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Author Steven Heighton releases Cohenesque single

Eleven years ago, award-winning author and Queen’s alum Steven Heighton almost lost the ability to speak. Now, he’s releasing an album.Continue...

Justin Nozuka talks dreamy, psilocybin-inspired single

“I see no reason / to hold back these feelings,” sings R&B artist Justin Nozuka in his latest track, “summer night o8,” written and performed under the psychedelic influence of psilocybin.Continue...

Riley Michaels talks new single ‘Turn Off the Lights’

Before the pandemic, Riley Michaels could often be found playing in bars, soaking up the energy from people having a drink and dancing after a long week. Now he realizes it’s easy to get caught up in work and forget to spend time with the people who matter most.Continue...

The Journal talks to an animator on Pixar’s 'Soul'

Inspired by her late grandfather, Emilie Goulet wanted to be an animator since early childhood, which makes her work on Pixar’s Soul , a film that explores themes of celebrating life and embracing death, feel like a culmination of the ambitions he nurtured in her.Continue...

Queen’s teaching fellow discusses role of urban art in Indigenous communities

Camille Georgeson-Usher thinks a lot about how street art can foster a sense of belonging in Indigenous communities living in colonial urban spaces.Continue...

Sabrina Fielding discusses her portrayal of adolescence in ‘The Red Swimsuit’

On Oct. 8, Queen’s undergraduate student Sabrina Fielding was selected as the winner of The Journal’ s 2020 Short Story Contest. Fielding spoke to The Journal’ s Assistant Arts Editor, Alysha Mohamed, about her winning story The Red Swimsuit. Continue...

Daniel Green discusses his depiction of love in ‘She Must’

On Oct. 8, 2020, Queen’s undergraduate student Daniel Green was selected as the winner of The Journal’ s 2020 Poetry Contest. Green spoke to The Journal’ s Assistant Arts Editor, Alysha Mohamed, about his winning poem ‘She Must’ . Continue...

Chris Jackson and Friends keep Friday nights surprising

Chris Jackson’s Friday night gig at BLUMartini has become a neighbourhood staple.Continue...

BFA student's art speaks for itself

BFA student Johanna Schaly resists giving her artwork too much meaning. Instead, she lets it speak for itself.Continue...

Tim Baker talks life, music, and new album

Now in a new stage of his career, Tim Baker grounds himself by making truthful, raw music that he hopes will bring people together.Continue...

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