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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Artwork by: Quite Frankly

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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Photo by David Van Den Bossche

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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Photo by Duncan McNairnay

Messages of Pride

Art installation at Gas Station Theatre allows community to reflect on pride

While the Pride Parade is a memory from another season, many of the sentiments collected from that day have found a new form. The multi-panel art project “Messages of Pride” was unveiled on Oct. 15 and will remain on display at the Gas Station Theatre throughout the REEL PRIDE festival, and until Oct. 25. REEL PRIDE […]

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Soongava: Dance of the Orchids


Winnipeg’s LGBTTQ* film festival in review

Winnipeg’s LGBTTQ* film festival, the largest of its kind between Toronto and Vancouver, is run entirely by volunteers. Additional support from the people of Manitoba who attend the festival as well as proud sponsors—Assiniboine Credit Union has been on board since the time when people told financial institutions not to support this community—is enabling the […]

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Locals to look out for

What does Kato Destroy?

Kato destroys the rock star myth: the bullshit notion that you have to give up living a real life to make big bombastic rock and roll. Three guys making music they care about while negotiating careers, home ownership, and partners is a lot harder than surrendering to the narcissistic, “lonely poet” archetype. To say that […]

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The power of persuasion

Jean Kilbourne’s mission for media literacy

Generally, we like to think that we are smart enough that the media is not manipulating us. We’re beyond the age of Mad Men, of Don Draper-esque characters holding forth our universal—or specific—soft spots, and writing copy aimed right at our hearts. But we may forget, as Jean Kilbourne—a feminist author, speaker, and filmmaker—points out, […]

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