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Friday December 3rd

DIVERSIONS


Music Short: Golden Gunn 'Golden Gunn'

Golden Gunn’s self-titled release treats listeners to a brilliant balance between natural, Southern acoustic guitar melodies and pulsing synthetics and effects that cross the genre spectrum. Dive Verdict: ????1/2


Movie short: Trance

With a sense of confusion reminiscent of “Inception,” Danny Boyle uses his signature artistic visuals to create a hypnotic world in “Trance.” Simon (James McAvoy), an art auctioneer, finds himself in debt from gambling and seeks help from a group of criminals led by Franck (Vincent Cassel). During an art robbery, he suffers amnesia and can’t remember where he hid the painting. Dive Verdict: ???1/2


Movie short: The Place Beyond the Pines

Spanning fifteen years and split into three pieces focused on separate characters, “The Place Beyond the Pines,” directed by Derek Cianfrance, comes so close to realizing its epic ambitions. Bolstered by thrilling performances and an engaging story, it only falters in the last act. Dive Verdict: ???1/2


Movie short: 42

Finally, a biopic that doesn’t overdo it on the history lesson. “42” is a compelling lesson about an American hero who triumphed in the face of discrimination and is one of the best sports movies to come along in years. Dive Verdict: ????


Q&A with The Milk Carton Kids' Joey Ryan

Joey Ryan and Kenneth Pattengale are The Milk Carton Kids, whose gentle acoustic tunes are at once subtle and stunning. Ryan talked to Diversions Editor Allison Hussey about the band’s beginnings and development


TV Review: Freaks and Geeks

In an age of overproduced and oversimplified coming-of-age television shows, one might look forward to a future of quality teenaged series.


Spring has sprung, grab some apple butter!

Spring has finally sprung, which means sunshine and good times are upon us. Here is a recipe for Grandma Shirley’s famous apple butter, meant to be enjoyed on the best of picnics and study dates in the quad.


Dive Recommends: April 12-April 18

Friday, April 12 Mount Moriah record release show Cat’s Cradle, Chapel Hill 8 PM door/ 9 PM show, $10/$12 Local darlings Mount Moriah built on their backwoods brooding with their latest release (and first for Merge Records) Miracle Temple.


Behind the Reel: the new "Oldboy' in town

After the international success of Psy’s “Gangnam Style” and the impending threat of nuclear attack (by the North), it’s no wonder the world is looking at Korea right now. And utilizing this attention, Spike Lee has taken upon himself to adapt the famous Korean film “Oldboy” and make an American version starring Josh Brolin.


Music short: Houses 'A Quiet Darkness'

Houses weaves a tale of longing within its steadily simplistic beats and soft, electronic keyboard, discovering the line between the native and the modified in its second release, A Quiet Darkness. Dive Verdict: ???


Q&A with Fitz and The Tantrums

Fitz and The Tantrums is ready to make you dance. The group will release a new album, More Than Just a Dream, on May 7 with some fresh ‘80s New Wave pop but plenty of its signature retro soul sound. Staff writer Charlie Shelton spoke to lead singer Michael “Fitz” Fitzpatrick about life back on the road, and playing at Daryl Hall’s house.


Finding fulfillment at Lantern

Before I had even applied to UNC, I heard of Lantern. After scrolling through food blogs and watching hours of Food Network at home I stumbled upon it.


Phuzz Phest 2013, Day 2

The second annual Phuzz Phest took place in Winston-Salem April 4-6. Diversions went to the Camel City to check out North Carolina’s best bands and to discover some new favorites. After a successful day one, I returned to Phuzz Phest for the evening on Friday, managing to see The Love Language, one of my longtime favorite groups take the stage at The Garage.


Dive Recommends: April 5-April 11

Saturday, April 6 On An On Local 506, Chapel Hill Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm, $8-$10 On An On’s hazy indie pop recalls Local Natives’ rhythmic percussion coupled with the dense textures of Memoryhouse.


Phuzz Phest 2013, Day 1

The second annual Phuzz Phest took place in Winston-Salem April 4-6. Diversions went to the Camel City to check out some of North Carolina’s best bands and to discover some new favorites. What better way to start off a weekend-long music festival (especially after a terribly stormy drive over) than with the folk country goodness of Mount Moriah? Add in a serene auditorium in an art museum, and you’ve hit the spot.