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Q&A with UNC graduate, author Renée Ahdieh

Renée Ahdieh is a UNC graduate and the author of "The Wrath and the Dawn," a New York Times Bestseller. Her sequel, "The Rose & The Dagger" comes out May 3. Staff writer Emily Perry spoke with Ahdieh via email about her first book, her success and her time at Chapel Hill.  

How are you celebrating National Beer Day?

Today is National Beer Day, but most people didn’t even know this wonderful day existed. Among those in the dark are Chapel Hill favorites, like Top of the Hill, He’s Not Here, Carolina Brewery and Linda’s. Most bars around town say they have no events or drink specials planned because they didn’t know about National Beer Day.

On third chances, ripped shirts and getting older: The Wonder Years and letlive. rock Cat’s Cradle

Despite the fact that Atlanta’s Microwave has graced my Spotify on no more than two occasions, I found their setlist familiar when they opened at Cat’s Cradle on Wednesday night. I nodded my head, hummed choruses and melodies, and felt a rush when the band started into one of my favorites (“Something Right”) from their most recent release, “Stovall.”

Playlist: UNC is going to the 'ship

With last night's win against Syracuse in the bag, UNC students are having a hard time containing their excitement for tomorrow's basketball game against Villanova.

Q&A with '90s pop star, Aaron Carter

Aaron Carter hits epitomize the 90s. From "I Want Candy" to "Aaron's Party," his songs are sung loudly and easily identified by millennials. Now, he's back with "Fool's Gold," his latest single he'll perform Friday at Cat's Cradle. Assistant Arts & Entertainment Editor Ryan Schocket asked Carter about his music, Hilary Duff, Justin Bieber, Donald Trump, whether he still wants candy and whether he's a UNC or Duke fan.

Coming up on Netflix

The Problem: You blew through Season 4 of "House of Cards" in days, already finished "Fuller House," and now you have nothing to look forward to.

We need to talk about Megan Fox's thumbs

Megan Fox is finally starring in things I actually want to watch, and I'm happy about it. It's just been too long since "Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen" and my personal favorite, "Jennifer's Body."