Arts & Life

Kate Fenske is in the business of boosting much-maligned Winnipeg neighbourhood

AV Kitching 8 minute read Yesterday at 1:00 PM CST

Kate Fenske can rewire a light fixture, build a deck and construct wooden stairs from scratch.

What she cannot do is cook.

And yet here she is, standing in a commercial kitchen, tearing up a baguette into bite-size pieces for a bread salad that will accompany today’s meal: roast chicken and broccoli with cheese sauce, Fenske’s go-to comfort food.

“I don’t cook, can’t cook and would rather fix things. He’s better at this and I’m better at that, and we play to our strengths,” she says as the “he” in question, partner Liam Martin, takes on the bulk of the work.

Advertisement

Advertise With Us

Weather

This afternoon: Scattered flurries 1°c Scattered flurries This evening: Scattered flurries 1°c Scattered flurries

Winnipeg MB
-5°C, Partly cloudy

Full Forecast

Beyoncé emerges as Grammys queen; Styles wins album honor

Jonathan Landrum Jr., The Associated Press 7 minute read Preview

Beyoncé emerges as Grammys queen; Styles wins album honor

Jonathan Landrum Jr., The Associated Press 7 minute read Yesterday at 12:21 AM CST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Beyoncé sits alone atop the Grammy throne as the ceremony's most decorated artist in history, but at the end of Sunday's show it was Harry Styles who walked away with the album of the year honor.

The Grammys spread its top awards among other artists, leaving Beyoncé off stage at the end of the night. But the superstar was a constant presence throughout the night, even when she wasn't in the room, especially once she won her 32nd award and surpassed late conductor Georg Solti in all-time wins.

“I’m trying not to be too emotional,” the superstar said after her historic win as her husband Jay-Z stood and applauded her. The singer thanked her late uncle, her parents, Jay-Z and her children for supporting her. “I’m just trying to receive this night. I want to thank God for protecting me. Thank you, God.”

The Grammys stage at the end of the night has eluded Beyoncé since 2010, when she won song of the year for “Single Ladies.” She added four trophies to her collection for her album “Renaissance.”

Read
Yesterday at 12:21 AM CST

This combination of photos shows top nominees for the Gramy Awards, from left, Adele, Beyonce and Harry Styles. (AP Photo)

List of Grammy winners in top categories

The Associated Press 3 minute read Preview

List of Grammy winners in top categories

The Associated Press 3 minute read Yesterday at 3:17 PM CST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Winners Sunday in the top categories at the 65th Grammy Awards:

— Album of the year: “Harry’s House,” Harry Styles

— Record of the year: “About Damn Time,” Lizzo

— Song of the year (songwriter’s award): “Just Like That,” Bonnie Raitt.

Read
Yesterday at 3:17 PM CST

Randy Rainbow presents an award on stage at the 65th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

It’s sure to be a muddy, manic thrill ride when monster trucks hit the dirt downtown

Alan Small 4 minute read Preview

It’s sure to be a muddy, manic thrill ride when monster trucks hit the dirt downtown

Alan Small 4 minute read Friday, Feb. 3, 2023

Dallas Glenn-Rogers might a bit of a killjoy behind the wheel of Spitfire, even if it is one of the coolest monster trucks around, a lava monster that shoots fires out of its nostrils.

Read
Friday, Feb. 3, 2023

ALAN SMALL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

Spitfire driver Dallas Glen-Rogers of Port Orchard, Wash.

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 12-18

The Associated Press 5 minute read Preview

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 12-18

The Associated Press 5 minute read 8:09 AM CST

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 12-18:

