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Eagle vs. Shark: romance of the nerds

The lead character in Eagle vs. Shark works at a fast food chain that boasts a “crazy burger”—bun in the middle, sandwiched between two hamburger patties. The film itself is a something of a crazy burger.Continue...

Campus bands missing a vital venue

The saddest part about Clark Hall Pub’s indefinite closure on June 29 is the sudden loss of one of the few on-campus venues for musicians to play, said Andrew Pasco, Sci ’06 and Clark’s former marketing and entertainment director. Former mangers and staff of Clark Hall Pub aren’t the only ones left high and dry. Pasco said that, after initial EngSoc e-mail dismissing staff, he could no longer access the Clark e-mail account and was therefore unable to contact bands and artists who he’d set up shows with.Continue...

Apple Crisp spices up music scene

For those who feel Kingston is missing out on Canada’s independent music boom, the organizers behind the Apple Crisp music series have a remedy: create a space where musicians of all ages can play and listen to Kingston-based and national bands, enlist an army of the community’s music-lovers with website, promotional and writing skills, top it off with organic and local desserts like apple crisp and repeat every Tuesday.Continue...

Rock & Roll Report Card

When the New Pornographers announced they were releasing a new album, I expected, and hoped for, another Twin Cinema . Upon first listen, Challengers left me cold—it was too distant, too sad, too aged.Continue...

Play worth waiting for

An intimate story about five women in Calgary during World War II may seem local in scope, but John Murrel’s play, Waiting for the Parade, speaks about survival and human relationships on many levels, although it’s not until the end of the play that its full depth sinks in.Continue...

Show at the Agnes has mass appeal

Ideas about how humans self-identify and interact with each other are far from new, but changes in technology, travel and economies have drawn new attention to these questions.

An exhibit on display at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre aims to contribute to the conversation through a group show called “Crowd Conscious.”Continue...

Metric grows up, doesn’t blow away

Metric wants university students to sit up and take notice, or so it would seem. The indie-rock darlings are playing the annual Queen’s Frosh Week concert as part of a string of seven university Orientation Week concerts in less than two weeks.Continue...

Rock & Roll Report Card

Music From Regions Beyond is an appropriate title for Tiger Army’s new album. With Music, Tiger Army realize their desire to dabble in the world of rock outside of psychobilly, an experiment only hinted at in their last album’s flirtation with blues and country.Continue...

Songs to savour summer by

More than any other season, summer seems to require a musical soundtrack. Summer’s songs are of a special type: they must be reminiscent of summers past, emotionally laden and carry a slight sense of urgency—after all, summer’s almost over.Continue...

Wolfe Island Fest bigger than ever

The worst-kept secret of Kingston music events will be taking place next weekend, as the Wolfe Island Music Festi rolls into its ninth year.

The music festival started as an informal concert and party between friends on the docks of Wolfe Island, founded by island resident Sarah McDermott.Continue...

Exhibit takes the plunge

Marriage has become, on many levels, a point of discussion as an institution, topic of debate, ideology and event in life. It sparks many questions and definitions of both the personal and political variety.Continue...

Barrett conjures sci-fi folk

Since her first solo appearance at a Weird Al tribute night where she disarmed the crowd with a tender reworking of “Smells Like Nirvana,” Laura Barrett has been busy charming the Toronto music scene with eccentric originals. Barrett has struck the right dissonant chord. Her independent EP “Earth Sciences” sold out and in 2006 she received a nod from the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada when her song “Deception Island Optimists” was nominated for the ECHO, an award for emerging Canadians artists, alongside artists of such Canadian indie rock calibre as Final Fantasy and Wolf Parade.Continue...

Waitress serves up film flop

Like the pies the central figure bakes in the film, Waitress is sweet—but by the end, the saccharine storyline leaves viewers with a sugar crash.

The film’s central character, Jenna, played by Keri Russell, is a young woman working as a waitress and pie-baker with her two best friends in a diner where her mom worked. She has inherited her mother’s gift for concocting unusual pies.Continue...

Student adds personal touch

‘Artist in Profile’ is a new series featuring artists in different media from the University and the community. If you’re interested in having your work featured, email journal_ae@ams.queensu.ca .Continue...

Rock & Roll Report Card

Have you ever been invited to a party just to get there and find out that the real reason you were asked was so you would bring your cooler best friend? No? Well, me neither. However, it does happen to people less fortunate looking ...Continue...

Neighbourhood spirit brings music fest to life

It’s not often that talk around the neighbourhood turns into action in the shape of a sweet summer festival. But for Greg Tilson, the dream became a reality in the form of the Skeleton Park Music Festival—with a little help from his friends.Continue...

Objectified art tells local stories

Walk into the Union Gallery right now and you will stumble into a cache of possessions that feel like they could belong to either a stranger or yourself. The quotidian becomes art in the exhibit Objects of Significance .Continue...

A final look back from our finest film critic

So this is it—the last time I’ll ever be able to vent my opinions about movies in the Journal . In celebration of this momentous occasion, I’ve compiled a list of what I consider the five best films that have been released during my time at Queen’s. If you’re in fourth year, then hopefully this will be an interesting compilation of cinematic wonders released in the last few years—and if you’re in any other year, then just deal with it.Continue...

Battle of the bland at Clark

Of all the concert bills to make you re-think your spending tendencies and grudgingly decide to stay at home, wallowing in self-pity while watching a late-night broadcast of Tomb Raider , a campus battle of the bands wins with ease. Stereotypes run amuck when contemplating the sabotage of a perfectly fine weekday night: bad music, musicians in an identity crisis, entourages screaming idiotically and more bad music.Continue...

Welcome to the party in purgatory

Volume 19 of the Undergraduate Review manages to avoid literary fragmentation and the lack of focus by incorporating poems that complement each other, but still offer a variety of different perspectives.Continue...

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