Sometimes They Do

“Okay. Once upon a time—” “That’s cliché.” “That’s what?” “Klee-shay. Like, it’s used too much.” “Yes, I know. But where did you hear that?” “Adam told me.” “Your mom’s new boyfriend?” “Yeah. He says it all the time.” “Huh.” “Keep going, grandpa.” “Right. Well, once upon a time there was a dragon. A big one, […]

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Intimacy, efficiency and a lot of windows

The Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport opened the runways to 747s and small carrier planes alike last October. Now that the snow has sprinkled our streets, now that exams have reared their prickly faces, it’s the season where we have reason and time to travel. Christmas has come and gone, and with it so […]

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Move over Oblivion

There isn’t much I can add to the conversation of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim that hasn’t already been said. What I’m going to concentrate on here is my experience with the game and how I enjoyed it. First, I haven’t beaten the main storyline — heck, I haven’t even started it. And since I […]

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An evening of jazz

An Evening of Jazz Song, coming up on Jan. 15 at the Park Theatre, features both past and present members of the University of Manitoba Jazz program. Included among the performers are Amber Epp and Heitha Forsyth, both graduates of the program and renowned Winnipeg vocalists. The two graduates will be performing alongside other U […]

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History made funny

Every now and then in life you read something you’re convinced was made especially for you, as if it’s been tailored specifically to your personal sensibilities. I almost always feel this way when reading Kate Beaton’s Hark! A Vagrant web-comic but, given its increasing popularity, I’m guessing that more and more people are starting to feel this […]

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25 films selected for Library of Congress

Quick — blurt out the first thing that comes to your head when you think about the Library of Congress. Stuffy and silent? Display cases filled with untouchable relics? People in funny-looking white wigs? I don’t know about you, but those were my first thoughts. Before now, I had not realized that the Library of […]

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CD Review: Young Galaxy, Versus

Following two fantastic shows at the West End Cultural Center this year, opening for Junior Boys and Austra, now is a good time to try this well thought out remix album from Young Galaxy. With the young Montreal duo of Stephen Ramsay & Catherine McCandless plus band mates Max Henry & James Lynn you not […]

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Ask Kara

Hey Kara, After trying multiple times, I just recently ended a relationship with my partner of several years. When we were together I always came second to something, but every time I tried to leave my partner would have a total break down, threaten suicide and act like I was the most important thing in […]

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Worthy of attention

Inspired by the Cannes Lions International Film Festival, the International Advertising Film Festival was first established in 1954. The name has since changed to the International Festival of Creativity and is said to be the largest gathering of international advertising professionals, digital innovators, marketers and designers in the world . The festival takes place in […]

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Music, politics and morals

Last month Canadian music legend and children’s entertainer Fred Penner stopped by the UMFM studios to help promote his upcoming December shows in Winnipeg. Penner was able to sit down with the Manitoban for brief chat about music, politics, morals and the indie scene in Canada. Leif Larsen: You’re doing a show at the West […]

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