The Uniter Speaker Series presents: A Conversation with Kisa MacIsaac
As the old proverb says, it takes a village to raise a child. This was the main topic of discussion on March 30 at the West End Cultural Centre, which hosted the latest entry in the Uniter Speaker Series.
City support for libraries is overdue
Libraries are intersections of cultures, knowledge and accessibility within cities.
Shaving, waxing, tweezing
I keep checking under my chin for this one persistent hair that grows in fits and starts.
Graffiti and beyond
With more than 20 years of experience, Winnipeg graffiti artist Sean McRae has successfully created a safer space for the graffiti community, hip-hop enthusiasts and creative minds alike to gather and restock on paint supplies and new ideas with zero judgment on skill level.
Up in flames
In the middle of the night on Saturday, Feb. 11, Point Douglas resident Candace-Rae Hamilton awoke to the sound of sirens.
Standing with Ukrainians
Svitlana Poliezhaieva comforted her two children while hiding in the basement.
Frozen streets paved with gold
Here in the dead of a frozen Canadian winter, the palm trees of Hollywood can seem lightyears away.
You gotta see it to believe it
In the 1960s and ’70s, country and blues music dominated the Main Street strip in Winnipeg.
Out of the closet and into the streets
The term “safe space” can be traced back to lesbian and gay bars in the 1960s.
Winnipeg lesbians and their ‘ring of keys’
Alison Bechdel, a lesbian graphic novelist, published her memoir Fun Home in 2006, where she both processes her grief over her dad’s death and notes moments where she comes face-to-face with her dad’s queerness and her own budding sexuality.
Beading beyond bars
A little over three years ago, Sandra Burling’s daughter started dating a man whose mother, Tryli Anderson, was incarcerated.
Growing a new Leaf
The line to purchase tickets to enter The Leaf is long.
Colonizing skating in Winnipeg
Winter in Manitoba can last for six to eight months, which leaves little time for residents to enjoy outdoor summer activities.
Uniter 30 Outtakes
Give people a place to write – any place, be it the margins of a notebook page, the wall of a bathroom stall, an internet form entry – and people will write the most inane, puerile thing that pops into their head.
Favourite Winnipegger abroad
1. Tim Gray
2. Ryan Steel
3. Neil Young
Favourite local visual artist
1. J.D. Renaud
2. Hanna Reimer
3. Adelle Rawluk
Favourite local social media presence
1. @winnipegwildin (Instagram)
2. @faceplam (Twitter)
3. @mbpolidragrace (Instagram)
Favourite local restaurant
1. Bonnie Day
3. The Tallest Poppy
Favourite local publication (that isn’t The Uniter)
1. The Winnipeg Free Press
3. Border Crossings / The Manitoban (tie)
Favourite local writer
1. Jessica Seburn
2. Bartley Kives
3. Madeline Rae