Arts

The Blue Stones release new EP ‘Live on Display’

To make up for all the cancelled concerts this year, The Blue Stones have captured the atmosphere of live music on their new EP, featuring performances of their singles at Smash Salvage, an antique store in Hamilton.Continue...

Viveka Melki’s ‘the FENCE’ tackles revisionist history of Japanese POW Camps

Viveka Melki’s the FENCE examines the four-year period during WWII in which 2,000 Canadians suffered incarceration inside Japanese Prisoner of War (POW) camps in Hong Kong and Japan.Continue...

Mike Downie discusses new doc ‘The Covid Cruise’

Mike Downie’s latest documentary The Covid Cruise chronicles the outbreak of COVID-19 on The Diamond Princess cruise ship as it was stranded on the coast of Japan in February.Continue...

Queen’s teaching fellow discusses role of urban art in Indigenous communities

Camille Georgeson-Usher thinks a lot about how street art can foster a sense of belonging in Indigenous communities living in colonial urban spaces.Continue...

Blue Canoe’s 'Voulez-Zoom' brings the magic of Mamma Mia online

Blue Canoe Productions will debut its first virtual cabaret-style show in partnership with its sponsor, Queen’s Musical Theatre, on Saturday.Continue...

Women in Music president discusses organization’s push beyond gender equity to other areas of diversity

According to its president, Nicole Barsalona, the Women in Music (WIM) organization encourages storytelling as a way to inspire younger musicians and show them what’s possible.Continue...

Storytelling and being heard: Indigenous Poet Billie the Kid discusses storytelling through spoken word poetry

Billie Kearns, Sci ’19, commonly known as Billie the Kid, is a K’ai Taile Dené and Nehiyaw spoken word poet and storyteller.Continue...

Poem: We Agreed That I Should Leave You in Toronto

We sit on the couch in your apartment and the clock pushes August away, hands squeezing the thick air to rain.Continue...

'A Mind Spread Out on the Ground' is a stunning meditation on trauma, decolonization, and love

Tuscarora author Alicia Elliott starts her debut book, A Mind Spread Out on the Ground , by comparing depression to colonialism.Continue...

The Journal puzzles out recurrence of hilarious art restoration fails

Eight years ago, in Spain, a well-meaning elderly lady made a disastrous decision to paint over a beloved painting of the son of God, transforming the work into what’s been dubbed Potato Jesus by some, Monkey Christ by others.Continue...

‘Rebellion’: The Journal sits down with David Suzuki to discuss climate resistance documentary

Although David Suzuki has been warning world leaders about climate change since the 1970s, his calls to reduce carbon emissions have fallen on deaf ears. Now, Greta Thunberg rallies the new generation to continue the fight for climate action.Continue...

Muslim International Film Festival makes history in October debut

The Muslim International Film Festival (MIFF) had its inaugural debut in Toronto on Oct. 30. The festival, a celebration of Muslim excellence in the filmmaking industry, was a compilation of eight short films and two feature films presented at the Ontario Place Drive-In.Continue...

Conversations and Slowing Down: two local artists discuss new exhibits

In Studio 22’s latest exhibits, two local artists react to COVID-19. Human beings are mysteriously missing in Erika Olson’s Conversations, a series of vibrantly coloured cakes signifying all the celebrations on hold. In Debra Krakow’s Slowing Down, family members come into focus as the pandemic reminds her what matters most.Continue...

Decolonizing the Agnes Art Centre: in conversation with Emelie Chhangur

In October, Emelie Chhangur became the new director and curator of the Agnes after 17 years as curator at the Art Gallery of York (AGYU). In an interview with The Journal , she discussed how she’s committed to fostering diversity and inclusivity at Queen’s, reimagining the Art Centre’s approach to curation.Continue...

‘A Bite of the Apple’: Queen’s alumna discusses new memoir

Lennie Goodings, ArtSci ’76, majored in English at Queen’s before moving to the U.K. where she has spent the last 40 years working in publishing with the likes of Margaret Atwood and Maya Angelou.Continue...

From Borat to Eric Andre: Reviewing the history of performance art

No one commits to a role quite like Sacha Baron Cohen, but his dedication to duping real people is part of a proud history of performance art, which makes us laugh and cringe while teaching us about ourselves.Continue...

‘Inspiration during tough times’: Kingston Canadian Film Festival soldiers on

Before COVID-19, the worst impact on The Kingston Canadian Film Festival (KCFF) had been a snowstorm that interrupted one night of screenings. Last March, the festival had to power down only two days in.Continue...

‘There’s nothing like live laughter’: The Pinecone Uprising performs at Musiikki Café

The Pinecone Uprising Improv Troupe performed at Musiikki Café in Kingston on Oct. 21.Continue...

Sabrina Fielding discusses her portrayal of adolescence in ‘The Red Swimsuit’

On Oct. 8, Queen’s undergraduate student Sabrina Fielding was selected as the winner of The Journal’ s 2020 Short Story Contest. Fielding spoke to The Journal’ s Assistant Arts Editor, Alysha Mohamed, about her winning story The Red Swimsuit. Continue...

Kingston WritersFest launches virtual literary series

The Kingston WritersFest (KWF) was held online this September for the first time since its inception in 2006. Now, in collaboration with other literary festivals across Canada, KWF is launching a new virtual series called One Page.Continue...

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