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QEA makes a Serene Republic

This past Monday, Milton’s The Most Serene Republic and Fat Robot, winner of QEA’s battle of the bands, stormed the Alfie’s stage and made the last QEA show of the year a memorable one.Continue...

Spice up your spring: accessorize!

Accessories are forever changing, evolving and reinventing themselves. One week something is “so hot” and before you can say, “Check out my new ———-,” you’re out buying the next trendy item to complete your look.Continue...

Vogt D-livers insightful trio of plays

“What is art?” is the question posed to audience members when they enter the Vogt Theatre in Carruthers Hall for Vogt Slot D. If one was to judge by the plays that followed, art is funny, sad, absurd, sexy, violent, nostalgic—basically, too complex to define on the tiny slips of paper provided at the door.Continue...

Laginsky Reunion album causes mayhem

“I want to rock,” the great Dee Snider of Twisted Sister fame once proclaimed from on high. Queen’s own The Laginsky Reunion’s debut album, the cleverly titled Retrosexual , makes it clear they want to do the same. But that’s not all they’re here for—they also want to make you groove, shake your ass and maybe, just maybe, open up your heart a little bit.Continue...

A highly entertaining Vendetta

For audiences who endured box-office duds Aeon Flux and Ultraviolet , V For Vendetta represents a truly well-made sci-fi story concerning a totalitarian future. James McTeigue, an experienced assistant director, makes his directorial debut with a fast-paced action-thriller that is highly entertaining and thoughtful.Continue...

Strong male cast in Glengarry

In a college town where the artistic population is predominantly female, mounting a production of the all-male drama Glengarry Glen Ross seems downright nervy. The much-hyped show opens this week at Theatre 5, and it doesn’t take more than a minute before you know director Michael Murphy made the right call in choosing the play for Staged and Confused 2006 season.Continue...

Time for the wearin’ o’ the green

When St. Patrick set foot in Ireland in the fifth century, he had no idea that March 17 would turn into one of the most raucous, debaucherous and beloved holidays of all time. Despite a predominantly Scottish ancestry (ok, with just a smidge of County Derry), I’ve spent my whole life looking forward to St. Paddy’s each year.Continue...

The Johnald digests apprentices’ efforts

If you’ve ever wondered what it’d take to successfully design and market a Quizno’s sub, then look no further than the winners of the Queen’s Apprentice Quizno’s Sub Challenge, Team Cream.

In the sixth instalment of the Queen’s Apprentice Boardroom, held at Alfie’s this past Tuesday, each team prepared their sub to be judged by “the Johnald”—School of Business professor John Pliniussen.Continue...

Disappointing Ultraviolet retrospective

For the most part, Ultraviolet Magazine provided an interesting and quality look at the talents of campus artists. But a lack of vision, printing quality and stringent submission guidelines have watered down their 10th anniversary edition.Continue...

Film fest offers wide assortment

Festivals such as the KCFF are important because they give Canadians a chance to see movies produced in our own country rather than the latest zany romantic comedy from Hollywood. Unfortunately, these viewing opportunities tend to be few and far between.Continue...

Refreshing dramatic Variations

When was the last time something really moved you? When have you had an experience so powerful that it gave you goosebumps, or made your hair stand on end?Continue...

A splash of colour

Oh, spring—that wonderful season of warmer sunshine, melting snow and blossoming flowers, when nature begins to renew itself. In keeping with the theme of the season, it is also the time to make some serious changes to last year’s spring wardrobe. Although it may not look or feel like spring quite yet, it’s the perfect time to get a headstart on the trends of spring 2006.Continue...

Confrontational Craig Cardiff returns

There are a lot of different ways to spend your weekend. Sometimes you need to study, sometimes you’ve got a date, and sometimes you want to drink until your forget your own last name. But on occasion, all you really want to do is hear someone play a little music. The word is still out on how Craig Cardiff feels about drinking, but he’d love to sing and play guitar for everyone—as long as you sit down and shut up.Continue...

Annual anthology subtle and affecting

The purpose of the Queen’s Feminist Review, according to its introduction, is to “present literary and artistic pieces that are challenging, provocative, personal and political in order to represent the multiplicity of voices and perspectives of the feminist experience.” Those are lofty ambitions for a 64-page anthology, which makes the accomplishment of the contributors and editors of the Queen’s Feminist Review even more impressive.Continue...

Kingston film fest starts this weekend

The city is playing host to Canadian filmmakers extraordinaire this weekend as the Kingston Canadian Film Fest hits our humble streets for its sixth year running. Featuring Canadian-only content, the festival has a line-up of 20 feature-length films this year.Continue...

Losing track of time in Heterotopia

Welcome to Heterotopia. “Where?” you ask. Heterotopia is a place and a play its dramatist and scientist creators describe as “What happens when you lose track of time ...” It’s a shared moment of consciousness, a question about time and a coming together of the lost minds of seven confused characters.Continue...

Popular dance party bids farewell

“I think seventy per cent of the people don’t know what’s going on, thirty per cent of the people kind of know what’s going on, and that includes us as well—we’re not entirely sure what’s going on,” said Liane Fong, ArtSci ’06, regarding her experiences with the Japanada party series.Continue...

Play gives Greek myth a twist

The story is as old as time—boy meets girl, boy falls in love with girl, boy can’t be with girl because he is damned to be chained to a rock with birds pecking at his insides for eternity. Or at least such is the twist on the Greek myth of Prometheus in the production of B at the Exposure Arts Festival.Continue...

Bronzing is back!

While many students dread the month of March, with essay deadlines, thesis projects and of course the haunting thought of final exams just around the corner, I’m one of those girls that eagerly awaits its arrival every year. It’s the time of year when we’re finally given a preview of this year’s spring fashion.Continue...

Rag-tag indie orchestra to play Elixir

When The Weakerthans and The Constantines brought their Rolling Tundra Revue tour into Kingston last April, hardly anyone knew what to expect when the virtually unknown opening act, The Hylozoists, a rag-tag indie orchestra dressed entirely in virgin white, took to the stage.Continue...

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