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Theatre Kingston’s "Hothouse" reaches beyond prison walls

While Hothouse offers exciting twists and turns, the melodrama leaves little room for critical engagement with prison systems in Kingston or elsewhere.Continue...

Ends of the Earth stays in its comfort zone

Morris Panych’s absurdist comedy The Ends of the Earth — produced by 5th Company Lane Productions — is built around the story of two men who go to extreme lengths to avoid each another.Continue...

KCFF screens local talent, but talent falls short

Kingston Canadian Film Festival (KCFF) shorts program ended on a high note with John Abram’s The Ballad of Jack the Tenor, which came as a breath of fresh air in an otherwise forgettable evening of cinema.Continue...

Explaining GHETTO to students

Over the next three weeks, the fireside lounge in the Common Ground will be taken over by what appears to be a retail store. But the mannequins wearing ornate dresses, bottles of perfume and handbags are actually part of an art installation.Continue...

KCFF revives the movie theatre experience

Why do we watch movies? We watch them because we get to experience a new walk of life for a few hours or enjoy a piece of art. We get to lose ourselves, and we get to find ourselves. We get to learn.Continue...

Coming of age on the East Coast

Michael Winter’s Minister Without Portfolio — one of five books selected for the Canada Reads 2016 shortlist — presents the intricate beauty of one man’s personal story.Continue...

One man, two sounds

Operators and Wolf Parade songwriter and performer Dan Boeckner has been busy. Both bands have new music in the works, and he says his newest Operators album will have a “trippier and heavier” sound.Continue...

Some light reading for reading week

As the weather outside goes from premature spring back to the gloom of February, many — myself included — find themselves spending reading week alone in Kingston. A book can provide a well-needed escape.Continue...

Reelout wheels out of Kingston

The Reelout Queer Film + Video Festival screened its closing gala to an enthusiastic crowd this past Saturday, wrapping up an entertaining, illuminating and educational nine-day celebration of sexual and gender diversity in film.Continue...

For the love of drag

There aren’t many shows in Kingston where the performer simulates a blowjob on an unsuspecting audience member.Continue...

Queen’s prof contender for Juno Award

At some point between teaching at Queen’s and sitting on music committees across Canada, Professor John Burge managed to gain a Juno nomination for his piece “Piano Quartet”.Continue...

It's time we change tactics on drug safety at music festivals

It’s no secret that illegal drugs are sold, smoked, swallowed and snorted in large quantities at music festivals. Most major music gatherings feature clouds of pungent smoke and not-so furtive little baggies.Continue...

The sounds of love

There are a lot of mixed emotions floating around about Valentine’s Day, but The Journal has come up with a list of songs guaranteed to get you excited about the big day.Continue...

Something wicked this way comes

Macbeth began just outside the Isabel Bader Centre with a firelight fight scene that burned brightly against the inky night sky.Continue...

The making of a radio show

CFRC DJ Jordan Kokocinski relies on his musical ear to construct the perfect set of progressive rock songs.Continue...

Seven photos by seven artists

In a photograph, the world appears to have stopped. But in reality, people and objects on the other side of the lens continue to move.Continue...

Two films win big at Kingston’s annual Focus Film Festival

This past Thursday evening, audiences were treated to a dazzling spectacle of cinematic achievement as 15 diverse films competed at the 13th annual Focus Film Festival.Continue...

Replacing February gloom with winter colour

When I strayed off Wellington St. to the entrance of Martello Alley, David Dossett’s eyes lit up.Continue...

Kingston Arts Council honours local art

Kingston Arts Council’s latest initiative expands Kingston’s arts scene beyond the city’s bordersContinue...

Compiling community art

In her two years working for the Kingston Arts Council as the Cultural Animator, Irina Skvortsova has met many artists working in Kingston.Continue...

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