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The Young Artists Project

Over the summer, North Point Douglas has benefited from the efforts of a collaborative project with impressive results. Michaëlle Jean Park, home to a large-scale, wood-fried outdoor community oven — the first of its kind in Winnipeg — was officially unveiled last Sunday. The oven features the hard work of emerging artists from the Young […]

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Chesterfield Presents…

“Curate is such a buzz word,” says Elise Dawson, a recent graduate from the University of Manitoba’s School of Fine Art. “People curate their clothing, their wine choices, ad they curate their Tumblrs. Certainly, soliciting submissions and organizing them is a curatorial effort. It’s what we have been doing since the beginning of Chesterfield, but […]

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SNFU: What No One Else Wanted to Say

“My dog likes to shit. My dog likes to shit. My dog likes to shit on the radio. I’ll sell it to the record stores; watch the kids are saying cry for more. Stupid sellout fucking whores.” So crows Trouser Mouth about generic music found on the radio. Seminal Vancouver Punk band SNFU, who have […]

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Breakfast around the world

Andrew McMonagle and Leif Norman are setting out to broaden their palatal horizons. Since 2007, the pair have visited 163 restaurants across Winnipeg and reviewed them on their website, aptly named BreakfastWinnipeg.com. What originally started out as a joke between the writer-photographer duo has since grown into a widespread review resource for all things breakfast. […]

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The Ocean that rocked the boat

During the first week of July, two high-profile figures in the public eye revealed they are either gay or have been in a same-sex relationship. However, they could not have been more different. One was Anderson Cooper, CNN news anchor and talk show host, whose coming out was more of a formality. The other celebrity […]

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Green… Grass… Dot…

Ewa Tarsia is bringing a taste of the outdoors into the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Throughout the summer, the local artist is showcasing her latest exhibit, “Green… Grass… Dot…,” which spans both the interior and exterior spaces of the WAG. The exhibit is a further expansion into the “dot” theme, which has been prominent in her […]

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Prairies, Pens, and Poets

From Willa Cather to Guy Maddin, the Great Plains provides inspiration, madness and solace for artists. For decades the Manitoba Writers’ Guild has given support to them. The University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections is honoring the Manitoba Writers’ Guild’s 30th anniversary. From July 16 to Aug. 24  (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), Prairies, […]

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Folk Fest Rewind

For almost 40 year now the Winnipeg Folk Festival (WFF) has provided Manitobans, as well as many other proximal neighbours, with a quality music event experience. That much certainly hasn’t changed over the years, although the festival has seen its fair share of improvements since its inception in 1974. This year a total of 336 […]

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Disaster rock and performance art

The Manic Shakes are a Kijiji-founded band and proudly give themselves the label “disaster rock.” Members David Skene, David Van Den Bossche, Paul Shirtliffe and Billy Elias are attempting to bring the suspense back to rock and roll by embracing all the imperfections and mistakes. “We never play bad shows, we only play good shows,” […]

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