February 21, 2017

Arts

It's the end of the world as we know it

After the year of 2016, it may come as no surprise that a play about the end of the world is now playing at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts.Continue...

Craig Cardiff serenades Kingston

For the past 20 years, Canadian folk singer-songwriter Craig Cardiff has spread love, hope and joy to anyone who’ll grant him the opportunity. His large discography — with a new release almost every year since 1997 — has generated a multitude of live, studio and collaborated hits recorded in different styles and disturbed on diverse platforms.Continue...

Valentine's Day poetry contest

Featured finalists of QJ Arts' Valentine's Day poetry contest.Continue...

Dear Diary, today I read you to a live studio audience

Nostalgia ran high at The Mansion on Saturday evening as brave souls approached the open mic, clutching their paperbound elementary school journals, their padlocked diaries, and their angst-ridden teenage poetry as the audience nodded and laughed along to the universal memory of being young.Continue...

Review: Where the Universe Sings

When I walked through the familiar doors of The Screening Room’s theatre, I wasn’t expecting to be the youngest person in the room by at least 30 years. In the midst of this mature crowd, I took my seat for the film we’d all gathered to witness, Where the Universe Sings: The Spiritual Journey of Lawren Harris.Continue...

Queer film fest leaves our reviewers 'reeling'

“It’s time to get OUT!” screams the Reelout Queer Film Festival.Continue...

Scenic sketching

Cameron Lawrence doesn’t just draw nature, his art comes from an attempt to internalize and come closer to the beauty of the Northern Ontario landscape he often encounters.Continue...

Transference transforms Queen’s drama

A performer walks into a performance — unrehearsed and with no source of direction — is handed a script in front of an audience, and told to perform it to the best of their ability.Continue...

Clark Hall Pub hosts independent bands for a night of live music

In addition to the classic Wednesday night trivia and Friday afternoon Ritual, Clark quietly hosts a cocktail of different “wild card” Thursday nights for any faculty to enjoy, from euchre and foosball tournaments to the Nashville country music nights, and most recently, Clark Indie — an event showcasing local indie talent.Continue...

Decolonializing culture through the arts

“I hope to communicate in ways that encourage, move or incite people to pause and question ways of being, relating and thinking they take for granted,” Leah Decter, artist and activist, said in an interview with The Journal.Continue...

Drama queen and comedy machine

“Nothing kills me more than when people make art that doesn’t really say anything. I’m just like ‘bye’,” Rachel Manson, ArtSci ’17, said in an interview with The Journal. Amen.Continue...

Winter poetry slam brings the heat

My only exposure to slam poetry before Monday night was Jonah Hill screaming “Cynthia” in 22 Jump Street. But there I was, trying to find a chair in a lamp-lit room of The Grad Club to watch my first poetry slam.Continue...

Commentary: Who has the right to tell Indigenous stories?

At the crux of the controversy unleashed by allegations that Canadian author Joseph Boyden’s heritage isn’t as Indigenous as he claims is a question readers have to ask themselves as we consider his work: who has the right to tell Indigenous stories.Continue...

Winter light show illuminates Kingston

Winter can be a gloomy time for most, especially with second semester picking up, but Lumina Borealis is dedicated to reigniting the winter spirit.Continue...

A striking exhibition

What effect do your surroundings have on your life? Maybe this isn`t a question you ask yourself commonly, but one that Union Gallery’s new exhibit Striking the line will have you considering.Continue...

Getting my nuts cracked

I have to be honest — I’m no ballet expert. Before I walked into The National Ballet in Toronto, I had to ask my girlfriend, “Are there words in The Nutcracker?”Continue...

What the CanLit controversy means to an aspiring Canadian writer

Dear Canadian literature —I think it’s time we see other people.Continue...

The Embassy: Kingston’s holiest live music cafe

Earlier this month, Kingston residents made their way downtown to the opening night of the city’s most hallowed new music venue.Continue...

A cliché preview of Focus Film Festival

In only three days, one of the most anticipated events for student filmmakers will reel into Grant Hall.Continue...

Staring into Beautiful Nothing

The suburban boredom of growing up in a town like Burlington gave rise to the sound of five-piece band Beautiful Nothing — an eclectic blend of 80s-inspired music with a mix of harsh guitar, synthesizers and heavy electronic drums.Continue...

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