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Francisco Corbett: The Artist to Watch

Over the past eight months, Francisco Corbett has dedicated himself to being a full-time artist and, as a result, Kingston isn’t boring anymore.Continue...

Kingston Canadian Film Festival: Unpacking ‘The Paper Man’

When Tanya Lapointe set out to make a documentary on Claude Lafortune, Quebec’s Mr. Rogers, she had no idea her film would become the swansong for The Paper Man, who passed away in April 2020.Continue...

Student-run New Work Play Festival sets stage for diverse, modern theatre

Alysha Mohamed, ArtSci ’22, and Hope Van Der Merwe founded Black Swan Production Company (BSPC) in July amid BLM protests over the murder of George Floyd.Continue...

New club Good Mourning creates space for Queen’s students to talk about grief

Cheyenne Brown, ArtSci '21, is the founder of a book club where young adults can connect, heal, and discuss their personal experiences with grief.Continue...

In documentary, Yukon family skips grocery shopping for an entire year

One of the many problems COVID-19 has brought to attention to is our troubled relationship with food. Queen’s alum and doctor-turned-filmmaker Suzanne Crocker, however, was confronted with this fraught relationship long before the pandemic hit.Continue...

Steven Kostanski’s horror-comedy ‘Psycho Goreman’ filmed in St. Catharines

In the film Psycho Goreman, the titular monster was born on the planet Gigax, millions of lightyears from Earth. The movie was shot somewhere a little closer to home: St. Catharines, Ontario.Continue...

Queen’s Student Diversity Project shines spotlight on Black identities in fashion

For years, Black artists have been criticized for fashion choices that are now celebrated in the mainstream. Fatou Tounkara, ArtSci’21, is challenging that narrative.

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‘Citizen: An American Lyric’ challenges readers with the reality of casual racism

Claudia Rankine’s voice is nothing short of transformational. Her volume, Citizen: An American Lyric , is a book-length poem which illuminates the uncomfortable reality of Black citizens’ everyday lives.

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The Art of Clanny Mugabe

Biography

Clanny Mugabe is a second-year student in the faculty of Arts and Sciences. She’s currently majoring in English and would describe herself as heavily inspired...Continue...

Documentary at Kingston Canadian Film Festival highlights history of trans icon Billy Tipton

Billy Tipton’s reputation as a talented jazz musician was altered by the media when he died in 1989. Now, co-directors Chin-Yee and Joynt are setting the record straight.Continue...

Danielle Hope Edwards: gospel-inspired sound and the healing power of music

Edwards’ two recent singles are infused with love.Continue...

The Screening Room has reopened for business

“[It] feels good to be playing movies again,” Wendy Huot, owner of The Screening Room, told The Journal. Continue...

The Agnes Etherington Art Centre reopens to the public

After Kingston moved back to the green zone, the Agnes Etherington Art Centre reopened to the public on Feb. 20with a maximum capacity of 41.Continue...

‘I love the colour palette of childhood’: Sadie Levine on her imaginative artwork

Sadie Levine, Con-Ed '23, has been expressing herself through playful, dreamlike illustrations since she was in high school. Her work is driven by an expression of childhood memories reimagined in her sketchbook.Continue...

Poem: Unspoken Words

I have to thank you for dancing on tables

In the basement of Brock.Continue...

Brian’s Record Option shares tales from quarantine

Quarantine is nothing new to Brian Lipsin, who had to close his beloved record shop for nine months in 2018 after a flood destroyed a third of his stock.Continue...

‘How the West Was Won’: nana. talks new EP

Nana, CompSci ’21, worked on his new EP every day for six months.Continue...

Friends of The Screening Room raise over $100,000 for local indie theatre

The Kingston community recently rallied together to save beloved independent movie theatre, The Screening Room.Continue...

During pandemic, Kingston FrameWorks helps artists enter global market

Colin Morris, who runs the framing business his father started in 1982, believes COVID-19 has helped rather than hindered artists who sell their work.Continue...

‘You don’t want your baby to be ugly’: Sam Kaiser on success of new EP

Sam Kaiser , ArtSci ’22, released a single last November called “Good Things,” an apt title considering it skyrocketed to three times more streams on Spotify than his next most popular song.Continue...

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