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Art can change the world—historical inaccuracies and all

As Netflix debuts the second season to Bridgerton, author Robert Morrison, Queen’s National Scholar, discussed the series’ nod to Jane Austen’s work.Continue...

‘The Skeleton Press’ releases ninth issue

The Skeleton Press , a free quarterly publication presented by Skeleton Park Arts Festival (SPAF) , released its spring issue Mar. 11.Continue...

Approaching Ramadan as a sh—y Muslim

For most of my life, I’ve hated my parent’s faith and everything associated with it.Continue...

English department hosts Giller Prize Event

Queen’s English Department hosted their annual Giller Prize Event on Mar. 23, celebrating Queen’s alum and current writer-in-residence Omar El Akkad for his winning novel What Strange Paradise .Continue...

‘What Strange Paradise’ is timely and powerful

Omar El Akkad’s Giller Prize-winning novel What Strange Paradise is a moving tale of friendship prevailing in the face of racism, hatred, and cynicism.

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Book review: ‘The Listeners’

The Listeners, by Jordan Tannahill, is a thought-provoking examination of how relationships, mental health issues, gender expectations, and the media can all intersect.Continue...

Stories and poems perfect for study breaks

Whether you’re an English major whose course load is slowly killing your love for literature or a psychology major drained from looking at statistics, here’s a list of short, reviving poems and stories to have open on a tab next to your Google Docs.Continue...

‘Fight Night’ provides a comedic and youthful perspective on family

Canadian writer Miriam Toews’ Fight Night was released last August to immediate acclaim, climbing the national bestseller list onto the 2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlist. Continue...

‘Superhuman’ promotes empathy

“Superhuman” is a short story featured in the anthology Fresh Ink and written by Jamaican-American writer Nicola Yoon. The work explores intersectionality, prejudice, and humanity.Continue...

‘The Skin We’re In’ challenges white supremacy

On Jan. 28, 2017, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted “#WelcomeToCanada” to greet immigrants and celebrate diversity.Continue...

Omar El Akkad reflects on his writing journey

In November 2021, Queen’s graduate Omar El Akkad took home the Scotiabank Giller Prize for his novel What Strange Paradise. Continue...

Queen’s student releases poetry book

Becoming a published author as a young person can seem impossible.Continue...

Desi love stories for cold winter nights

A new wave of lockdowns means more time spent at home—both a boring situation and a privilege I’ve come to appreciate immensely.Continue...