Benjamin Miller

Communication overrated

I have often found myself regarded with scepticism by male friends and colleagues as I explain my distaste for the current trendiness of yoga tights…


Cycling is a way of life

I am one of the 34 Winnipeggers optimistic enough to rely on the bicycle as a mode of transportation. I cycle to work probably four…


Let’s get critical

Think about your favourite contemporary artist. Do you have one? What do you like about their work? Now think about your favourite artist ever. Do…


Getting digitally intimate

What can one say about a show called Projected Intimacy? Perhaps that it sounds singularly intimidating and cerebral. You might also say that it a…


Integral arts

“Collaborative” and “multimedia” are two words that get thrown around a lot in today’s art world. As art becomes more of an intellectual exercise and…


Watching Armageddon

What does a Manitoba-born, Toronto-dwelling piano student turned guitar “partisan” have in common with rappers Chuck D and Flavor Flav? Please write in if you…


Try a little tenderness

Everybody likes music, which is why it should be illegal to call listening to it a hobby. It’s not a hobby if everyone on Earth…


Boats to launch

Boats is a Winnipeg band with a taste for absurdist juxtaposition, childlike enthusiasm and a sound that brings to mind xylophones even when they aren’t…


The Weakerthans’ cabin collaboration

Ottawa singer-songwriter Jim Bryson’s latest album, The Falcon Lake Incident, features Winnipeg’s own Weakerthans. According to Weakerthans guitarist Stephen Carroll, the collaboration was a natural…