Volume 71, Number 8

Published October 27, 2016

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  • A scary time of year

    Halloween season is here, and most of the trees have dropped their leaves to show their bare skeletons. In this creepy in-betweeny time that’s not quite fall and not quite winter, we might hermit away a little more or venture out to face those things that scare us. In this issue, we’re exploring some truly scary topics. 

  • Some Want To Believe

    Unexplained phenomenon have some Manitobans questioning if we’re really the only sentient beings in the universe.

  • Whose House? Hely’s House.

    For local graphic artist Hely Schumann, everything comes back to illustration. Despite a diverse and accomplished portfolio, Schumann still credits her first love to getting her where she is today.

  • Arts and culture briefs

    Winnipeg awarded for public art // Eaten alive at Art City // Rhayne Vermette’s U.F.O. // Women’s subcultures // Calling emerging producers

  • A Winnipegger’s adventure in a graphic novel

    Winnipeg author Jamie Michaels describes his soon-to-be-released graphic novel Canoe Boys as equal parts adventure romp and personal development roadmap, filtered through a grotesque Canadian imagination.

  • A story by and for millennials

    After seven years, University of Winnipeg (U of W) grad and author Jonny Symons was tired of waiting on a publisher to take a chance on him, so he took matters into his own hands.

  • Stories to tell in the dark

    With a history of hosting seances and more than a few ghost stories, it’s no surprise Winnipeg locals embrace Halloween with open arms. Those looking for a memorable night of chills can head to the Dalnavert Museum downtown.

  • Critipeg: The Girl on the Train

    Movies based on bestselling thriller novels are far from a sure thing. Sometimes, you end up with a classic (Silence of the Lambs). Other times, you can get a trashy but fun yarn (Gone Girl). While The Girl on the Train is far from the worst possible outcome from this equation, it’s still a bit of a mess.

  • Critipeg: Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

    When the trailers for 2012’s Jack Reacher first hit theatres, the internet was skeptical.

  • Micah Erenberg

    Micah Erenberg is a uniquely talented singer-songwriter from Winnipeg. Micah has been playing music for years, refining his distinctive and original sound. His music is honest, playful and innovative.

  • Showing off the treats

    As October comes to a close, you’ll likely see superheroes, zombies and a bit of skin. Is there a hierarchy when it comes to Halloween costumes, and is it such a bad thing to choose glamour over guts?

  • Middle of Nowhere

    ​Six months ago, Errol Greene could feel a seizure coming on. He hadn’t been allowed to take his prescribed epilepsy meds since being brought into the Remand Centre for breaching a probation order on a mischief charge several days earlier. 

  • News briefs

    KINect lectures // Community town hall // Chocolate for cancer research // United Way raffle // First World War exhibit // Big Brothers Big Sisters in a new building

  • In with the old!

    Preserving Winnipeg’s historic architecture

  • Haunted history

    Many know of ghosts at the Fort Garry Hotel who have never checked out, but there’s a lesser known Winnipeg hotel that goes bump in the night. 

  • Prepare for a green winter

    Hermitting up for the winter isn’t always a welcome activity, but the seasonal change is especially unwelcome to our gardens.

  • Taking in the surroundings

    The University of Winnipeg (U of W) has a knack for making interesting places seem happenstance.

  • Students rally to keep tuition costs low

    How much do you want to pay to get an education?

  • Hard to find books on Indigenous genocide

    If a student were to go to a library, and look up the word “genocide,” they would find very little about the atrocities committed against Indigenous people in North America.

  • Playing cat and mouse in the legislature

    With a rumoured lift of Manitoba’s tuition cap, the Progressive Conservative government taught the New Democratic Party a costly lesson in governance. 

  • PROFile – Dr. Tracy Whalen

    Dr. Tracy Whalen is, according to ratemyprofessor.com, one of University of Winnipeg’s (U of W’s) top instructors. 

  • Fashion Streeter

    “Every day, put on your favourite things. Dream like you’re five and smile.”

  • Any Costume Can be Sexy

    A sampling of costume ideas by Kait Evinger