Culture

  • Toque weather

    Comic by creative director Talia Steele

  • I am consciousness

    Comic by Keegan Steele

  • To medicate or not to medicate

    In 2019, I came across a video called “True cost of US healthcare shocks the British public.” I hate to admit it, but it made me laugh – a lot.

  • Mother of Goo

    When I told some friends that I was going to write about piss play this month, the reactions I received were a mix of laughter and disgust. Peeing during sexual encounters seems to hold more shock value than anything I’ve covered yet, and fair enough – if it’s not for you, don’t do it!

  • Seeing the Spectrum

    When my psychologist told me this past spring that she was diagnosing me with autism spectrum disorder, my immediate reaction was relief. I was desperate for a professional to confirm what months of self-reflection and research had pointed to, and it was confirmed.

  • PROFile: Solving problems

    For Terry Visentin – professor for the University of Winnipeg’s (U of W) Department of Mathematics and Statistics – problem solving is one of the most engaging aspects of mathematics.

  • ‘This city is a car city’

    During the first waves of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people were required to work and study from home. As fewer people travelled into the downtown core to go to the office or classes, the streets were fairly quiet, and parking was much easier to find.

  • Manitoba legislature to have land acknowledgement

    On Sept. 16, interim Premier Kelvin Goertzen announced the formation of a working group to develop “recommendation for an Indigenous land acknowledgment to be used in the Manitoba Legislature,” according to a Progressive Conservative Caucus press release.

  • Feds cut funding to local refugee organization

    Federal-government cuts to refugee services in downtown Winnipeg have CUPE 2348, which represents staff subject to these cuts, ringing alarm bells. Welcome Place Residence, run by the Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council, has had its funding decreased by 82 per cent, according to the union.

  • Arts briefs

    Reel Pride 2021// Submit your docs// An evening with Colin Smith// Jade Turner album release// MCO presents Raine Hamilton// Museum music minutes at Dalnavert

  • WNDX Festival of Moving Image screens innovative films

    The WNDX Festival of Moving Image has brought innovative images and films to Winnipeggers since 2005. The festival exposes audiences to both international works and films from the Prairie provinces, featuring groups often overlooked by mainstream festival circuits.

  • Culinary novel shakes off cultural stereotypes

    Playwright and social-media influencer Primrose Madayag Knazan had the opportunity to fulfill a childhood dream when Great Plains Publications asked her to write her first book.

  • Breaking down barriers and lyricizing mental health

    After a five-year hiatus, local singersongwriter Sierra Noble was excited to release a new single called “Let Me Out Of Here” on Oct. 1. The song was made in collaboration with Rusty Matyas and touched on their respective experiences with mental health.

  • Punk’s not dead

    Do you like punk rock? How about feminism? Local Winnipeg history? If you do, then holy moly, get ready for a treat.

  • (Re)writing Punk

    In a building on the corner of Stradbrook Avenue and Main Street, now hiding shyly behind a denture clinic, adjacent to the rapid-transit route, lived the vibrant, (in)famous House of Beep. Named after a beloved sugary fruit drink, the House of Beep was a counterculture chapel where Winnipeg’s early punks congregated.

  • Recipe: Mushroom, wild rice, soup

  • Bus

  • ‘Conversations about stigma’ are all talk

    In mid-September, Winnipeg-born singer-songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk spoke to multiple media outlets about “ending the stigma around talking about mental health.” As Kreviazuk told CTV News Winnipeg, “I’ve always believed we’re only as strong as the person who’s having the most challenging time in our immediate family, in our community.

  • When in Florence

    For Anne-Laurence Caudano, a professor in the University of Winnipeg’s (U of W) history department, her love of the past began in childhood. “I always wanted to do something historical,” Caudano says.

  • Institutionalized racism and academic misconduct

    In many cases, academic misconduct is something professors discuss on the first day of classes – but individual instances of academic dishonesty aren’t often spoken about by the greater campus community.

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