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Light up the Limestone

Tempting as it may be to herd with roommates, floormates and housemates to the same old spot week after week, venturing out of the campus realm will help you personalize your time here and find your niche.Continue...

Leaders of the 2010 Wolfe pack

Photos from the 2010 Wolfe Island Music Festival.Continue...

Wandering the 2010 Wolfe Island Music Festival

A guide to the Wolfe Island Music FestivalContinue...

From beneath the dust

Last summer, Lisa Figge drew a lot of attention from the Kingston community when she arranged 86 plaster casts of her own hands throwing stones on a Wolfe Island street - a statement about the 86 recently installed windmills.Continue...

Waxing emphatics with The Weakerthans

Speaking to a master lyricist is always a little surreal. I expect the mind behind words woven with both wit and passion to breathe poetry. I wassomewhat shocked when its voice sounds like the rest of us, polite and not peppered with metaphor.Continue...

Psychedelic country garage menage

After eight albums and nearly a decade in the music business, the Sadies are returning to Kingston for the Wolfe Island Music Festival.Continue...

Dukes off the cuff

In many ways ‘alternative country’ is a misnomer. Wayne Petti from Cuff the Duke understands this, especially in relation to what is offered by the mainstream. So much new country is just “80s music with a country hat and a fiddle,” Petti told me over the phone.Continue...

Keeping it Kabango

Jay-Z summed it up for the general public, “I’m not a businessman, I’m a business, man.” Kenyan-born, London, Ontario-raised rapper Shad’s (aka Shadrach Kabango) approach to making music involves business too—just don’t expect to hear about grills or guns in his verses.Continue...

Trust in the dusk

During Toronto’s annual North by Northeast music festival I ended up at West Queen West’s Wrongbar, a stop on my way home that proved to be one of the highlights of my concert-filled week. What I experienced inside was an unexpected goth-infused dreamy synth-duo called TRUST.Continue...

Radical rhetoric

"The worst thing is when someone says I’m intentionally trying to pull the wool over the viewer’s eyes, which I’ve had said to me more than once. I have more respect for the viewer than that."Continue...

A&E Spring Picks: The Trotsky

Rising Hollywood star Jay Baruchel did, and made a film sure to be considered a Canadian cinematic classic in the process.Continue...

A&E Spring Picks: Toy Story 3

It’s hard to believe 15 years have passed since Pixar broke into Hollywood territory with Toy Story, the first feature film produced entirely by computer-generated imagery. I vividly remember my excitement watching my childhood dream realized on screen—toys coming to life.Continue...

Trapped in the Franken Forest

Franken Forest is Kingston-based artist Maynard’s new exhibit and consists of three separate works examining the relationship between nature and humans.Continue...

Are you afraid of the art?

The art scene in Kingston is about to get a little darker. This year’s Art After Dark gallery tour, while weeks away, is rapidly becoming one of the most highly anticipated summer events for showcasing new art in the Limestone city.Continue...

Some city ditties

The Toucan. Certain things come to mind: dim lighting, limestone, a totally unique odor and carpets that over the years have evolved to share more characteristics with moss than most indoor floor coverings should. It’s a place full of sunny afternoons on the patio followed by somewhat blurry nights and the inevitably painful mornings to follow.Continue...

A parasocial production

We are connected in every way possible via the internet. Private investigators take form in anyone with internet access, allowing the average person to sleuth their way through Facebook ‘friends of friends’ to unearth the gossip and closeted skeletons. We’re in a time where absolutely nothing is sacred.Continue...

Traveling troubadour

It would be insufficient to say singer-songwriter Steve Poltz is a well-traveled man. His last few decades in the music industry have stroked his affinity for exploring uncharted territory taking him everywhere from your Uncle’s living room to the lush land of Australia.Continue...

Who runs this town?

Journal staffers battle it out for who owns the title of best rapper of all time. No bullets were firedContinue...

Down on Skid Row

The age-old story of a boy’s obsession and eventual downfall all because of a little green plant is legend known to many.

No, Queen’s Musical Theatre hasn’t produced Reefer MadnessContinue...

Three peas in a pod

A successful side project is somewhat of an elusive ambition in the music industry. Hype surrounding new but familiar acts like Monsters of Folk, Broken Bells and Fever Ray leaves little room for success after blogosphere buzz dies down.Continue...

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