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What’s that sound?
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Writing about music can sometimes feel like threading a needle with a live catfish. 

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The 2018 Uniter Fiver
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For this year’s Uniter Fiver, we switched up the order of things a bit and had readers vote on the grand winner of the top five rather than all of the submissions.

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Getting all the small things right
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Pop-punk trio The 1221 take being close with your bandmates to a whole new level. 

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Overcoming fear with honesty
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Singer-songwriter Taylor Janzen is a self-proclaimed Julien Baker Evangelist, crediting the artist with inspiring her to open up emotionally within her own writing.

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Giant Skellies rattling bones with upcoming EP
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Their name might suggest otherwise, but the Giant Skellies are anything but bare bones

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A Cawnversation with Two Crows For Comfort
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Cory Sulyma, one-half of local folk duo Two Crows For Comfort, shies away from categorizing the band’s music

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Whose House? Katlin’s House!
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Katlin Mathison takes music very seriously. The singer-songwriter, who performs under the moniker Okay Mann, started out with typical high school rock band gigs in his hometown of Brandon.

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A recipe for grooving
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Dizzy Mystics is a local rock-inspired band with funk, jazz, folk and ’70s metal influences.

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Screening Black narratives
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The very first Afro Prairie Film Festival, a weekend devoted to the screening of films featuring and created by Black individuals, takes place from Feb. 23 to 25 in Winnipeg.

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Coma Cinema – Loss Memory
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The fifth and final album from Coma Cinema, Loss Memory, is a wonderfully emotional and original final statement from multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Matthew Lee Cothran

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Where to jam
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The options for musicians to rent practice space in Winnipeg are risky. The rental laws are ill-defined, which means that tenants rarely purchase insurance or sign a lease agreement, and rent is usually paid in cash

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A Survey of Jan Xylander Exhibition Posters
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Minneapolis-based artist and curator Natasha Pestich’s exhibition at Martha Street Studio presents a retrospective collection of screen-printed posters advertising past exhibits by the artist Jan Xylander.

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Looking back at Cootie Club
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From September 2014 to June 2015, Cootie Club offered an alternative gathering space in Winnipeg’s music scene.

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Laughing together with WOKE Comedy Hour
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WOKE Comedy Hour is held once a month at the Good Will Social Club. Occuring on Feb. 20 this month, WOKE showcases Indigenous folks and People of Colour, with an emphasis on women and non-binary individuals

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Talk about sexual awareness and health
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Between Feb. 12 and 16, the Sexuality Education Resource Centre Manitoba (SERC) will host Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness Week on the topic of “Minding Our Business”: Sexual Health & Mental Wellness.

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Calling all anime Fans
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Ai-Kon is an non-profit organization that holds an annual Japanese and pop culture convention in Winnipeg.

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For the love of radio
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Campus radio gives students the opportunity to strengthen their own communication skills and have a boost of confidence overall.

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PROFile: Shelagh Carter
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Before becoming a professor, Shelagh Carter studied in New York and Los Angeles as an actress and graduated from the Canadian Film Centre’s Directors Lab in Toronto.

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Studying tunes
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Students are often trying to find the best way to study all of the time, and some students use music as their go-to studying aid. Finding the best tunes can be hard, especially at high-stress times like midterms week.

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Someone tell CBC to stop playing this song
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“Gypsy” is a slur.

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Stress
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A comic by Keegan Steele

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Snuggle Punk
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A comic by Logan Stefanson

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Confronting weight stigma
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Discrimination against a person’s weight or size, also known as sizeism, is an issue that affects many people in their day-to-day lives.

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A challenge
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Somewhat unintentionally, there’s a bit of a theme going through the issue this week. 

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Whose House? David’s House!
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David A. Robertson isn’t just one of Winnipeg’s most prolific authors (he’s had more than 20 books published since 2008) – he’s also one of its most eclectic.

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CRITIPEG: Outside Mullingar
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For its 18th annual Master Playwright Festival, the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre (MTC) has chosen to showcase the works of John Patrick Shanley, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright (Doubt: A Parable) and Academy Award-winning screenwriter (Moonstruck). 

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Starting a dialogue around sexuality and disability
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Next week, local advocates will host a night to hear from the disabilities community about issues around sex, dating and intimacy. The event is titled “Sexuality and Disability Manitoba Panel Discussion.”

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Ancient Shapes – Self-titled
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Ancient Shapes’ debut record starts fast and ends faster. This quick-paced album throws the listener straight into the band’s hands, giving barely enough time for a breather.

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#artists and #archives over #algorithms
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As communication and technology change, artists are adapting to new venues for exhibiting their art. Instagram is one such venue. It’s a popular picture-sharing platform that artists from different backgrounds see as a place for widely sharing art and building community.

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Voyageur memes pour le fun
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@voyageurmemes is a Winnipeg-run Instagram page that posts relatable Franco-Manitoban content with voyageur flair.

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Energizing the Canadian Community
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Every form of environment is filled with energy: in social environments, workplaces and in nature. People use energy in several different ways throughout their daily lives, and every action has an impact on the environment.

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The hunt for parking on campus
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Parking near the University of Winnipeg (U of W) – and almost anywhere else downtown – can be a challenge.

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PROFile: Pauline Ripat
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Professor Pauline Ripat has a long history at the University of Winnipeg. She did her undergraduate degree at the university, and then came back to teach as a sessional in 2001, which turned into a permanent position teaching in the classics department.

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What does diversity on campus mean?
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According to the Canadian immigration website, “diversity in Canada extends beyond race and ethnicity but spans language, gender, religious affiliations, sexual orientation, abilities and economic status.”

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Life in the City of Dirty Water RECAP
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On Jan. 30, 2018, Clayton Thomas-Müller shared stories and visuals as part of his larger project, Life in the City of Dirty Water, on stage at the West End Cultural Centre.

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Watch your words
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Another day, another Trumpian scandal comes across the airwaves. It’s the sort of thing that has been in the news a lot for the last year – which is concerning enough in itself.

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Speak up
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Another campus-based newspaper, The Manitoban was in the news recently as a University of Manitoba Students’ Union councillor introduced – and then withdrew – a motion that would challenge the student levy funding the paper’s operations. 

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Temporary custodians
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The reasons why people collect things are as unique as the collectors themselves.

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Whose House? Alexa’s House!
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Alexa Potashnik’s passion for activism began at the University of Winnipeg.

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Discussing drones
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The University of Winnipeg’s Gallery 1C03 is displaying an exhibition from local artists Reva Stone and Erika Lincoln until Feb. 17, 2018

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CRITPEG: My Friend Dahmer
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As a teenager in 1970s Ohio, future cartoonist John Backderf struck up a friendship with future serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer.

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