Pop Culture

  • Arts briefs

    In conversation with Maureen Gruben// Through and Through// Artist talk with Grace Nickel// Music, mavens and more// Pulling heartstrings at home// Winnipeg New Music Festival

  • Critipeg: The House

    Streaming now on Netflix

  • The curtains are up, and there’s no place to hide

    For many, post-secondary education is a pivotal time in one’s life – a time to make and learn from mistakes without fear of jeopardizing a career.

  • Volunteer-driven

    At a time when industries are finding it extremely difficult to keep their doors open due to staffing shortages, organizations are facing similar challenges recruiting volunteers. This is an issue, as many larger music events and festivals rely heavily on volunteers to operate.

  • A record high

    Although the rise in vinyl sales has evolved for the past 10 years, the layoffs and remote work of the COVID-19 pandemic have undoubtedly reminded music admirers of the goodold feeling of switching sides of a record every 20 minutes.

  • Courage can move a mountain

    Nature is a source of inspiration for artists across various creative disciplines. For singer-songwriter and violinist Raine Hamilton, their passion for music combined with their admiration for mountains and land formations ultimately drove them to create the studio album Brave Land.

  • Who owns the streets?

    Winnipeg – particularly in the urban areas – is rife with street art, from stickers to murals and beyond. Passersby may notice reclaimed household items, painted and emblazoned with a simple message: press on. Posters are modified with robot heads, and the lost character from Where’s Waldo can be found repeatedly in different iterations.

  • Favourite local writer

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

  • Favourite Winnipegger abroad

    1. Neil Young
    2. Kenny Omega / Britney Kornel (tie)

  • Favourite local social media presence

    1. wpg_affirmations
    2. Winnipeg Wildin
    3. Faceplam / mbpolidragrace (tie)

  • Favourite local podcast

    1. Witchpolice Radio
    2. Bikini Drive-In
    3. One Great History

  • Favourite local dancer

    1. Dancing Gabe
    2. Ella Steele
    3. Sophia Lee

  • Favourite local comedian

    1. Paul Rabliauskas
    2. Angie St. Mars
    3. Abbie Falvo / Spencer Adamus (tie)

  • Favourite local achiever under 30

    1. Adam Fuhr
    2. Mahlet Cuff / Kayla Fernandes (tie)

  • 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

  • Critipeg: The Harder They Fall

    Jeymes Samuel’s American Revisionist Western The Harder They Fall follows outlaw Nat Love and his entourage as he seeks revenge on the man who killed his family.

  • Decolonizing, from Lens to Screen

    The Decolonizing Lens is a Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) initiative to make Indigenous films accessible to the community and foster dialogue between viewers and filmmakers. The latest free screening held by the series on Nov. 24 was Cree-Métis director Danis Goulet’s Night Raiders.

  • Tracing intersections

    The latest exhibition at the PLATFORM Centre for Photographic and Digital Arts is a curation of parallels and unforeseen connections between the practices of five local artists.

  • 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

  • Growing a community within a community

    Through the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s (WAG) Art to Inspire program, people with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia have an opportunity to create, experience and connect through art.

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