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Prudes, porn, and jealousy

What would you do if your fiancée got a job filming porn? Emily Southwood was confronted with this conundrum and wrote about it in the book Prude: Lessons I Learned When My Fiancée Filmed Porn. Robbie, Emily’s then-betrothed, was fresh out of film school and offered a long-term paying gig as a cameraman for the […]

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The ABCs of S-E-X: Gender

Hello readers, I want to make sure we are on the same page when it comes to some fundamental parts of sex and sexuality. “Going Deep” will be rolling out a few columns over the next few months that will help you understand some of the other topics I discuss and that will probably just […]

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B.R.A.V.E. boys for safer, healthier communities

New program in West Broadway takes an innovative approach to fighting violence against women

There is a movement afoot to engage boys and men in the work of ending violence against women, and a new program at the Broadway Neighbourhood Centre (BNC) is the first of its kind in Canada to receive funding for this kind of work. The newly renamed B.R.A.V.E. program—Brothers Resisting All Violence Everyday—hopes to question […]

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A wearable history

Insights into social change through clothing and textiles

History is written in many forms – through buildings and books, our everyday lives, and the clothes we wear. In the latest exhibit from the Costume Museum of Canada (CMC)—From Bloomers to Bikinis: Women’s Wear and Social Change—history is written in patterns, hemlines, and colours. “The Costume Museum is neither a fashion nor a history […]

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Next Year Country

Cheering for the Bad Guy to release their third full-length album at the Windsor Hotel

As one of Canada’s largest urban centres, Winnipeg has long been a multifarious population—city slickers, rural expatriates, transplants from across the country and beyond—and few local bands capture that spirit of eclecticism as well as scrappy country punks Cheering For the Bad Guy. Their recently-released album, Next Year Country, is their third full-length outing, and […]

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‘Is it really about the money?’

Rally organizers question the need to debate abortion service funding

It would be hard to ignore the current debates around abortion on the U of M campus, which started with large graphic images, and have since spilled into UMSU offices and out of news outlets across Winnipeg. This Thursday, Oct. 3 at noon, the debate is moving to the legislature grounds in the form of […]

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Locals to look out for

The Blisters

Somewhere out in the wilds of British Columbia, Daniel Glen Monkman is putting trees into the ground. Who is Monkman and why should you care if he is spending his days toiling away in the foothills of B.C., baggin’ up at tree cashes and screefing topsoil? Monkman is the principal songwriter and driving force behind […]

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Sexy subscriptions and mindful sex

Let me tell you about subscription boxes. To most an exciting new concept, subscription boxes are basically modernized versions of those CD of the Month or your mom’s Wine of the Month clubs. Only now, the market has reached maximum saturation and there is a subscription box for everything: dog treats, beauty samples, vegan goodies, […]

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Transcendence

Send + Receive: A Festival of Sound, Oct. 9–12

From October 9–12, Send + Receive: A Festival of Sound will celebrate its 15th anniversary in various venues around Winnipeg. The festival, which celebrates experimental music and sound art, will feature performances, screenings, installation pieces, and artist talks. The theme of this year’s Send + Receive festival is “transcendence.” Artists participating in the festival are […]

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