Photo by Josh Peterson

Point Douglas is the Place for Love

Experience the beautiful creativity of the North End at craft sale Point Douglas is for Lovers

What comes to mind when you think of Point Douglas? Perhaps you know the area is named for the 5th Earl of Selkirk, who established the Red River Colony in 1812,  or that it has the lowest family income and highest unemployment of any riding in Manitoba. Some people also insist the area’s crime rate […]

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Arts-Celebrating the Complexities of Queer Culture

Celebrating the complexities of queer culture

Consensual Word Play brings three authors together for readings and conversation

A carefully written and finely told story, at its very best, has the ability to draw readers out of isolation and into a sense of shared experience and community. It is in this spirit of community that Genderfest Winnipeg and Alison Burdeny have organized Consensual Word Play: A Celebration of Queer Culture, featuring Roewan Crowe, Casey […]

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Photos by Katy MacKinnon


Restaurant pops up to feed hungry river-goers

RAW:almond restaurant is warm not only in temperature, but also in spirit. Despite dropping mercury, Winnipeggers are cheery as they sit at the communal wooden table for a weekend brunch on the frozen Red River and Assiniboine River junction. RAW:almond is a partnership between chef Mandel Hitzer of deer + almond and Joe Kalturnyk of […]

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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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Photo by Sarah Michaelson

Make your own craft beer dinner (and dessert)

French Onion Soup and Half Pints Float

French Onion Soup by Sarah Michaelson (blogs at   The Ingredients: 1 Tbsp butter 1 super giant Vidalia onion and 1 normal onion (or 1 1/2 lbs. of yellow onions), sliced 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour 1 cup of Half Pints Beer – St. James or Bulldog Amber Ale 4 cups vegetable stock 2 tsp […]

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A passion for pints

Craft beer enthusiasts find new home in Barley Brothers

Most restaurants plan a concept and a menu, and then pair their liquors accordingly – but at Barley Brothers in Winnipeg, it’s all about the beer. Raj Maniar, who holds the title of Beer Manager, puts together an ever-rotating menu of 72 craft beers, which are the central focus of the restaurant. Their beer menu […]

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Photo by Bob Tinker

Big Fun in review

Indicator Indicator, Yes We Mystic, The Bros. Landreth, ATLAAS, and Les Jupes do the Windsor

As one night of the event Big Fun, itself paired with the New Music Festival, Jan. 24 at the barely ventilated Windsor Hotel was a crashing success. Where else could you hear classic pop, folk rock, psychedelic Southern blues, a computer and keytar duo, and goth rock in the span of four hours and know […]

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