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The Good, the Bad, and the Critic

Review: The Lego Movie

Ah, LEGO: the original Minecraft. Who doesn’t remember playing with those small interlocking blocks in hopes of making a giant castle or a poorly assembled tower? Considering it’s such a popular toy, and films based on toys seem to be increasingly popular, it’s no shock that Warner Bros. produced The Lego Movie in 2014. The […]

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Free teach-in for Earth democracy

Concept of radical self-education presented through live-streamed lecture by Vandana Shiva

Internationally renowned eco-feminist, philosopher, and activist Vandana Shiva will be paying a visit to Winnipeg this weekend, and while her ticketed event is now sold out, local organizers have arranged an alternate, free live-streamed teach-in. Shiva will be speaking to a group of paying attendees on the evening of March 28 as part of the […]

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Classical rock stars

Symphony joins local heroes Royal Canoe, Imaginary Cities, Nathan Music Co., and the Lytics for a 3-night engagement

This weekend’s pairing between the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (WSO) and four well-known local bands is both innovative and a slight refinement of past collaborations. The Manitoba Rocks! series runs from March 28-30, and features Royal Canoe, Imaginary Cities, Nathan Music Co., and the Lytics each playing a sampling of their tunes with the symphony. There […]

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Photo by Tim Hoover

Winnipeg’s got a new booking agent

Harmony Mansion Presents steps up to fill the void caused by Winnipeg’s venue closures

He started promoting local music shows in Winnipeg when he was 15 years old. Seven years later he founded his own company to keep great music appearing on stage here. David Schellenberg established Harmony Mansion Presents (HMP) in February and, as the company’s artistic director, is the sole employee. “My goal with the company is […]

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Forum’s got fleas!

During their 50th anniversary year, Forum Art Centre hosts vast fundraising sale

The folks who run Forum Art Centre (FAC) have the organization busy most days of the year. Due to their status as a registered charity, they are using one of their few free weekends this year to host a fundraising event in their building on the edge of Coronation Park in St. Boniface. The occasion […]

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O(h) NO! It’s music festival time!

Local labels create a JUNO Week festival of their own

With the 2014 JUNO Awards on the doorstep it is time to brace for the gauntlet of outstanding musicians playing shows throughout Winnipeg. While the JUNOs themselves are a great Canadian event, JUNO weekend also plays host to over 100 regional, local, and national musical acts performing at JUNOfest. That may seem like a big […]

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Photos by Katy MacKinnon

A modern Stein salon

Art Tuesdays stimulates creativity, conversation

What do you get when you combine soothing music, charming hosts, stimulating conversation, and paintbrushes? Asked this question in the 1920s, one might have answered Gertrude Stein’s salon, which, consequently, was an inspiration for Art Tuesdays, says Olivia MacKinnon (no relation), host and co-ordinator of the weekly event. You can feel the warm atmosphere upon […]

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Graphic: Caroline Norman

Milk as new eco-friendly flame retardant

Proteins in milk can help protect fabric against heat

When thinking of the next new product that could be used as a flame retardant, milk is probably not at the top of the list. For the first time ever, bovine milk has been tested on polyester and polyester-cotton fabrics as a potential “green” flame retardant. A team of Italian researchers from Politecnico di Torino, […]

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Time’s arrow: William Herschel

Music, astronomy, and infrared light

William Herschel did not begin his career as a professional scientist. For the first several decades of his life astronomy was just a hobby. His career was in music. Born to an oboist in a German regimental band, Herschel was immersed in music as a child and learned to play a number of instruments, particularly […]

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