The Daily Tar Heel’s coverage of the arts is a bit like a story – it’s gone through various versions, passed into several hands and has an intricate plot. It's a story that is full of details about our paper and its history in our community.
It’s been Diversions, covering the arts in Chapel Hill in print editions and even hosting events in the early 2010s.
It’s been Swerve, an online-focused platform in the late 2010s that covered topics of interest to our readers.
It’s been the Arts & Culture desk, which was incorporated into City & State and University coverage three years ago.
Starting in the 2023-24 academic year, it will become Lifestyle, returning the arts to its own section once again. But the Lifestyle desk is focused on more than arts coverage — we’ll be writing about life.
Lifestyle’s coverage will be centered on the community, both on and off campus.
The section will cover film, fashion, music, food and drink, literature and visual and performing arts in Chapel Hill and Carrboro. We will feature and include the creative spaces and people all around us.
We will report on the trends and interests of local readership, connecting larger cultural movements and ideas to UNC and Orange County.
We want to hear what readers are thinking and feeling, and we will reflect those diverse perspectives through columns and articles.