Volume 71, Number 20

Published February 16, 2017

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  • Online and off

    These days, the line between our online and “real” lives can get more and more blurry.

  • Off the Mats

    Homelessness and addiction, and the resources that help

  • Whose House? Melissa and Greg’s House

    For Winnipeg Free Press reporter Melissa Martin and freelance photographer Greg Gallinger, home ownership has been a slow process of rolling back the 1980s.

  • Arts and culture briefs

    Architecture film competition // Northern Manitoba artists // PTE revisits history // Discothéque on Ice // 2017 Juno Awards // Pop up theatre

  • The Bloodshots are learning from success

    Creating music is a whole new game when you start getting big. At least, that’s what Manitoba’s modern grunge-rock band The Bloodshots have experienced.

  • Jamming at The Cavern

    After a long hiatus, jam nights are back on Mondays at The Cavern, with a few updates.

  • A theatrical history of the Underground Railway

    Singer/songwriter Khari Wendell McClelland co-created a show featuring the songs his great-great-great grandmother Kizzy likely sang on her escape to Canada through the Underground Railway.

  • Winnipeg celebrates Black History Month

    Across the country, the month of February is packed with events celebrating black history. In Winnipeg, this includes a visual art show with music and weekly movie nights. 

  • Building a brand online

    Through trial and error, local brands learn how to engage an online audience without being annoying.

  • I Am Not Your Negro

    Directed by Raoul Peck and brilliantly narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, the film uses James Baldwin’s words to examine race relations in America, both in Baldwin’s time and the current day.

  • The Shuvs

    The Shuvs are all about the soft touch. On their self-titled debut, this soulful Toronto crew finds a mellow spot and stays there. 

  • Dry Wit

    It's one thing to stay sober when life is going well. But how do you stay present in harder times?

  • NEWS briefs

    Corny beer // Downtown Winnipeg Farmers Market // Never Again screening // Pink Day is Feb. 22 // Reproductive health week // Metis student success

  • Give your input on city transportation paths

    The City of Winnipeg is hosting pop-up events to engage members of the public as stakeholders for the planning of their pedestrian and cyclist corridors.

  • Be a part of your pool

    The Kinsmen Sherbrook Pool and Rady JCC Fitness Centre’s pool are taking a look at the importance of community pools and how to make them a more accessible resource for community members. 

  • Coalition opposes changes to Nominee Program

    Liza Fontillas came to Winnipeg in 2012 from the Philippines. The single mother holds down three jobs, and she thinks the recent changes to the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program will harm the economy and prevent immigrants from settling here.

  • Learn from experience

    The University of Winnipeg (U of W) celebrates its experiential learning program with an event on Friday, Feb. 17.

  • What do you do to get through the last few months of winter?

    “I don’t really mind. I walk to campus each day, and it’s about 25 minutes. I usually listen to podcasts. Lately it’s been On Being. I’d recommend it."

  • Necessary noise

    “People gonna rise like the water, gotta slow this crisis down, hear the voice of my great granddaughter singing climate justice now!”

  • Behind the cape

    In the early days of comic books, the majority of the characters created were frail, white, male nerds. Cue the modern era, where the majority of comic readers are women of non-Caucasian descent; and these women are hungry for heroes that look like them.

  • Un-Supermarket

    Un-Supermarket follows the whimsical ups and downs of three jaded cashiers at their local grocery store.

  • Fashion Streeter

    “My fashion is unique … and comfortable”