May 31, 2016

Arts

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...

Indigenous filmmaker tells her family’s complex history

From a mockumentary to fictional revenge fantasy to a personal documentary, no two films by Indigenous filmmaker Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers are alike.Continue...

Cuban pianist to return to the Isabel

After a captivating opening performance two Octobers ago, Havana-based pianist Aldo López-Gavilán is returning to the Isabel Bader Performing Arts Centre for a solo piano performance.Continue...

Putting words in women’s mouths

There’s a room with gleaming butter-yellow wallpaper in St. Andrew’s Manse, where a group of spectators quietly mingle and walk about the room.Continue...

Theatre for change in Indigenous communities

Kaitlin Lickers’ passion for theatre isn’t just artistic — she’s also inspired by its potential to improve mental health on one of Canada’s largest Six Nations reserves.Continue...

Overlaying lost stories over classic art

A striking new exhibition at the Union Gallery sees iconic Canadian artworks reimagined through the eyes of an Indigenous artist.Continue...

Making room for artists of colour

An intimate group of students gathered in Watson Hall last Saturday to encourage marginalized artists to pursue their crafts regardless of any resistance they face.Continue...

Culture Show showcases artistic diversity

Students gathered at Theological Hall last Saturday for a night of performances ranging from poetry inspired by black feminist theory to Chinese traditional dance.Continue...

The twists and turns of Down There

Bold, insightful and hilarious, this year’s production of Down There took audiences on an emotional rollercoaster.Continue...

Selling art isn’t all it’s cracked up to be

I’m pouring in sweat in the July sun and BDSM clowns are driving away my potential customers. I want to go home, but I have hundreds of dollars of merchandise to sell.Continue...

Lindberg’s Birdie shows the strength of survivors

One of the five books shortlisted for Canada Reads 2016, Tracey Lindberg’s debut novel Birdie follows the story of a Cree woman, Bernice — often referred to as Birdie — in a physical and spiritual journey.Continue...

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