CULTURE


4/26/2018 9:23pm

In this illustration, a teacher is lighting a pot belly stove in Chapter Three of "Little School in the Woods." Courtesy of Maggie Shibley.

UNC art major Maggie Shibley helps bring a children's book to life

Maggie Shibley, UNC senior and studio art major, illustrated Emily Brewer's newest children's book, "Little School in the Woods." The book tells the history of a rural North Carolina schoolhouse for African-American children. Staff writer Rebecca Fiely talked to Shibley about her experience illustrating the book.


4/25/2018 8:14pm

Texas-based band Loma will play at Cat’s Cradle on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Photo by Bryan C. Parker.

Band member Jonathan Meilburg discusses Loma's 'uneasy listening' music

Loma will be playing at Cat’s Cradle on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The Texas-based band is touring to support its self-titled debut album, which was released on Sub Pop in February.  Staff writer Jackson Byrne talked to Jonathan Meiburg, who plays guitar in the band, about the band’s formation, their debut album and playing their songs live.


4/24/2018 9:19pm

Ceramic works by Becca Kenney displayed below a photograph by Xiaoyin Chen. Photo by Jubal Strube

UNC seniors show off their work in "cl/us/ter"

The entire exhibit is tied to the Arts 500 senior seminar that serves as a capstone class to the studio art major at UNC. The class is taught by Jim Hirschfield and is filled with video artists, animators, painters, photographers and much more. 


4/24/2018 1:11am

Art students outside of South Building take turns speaking out against Chancellor Folt and the condition of Hanes Art Center on Monday. 

Folt Revolt protestors claim that Arts Everywhere initiative is not enough

“This is not about feelings. It is about the spotlight on Arts Everywhere, a hollow platitude that gives the school a façade of interest in the arts with zero actual commitment to this department," said studio art graduate student John DeKemper.  In an attempt to draw attention to the lack of funding for the UNC Department of Art, dozens of UNC students protested Monday afternoon in what they called the Carol Folt Revolt.


4/23/2018 8:19pm

Photographs by John Jon (left) and Indaia Whitcombe (right) for the People/Place/Perception exhibit explore ideas of personal identity and its relation to place.

Photography students display semester’s work in Union exhibition

“I think people should come to support the students,” said Professor Gesche Würfel, who teaches the ARTS 515: Advanced Photography course. Students in the class have been working on a semester-long photo exhibition, "people | place | perception," that is on display in the Union Underground Gallery until May 7.


4/22/2018 8:23pm

Daniel Valder

How will UNC students celebrate LDOC?

It's the last week of classes, which means it's time to finish papers and projects, but most importantly, figuring out what you're doing for LDOC. Staff writer Jessica Hardison asked UNC students, "How do you plan to celebrate the end of classes?"


4/20/2018 12:39am

UNC alum and Grammy-nominated country singer, Tift Merritt, is performing in Memorial Hall on April 20. Photo by Alexandra Valenti.

Grammy-nominated singer Tift Merritt discusses her return to UNC

UNC alum, Raleigh native Tift Merritt is on tour with her recent album "Stitch of the World," which she recorded in four days, and she is stopping to perform at her alma mater. Having started a band as a student, she says for those considering a music career to have courage and ask the hard questions.


4/19/2018 8:36pm

Liz Zarzar and Lydia English browse through records at Schoolkids Records in Chapel Hill.

Independent record stores are alive — and this Record Store Day, they're ready to sell out

Record stores are alive and well, and Record Store Day wants to make sure you know it. Featuring band appearances, limited edition records and tons of exclusives, there is no better time to start or expand your collection. Come out this Saturday, April 21, to local record stores, such as Schoolkids Records, to get special deals and merchandise.  Current UNC students, such as sophomore Robert Fisher, have found a sense of passion and sentimentality through buying records. “If they’re my favorite albums from (an artist), I feel like I need them in a physical form for some reason,” Fisher said. “It’s also a good way to keep track of your favorite albums through time.”