Lifestyle Archive: 2009

Drinking your way from glasses to goggles

of being excessively drunk by a passerby, Winston Churchill is said to have replied some variation of the quote: “I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly.” Although wildly distasteful, Churchill was on to something, and may have been one of the originators of a cultural phenomenon that continues to intrigue partygoers well into 2009.Continue...

Tragically Hip Concert Gallery

Journal photographer Tyler Ball took photos at Saturday's Tragically Hip Concert at Kingston's K-Rock Centre.Continue...

Issue in Photos

View all images from vol. 137, issue 1.Continue...

How Madoff made off with billions

Standing in court in his thousand-dollar suit, Bernie Madoff never once looked back at the audience behind him. The irony of the situation must have struck him; it’s pretty ironic, after all, that he’s now completely at the mercy of those he scammed for more than four decades.Continue...

Last Words

Like most of my predecessors, I still don’t really know why I get such a thrill out of arguing at full volume in public meetings or browbeating police officers and administrators into giving me financial documents and court dates.Continue...

Issue in photos

View all images from vol. 136, issue 40.Continue...

Camping on foreign grounds

Backpacking with a tent and a sleeping bag was something that raised a lot of eyebrows when I did it two summers ago.Continue...

Travel wise to sleep safe

Whether you’re in Tallinn, Estonia, Accra or Ghana—the place you sleep at night can make or break your travelling experience, said John Burke, director of Odyssey Travel on Princess Street.Continue...

Making ends meet around the world

After finishing her exchange year in Scotland, Caroline Cox, ArtSci ’09, was considering ways to stay in Europe for the summer when she ran into a common problem.Continue...

Backpacking and beyond

Backpacking, the art of living off only what one can carry, is a common experience for many university students, especially those hoping to occupy themselves with something other than a summer job.Continue...

Planes, trains and shoestrings

Travelling around the world may sound like an idyllic way to spend your summer, but even your fantasy trip can become a nightmare if you don’t take care of all the boring details first—obtaining a passport, getting immunized and, most importantly, finding out the easiest and cheapest ways to travel.Continue...

Travel Guide

A supplementary publication of the JournalContinue...

The votes are in for the Best of Kingston

Windmills won by a landslide, with Pan Chancho and Morrison’s as close contenders for second and third place.Continue...

Issue in Photos

View all images from vol. 136, issue 39.Continue...

Drifting

We trudge through the rain towards the front door.Continue...

Issue in Photos

View all images from vol. 136, issue 38.Continue...

She thrusts her fists against the posts and still insists she sees the ghosts

You don’t even need to look at the menu.Continue...

Issue in Photos

View all images from vol. 136, issue 37.Continue...

Exploring the world of e-fiction

In today’s fast-paced world, where the Internet has the capacity to distil everything from daily news to health information to stock market analysis into bite-sized episodes, it seems only logical that someone take a crack at the novel.Continue...

Queen’s Reads

Widely considered one of the greatest works of fiction written in the 19th century, Tolstoy’s vast narrative of Russia during the Napoleonic period is worth the time and effort.Continue...

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