Topics: Arts & Entertainment

Swipe right: UNC men 10th hottest in the country on Tinder

According to Tinder, Americans are DTF with UNC guys.

Sophomore pyrographer thanks UNC for believing in his art


He’s the student who looks like he’s giving his longboard a tattoo outside Rams Head Dining Hall. 

Cirque du Plaza kicks off local series


Chapel Hill resident Michael Lipkin was waiting to be seated for dinner with his family on West Franklin Street when he saw hula hoopers and face painters, and heard music at 140 West. He said his family decided to stop by and see what was going on. 

Oasis owner performs about his life as a hippie


The dimly-lit, around-100-square feet space was filled to capacity, containing around 20 people sitting on oversized couches, chairs and intimate tables.

"Punk in Anarchism, Anarchism in Punk" discussion to kick off UNControllables' Radical Rush

The Ramones broke up two decades ago, Iggy Pop is rounding seventy years old and the modern layman’s conception of punk music is likely limited to Blink-182 and Fall Out Boy – but don’t be fooled.

'Loud' concerts raise money to fight cancer

“Be loud / And move with grace / Explode with light / Have no fear.”

Married green thumbs nurture a legacy in the soil


Jim Allen came to Chapel Hill in 1968 to join the Carolina Population Center.

Q&A with Emil Kang, executive and artistic director of Carolina Performing Arts

Emil Kang, executive and artistic director of Carolina Performing Arts, has been appointed to serve on the selection committee of the Institute of International Education’s new Artist Protection Fund, the same fund that sponsors the Fulbright Scholar Program. 

Duke freshman refuses summer reading book due to graphic imagery


Duke University freshmen aren’t reading this year’s summer reading book, “Fun Home,” and it’s not because it’s optional. 

Author, folk dancer shares the steps of Appalachia


Phil Jamison was playing banjo at a community dance four decades ago when he volunteered to fill in for an absent dance caller. That spontaneous decision turned into a lifelong passion.

UNC senior Eric Surber performs in prestigious sacred organ program


Senior Eric Surber wakes up every morning to a full schedule. 

Artistic activism heals Chapel Hill community through change


When the nation’s racial conflicts became too overwhelming over the summer, senior June Beshea found herself logging off Twitter and turning to art. 

In latest shows, Paperhand Puppet focuses on the little things


The people at the Paperhand Puppet Intervention bring puppets to life.

Student theater gears up for fall seasons

Student theater participants and enthusiasts alike will have plenty to keep them busy this semester. LAB! Theatre, Company Carolina and Pauper Players all have released their fall lineups, and are currently preparing for auditions.

UNC faculty release new board game


From watching movies like “Bambi” and “The Fox and the Hound” to reading books of the same genre, Marshall Miller had always enjoyed animal fiction.

Chapel Hillians bring back hip-hop


From rapping on Franklin Street to performing in the cyphers in the Pit every Wednesday night, Chapel Hill is a haven for hip-hop.

Man on the street: Is graffiti art?

“I don’t think that we have to classify graffiti as art for it to have value, or for it to deserve to take up public space and to be a legitimate forum for challenging power."

Process Series transforms audience into critics, performance into practice


Practice makes perfect.

UNC grad David Payne honors brother in memoir 'Avalon'

David Payne and his younger brother, George, had a tradition.

UNC summer reading book spurs conversation


Incoming freshmen ushered in the new school year yesterday afternoon as they met with fellow students, faculty and staff to discuss this year’s summer reading selection, “Just Mercy” by Bryan Stevenson, who visited UNC’s campus to discuss his book with students at Memorial Hall.