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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"POP + NOISE" by Sasha Amaya, photos by Pablo Riquelme

Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art

MAWA’s year-end showcase to take place at aceartinc

On Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. aceartinc., a contemporary art-focused, artist-run centre, will host a vernissage for emerging artists. This group participated in what hannah_g, co-director of the gallery, describes as Winnipeg’s premiere arts mentorship opportunity: MAWA’s Foundation Mentorship Program (FMP). A quarter-century ago, MAWA (Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art) was established to address the […]

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Going Deep with Jodie Layne

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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Going Deep with Jodie Layne

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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Photo by Anastasia Chipelski

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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