February 13, 2016

Arts

Reelout wheels out of Kingston

The Reelout Queer Film + Video Festival screened its closing gala to an enthusiastic crowd this past Saturday, wrapping up an entertaining, illuminating and educational nine-day celebration of sexual and gender diversity in film.Continue...

For the love of drag

There aren’t many shows in Kingston where the performer simulates a blowjob on an unsuspecting audience member.Continue...

Queen’s prof contender for Juno Award

At some point between teaching at Queen’s and sitting on music committees across Canada, Professor John Burge managed to gain a Juno nomination for his piece “Piano Quartet”.Continue...

It's time we change tactics on drug safety at music festivals

It’s no secret that illegal drugs are sold, smoked, swallowed and snorted in large quantities at music festivals. Most major music gatherings feature clouds of pungent smoke and not-so furtive little baggies.Continue...

The sounds of love

There are a lot of mixed emotions floating around about Valentine’s Day, but The Journal has come up with a list of songs guaranteed to get you excited about the big day.Continue...

Something wicked this way comes

Macbeth began just outside the Isabel Bader Centre with a firelight fight scene that burned brightly against the inky night sky.Continue...

The complexities of girlhood in multimedia art

Caitie Annear, ArtSci ’18, is full of ideas for multimedia art — and each piece is an act of fiery social commentary and personal reflection.Continue...

The making of a radio show

CFRC DJ Jordan Kokocinski relies on his musical ear to construct the perfect set of progressive rock songs.Continue...

Seven photos by seven artists

In a photograph, the world appears to have stopped. But in reality, people and objects on the other side of the lens continue to move.Continue...

Two films win big at Kingston’s annual Focus Film Festival

This past Thursday evening, audiences were treated to a dazzling spectacle of cinematic achievement as 15 diverse films competed at the 13th annual Focus Film Festival.Continue...

Replacing February gloom with winter colour

When I strayed off Wellington St. to the entrance of Martello Alley, David Dossett’s eyes lit up.Continue...

Compiling community art

In her two years working for the Kingston Arts Council as the Cultural Animator, Irina Skvortsova has met many artists working in Kingston.Continue...

Kingston Arts Council honours local art

Kingston Arts Council’s latest initiative expands Kingston’s arts scene beyond the city’s bordersContinue...

An insight into the eye behind MUSE

When I first met Abigail Conners, she greeted me with a wide smile — and I understood why so many students feel comfortable sharing their personal stories in her magazine.Continue...

Theatre technicians, not theatre rejects

Technicians are all failed actors — or at least that’s what I keep hearing.Continue...

Podcasts for the keen listener

Two years ago, I spent my summer as a solitary barn worker caring for 30 horses. My days were 10 hours long and devoid of human company.Continue...

Reading as an act of performance

The Agnes’ exhibition With You and Others features art in the form of books.Continue...

A concert with a cause

Campus pub Clark Hall was packed Saturday night for MEDLIFE’s second annual “Concert for Change,” which featured a mix of local bands and out-of-town talent.Continue...

Harlequin vs. hero’s journey: “chick lit” trivializes good literature

Many of my favourite novels — books that made me laugh, cry, and envy the ability of the author — have been forced into tight genres like “chick lit” and “airport fiction” simply because they happen to be written by women.Continue...

Focusing on student filmmakers

In just three days, students participating in the annual Focus Film Festival must conceptualize, write, shoot, direct and edit a short film.Continue...

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