Feb. 12: Actor Joe Don Baker is 87. Country singer Moe Bandy is 79. Actor Maud Adams (“Octopussy”) is 78. Actor Cliff DeYoung is 77. Actor Michael Ironside is 73. Guitarist Steve Hackett (Genesis) is 73. Singer Michael McDonald (Doobie Brothers) is 71. Actor Joanna Kerns is 70. Actor Zach Grenier (“The Good Wife,” ″Deadwood”) is 69. Actor-talk show host Arsenio Hall is 67. Actor John Michael Higgins (“Raising the Bar,” ″A Mighty Wind”) is 60. Actor Raphael Sbarge (“Once Upon A Time,” “Mass Effect”) is 59. Actor Christine Elise (TV’s “Chucky,” film’s “Body Snatchers”) is 58. Actor Josh Brolin (“True Grit,” ″No Country For Old Men”) is 55. Singer Chynna Phillips of Wilson Phillips is 55. Bassist Jim Creeggan of Barenaked Ladies is 53. Keyboardist Keri Lewis of Mint Condition is 52. Actor Jesse Spencer (“House”) is 44. Rapper Gucci Mane is 43. Actor Sarah Lancaster (“Chuck”) is 43. Actor Christina Ricci is 43. Actor Jennifer Stone (“Wizards of Waverly Place”) is 30. Actor Baylie and Rylie Cregut (“Raising Hope”) are 13.

Feb. 13: Actor Kim Novak is 90. Actor Bo Svenson (“Walking Tall”) is 82. Actor Stockard Channing is 79. Talk show host Jerry Springer is 79. Singer Peter Gabriel is 73. Actor-singer David Naughton is 72. Bassist Peter Hook of New Order and Joy Division is 67. Actor Matt Salinger is 63. Singer Henry Rollins is 62. Actor Neal McDonough (“Boomtown”) is 57. Singer Freedom Williams (C & C Music Factory) is 57. Actor Kelly Hu (“Martial Law”) is 55. Singer Matt Berninger of The National is 52. Bassist Todd Harrell (3 Doors Down) is 51. Drummer Scott Thomas of Parmalee is 50. Singer Feist is 47. MC Natalie Stewart of Floetry is 44. Actor Mena Suvari is 44.

Feb. 14: Jazz saxophonist Maceo Parker is 80. TV personality Pat O’Brien (“The Insider,” ″Access Hollywood”) is 75. Magician Teller of Penn and Teller is 75. Actor Ken Wahl (“Wiseguy”) is 66. Opera singer Renee Fleming is 64. Actor Meg Tilly is 63. Singer-music producer Dwayne Wiggins of Tony! Toni! Tone! is 62. Actor Sakina Jaffey (“House of Cards”) is 61. Actor Enrico Colantoni (“Just Shoot Me”) is 60. Actor Zach Galligan (“Gremlins”) is 59. Actor Valente Rodriguez (TV’s “George Lopez,” film’s “Erin Brockovich”) is 59. Bassist Ricky Wolking of The Nixons is 57. Actor Simon Pegg (2009′s “Star Trek”) is 53. Bassist Kevin Baldes of Lit is 51. Singer Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty is 51. Actor Danai Gurira (“Black Panther”) is 45. Actor Matt Barr (“Blood and Treasure”) is 39. Actor Jake Lacy (“The Office”) is 37. Actor Tiffany Thornton (“Sonny With A Chance”) is 37. Actor Brett Dier (“Jane the Virgin”) is 33. Actor Freddie Highmore (“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” ″Bates Motel”) is 31.

Read
8:09 AM CST

FILE - Christina Ricci arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Feb. 9, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Ricci turns 43 on Feb. 12. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

PTE's newest offering channels those taken in endless pattern of violence

Jill Wilson 4 minute read Preview

PTE's newest offering channels those taken in endless pattern of violence

Jill Wilson 4 minute read Friday, Feb. 3, 2023

Makambe K. Simamba’s Our Fathers, Sons, Lovers and Little Brothers starts by making us wait. As the 2007 hip-hop track Crank That by Soulja Boy plays, evocative video projections by set designer Trevor Schwellnus spool out, white lines on black capturing a gated community at dark, moonlight or streetlight limning the outlines of trees and buildings, leaving the rest in shadow.

Read
Friday, Feb. 3, 2023

Joey Senft photo

National Enquirer, caught in ‘catch-and-kill’ scandal, sold

Michelle Chapman, The Associated Press 2 minute read Preview

National Enquirer, caught in ‘catch-and-kill’ scandal, sold

Michelle Chapman, The Associated Press 2 minute read 6:48 AM CST

The National Enquirer, the scandal-plagued tabloid that engaged in “catch-and-kill” practices to bury stories about Donald Trump during his presidential campaign, has been sold.

