Volume 74, Number 18

Published February 13, 2020

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  • Winnipeg inkmasters: not just a boys’ club

    With images of tough biker dudes and full sleeves in mind, it can be easy to imagine tattooing as an exclusive boys’ club for the tough and mighty.

  • More than skin deep

    It’s cold out there, folks. As I write this, there is an extreme cold warning across all of southern Manitoba, including Winnipeg.

  • The shameless sanctuary

    Sara Usman, co-founder of The Shameless Circle, is not ashamed to tell her story.

  • CRITIPEG: Varda by Agnès

    Mass appeal and major box office earnings are often used to gauge a director’s success, but there are other ways to make an impact in film.

  • Arts briefs

    Body of Intrigue // Darkroom drop-in // Cream of the Crap IX // Community discussion on public housing // Indigenous Music Showcase // William Prince Matinee

  • Merging mindsets

    The digital and creative arts are merging.

  • Filmmaking ain’t for everybody

    Spike Lee, Ava DuVernay and Ryan Coogler are successful Black directors, and their journeys can point to an idealistic future where all directors, regardless of race and gender, can have fruitful careers.

  • Laughs with friends

    After all the Valentine's Day chocolates have gone on sale, Wee Johnny’s will host a special open mic celebrating friends. Comedian Angie St. Mars hosts a monthly storytelling comedy event at Wee Johnny’s on the last Saturday of every month.

  • City briefs

    Food, Beer and Wine Tasting Event // Chernobyl lecture // Alternatives to Calling the Police // Wet’suwet’en solidarity protests continue // U-Pass referendum info session // UWinnipeg student chosen for renowned internship

  • Not your grandma’s family support

    A familiar and innovative new family support project opened up in the North End two weeks ago: Granny’s House, or Kookum’s House (“Kookum” means “grandmother” in Cree), a home that fosters community and where parents or caregivers can drop off their kids for a few hours, secure in the knowledge that a team of “grannies” and “aunties” will take good care of them.

  • UWSA launches divestment campaign

    On Jan. 29, the University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA) launched a divestment campaign, calling on the University of Winnipeg (U of W) “to commit to divestment and go #fossilfree,” according to their website.

  • PROFile: Evelyn Mayanja

    For Dr. Evelyn Mayanja, an instructor for the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Winnipeg, teaching is about forming a meaningful connection with students.

  • Success at top business competition

    Students from the University of Winnipeg’s (U of W) Faculty of Business and Economics  received numerous awards at a recent business competition. The university’s team attended JDC West, Western Canada’s largest business competition, and were awarded first place in debating, third place in operations management and overall participation, as well as the executive of the year award.

  • Reframing austerity

    Pallister’s healthcare cuts are killing us. This isn’t a metaphor. This is an emergency.

  • Far from a slam dunk

    In the weeks since former NBA star Kobe Bryant’s untimely death in a helicopter crash, it’s been nearly impossible to browse the internet without seeing tributes to the 41-year-old basketball legend.

  • Crystal clear

    Throughout history, there have always been standards of beauty, particularly for women. In ancient Egypt (c. 3150 to 332 BCE), the ideal woman was slender, youthful, and heavily made up. Society promoted a sex-positive environment. Premarital sex was entirely acceptable, and women could divorce their husbands without shame.