Arts

Off the walls, Ciara Phillips: Comrade Objects

Immediately struck by the otherworldly feel of the minimalist design and blood red pattern painted on the walls, Ciara Phillips: Comrade Objects had me questioning whether I had stepped back in time.Continue...

The Agnes launches three new exhibits to celebrate Queen’s 175th anniversary

If you take a stroll through the Agnes Etherington Arts Centre this season, prepare to be transported through different times and experience many emotions as you view their fall season show, featuring three new exhibits.Continue...

The Vault bids summer farewell, but not without some hiccups

This Sunday, live bands and audiences came together to enjoy a laid-back listening experience at the fourth annual Welcome Back!-yard Festival presented by The Vault that didn’t entirely go according to plan.Continue...

Downie to release new album and graphic novel, Secret Path

Just when you thought you’d seen the last of Gord Downie, he surprises us again.Continue...

Frosh mosh to Canadian folk-rock band

The Frosh Week Mystery Concert, one of the more highly anticipated events this week, didn’t disappoint as it featured some up-and-coming names in the music industry.Continue...

TIFF ‘16 to feature Queen’s team and Kingston native

In the film industry, September is one of the most important months of the year. As the season turns, thousands of filmmakers, celebrities, movie-lovers and critics flock to Ontario’s capital for the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).Continue...

Existere doesn’t compare

Existere is a theatrical treasure in Frosh Week that helps incoming students embrace the fears and excitement of coming to university — because if there’s anything High School Musical taught us, it’s that when you’re feeling frustrated and anxious, it’s nothing a little song and dance can’t fix.Continue...

Zobary a growing musical talent

It’s not every day you hear a cover so good you wonder why anyone would listen to the original.Continue...

A barned good time

To say the beer was flowing is an understatement, as Mackinnon Brothers Brewing Co. hosted a one-day festival featuring local bands, food trucks and, of course, refreshing brews made on the very ground the drinkers stood on.Continue...

The Hip Files

A student band in the eyes of their student newspaperContinue...

Storefront Festival opens doors in Kingston

This July, a series of productions took place along downtown Princess Street, using abandoned storefronts as their stages.Continue...

Lost in living glass at Dale Chihuly’s Toronto exhibit

The other week, I found myself gawking at glass. This wasn’t just any glass — they were massive, intensely-coloured, blown glass objects at the CHIHULY exhibit in the Royal Ontario Museum, ROM.Continue...

New installation to be built in Beamish Munro Foyer

This fall, Beamish Munro Hall, commonly known as the ILC, will host a contemporary installation by Toronto-based artist Kwest.Continue...

Looking through the stained glass of Kingston's history

The Agnes Etherington Art Centre has a new piece in its collection that combines art, history and politics into a story of Kingston’s beginnings.Continue...

Kingston to live stream The Hip’s farewell concert

On August 20, all of Kingston will have a front row seat to music history, as the beloved Kingston-bred band, The Tragically Hip say farewell to their fans with a final concert at the K-Rock Centre that will be live streamed in Market Square.Continue...

Watch: Skeleton Park Arts Festival with Lost Cousins

Kicking-off their summer tour this past week, Kingston’s Lost Cousins were back in their home town to play a free show for Skeleton Park Arts Festival.Continue...

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...

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