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Apostle reaches to Kingston believers

Apostle of Hustle begin their takeover of The Grad Club tomorrow night and continue with gigs on the following two Saturdays. The band will play two sets each night, and they’re doing the same thing each Friday night at The Rivoli in Toronto.Continue...

A faint hope for a deserving movie to win

With the Golden Globes airing last week and the Oscar nominations announced today, we’ve entered that strange time of year known as award season, when celebrities are given trophies they don’t deserve and mediocrity seems to triumph over greatness. Yet it’s impossible to extinguish the faint hope that this will be the year for a deserving movie to be recognized. With that in mind, I would like to take this opportunity to throw in my two cents on the cinema of 2006 in that classic critical format: the top 10 list.Continue...

reel exposure for maturing festival

This Friday night, if you’re caught up in the tedium of ticket purchasing at the Capitol 7 Theatre, take a moment to observe the environment around you. If you can see past the dozens of preteen girls lined up to see Justin Timberlake’s abs in Alpha Dog and the weary Bond aficionados on their twelfth dose of Casino Royale, you’ll notice a slightly different crowd.Continue...

A room with a point of view

Perspective is the buzzword at SHIFT, the current exhibit at the Union Gallery featuring BFA ’07
students Nathalie Lawrence, Jessica McCann and Talie Shalmon. McCann’s work focuses on public space—she is particularly interested in “re-examination of urban space, where I grew up in Toronto.” Her paintings “Alley Rain” and “Scribbles and a Chevy” depict subdued and grey city scenes, complete with graffiti on building walls.Continue...

QMT cast makes it out of the Woods

A hopeful spectator might enter Into the Woods looking for something similar to Wicked , the musical based on Gregory Maguire’s cynical satire of The Wizard of Oz ’s Wicked Witch of the West.Continue...

A focus on furious filming

Over one weekend, students from all faculties and programs create a five-minute film, from brainstorming script ideas to editing their footage together.Continue...

Red, white and blacklisted all over

Reviewing a documentary focussed on the country girl-group the Dixie Chicks, I proved to be no exception to the rule. Not a particularly rabid fan of the mainstream country music scene, nor of seemingly self-important, navel-gazing documentaries, my skepticism was great. However, as it turned out, that skepticism was completely unwarranted. Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing is an absorbing and intelligent social commentary that uses the Dixie Chicks as a case study in documenting the state of American society.Continue...

Robertson’s one-man museum

Then + Then Again is a difficult exhibit to take in upon entering the exhibition space at the Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre.

The collection is an archive of Kingston-based artist and Queen’s University art professor Clive Robertson’s work since the mid-60’s, making it, perhaps, more suited for a museum space than
a gallery.Continue...

Rock and Roll Report Card

“If you’ve got the ’90s on your side, then you’re alright,” sing The Sweet Homewreckers—and if you do have the ’90s on your side, you can spend a fulfilling 37 minutes playing spot-the-influence with this
Peterborough student band’s debut album, coming up with something like Beulah covering Thrush Hermit with some early Pavement added for flavour.Continue...

Local artist separates desire and necessity

Chaotic in its energy, vivid in its colours, and overwhelming in its visual breadth, Jeremy Mulder’s
Wants and Needs is an optical feast—a visceral and reactive exhibit with a kaleidoscopic perception.Continue...

Children is a head rush

There must be something in the water in Mexico these days, aside from whatever it is that gives tourists dysentery. Three of the past year’s most interesting films were directed by Mexican artists: Alejandro González Iñárritu’s devastating ensemble drama Babel , Guillermo del Toro’s frightening adult fairy tale Pan’s Labyrinth and Alfonso Cuarón’s Children of Men .Continue...

Limestone Cowboys find their niche

In all chance meetings, the relationships that follow are equally subject to odd twists of fate. In the case of Derek Zwiep, Dave Richardson and Steve McCann, it was a hazy, winding chain of events that culminated in the creation of Queen’s very own quasi-joke band, The Cowboys.Continue...

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