Topics: Arts & Entertainment

Found Footage Festival’s doctored VHS tapes bring the laughs

The word “VHS” might bring to mind memories of subpar elementary school musicals, birthday party videos and over-the-top infomercials.

‘All in the Timing’ offers comedic relief through vignettes


The days are getting shorter, the midterm grind is kicking in and weather forecasts are calling for a tropical storm—it’s fair to say it’s time for a good laugh.

Blues legend Buddy Guy performs at UNC

At 79 years old, Buddy Guy still rocks just as hard as the rest of them. 

Q&A with author, music critic Jon Fine

The executive editor of Inc. magazine, a guitarist and, now, an author, Jon Fine is a man of many talents. The former Chapel Hill resident spoke to staff writer Kristina Kokkonos about the death of indie music and the toll that the now defunct Taco Bell left on his younger self.

Business by day, improv by night: A Day in the Life of Luke Miller


As the Chapel Hill Players concluded their Tuesday rehearsal before their show this Friday evening, the group of eight sat in a circle in a performance space at the Center for Dramatic Art discussing the night’s high points and pitfalls.

UNC graduate Chris Sims displays Guantanamo Bay artwork in Davis Library

For the first time in years, the first floor gallery of Davis Library has a new exhibit on display, called "Guantanamo Bay and The Library at Camp Delta."

The exhibit, a series of photographs of the detention center in Cuba, opened on Wednesday with a lecture by the exhibit's photographer, Chris Sims.

Sims, who received his Master's in visual communications from UNC in 2003 and now works as the undergraduate educator director at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, photographed Guantanamo Bay in 2006 and 2010 after four years of requesting access — and being denied — 16 times.

Sims said the exhibit was inspired by his curiosity of the detention center.

“I was animated by the simple question 'What does Guantanamo Bay look like?'” Sims said during his lecture on the second floor of Davis Library.

UNC Helping Paws brings puppy love to the Pit


When students leave for college, they leave their best friends behind — their dogs.

New art in Student Union art gallery comes from Brushes with Life art program


It’s showing, not telling.

Privatization of Bull's Head threatens UNC writers


The Bull’s Head Bookshop is centered on UNC. 

Column: Run The Jewels’ cat-rap album can be fun and serious all at once


To all the 45-year-old dads who hated my Kanye column: You’re going to hate this column even more. This week, we’re talking about rap albums remixed with cat meows.

UNC Campus Story has become #goals

For some, being featured on Snapchat’s UNC Campus Story is a pipe dream, like living in the tunnels under campus or streaking across the field at Kenan Memorial Stadium.

Ackland hires curator to represent lauded Asian art


He's bringing a new set of eyes to the Asian art collection. 

Ackland study gallery changes artwork, but not educational enrichment


Out of the classroom and into the Ackland Art Museum. 

Q&A with author of "Secret Coders," Gene Luen Yang


New York Times best-selling author Gene Luen Yang will discuss his graphic novel “Secret Coders” at the Chapel Hill Public Library this afternoon.

The Rejects challenge stereotypical spoken word poetry


Inspired by their own rejections, three girls set out to form a new organization — The Rejects.

18th Annual Carrboro Music Festival continues, despite rain

The 18th annual Carrboro Music Festival attracted people from all over country to come see over 180 local bands perform in two days.

Carrboro Music Festival maintains tradition

A little rain can't stop a tradition. 

Duke and UNC host annual Latin American Film Festival

UNC and Duke are hosting the annual N.C. Latin American Film Festival for Hispanic Heritage month.

This year’s film festival, which will last until Oct. 4, is called "Baseball — Dreams — Vanished Rebellions" and focuses on Venezuela.

2015-17 budget creates opportunities for NC arts industries

The North Carolina Arts Council saw a 6.5 percent increase in state funding this year — the first increase in eight years.

UNC grad's real-life romantic comedy is getting national press


UNC graduate Ravi Patel never envisioned himself on the big screen. Now he’s being called an Academy Award contender.