July 25, 2016

Arts

A journey through the ages: visiting the Aga Khan Museum

With the exception of a brief middle school field trip to a Toronto mosque, my overall exposure to Islamic art had been very limited until I visited the Aga Khan Museum.Continue...

Queen’s student’s debut work parodies dystopian fiction

What do you get when you cross The Hunger Games with a wicked sense of humour? An outrageous novel with immoral characters and a whiplash-inducing plotline. Queen’s student Jake Caldera’s The Elephant on Fire is just that. The novel, which was released in April, follows Hollywood actress Ember Gold on her journey across a developing country where she accidentally starts a revolution.Continue...

Creative writing illuminated from the other side

“Language, which is useful in the province of the intellect is a relatively clumsy vehicle in the expression of emotion and of narrative movement,” Carol Shields wrote in her work Narrative Hunger and the Possibilities of Fiction.Continue...

Getting to know the brothers behind the band

In their mid-twenties, the Abrams brothers have seen the inside of bars and music venues across North America, been the youngest Canadian musicians to play the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, and been signed to Warner Music. This, all while completing degrees at Queen’s.Continue...

The making of a gallery

Take a moment and try to calculate the number of hours you’ve spent in Stauffer during your time at Queen’s. Likely you’re in the triple digits.Continue...

Personal expressions bloom at the Agnes

Spring took over at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre with a special exhibit entitled Art In Bloom of floral arrangements interpreting pieces in the gallery’s collection.Continue...

Vibrant Disappearance: A chilling exhibit

“I don’t believe there is such a thing as meaningless art,” said Ewa Scheer, standing amidst her artwork entitled Vibrant Disappearance at Studio 22.Continue...

A guide to the Canadian summer festival season

From Osheaga to Pemberton, Canada hosts some of the best and most unique music festivals in the world. In case you’re feeling overwhelmed by the vast amount of festivals at your fingertips, here’s a guide of some of the best festivals in Canada for you to check out this summer.Continue...

Fading Lights dazzles at the Isabel

Four years ago, Ryan Lee, ArtSci ‘16, never would’ve thought he’d be graduating from Queen’s with a BA in Film and the founder of an independent production company.Continue...

Third Rembrandt painting in Queen’s collection unveiled

The months of anticipation have come to an end as Queen’s third Rembrandt painting was unveiled to the public at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre’s season opening on April 29.Continue...

Updated: School of Drama and Music receives $5-million donation

Queen’s School of Drama and Music will have a new reason to take the stage today after a surprise $5-million donation.Continue...

Arts: Year in Review 2015-16

This year The Journal’s arts section focused on showcasing all the incredible art that Kingston and the Queen's community has to offer, whether it was profiling student artists, concert coverage or pieces to start discussion. Below is a collection of this year's arts highlights.Continue...

What makes literature 'truly Canadian'?

What’s the novel all Canadians should read? That’s the question at the core of CBC’s Canada Reads competition.Continue...

Four indie films on womanhood available on Netflix

If you’re not a straight white male, the journey to have your work in film respected can be a tumultuous one.Continue...

The Tragically Hip to receive honorary Queen’s degree

Renowned musicians The Tragically Hip will be among the 16 people receiving honorary degrees from Queen’s this spring.Continue...

Are you there, Queen’s theatre? It’s me, Nina.

Last year, I was given the opportunity to see a play to review it for an arts magazine on campus. The play was decent. Nothing too rave-worthy and nothing too disparagingly bad.Continue...

Removing pro-life and pro-choice from abortion debates

There are few subjects as divisive as abortion. On one side, pro-life activists seek to protect human life in all its stages. On the other, pro-choice advocates promote abortion accessibility and a woman’s right to choose.Continue...

WIMF 2016 cancelled

With heavy hearts, artistic director and local music powerhouse Virginia Clark and her team say they decided to cancel this summer’s Wolfe Island Music Festival (WIMF).Continue...

We won’t get fooled again

Conservative politicians in the U.S. have been co-opting liberal music for their own purposes for decades. But the implications are more than just political.Continue...

Staging gruesome with grace

Gruesome Playground Injuries, a commonplacetheatre production, provides an in-depth look at pain and the ways it strengthens human connections.Continue...

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