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Prepare for the posthumous protester

The late, left-leaning Winnipeg activist Nick Ternette’s autobiography Rebel Without a Pause launches at McNally Robinson

Three-quarters of a year before the end of the Second World War, a child was born in the ruined city of Berlin and grew up to be perhaps the loudest voice of the political left in Winnipeg. After moving to our fair city in 1955—and despite locals in his newfound prairie home name-calling the 10-year-old […]

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Meet the intercultural poltergeist

A brief introduction to the performance artists behind Mapa Corpo 3.0

What can we possibly expect from a performance art piece described only as “a live art ritual involving body-based practice and spoken word”? The answer can’t be summed up in a short text, or even in a video. All I can say for certain right now is that a performance, featuring Guillermo Gómez-Peña and Saul […]

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Local art centres get ready to show off their TALENTS!

As part of their fundraising efforts for the United Way of Winnipeg, the multi-talented people of Graffiti Art Programming (GAP) and Art City are teaming up for the fifth year in a row to put together their annual talent showcase. The TALENT! Variety Show isn’t your run-of-the-mill talent show. There will surely be the usual […]

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Locals to look out for

Greg MacPherson / Surprise Party / The Lytics

Hey Winnipeg, Here are three local groups that made their mark on YouTube.   Greg MacPherson – “1995” This video is notable because G-Mac is teaming up with local filmmaker and managing editor of The Uniter Nicholas Friesen for the second time. In their first attempt we were treated to the brilliant, bubble gum, animated […]

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Going Deep with Jodie Layne

The ABCs of S-E-X: sexual preference

Welcome, sexual voyagers, to another edition of The ABCs of S-E-X! These columns are an attempt to cover important material that your gym teachers might have neglected in high school. We talked about gender last time; gender and sexuality often get mixed together in discussion, so it made sense to venture to sexual preference next. […]

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Dildos, art, and DJs

The Boutique on Albert Street provides a new space to exhibit art

Prepare yourself for Winnipeg’s kinkiest art show ever. “We are keeping art and sex accessible to people, and keeping it fun. We’re exposing people to stuff they may not have seen before.” Sarah Bertnick, local artist and employee at the rebranded Exchange District adult shop The Boutique (formerly Fantasy Boutique, a spinoff of Discreet Boutique, […]

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Looking beyond MASKulinity

Open forums spark conversations about masculinity, violence, and positive change

Having a much different opinion from your peers can be challenging, intimidating, and sometimes downright isolating. David Lampert, co-founder of the Manitoba Men’s Network (MMN), will often hear men around him commenting that sexism is not a problem anymore, and while he has been threatened and asked to leave town for challenging this idea, he’s […]

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The Bonaduces are back

After 15 years, an “Armadillo” emerges (and promises to bring friends)

While they haven’t officially released anything since 1998’s Democracy of Sleep, the Bonaduces haven’t been entirely dormant. They’ve played “about 10 times total since the 90s,” says lead vocalist/guitarist Doug McLean, and getting back together is never a challenge. “It really is the easiest thing in the world playing with Mike, Bob, and Chris. We […]

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UMFM station manager Jared McKetiak (left) and program director Michael Elves (right). As of 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23 UMFM 101.5 has received $20,592.60 in pledges! Help them close in on their goal of 24K by Friday evening!

The importance of campus radio

UMFM 101.5 provides invaluable service to students and community, and they need your help

The University of Manitoba’s official radio station, UMFM 101.5, is running their second annual Pledge-O-Rama fund drive from Oct. 18-25, and they need your support. UMFM broadcasts a wide range of music and talk-radio programming, the overwhelming majority of which is curated and hosted by volunteers. In 2012’s inaugural Pledge-O-Rama event, UMFM board of directors […]

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As of 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23 UMFM 101.5 has received $20, 592.60 in pledges! Help them close in on their goal of 24k by Friday evening!

UMFM show hosts talk radio

Tessa Vanderhart, co-host of Winnipeg Internet Pundits I’ve been doing Winnipeg Internet Pundits for two and a half years now, every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Basically we bring the best undiscovered political minds of the city together every week for a raucous debate on issues of city and provincial politics, with a healthy dose of […]

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