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‘A weird, uncanny thing’: Wendy Huot talks The Screening Room going dark during quarantine

Wendy Huot was fulfilling a life-long dream when she bought the popular indie theatre, The Screening Room. Now, in the face of the pandemic, it faces its greatest challenge.Continue...

Immersive exhibit brings Van Gogh to life in Toronto

With Toronto in phase three of reopening, the Immersive Van Gogh exhibit offers a breathtaking new approach to the painter’s famous works.Continue...

Music has the capacity to make climate resistance feel more personal

As individuals around the world grapple with the realities of the climate crisis, some artists are addressing it in a more emotionally charged manner—through music.Continue...

Commentary: Theatre and film are increasingly merging mediums

As COVID-19 forces theatre companies around the world to innovate and adapt to a new virtual forum, the lines between theatre and film continue to blur. For some critics, this means losing the aspects of theatre which make it such a moving art form.Continue...

Queen’s Music Club to host socially-distanced jam session after Thanksgiving

In past years, Queen’s Music Club (QMC) hosted weekly jam sessions at MacGillivray-Brown Hall, but COVID-19 has put those plans on hold.Continue...

Queen’s Players enter ‘The Twilight Zoom’

After successfully transitioning their winter show from stage to screen, The Queen’s Players (QP) are back with a new show written and directed specifically for the Zoom platform.Continue...

Halloween is a performance of history

Today, dressing up in costumes for Halloween is just for fun, but 2,000 years ago in Europe, it was considered a matter of life and death.Continue...

Submit your short story or poem to be featured on The Scramble, The Queen’s Journal podcast

Deadline: Oct. 1 at midnight.

Eligibility: Queen’s students from any year and faculty

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Charlie Kaufman outdoes himself with perplexing take on Queen’s alumnus’ novel

The films of Charlie Kaufman are meta and hard to parse, but in his latest, I’m Thinking of Ending Things, adapted for Netflix from Queen’s alumnus Iain Reid’s novel of the same name, he found a way to out-Kaufman himself.Continue...

The Wilderness finds its home with first full-length studio album

Working with the acclaimed Bathouse studio was a dream come true for The Wilderness, but releasing their first album during a pandemic never factored into their plans.Continue...

Memes have replaced the political cartoon

The political cartoon has been a means of speaking truth to power since the 18th century, but now print media is in its death throes, and internet memes are spreading misinformation in place of satire.Continue...

Dan School of Drama and Music cancels fall and winter majors

The Dan School of Drama and Music announced the cancelation of its major productions on July 31 in an email to students in the respective programs.Continue...

Stephen Medd memorializes the Sisters of St. Joseph

Amidst COVID-19, local singer-songwriter Stephen Medd wrote “Sisters of St. Joseph,” a historical ballad, in commemoration of the nuns on the frontline of the 1847 typhus epidemic.Continue...

Re:Current Theatre brings interactive game to Kingston’s Kick & Push Festival

At a time when the world is gripped by a pandemic, Re:Current Theatre’s interactive game “New Societies” asks players to imagine an ideal global community.Continue...

Funeral Lakes talk new EP, Golden Season

Local Kingston band Funeral Lakes is set to release their new EP, Golden Season , on Sept. 9.Continue...

CFRC launches new podcast Frosh FM

Campus radio station CFRC launched a new podcast called Frosh FM on Aug. 10.Continue...

Commentary: lack of diversity manifests on stage and behind the scenes in Queen’s theatre

Dhanish Chinniah, director of 2019’s Fun Home , was the second visible minority to direct a Queen’s Musical Theatre production since 2012.Continue...

Agnes reopens with safety measures

Agnes staff weren’t thrilled when they had to close their doors in March due to the pandemic, but on July 7, the art museum reopened with precautions.Continue...

Local tattoo shop tackles COVID-19 precautions amidst influx of customers

COVID-19 has improved business for Wayne Murrill, owner of Kingston’s True North Tattoo, and now he must meet the demand while keeping his staff and customers safe.Continue...

In move online, Queen’s Players raises nearly $7,000

After cancelling their winter show due to COVID-19, Queen’s Players moved online to a bigger audience, raising a record amount for charity.Continue...

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