The Red Ember. Photo by Lauren Siddall.

Rise of the Winnipeg food trucks

From wood-fired pizza to deep-fried banana rolls, our food trucks have dishes for all tastes

Winnipeg may have been a latecomer to the food truck trend, but these mobile kitchens are now dominating the culinary scene. Three years ago, food trucks were virtually nonexistent on the streets of Winnipeg. Unless you were looking for a greasy hotdog, you wouldn’t have thought to take to the streets in search of lunch. […]

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Honey Time, Face Time, and Tea Time. Photo by Katy MacKinnon.

Make Time

Local entrepreneur hits Toronto Men’s Fashion Week

At a time when the words “organic” and “raw” are a growing trend, Jasmine Lozenski’s homemade skin care products are much sought after. Make Time, a label that stirs thoughts of slowing down for some self-care, recently debuted as an official product sponsor of Toronto Men’s Fashion Week. Make Time got its start when Lozenski […]

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Photo by Jesse Riley

Cockroach zine fair

Live music, vegan baking, and workshops for the crafty type

Local feminist and environmentalist publication Cockroach zine will be hosting a zine fair on Sept. 20-21 at Frame Arts Warehouse. Cockroach zine was created by Meg Crane, when she found a lack of lighthearted feminist magazines in Canada. “Some of the issues covered are pretty serious, difficult things, but I try to put a positive […]

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Nathan Steele and Colby Charles. Photo provided by My Farmers' Market.

My Farmers’ Market

Online grocer brings fresh produce to your door

With school beginning and assignments already piling up, the last thing you want to do is spend what little free time you have on grocery shopping. My Farmers’ Market, an online grocery and delivery service, can save you time by bringing fresh, local food right to your dorm. The idea for My Farmers’ Market was […]

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Photo of Photrocity exhibit by Lauren Siddall


School of art exhibit explores mass violence and its aftermath

The University of Manitoba School of Art Gallery is now displaying Photrocity: Mass Violence and Its Aftermaths in the Sovfoto Archive, an exhibit that uses Soviet propaganda images taken from the Sovfoto Archive to alter our understanding of the human suffering caused by mass violence. The exhibit is in collaboration with Barrie, Ontario’s MacLaren Art […]

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Left: first cover of Swerve magazine, later named Outwords. Right: November 2013 cover of Outwords. Images provided by Outwords.

Happy birthday, Outwords

Local GLBT magazine celebrates 20th year

This year marks a milestone for Outwords; the magazine is celebrating 20 years of “queer views, news, and issues.” The shiny, monthly magazine has come a long way over the past 20 years, and will be celebrated next week at a birthday party at Fame Nightclub. Outwords: a brief history In the fall of 1994, […]

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Preview: A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

This novel will change your life. Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize and 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award and written by American writer Jennifer Egan, this is the most moving book I’ve ever read. A Visit from the Goon Squad, while a novel, is a collection of intertwined stories told from various perspectives throughout […]

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Cover to cover with Carlyn

Review: Juliet Was a Surprise, by Bill Gaston

Juliet Was a Surprise is acclaimed Canadian writer Bill Gaston’s latest short story collection since 2006’s Gargoyles and his latest book since The World was released two years ago. Gaston—who was born in Flin Flon and has lived in a number of Canadian cities, including Winnipeg —has accrued various literary accolades, including a Governor General’s […]

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