CULTURE


4/10/2018 7:14pm

LAB! Theatre will perform "Constellations," its last show of this season, on April 12 and 15 at Linda's Downbar. Photo courtesy of Carolina Almy. 

LAB! Theatre explores how every choice we make has an impact in Nick Payne's 'Constellations'

“I think what’s so optimistic about this text is that it recognizes the importance of the choices that we make," Leigha Vilen, director of "Constellations", said. "And it acknowledges that even when those choices end up hurting us — or end up causing us pain — that making a choice, and choosing to live and experience all the uncertainty in life is worth it every single day."


4/10/2018 7:10pm

The Love House hosted a spooky pop-up museum on Oct. 26.

Southern Cultures’ Poetry on the Porch celebrates art, community, creative expression

As UNC students stressfully check their class syllabus, cram for finals and secure our summer plans, Southern Cultures Magazine encourages the community to take a break from the classroom and enjoy a different kind of lecture.  Southern Cultures Magazine will host Poetry on the Porch on Tuesday at The Center for the Study of the American South, honoring the art of reading poetry and the importance of community in a space that protects the American South. 


4/9/2018 8:20pm

Cole Mueller and Andrew Phelan

What did UNC students think of Waka Flocka Flame?

For the 2018 Jubilee concert, Waka Flocka Flame performed in cold and rainy conditions. Despite the weather, some UNC students made the journey out to Hooker Fields to hear him perform with openers DJ Luke Nasty and Hollywood COLD. Staff writer Sara Pequeño asked five UNC students what they thought of Waka Flocka’s performance — or if they didn’t go, why not. 


4/8/2018 9:27pm

Sophomore Barbara Ramsdell writes on sheet music in Avery Residence Hall on Sunday, April 8, 2018. Photo courtesy of  Annie Bennett.

Want to be the next Lin-Manuel Miranda? Check out UNC's newest minor.

If you’re interested in creating various sorts of musical or theatrical performance, UNC’s newest creative writing minor concentration may be for you. Starting fall 2018, UNC’s Creative Writing Program will be partnering with the UNC Department of Music and Department of Dramatic Art to offer students a new minor concentration called Musical/Musical Theatre Writing. 


4/8/2018 8:47pm

Sam Melo, lead vocalist and lyricist for the band, draws from several contemporary influences--Modest Mouse, Isaac Brock--to meld together the band's unique sound.

Rainbow Kitten Surprise greets fans with a new sound

Come the end of night, the band eventually unbuttoned their shirts. I definitely wanted to unbutton my clothes (metaphorically because I was wearing long-sleeves), but for different reasons — especially when Melo went solo on the piano toward the end of the show.  

4/5/2018 8:42pm

Arts Everywhere, a UNC initiative that has brought art into everyday spaces, is hosting "Arts Everywhere Day" on April 6. 

Arts Everywhere Day aims to connect academics and arts for students and the community

“Arts Everywhere Day isn’t just a day,” said Emil Kang, special assistant to the Chancellor for the arts. “It’s a much larger initiative, and we’re trying to change campus culture."  Arts Everywhere Day is creating spaces for collaboration, creativity and compassion, both on the UNC campus and beyond this Friday, April 6. The initiative is introducing things like a "Before I Die" wall outside Davis Library, installing pianos on- and off-campus and painting a mural on the Morrison Residence Hall basketball court.  “I think for us in the arts community, we feel like we’re small, and we are really trying to get people to see that it’s not about someone having to be an artist to be part of that community,” Kang said.


4/5/2018 7:55am

Moving forward after Arts Everywhere Day, UNC has a long term goal of increasing interest in the arts.

Despite Arts Everywhere initiative, UNC arts staff feels neglected by University

Arts initiatives like Arts Everywhere are creating a public platform for the arts at UNC, integrating them into campus life through new events, performances and installations of public art. But despite this visible appreciation for the arts, there are still signs of internal neglect. Many arts facilities on campus are in disrepair and have been for years. Sabine Gruffat, associate professor of studio art at UNC, pointed out that there’s no public space on campus for contemporary art.


4/4/2018 7:07pm

Mipso is releasing their fourth album, "Edges Run." Photo by D.L. Anderson.

Mipso finds their sound with 'Edges Run'

Mipso, an indie-Americana quartet from Chapel Hill, is releasing their fourth album, "Edges Run," this Friday and going on tour. Staff writer Marin Herold digs deep into the new album with vocalist and guitarist Joseph Terrell.