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Existere hysteria

Journal photographer Christine Blais captured the centre stage excitement at Existere’s 15th show during frosh weekContinue...

Artist pays tribute to times gone by

When I walked into the grandiose Agnes Etherington Art Centre to experience Michael Davidge’s contribution to the gallery’s Solo Studio-Watch Series, I was instructed to walk down a corridor with the promise I’d be able to locate the piece with my ears first rather than my eyes. Immediately intrigued, I did just that and followed my ears into the Centre’s Etherington House Study.Continue...

A&E summer picks

Bitte Orca The Dirty Projectors’ collaboration with David Byrne on the indie super mix Dark Was The Night was one of the stand out tracks on that record.

Now, hot off the success of that album, The Dirty Projectors have released their first full-length album since 2007.Continue...

Summer blockbuster hits and misses

With raging hormones, mind-altering substance abuse and stolen kisses, Harry Potter and Half-Blood Prince makes a huge effort to appeal to the ever-aging Potter demographic. Harry returns to Hogwarts after spending a summer skulking around in the London Underground picking up girls in tube stop cafés, which serves as a fitting distraction for him—Potter’s new title of “The Chosen One” is met with some reluctance and confusion.Continue...

Artists in motion

Since its inception, the Union Gallery has struck a harmonious balance between showcasing student and professional works in a tiny space in Stauffer Library. Conflux, which runs now until Aug. 7, is a massive collaboration between 10 different artists.Continue...

Festival has something for everyone

Why you should go: The Wolfe Island Grill is the ideal place to start the weekend. The Grill is a local hangout and a truly charming venue. The lineup features some very chilled out folk bands and will feature Kingston’s own The Gertrudes.Continue...

Rock and Roll Report Card

Manchester Orchestra have finally taken the bull by the horns with the release of their powerful sophomore project Mean Everything to Nothing. Instead of singing poignant yet fun-vacuum tunes like ‘Sleeper 1975’ from their first official release, I’m Like a Virgin Losing a Child, Manchester Orchestra instead introduce a completely overhauled operation ­­—a sound almost indistinguishable from their earlier work.Continue...

A&E Summer Picks

Beyond offering expertly rendered, stupefying and artful entertainment, the 3-D Up provided the added bonus of big black glasses to hide the embarrassing fact that I cried within the first few minutes of the film.

However, after experiencing Pixar’s latest addition to their already impressive and treasured collection of studio-animated pictures like Finding Nemo and Wall-E, I challenge you not to do the same.Continue...

Strum as you are

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Who: The Silt

Who’s in the band: Doug Tielli: singing, guitar, trombone, bass, drums. Ryan Driver: singing, analogue synth, guitar, flute, drums. Marcus Quin: singing, bass, drums, bass clarinet, guitar, erhu. (Not all at the same time of course, but Marcus is quite handy with simultaneous bass and drums).Continue...

Shoeless & shooting for the stars

It’s not often I can easily perk up in the morning without a rather substantial dose of caffeine. That’s why when I arrived at Carruthers Hall at 10 a.m. for an interview last week, I was shocked that all I really needed was a good dose of fun—easily achieved by spending an hour with Queens Theatre’s Barefoot Players.Continue...

A&E Summer Picks

Remember high school? Or have we already (thankfully) put all those fun memories out of our heads? Reading a book about the high school experience may not be your first choice of summer literature, but after reading a few sentences of Courtney Summer’s new young adult novel Cracked Up To Be, you’ll be happy you picked it up.Continue...

Indie film outdoes summer blockbuster

Love or hate the indie film, we’re continually surprised at its hip style and eccentricities. The truth is, “indie” films rake in big bucks at the box office and have quickly become just as tailored to financial success, and by extension, cliché, as any other genre of popular film.Continue...

Video voyeur

The Union Gallery has been engulfed by the voyeuristic work of Toronto-based artist Luis Jacob. His exhibit “Without Persons”, featured in Toronto’s Nuitblanche in 2008, may offer sharp contrast with the blasé relaxation of summer student life, but it’s one that probes a deeply challenging take on social interaction.Continue...

All hail the baroness

Sarah Slean has cut her ties and excess cargo. The Juno nominated singer-songwriter has recently slid away from the turbulence of her twenties and is following her art into new alleyways of expression.Continue...

Rock and Roll Report Card

The whole ’80s thing is getting a little exhausted, in my opinion.Continue...

A&E farewell haikus

Read A&E's farewell haikus.Continue...

In the read

The only thing worse than being in the naughty section of the bookstore while taking notes down in a little notebook for a book review was being caught doing it.Continue...

Musical Man

This week Queen’s Musical Theatre launches Man of La Mancha, which finds its inspiration in the story of Don Quixote.Continue...

Fembots prove trash talks

Guitar, keyboard, bass and drums ring out in basic rock style on the FemBot’s latest release Calling Out.Continue...

Whose team is it, anyway?

Who: The Queen’s Improv Team—Paul Atkins, Dave Babin, Laurel Dault, Adam DiSimine, Sam Driscoll, Galen Flynn, Raili Lakanen, Fanny Rabinovitch-Kuzmicki, Emily Richardson, John Sparks and Josh Wilson.Continue...

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