Arts

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...

A final goodbye to Mata Hari

On Tuesday night, a crowd gathered at the Isabel Bader Center for Performing Arts to witness the final days of Mata Hari before her execution at the Prison Saint-Lazare in Paris, France.Continue...

In the deep mid-winter, the Agnes froze over

There’s something cold about the Agnes Etherington Art Centre this winter, and it doesn’t have to do with the chilly weather outside.Continue...

There’s life outside of your student home

As I sat across from the mock block of houses representing Avenue Q in Rotunda Theatre, I noticed the numbers on the doors: 64, 66, and 68. The second six in 66 had fallen ever so slightly, and now read 69.Continue...

Exploring the museological narrative

It’s hard for people to take interest in, let alone come to terms with their past mistakes.Continue...

Finnished with modern art

When I saw Finnish modern art for the first time, “I don’t get it” became the most applicable phrase.Continue...

Queen’s launches new graduate arts programs

On Jan. 11, Queen’s announced the introduction of a new graduate program in the arts to give students an edge in the ever-competitive industry.Continue...

Journeying through Mystical Landscapes

After spending three consecutive days in my pyjamas over the holidays, I booked an ambitious 10:30 a.m. timed-ticket and made my way downtown in Toronto for a spiritual experience like no other at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO).Continue...

Agnes honoured with three awards from OAAG

Recently, the Agnes Etherington Art Centre was recognized by the Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG) with three awards that celebrate the outstanding work of art galleries in the province.Continue...

A thought-provoking bookshelf

We all know you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but can you judge its author?Continue...

The Disraeli Project wins award forty years in the making

Michel Pharand and his colleagues are joining the ranks of the many Queen’s faculty and alumni to be recognized for their innovative work in academia.Continue...

Behind the scenes at Cirque de Soleil

Cirque de Soleil has come to Kingston.Continue...

A new era for starving artists

A recent overhaul of the national arts budget has placed a much needed emphasis on Canadian artistry, pledging $550 million in funding to the Canada Council over five years.Continue...

‘Cello, Tone Deaf Festival!

For the past two weeks, Kingston has opened its doors and ears to the eclectic sounds of the Tone Deaf Festival.Continue...

Winter poetry contest

As the snow began to fall, The Journal sent out a winter and holiday-themed poetry casting call. Our favourites from the contest are featured below.Continue...

Snapping along to post-election blues

At this week’s Queen’s Poetry Slam at The Mansion, poets were encouraged to “Use Their Voice Now.” And voices were raised, mid-finals, to yell in unison about the inevitable apocalypse caused by president-elect Donald Trump.Continue...

Tipsy review: Sex, drugs and Trump

On Wednesday night, I lost my Queen’s Players virginity.Continue...

Review: Reveal exhibit showcases artists’ identities

When artists reveal what they think about themselves, interesting art comes out of it.Continue...

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