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A night of wonder
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Nuit Blanche is a night of discovery, wonder and wandering.

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Who could use a break?
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Just as autumn snuck up on everyone this year (who forgot to tell the atmosphere about normal seasonal temperatures?), we’ve somehow suddenly landed in October.

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Whose House? Greg’s House!
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“I’ve got unfinished business here.”

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First Friday Double Feature: Outward  Art
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There is an incredible concentration of artists in Winnipeg. Last week's Nuit Blanche celebrations revealed the city’s voracious appetite for art.

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Nipsey Hussle
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On Feb. 16 2018, Nipsey Hussle released his first studio album Victory Lap. 

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Expanding gender’s vocal range
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Contralto, American composer Sarah Hennies’ 2017 docu-symphony about trans women’s voices, takes its name from the musical term for “the lowest female singing voice.” 

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Creating a space for People of Colour in Winnipeg
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The ability to go into any space and feel completely comfortable is a privilege many people don’t have.

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Feeding Diaspora
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I used to think that to know home was to learn my mother’s hands – her repertoire of creation forever connected to homeland.

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The truth below us
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Residents in Point Douglas are reeling as the revelation of a decade-old lead contamination report came to light on Sept. 13.

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Shaky policy foundations
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In response to rising concern that the True North Square (TNS) project, one of the largest property development projects in the history of Winnipeg’s downtown, doesn’t include an affordable housing component (despite being subsidized by the municipal and provincial governments), the City of Winnipeg has now included an amendment that attempts to address the issue.

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What’s in a name
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Students may have noticed the new campus Wi-Fi password, MarshaHanenWay1819. Rather than being just another network password, this one shares a name with the short stretch of Spence Street that runs through University of Winnipeg (U of W) property – the newly named Marsha Hanen Way.

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Respectful costumes on Halloween
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October is here, which means Halloween is just around the corner.

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My anger is my love letter
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Being part of social movements seems inherent when your body vehemently resists mainstream society.

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Action Figure Concept Sketch #1
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A new comic by Keegan Steele.

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C. Samms – Synthetic Properties
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At first glance, it’s tempting to classify C. Samms’ Synthetic Properties as a piece of particularly tight, energetic vaporwave – a more tastefully orchestrated strain of the genre birthed from the internet’s neon guts.

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The queer space of Evolution
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In the absence of dedicated queer spaces, visits from distinguished national or international guests can be a catalyst to create – even for just one night – a place for queer communities to gather and celebrate

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Porn in public
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This Saturday, Kate Sinclaire, a Winnipeg director and producer of the adult cinema site Ciné Sinclaire, will pack people into her third-floor Exchange District studio to watch pornography.

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Walking to support mental illness programming
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On Sept. 29, Manitobans will gather outside of the Legislative Building for the third-annual March for Mental Health, an event which seeks “to celebrate the community and increase awareness around mental health and mental illness in our community,” Angela Taylor says.

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Negotiating for quality of life
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For Tyson Sylvester and Amy Hampton, who both have cerebral palsy (CP), two years of work fighting for their rights to the support systems necessary for them to participate in society are on the brink of paying off.

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Wesmen Recap
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The Winnipeg Wesmen women's soccer team came close to but couldn't clinch their first win of the regular season this past weekend.

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Weed on campus: new policies following new legislation
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Weed will officially be legalized in Canada on Oct. 17, 2018. However, the Cannabis/Marijuana section of the University of Winnipeg Campus Living Contract sets restrictions that make it difficult for students – especially those living in residence – to consume cannabis products

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Advice for emerging writers at U of W
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Recent graduates can sometimes have a hard time finding a place to work that supports them financially and contributes to a career in writing. 

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Dumbbells or dogma?
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Routines inescapably govern our everyday lives. How we get dressed, how we commute to work or school, how or when we eat and even how we fall asleep are all mundane tasks that we accomplish mechanically. 

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Mythologizing Winnipeg
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Which of the following statements about Winnipeg are true?

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Visions of Winnipeg
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This week’s feature story fits neatly into the somewhat nebulous goal we’re always striving for here at The Uniter – which is to tell stories about this city, of those who love it and who are working to make it better.

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Whose House? Jeanne’s House!
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Psychiatrist, cultural theorist, author and performance artist Jeanne Randolph lives in an updated heritage building in Winnipeg’s Exchange District.

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Nuit Noire AfroPeg celebrates Black artists
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“Obviously, Nuit Blanche wasn’t named … after white people,” local poet Chimwemwe Undi says. 

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Parallel Prairies: Stories of Manitoba Speculative Fiction
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Winnipeg-based writers Darren Ridgley and Adam Petrash put out a call to authors of short speculative fiction “with deep ties to the province.”

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Pockets have no gender
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Pockets in clothing has been a topic discussed since the suffragette movement and has most recently come back to being a trending topic.

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Into the swing of things
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I hesitate to make sweeping generalizations, but I think that by this, our third issue, we’re really getting a good momentum going at The Uniter. 

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Whose House? Alex’s House!
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Having lived and worked all over the world, Chilean-born artist/curator Alex Keim just can’t get enough of Winnipeg.

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CRITIPEG: Manitoba Chamber Orchestra featuring cellist Colin Carr
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The first concert from Winnipeg’s classical music institutions this season was served by the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra (MCO) at Westminster United Church on Wednesday, Sept. 12.

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ArtsJunktion provides accessible arts supplies and education
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Walking into ArtsJunktion for the first time tends to change people. 

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Ex Ømerta – Sink In
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Since emerging on the local scene in 2017, Winnipeg’s self-proclaimed bastard rock trio has been making waves, despite not ever having released a major project.

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Thin Air Writers Festival set to fly at high altitudes
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As the Thin Air Winnipeg International Writers Festival enters its 23rd year, director Charlene Diehl is searching for new ideas, new voices and new experiences.

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Policy talk: pains, gains and automobiles
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Winnipeg is the centre of many debates about transportation, from Portage and Main’s pedestrian predicament to bike accessibility to the unanswered question of what will replace Greyhound in rural communities. Luckily, Winnipeggers have plenty of opportunity to get involved and make their voices heard.

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A Sports League for everyone
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University of Winnipeg (U of W) student group Inexperienced Sports League (ISL) is interested in bringing new and old sports and games to fun-loving students who don’t have time to join a sports team but are down to get some physical exercise.

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Poor grade on sexual assault policy spurs change
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In October of last year, national student group Our Turn gave the University of Winnipeg (U of W) a D grade – 54/100 – in their study on how sexual assault was dealt with on campuses.

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