm. 

  • The PROFile

    The PROFile - Beverley Fehr

  • Daycare dreams

    With more than 500 kids on the waitlist for the University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA) Day Care, more funding from the provincial government to add extra space can’t come soon enough, the student union says.

  • Food fight?

    For six years, Diversity Food Services Inc. at the University of Winnipeg (U of W) led a surge in sustainable food practices at universities across Canada. But in the last three months, the campus catering company tossed two executive chefs, leaving its future uncertain at the beginning of another busy school year. 

  • One for all

    The University of Winnipeg is home to dozens of campus clubs and community groups interested in everything from saving Mother Earth to riding on broomsticks.

  • Straight outta misogyny

    N.W.A, American rap group turned international superstars, rose to fame with their controversial lyrics of bitter realities growing up in South Central, Los Angeles circa 1986-92.

  • Summit ignores systemic inequities

    Brian Bowman’s opening remarks to his National Summit on Racial Inclusion, an event organized in the response to the Maclean’s article exposing Winnipeg’s racism, set up the tone of the event and revealed to skeptics a lack of understanding of the structural systems of racism. 

  • Fashion Streeter

    Maryam “I’m kind of simple, and yet chic.”

  • Ocosomoso No. 2

    Ocosomoso was beamed down to Earth to investigate the planet and its current conditions. This comic strip chronicles that investigation as Ocosomoso explores his surroundings and relays off-base observations back to the mothership.