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Things Withered

Susie Moloney explores ‘underbelly’

We know Winnipeg-born Susie Moloney from her novels A Dry Spell, The Dwelling, and The Thirteen. Moloney, who currently spends time in New York, tends to be known as a horror novelist. Her first short story collection, Things Withered, released last month, simultaneously maintains the horror genre and departs from it. Moloney calls the genre […]

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Not your mommy’s garage

108-year-old Maw’s Garage re-opens in the Exchange District

In a building constructed to hold more cars than were owned in the entire city of 1906 Winnipeg, a new 18+ venue is about to open. Business owner Wana Etuk is set to turn the space into a relaxed, high-class, affordably-priced, comfort-food venue offering entertainment and a night out. “When I think of who Joseph […]

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Going Deep with Jodie Layne

Breaking down the stigma of living with herpes

Our knowledge about safer sex usually includes reduction of risk and getting tested. We learn about the different kinds of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and what they might look like. When we don’t have them, we refer to ourselves as “clean.” In fact, STIs are so incredibly commonplace that approximately 26 per cent of a […]

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Illustration by Andrea Steingrimsdottir

Like riding a short, wide bicycle

Local band the Girth play perhaps their farewell show and release their EP Sweet, Eligible Men

He is the namesake of an American brigadier general and an English footballer, but local musician and visual artist Steve Basham represents neither war nor the sport of worldwide hooliganism. Formally playing in the bands the Fo!ps and J.R. Hill & the Oktars, and more recently in the Unbelievable Bargains, Basham received his BFA honours […]

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Kevin O’Really?

O’Leary entertaining, but news can do without his cutthroat rhetoric

Michael Lee “…Really?” I’m sure many of you shared with Amanda Lang that same exasperated reaction upon hearing Kevin O’Leary’s perplexing comments on the Lang & O’Leary Exchange. Upon learning of Oxfam’s latest findings that the world’s 85 richest people own as much as 3.5 billion people do globally, Kevin O’Leary responded with this: “It’s […]

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Graphic by Fraser Nelund

Introduction to the Ethical Consumption feature

The term “ethical consumer” grew into Western culture in the late 1980s – it was the title of a British magazine. The idea of support being rendered and distaste being expressed through purchasing habits is far older. Currently the concept of ethical consumption is growing in scope, as large corporations scramble to express their social […]

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Chocolatier Constance Popp producing local, ethical, artisanal chocolates

To Constance Popp, purchasing local and ethical just makes sense. “We’ve become quite known for making and using local ingredients. We’ve been doing it for years.” Walking into the Chocolatier Constance Popp shop, you’re greeted with a smile and offered samples of the latest chocolate creations. The minimalist décor, clean white walls, and shelves perfectly […]

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