Volume 76, Number 07

Published October 28, 2021

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  • Barriers to choice

    On Oct. 2, 2021, a crowd gathered outside the Manitoba Legislative Building in solidarity with Texans impacted by a recent United States Supreme Court decision banning abortions after six weeks. This group, led by the Women’s March Winnipeg chapter, reminded Manitobans that reproductive justice in the province has a long way to go.

  • The Worst Kind of Time Travel

    If the past few years have taught me anything, it’s that we’re still fighting many of the battles I thought had been won long ago.

  • ‘There is no work-life balance’

    Following a strike-averting agreement, the labour unrest among International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) members in the United States seemed to have toned down. However, concerns were  raised again following the on-set shooting death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins while working on the film Rust.

  • The brass is here to stay

    Record, release, tour, repeat. While that may be the traditional means of putting out music and garnering a fulfilling career in the industry, there is always the option of rewriting the rules and finding what works best. Dirty Catfish Brass Band embodies this exception as they celebrate 10 years.

  • To be or not to be? That is (still) the question

    William Shakespeare might have written plays during the 16th century, but the pillars of his stories prevail in the modern world. Two virtual classes, presented by theatre company Shakespeare in the Ruins (SIR) and McNally Robinson Booksellers, aim to shed light on his enduring influence.

  • A spirited conversation

    It’s a Winnipeg tradition that on the first Friday of the month, art enthusiasts of all stripes gather in the historic Exchange District to pop into warehouse studios, drink merlot from plastic chalices and converse about local artworks. Though the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted First Fridays in the Exchange, local art-markers continue to find ways to (virtually) bring the joy of art to the public.

  • Critipeg: Portraits From a Fire

    In theatres Nov. 1, 2021

  • Arts briefs

    Winnipeg Comiccon is here!// Played the Fool releasing new single// Get spooked at Six Pines// Postmodern Jukebox at the Burton Cummings Theatre// Manitoba Music x Coup de coeur francophone// Kímmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning of Empathy opening in Canadian theatres

  • Help Wanted

    Shortly after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, policies like the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) were implemented to address the high levels of unemployment and encourage workers to stay home. Since then, the discourse on economic policy in Canada has continuously shifted.

  • City briefs

    Parking for Peg City// Campus vaccine verification update// KIN-ect with kinesiology research// Axworthy lecture with Dr. Jason Hickel// Rent-a-cops coming to universities and hospitals

  • UWSA 2021 byelection

    The University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA) 2021 byelection season is in full swing, and many student candidates hope to gain their peers’ votes.

  • PROFile: ‘The criminal justice system is a social-justice issue’

    In terms of his research, Ryan Coulling – sessional instructor for the University of Winnipeg’s criminal justice department – takes an intersectional approach when exploring criminology.

    “The criminal justice system is a social justice issue,” Coulling says.

  • Campus briefs

    Apply for February graduation// Volunteer Fair// Webinar Wednesdays: Tips for success!// Student Success workshop// Dropping courses// Thrive Week// In-person service resumes for some departments in Student Services// Use the myvisit App// Need a spot to store your stuff? Rent a locker!

  • Time for some spooky reflection

    With Halloween around the corner, people are getting into a spooky mood. Many will celebrate by wearing costumes, eating candy or going out for drinks. Others, however, have more mindful nights planned.

  • Stepping into the forgotten world of live events

    My entire life has always revolved around the arts. As a singer, I love seeing concerts, orchestral performances and open-mic nights. As an actor, I love watching plays, musicals and improv. As a visual artist, I enjoy attending gallery openings, art shows and just generally being around talent and art.

  • Welcome to Scorpio Season!

    Sparks fly on Thursday, October 28, as love planet Venus connects with lucky Jupiter at 3:15 P.M. We’re indulging in daydreams and seeing how far they’ll take us. It’s a social and opulent moment.

  • Dia de los brujas

  • Trendy Ghost