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The string’s the thing

U of W physicist Andrew Frey lectures on string theory

Last week’s Dream Big conference featured a number of events aimed at a general audience, but one was definitely for the physics in-crowd. On March 11, Andrew Frey, assistant professor of physics at the University of Winnipeg and director of the Winnipeg Institute for Theoretical Physics, gave a talk on string theory. String theory, which […]

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Performing unpublished pages

Theatre by the River and SpurFest present the fifth Wine and Words event

There is always time for more hard work. In the midst of her third year as a PhD student in the department of English, film, and theatre at the University of Manitoba, Kendra Magnus-Johnston is exerting her talents to co-ordinate Wine & Words, an innovative event for the company Theatre by the River that combines […]

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Screening the truth

Gimme Some Truth highlights the art of documentary by experienced and emerging filmmakers

Local filmmakers, film connoisseurs, and any others who feel the gravitational pull towards the stories not often told or the roads less travelled should set their sights on Cinematheque this weekend, host to the sixth annual Gimme Some Truth Documentary Festival. “Gimme Some Truth was created to showcase the world’s most challenging, uncompromising, and poignant […]

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Ghost Launch

Artists collaborate to evoke sites of queer/feminist literature

Near the intersection of River Avenue and Osborne Street, on the west side of Osborne, once was a feminist bookstore. It has been 20 years since that shop, Bold Print, closed. Today, a group of Winnipeg-based artists is reminding the public that while feminist and queer bookstores, and small bookstores in general, are not prevalent […]

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Calling for justice by walking with art

Art exhibit responds to unsolved cases of missing and murdered Aboriginal women

The Native Women’s Association of Canada created a database of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls, and as of March 31, 2010, it had gathered information on nearly 600 cases. University of Ottawa PhD candidate (faculty of law) Maryanne Pearce has compiled a list of the missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canada, and […]

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‘Keep lookin’ up’

UFO phenomena discussed by expert Chris Rutkowski

On March 11, ufologist Chris Rutkowski gave a presentation on UFOs at the University of Manitoba as part of Dream Big, last week’s series of space-related events. In addition to being a communications officer for the U of Manitoba’s marketing communications office, Rutkowski has a degree in science (astronomy), and has written several books on […]

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Out of the gallery, into homes and streets

Kimiwan ’‘zine launch party highlights accessible indigenous art and writing

On March 22, a launch party like no other will be held at Union Sound Hall. Hosted by Wab Kinew and featuring New Orleans’ own Big Freedia, the party is in celebration of kimiwan ’zine’s issue sixxx. The kimiwan ’zine’s collective spoke with the Manitoban about the history of the ’zine and their hopes for […]

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