Literature

  • Building your CV with Classics and Crossings

    Students are often excluded from participating in many of the activities, events and accomplishments that are hallmarks of academic careers as academics themselves. But at the University of Winnipeg (U of W), there are initiatives trying to change that and engage undergraduate and graduate students as academics rather than assistants.

  • Arts briefs

    The Trews at The Burt// Hoist exhibition at Platform Gallery// Comeback Kid releasing Heavy Steps// Honouring Cliff Eyland// Hone your grant-writing skills// Art exhibition expanded into podcast

  • Favourite local writer

    1. Cierra Bettens
    2. Ryan Thorpe
    3. Madeline Rae

  • Favourite local publication

    1. Stylus Magazine
    2. Red Rising Magazine
    3. Winnipeg Free Press

  • Arts Briefs

    The Science Gallery is back!// Crime Cellar releasing debut// Théâtre Cercle Molière presents Inédit// Scenes from Love and Information// Laurie Fischer publishing a new poetry collection// Art, music and more at Graffiti Gallery opening

  • Trouble in the fourth estate

    Earlier this month, longtime CBC journalist Sean Kavanagh surprised many local politicos when he took a job as director of communications for recently elected Premier Heather Stefanson. On the surface, it might seem odd that someone who has spent years holding local politicians to account would readily go work for a government that appears unlikely to be re-elected.

  • Arts Briefs

    A love letter to Jewish mothers// WAFF celebrating 20th anniversary// Exploring the Heart of the Forest// Midnight Review presents ... a new album// The city is still red// Supporting BIPOC filmakers

  • City briefs

    What gets weird when we talk about free speech?// Vaccine verification is back// Love and Information live in YouTube// A reading with Karen McBride// Province recognizes assisted reproduction// While UMFA strikes, province pays $12.5M for third-party job training

  • The self-diagnosis debate

    In my last column, I wrote about the relief I experienced after receiving my adult autism diagnosis from a psychologist.

  • Speculating Manitoba, and beyond

    Literary fiction has been forever in conflict with its sibling and nemesis: genre fiction. In general, the literary world sees literary fiction as “highbrow” works that cannot be defined by their relationship to any specific genre.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Reading the TRC Calls to Action

    The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation that took place only a few weeks ago gave all Canadians the opportunity to learn about and engage with Indigenous experiences and stories.  There were both in-person and virtual events in Winnipeg that offered avenues for learning and listening, including powwows, sacred fires, walks, workshops and a youth and elder tea.

  • Winnipeg Comiccon showcases fandoms

    Comiccon, the popular convention known for gathering comic book fans, cosplayers and pop-culture store owners, is heading to Winnipeg for the first time, running at the RBC Convention Centre from Oct. 29 to 31.

  • What happened to the 99 per cent?

    It’s Oct. 15, 2011. The Arab Spring has been in progress for 10 months, Occupy Wall Street protests have been going on for just over a month and, in Winnipeg, the first Occupy event is taking place: the Occupy Winnipeg march, swiftly followed by the construction of the Occupy Winnipeg camp.

  • 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.

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