CULTURE


3/9/2018 3:50am

Charlie Brown is a UNC student and singer-songwriter. Photo courtesy of Charlie Brown.

UNC student and singer-songwriter Charlie Brown talks his roots and his faith

Charlie Brown, a UNC student and singer-songwriter from Banner Elk, is in the final stages of creating an album based on his “middle-of-nowhere” roots and inspired by his upbringing and faith. He hopes to debut it at Cat’s Cradle in May.  Staff writer Emily Pite spoke with Brown regarding his inspiration and the process of creation for his work. 


3/8/2018 8:40pm

Nemuna Ceesay as Elmire, April Mae Davis as Mariane, Shanelle Nicole Leonard as Dorine, Rishan Dhamija as Cleante and Ray Dooley as Orgonin PlayMakers Repertory Company’s production of Molière’s “Tartuffe” adapted by David Ball and directed by Saheem Ali. Photo by HuthPhoto.

Playmakers Repertory Company presents 'Tartuffe' and 'The Christians'

PlayMakers Repertory Company is putting on their renditions of Molière’s "Tartuffe," adapted by David Ball and directed by Saheem Ali, and "The Christians," by Lucas Hnath and directed by Preston Lane. The plays' themes were “a search for truth.” "The Christians" will run until Saturday and "Tartuffe" until Sunday. 

3/7/2018 7:37pm

The Augochlora pura is one of the most common bees in Eastern North America. Photo by Amanda Robinson.

Save the bees, please. Novelist Paige Embry talks importance of protecting native bees

Paige Embry will be speaking about her new book, "Our Native Bees: North America’s Endangered Pollinators and the Fight to Save Them," at Flyleaf Books on Saturday, March 10 at 2 p.m. Embry is from Seattle, Washington, and has a bachelor's degree in geology from Duke University and a master's degree in geology from the University of Montana.  Staff writer Chadwick Dunefsky spoke with Embry about her new book and why she considered native bees important.


3/6/2018 9:02pm

SHHO held a panel on Monday to discuss hip-hop and social justice. Photo by Amelia Keesler.

Poetic social justice: SHHO discusses hip-hop’s influence on social activism

UNC’s Student Hip-Hop Organization, SHHO, held a panel discussion Monday expressing the art, platform and history of hip-hop and its impacts on social change and social justice.  “Hip-hop is a very large platform for artists, young and old, to share their voices and empower people who may be underrepresented in their communities,” said Nicho Stevens, SHHO executive member.  


3/6/2018 7:29pm

Allison Coleman's thesis exhibition "Rosy Retrospection" explores themes of memory and nostalgia. Courtesy of Allison Coleman.

MFA students explore architecture and memory in thesis shows

UNC’s MFA students are currently putting their talents on display through a series of thesis shows at the John and June Allcott Gallery. “Throughout the entire gallery you’re constantly using a different sense, whether it’s smell, touch or sight,” said MFA student Brittany Anderson.


3/5/2018 11:55pm

Vintage Blue UNC uses social media to market vintage clothing and tell the stories of creative students. Photo Courtesy of Rodrigo Bustamante

Vintage Blue UNC uses their platform to spread inspiring stories

"We wanted more from this, and so that it’s more than just auctioning clothing on Instagram,” said Kenny Barone, member of the Vintage Blue team.  What first started out as a collective group of students auctioning vintage UNC clothing on Instagram has turned into a platform for bringing voice to visionary people — throughout campus and beyond.


3/5/2018 8:07pm

Minrose Gwin is an author and professor at UNC. Photo by Steve Exum.

Journalist-turned-author Minrose Gwin talks new novel

Minrose Gwin is holding a talk about her most recent novel, "Promise," at Flyleaf Books on Tuesday at 6 p.m. This journalist-turned-author is also a member of UNC faculty. Staff writer Will Shropshire spoke with Gwin about "Promise" and her advice for aspiring authors.