Six Questions for Tom Riddolls


The MacLachlan Woodworking Museum has been a part of Kingston’s tourism and educational scene since it was created by Sandy MacLachlan in 1967 as a Centennial project.  The original building, built in 1853, moved from Lanark County to Princess Street and eventually to Grass Creek Park where it resides today.  The museum houses the most […]

Six Questions for Lory MacDonald


Lory MacDonald is an Artist, Designer and Artfest Ontario show producer. Her art career is diverse, creating beautiful things, inspiring and promoting artists of all ages, teaching art and selling her art pieces across Canada the USA. Working in acrylic & mixed media Lory explores imagery, textures and design on a variety of surfaces. Her […]

Six Questions for Liv Simple Farms


Growing up, city girl Livia Simpson always knew she would have a family. But she never imagined that in addition to living on a small farm just outside of Kingston with her loving husband, adorable son, and playful Jack Russell, she would also be a “mother” to over a dozen goats. However, these goats are […]

Six Questions for Kris and Dee


Folk-pop duo Kris and Dee made Kingston their home seven years ago and couldn’t be happier about the decision.  Kris Abbott, who spent years touring with Canadian power pop band, The Pursuit of Happiness, met Dee McNeil at a gig Dee was playing with her band at the time, The Strap Ons.  A connection developed […]

Six Questions for Blaine Allan


Blaine Allan is Associate Professor in the Department of Film and Media at Queen’s University. He has been the chair of the editorial board and managing editor of the Canadian Journal of Film Studies for more than ten years. Throughout his career, he has penned numerous historical examinations of Canadian films of the 1930s, focusing […]

Six Questions for Matt Salton


Matt Salton has been the Festival Director for ReelOut Queer Film + Video Festival since 2009 with a strong history with film programming for ReelOut since 2000 and a highly profiled stint at being the Festival Director for the Fairy Tales film festival in Calgary.  His tireless dedication to films, Kingston, and his ability to […]

Six Questions for Ianspotting


Ianspotting consists of brothers Shaun (guitar, vocals) and Andrew (guitar, vocals) Weima, Rob Radford (percussion) and Lee Casement (bass). Since the 2008 release of their first full-length album, the reggae-influenced rock band has experienced some remarkable highs, however their resolve has also been taken to the brink by some some truly tumultuous lows.  Now that […]

Six Questions with Vintage Kingston


You might have stumbled across Vintage Kingston already. If not, here’s the scoop: it’s a creative community project that takes a nostalgic look into Kingston’s past through vintage photography. Bill Stevenson is the creator of the project’s Facebook page, which at about a month old is just shy of 4000 subscribers. As a big fan […]

Six Questions for Iain Reid


The first time I met Iain was through friends at a John K. Samson show right here in Kingston. It was a cold February night and the Grad Club was buzzing with restless energy and anticipation; all of its dimly lit, meandering rooms were full of overeducated twentysomethings sipping drinks, keen on a cheap night […]