Sheldon Birnie

Lucky fuckin’ Lager

“Let’s get some Lucky Lager and howl at the moon!” – Brad Pitt as Early Grace in Kalifornia. Yeah they call me Lucky, what the…


U of M without a drop to drink

Students and staff at the University of Manitoba are still without a place to wet their whistle on campus, following the closing of Wise Guys…


Welcome to Guantanamo

Jello Biafra, outspoken punk rock auteur and censorship activist, is coming to town with his new group, the Guantanamo School of Medicine. Biafra is the…


Friends helping friends

Friends are a valuable resource and a lot of fun. Without them, who would help you renovate your kitchen? Who would be there to look…


Stick and poke

I got my first tattoo when I was 20, living in Kelowna, B.C. I was playing in a band at the time called The Tups…


Know thy artist

With many questions about legitimacy and safety still lingering in the tattoo world, professional tattoo artist Andrew Triebel of Triebel Tattoos — working out of…


Kicking ass and taking names

The Canadian Armed Forces are back on top! General “Walt from Winnipeg” Natynczyk, chief of defense staff, was in town recently, speaking to the Canadian…




The snow and weed tour

I t was past midnight, the sky black and the road obscured by heavy white snowflakes that seemed to come not only from above but…