Volume 73, Number 22

Published March 21, 2019

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  • Live forever or die trying

    Winnipeg’s status as a cultural hub for music, dance and drama has its roots in the vaudeville era of live theatre. An art form that flourished from the 1880s to the 1930s, vaudeville defined pop culture until it was eventually supplanted by radio and talking pictures.

  • Make/break the rules

    Many of the pieces you would usually find in The Uniter are, by most definitions, on the short side.

  • Whose House? Carol-Ann’s House!

    Carol-Ann Bohrn is known locally for work as a dancer. She most recently appeared in The Threepenny Opera, put on by Sick + Twisted Theatre and AA Battery Theatre.

  • CRITIPEG: Christie Pits

    Writer Jamie Michaels and artist Doug Fedrau’s graphic novel Christie Pits uses the comic book medium to explore racism in Canada.

  • Anchorless - Logan McKillop

    Anchorless (March 2019) is the sophomore album by Logan McKillop, a singer-songwriter from Onanole, Manitoba.

  • Arts briefs

    FACE | TIME with Anita Lebeau // Labour Protest Songs at the library // Winnipeg Comedy Showcase’s 5th anniversary // Shakespeare + Phantom of the Paradise = true Winnipeg weirdness // International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

  • Library (in)security

    Libraries usually limit economic interactions with patrons to late fees. There’s a price to be paid for a missing book. But the new security measures in the Winnipeg Public Library’s downtown location also have a price – which will be paid by the city’s poor.

  • Feeding diaspora

    “Food is a time machine.” These words by Suresh Doss have been echoing in my mind since listening to Episode 63 (“Eating our way through Toronto”) of the Racist Sandwich Podcast. “It’s a conduit to a certain time and place,” he says.

  • Halfway to somewhere

    The other day I called a crisis line. A volunteer answered: Hi, how are you doing? How can I help you?

  • City briefs

    2019 Graduation Pow Wow // Celebrating the Land at 373 Langside // Mental Health, youth, addiction & town hall panel // Supporting Indigenous human rights // Preview of Pısim Finds her Miskanow app // Blanket Exercise for MB small farms community


  • Working in the aftermath

    There are very few official options for the families and communities of people shot by the police. While those who knew the deceased may seek justice through official channels, there is a lot of work that often happens outside of governmental bureaucracies.

  • The two spirit collection

    The University of Winnipeg (U of W) library houses a collection of recent historical artifacts that shed light on a movement that advocates for the rights of Two-Spirit individuals. 

  • Congrats, grad

    For some students, after all the exams and final papers comes graduation. Students who feel nervous for what comes next in their life can find support from the University of Winnipeg (U of W), even as alumni.

  • Wax on, wax off

    Last month, I paid a stranger to rip hair off my body. At least, that’s what I told my partner when he asked what I did that day.