• Celebrating Jewish Brill-iance

    If Neil Diamond, Carole King, Paul Simon and Phil Spector were all in one building for an evening, the event would almost certainly be standing-room only. That is, if the building were a concert venue. But the illustrious artists listed above did coexist in the same space for years with each other.

  • The Bookman cometh

    He’s everywhere: on a local university campus in the middle of the day, street festivals at night and online at all hours. Most don’t know his name, but, if described, his image is ineffaceable from the mind. His birth name is John Thompson, but he was always destined to be the Bookman.

  • Arts briefs

    Matt Foster album-release concert // Chilling knowledge // Consent on set // The art of time // Walking the WAG catwalk // An esteemed, costume jubilee

  • Post-post-punk

    Within music circles, the prefix “post” is often attached to an ever-growing array of genres including post-rock, post-metal and post-harcore.

  • Global sounds in local digs

    In a modest, landlocked city like Winnipeg, investing in the avant-garde is often scrapped in favour of catering to more dominant tastes.

  • Critipeg: Piaffe

    Plays at Dave Barber Cinematheque from Oct. 4 to Nov. 1

  • Catch a (sound) wave

    A list of Winnipeggers’ preferred sports would likely rank surfing highly only among those privileged and spry enough to get out to their oceanside homes a few times a year. But the tradition of surf music has never been limited to those who practice the sport, as evidenced by the local live act Surf ‘n Turf.

  • Beware the harvest moon

    Paranoid pizza guys, alien-abducted golfers and cryptids galore ... is there anything more quintessentially Manitoban?

  • Arts Briefs

    Virgo Rising releases Vampyre Year // Young Lungs hosts general meeting // Books, books, books // Frankenstein goes live // Active art // Mad, trad and jazz

  • The artist behind the lens

    In the heart of downtown, Iyunade Judah, known as Iyuna in the art world, has transformed his living space into a colourful sanctuary that reflects his creative soul.

  • AI: Tool or threat to creativity?

    A recent lawsuit filed by 17 authors, including renowned fantasy novelist George R. R. Martin (the author behind Game of Thrones), against OpenAI has sparked a heated debate on the ethics of AI (artificial intelligence) and its relationship with copyright infringement in the digital age.

  • Arts Briefs

    FEAST @ PTE // Soul Gallery pop-up in the Exchange // Bonjour, je m’appelle... // Location! Location! Location! // Opening: Tim Gardner @ the WAG // Trivia for a good cause

  • Critipeg: Tetsu: the Iron Man

    Plays at Dave Barber Cinematheque on Oct. 24 and 31

  • Where art, cats and plants flourish

    Olivia Cassie, an artist and curator, has cultivated a home where art, creativity and a deep affection for feline companions converge seamlessly. The walls are adorned with an eclectic mix of artwork, some of her own creation and others from various artists.

  • Boundless creativity in Winnipeg

    In the words of famous American author Steven Pressfield: "Creative work is a gift to the world and every being in it. Don’t cheat us of your contribution. Give us what you’ve got.”

  • Arts Briefs

    Bow down to your Crumb Queen // The RWB presents Snow White // Reconciling the reel // The Darkroom tour // Gimli Film Fest seeks new executive director // Latent Knowledge @ cre8ery

  • Critipeg: Mr. Dressup: the Magic of Makebelieve

    Streaming on Amazon Prime Video starting Oct. 10

  • Supporting the arts at the ballot box

    For artists and arts organizations alike, public funding provides the stability to support a fundamental tenet of the arts: creative risk.

  • Where minimalism fuels creativity

    Kwae Kobain, a local hip-hop artist, lives in a minimalist apartment, a haven of simplicity and tranquility that fuels his creative process. The apartment’s white walls and uncluttered design provide an ideal backdrop for his artistic thoughts to flow.

  • Why the SAG-AFTRA strike matters

    An unprecedented labour dispute has marked the summer of 2023, holding the entertainment industry hostage.

    On July 14, the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) embarked on a strike. Approximately 160,000 members’ demands include better pay, improved working conditions and a fair slice of the ever-evolving entertainment pie.

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