Culture

  • Flying in the face of stereotypes

    Challenging character stereotypes, normalizing mental-health struggles and a pure love for the horror genre all shine through in David A. Robertson’s Version Control, the second installment of the local author’s graphic-novel trilogy The Reckoner Rises

  • Bring your sweet tooth, Winnipeg!

    Winnipeg VegFest, which has brought its annual vegan food festival to local restaurants since 2016, wants the city to indulge its sweet tooth. VegFest’s second annual all-vegan dessert festival, Sugar Rush!, runs from June 18 to 25 at participating locations across Winnipeg.  

  • A retro big top throwback

    Winnipeg’s own acrobatic company The Street Circus will showcase THROWBACK: A Retro Circus Experience at the Gas Station Arts Centre on June 17 and 18.

  • Queer and trans playwriting unit first of its kind

    A consortium of theatre companies across Canada are collaborating to create the National Queer and Trans Playwriting Unit (NQTPU). A first of its kind in Canada, the initiative encourages 2SLGBTQ+ theatre artists in their early to mid-career stages to submit their work for consideration before July 5. Five Canadian artists will be chosen to participate in the program that begins in September. 

  • Cashew alfredo ravioli

    This is a simple weeknight meal you can make in 10 minutes or less! Making the sauce earlier saves even more time.

  • Mercury connects with Saturn

    Mercury connects with Saturn on Thursday, April 7, at 9:37 A.M.

  • Scamming and streaming

    Netflix’s scammer series have recently emerged as the new pop-culture trend. The Tinder Swindler, Inventing Anna and even Bad Vegan have been well-received by critics and audiences alike. It seems rather strategic that these documentaries and series based on true stories premiered so close to one another, keeping the audience hooked and wanting more.

  • Transitioning in the pandemic

    Last week on Transgender Day of Visibility, Statistics Canada posted the 2021 census data on trans and non-binary identities to Twitter. Ironically, since the census is completed by one person of the household – for families, usually a parent – this doesn’t account for all the trans and non-binary people whose gender identity was miscategorized, either because they aren’t out or because their gender identity isn’t respected.

  • A virtual love story

    Even though I hadn’t seen most of my American family members in months, I didn’t feel homesick until I saw a photo.

  • City briefs

    In-person graduation is back// Composting gets cash influx// Understanding C-11// Honouring Eishia Hudson// UW prof receives funding boost for space research// Public health directed by private interests

  • Who represents you?

    The University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA) general election has attracted scandal for the past three years, and the 2022-2023 general election was no different.

  • Pairing ‘emerging’ with ‘experienced’

    For performers, actors and musicians alike, the work lifestyle depends on getting the next gig. There’s an uncertainty inherent with these career paths that has only been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Arts briefs

    APTN: DJ Burnt Bannock// Astral Zeneca at Park Alleys// The art of walking// Folk Fest to announce 2022 lineup// Neuro-Hilarity// Manitoba Remembers: A COVID Elegy

  • Critipeg: ‘We are not ruined’

    In an interview for Ric Burns’ New York (1999), urban theorist Marshall Berman discusses the role of graffiti and hip-hop in 1970 and 1980s New York. Berman refers to these forms of expression as proverbial rainbows cutting through New York’s then bleak and derelict landscapes.

  • Social media cultivates musical connections

    While established artists benefited from record-breaking streams and online concerts during the COVID-19 pandemic outbreaks, budding musicians had to find ways to reinvent themselves.

  • Back at it again

    After two years of sitting on the edge of their seats, waiting to hear whether or not they could be hosted in person, festivals all over Winnipeg will finally return.

  • Social diagnosis

    Since TikTok’s rise in popularity, many have applauded the algorithm that feeds viewers content tailored to their interests. With more popularity comes more content covering different topics and specialists who have found a space to educate others, including through videos talking about mental health.

  • The age of uncertainty

    Every year, we choose a theme for our Urban Issue through which we will examine the topics, people and forces that confront Winnipeg and Winnipeggers. This year, our theme is “The Age of Uncertainty.”

  • Crispy fried mushrooms

    These mushrooms are so flavourful and crunchy!

  • To post or not to post?

    Growing up, social media was new and something fun to do. It was a way for people to see what another person’s life was like through the screen of a phone.

    Many people have now made careers out of social media. Some of these positions include work as social-media managers, communications coordinators, YouTubers or influencers.

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