Arts

Union Gallery

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...

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...

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