Jessica Hardison


Separating art from artist: UNC professor insights

Should we, as consumers of various art mediums, choose to separate the art that a person produces from their personal life outside of that medium? Is there a way to do so without compromising the work? In light of recent sexual allegations surfacing in national arts and entertainment industries, UNC professors Gregory Flaxman, Jacqueline Lawton, Cary Levine and Emil Kang offered their personal insights into that choice. 

How to avoid cultural appropriating costumes this Halloween

As Halloween quickly approaches, the concept of cultural appropriation versus cultural appreciation becomes a hot topic surrounding costumes worn leading up to and on the holiday.  A wide variety of Halloween costumes draw large amounts of debate every year, but where should society draw the line between costumes that misappropriate other cultures and races and those that embrace and appreciate them?