VVIP is buying the National Examiner and another tabloid, the Globe, from magazine publisher a360 Media in an all-cash deal, though exact financial terms were not disclosed.

In December 2018 the parent company of publications including the National Enquirer, Us Weekly and In Touch admitted to engaging in a journalistically dubious practice known as “catch-and-kill” in order to help Donald Trump become president.

Federal prosecutors revealed at the time that they had agreed not to prosecute American Media Inc. for secretly assisting Trump’s campaign by paying $150,000 to Playboy model Karen McDougal for the rights to her story about an alleged affair with Trump. The company then intentionally suppressed McDougal’s story until after the election.

Read
6:48 AM CST

FILE - In this July 12, 2017 file photo, an issue of the National Enquirer featuring President Donald Trump on its cover is displayed on a newsstand in a store in New York. VVIP Ventures is buying the U.S. and U.K editions of the National Enquirer, the tabloid that engaged in “catch-and-kill” practices to bury stories about Donald Trump during his presidential campaign. Financial terms were not disclosed. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

Diversions

See More

More Arts & Life

<p>Puzzles Palace is home to your favourite word games and brain teasers.  Enjoy seven Sudokus, five crosswords (including the Thomas Joseph and Premier) as well as two new puzzles: Word Sleuth and Plus One. </p>

Challenge yourself in Puzzles Palace

Puzzles Palace is home to your favourite word games and brain teasers. Enjoy seven Sudokus, five crosswords (including the Thomas Joseph and Premier) as well as two new puzzles: Word Sleuth and Plus One.

For decades, Joan Scottie has spearheaded resistance to uranium mining in Canada’s North

Reviewed by Barry Craig 5 minute read Preview

For decades, Joan Scottie has spearheaded resistance to uranium mining in Canada’s North

Reviewed by Barry Craig 5 minute read Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023

A formidable problem mining in Canada’s Arctic has been facing is not below ground but above it — a resolute granny named Joan Scottie.

Read
Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023

Supplied photo

Joan Scottie

Review: Detective work in bio leads to real Mickey Spillane

Douglass K. Daniel, The Associated Press 4 minute read Preview

Review: Detective work in bio leads to real Mickey Spillane

Douglass K. Daniel, The Associated Press 4 minute read 8:22 AM CST

“Spillane: King of Pulp Fiction” by Max Allan Collins and James L. Traylor (Mysterious Press)

In fiction an “unreliable narrator” can't be trusted as he or she spins the story at hand. In real life the term “fabulist” is used by those seeking a softer word than “liar.”

Friends of the popular crime writer Mickey Spillane noted that Spillane could pile the tall tales pretty high when talking about his own life, a character trait they acknowledged with fondness.

The authors of the biography “Spillane: King of Pulp Fiction” wisely dug deep into available records, not an easy task, to tease out fact over fancy. And they didn't get too caught up in judging their subject for what's true and what's not — after all, Spillane was writing fiction for a living, not running for Congress.

Read
8:22 AM CST

This cover image released by Mysterious Press shows “Spillane: King of Pulp Fiction” by Max Allan Collins and James L. Traylor (Mysterious Press via AP)

Landscape pros and gardeners making a difference with sustainable design techniques

Colleen Zacharias 6 minute read Preview

Landscape pros and gardeners making a difference with sustainable design techniques

Colleen Zacharias 6 minute read Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023

When landscape design professionals meet with their potential clients, they pay close attention to what their clients need and want. Demand by customers for pollinator-friendly plants that support nature and biodiversity has gone from niche to mainstream. Biodiversity-saving solutions and initiatives, though, go beyond plants that provide wildlife habitat. A growing number of landscape professionals are adopting ecological practices that are changing the face of landscape design.

Read
Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023

Fern Ridge Eco-Landscapes

This pollinator-friendly garden designed by Sean James and installed by Fern Ridge Eco-Landscapes includes a permeable black granite pathway.

LOAD MORE