Volume 75, Number 03

Published September 24, 2020

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  • Autumn and cops

    It’s officially autumn in Manitoba. As the season changes, can we expect a change in atmosphere? Are governments listening to the popular calls for radical changes to law enforcement? Can we expect concrete policy change?

  • Recarving a rubber stamp

    “We really need to start thinking about what is really going to make our communities safer, going to help make Winnipeg a better place, because clearly what we’re very invested in is not working.”

  • Critipeg: Eraserhead

    This is the kind of film that’s designed to make the audience feel disturbed but captivated. It’s highly stylized, eerie and deliberately bewildering.

  • Arts briefs

    Sargent Reggae Spin // Salt Springs of Zhiishiibi-Zhiibiing // African Movie Festival // Braiding Ways of Knowing // Nuit Blanche at Little Brown Jug // Cyanotypes in Old 
    Market Square 

  • Here The Dark longlisted for Giller Prize

    Manitoban author David Bergen and his story collection Here the Dark are nominated for the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize.

  • Setting tones and stepping stones

    Urban Shaman Contemporary Aboriginal Art Gallery’s newest exhibit features original works from one of the most prominent Anishinaabe artists of his time and the creator of the Woodland School of Art, Norval Morrisseau.

  • Locally fit

    West Broadway’s Sherbrook strip hosts two different small gyms. South Sherbrook Fitness, a part of the South Sherbrook Therapy clinic, has been a staple of the community since 2012, and Focal Fit opened in February 2020, just before the lockdown hit. 

  • Don’t blink, or you’ll miss it

    Although some restrictions for non-essential businesses were lifted in May in Winnipeg, Blinkers Art and Project Space delayed reopening until recently, and is now looking to bounce back. 

  • City Briefs

    Thin Air online // Providing branch support // Biting Back before summer’s end // Local to Global Fundraiser // Winnipeg Public Library writer-in-residence announced // Dr. MacKinnon becomes principal investigator

  • Active inclusion

    Taking up a new sport can be daunting for various reasons, but many 2SLGBTQIA+ folks face additional barriers.

  • Somebody to lean on

    In the gig economy, freelance and contract work is often the norm for those in the arts and creative sectors.

  • Campus Briefs

    Academic and Career Services // Accessibilty Services // Awards and Financial Aid // Student Central

  • CMU students return to campus

    While most university students in Manitoba – and, indeed, Canada – are attending university remotely this fall, the Canadian Mennonite University is offering in-person instruction at their Winnipeg campus. 

  • University in need of volunteer note-takers

    Attending university can be a challenge, especially for students with medical conditions or disabilities. The University of Winnipeg’s volunteer note-taker program, however, aims to remove some of the barriers.

  • Gamifying Narrative Studies

    The bulk of the work Ryan Clement does as an instructor for the University of Winnipeg’s Rhetoric, Writing and Communication and English departments is in academic writing.

  • Wetness and liberated pleasure in Winnipeg

    Each month, Mother of Goo will research an activity/community on the sensual-sexual spectrum.

  • Canada is not immune to white supremacy

    After the senseless murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, protesters across the world contine to fight against police brutality and demand justice for the countless BIPOC who have been racially profiled, assaulted and murdered.

  • Is virtual school still school?

    Back-to-school season can evoke specific memories. Memories of a community of people, of socialization, an avenue to network, deciding what to wear, how to get to the physical building and so on. At least this was the case before a pandemic struck this year.

  • Horoscopes

    On Tuesday, Sept. 22, the sun entered Libra at 9:30 a.m., kicking off Libra season! This is the first day of autumn in the northern hemisphere. The length of day is equal to the length of night; it’s the equinox! Libra is all about balance, the balance of day and night and finding the right middle ground. For this reason, it is associated with diplomacy and keeping the peace.

  • Bird Lines

    A comic by Eric Hetherington

  • Autumn Things

    An illustration by Talia Steele