CULTURE


7/13/2020 12:58am

Nina Scott, a graduate of Carrboro High School and an incoming UNC first-year, painted a mural on Sunday, July 12, 2020 honoring some of the Black women who have been killed.

Artists, activists commemorate Black Lives Matter movement with murals

“They say the eyes are the gateway to the soul, so when you see something so beautiful, it just speaks to you,” Nina Scott, an artist involved in the project, said. “I think people really cherish things that are painted. There's something about working with your hands that really speaks to people, especially when it has a message to it.”


6/15/2020 10:13pm

Chapel Hill-based funk-rock band JULIA. 

'Zeroed in on funk': Chapel Hill-based band JULIA. talks creating in quarantine

About three years ago, Torin Alston, Danlee Gildersleeve, Todd Davis and Sean Meehan came together to form JULIA., a Chapel Hill-based alternative blues-rock band turned "funk foursome." The band just finished recording their latest album in Asheville. Staff writer Ben McEntire sat down with Davis and Meehan to talk funk, flow and the evolution of the group. 


5/18/2020 11:06pm

A student watches the Netflix show "Outer Banks" on his computer on Monday, May 18, 2020. This hit show, created by two UNC alumni, was released on April 15 and has since risen to the top of Netflix TV ratings.

'Outer Banks' co-creators talk Netflix, the UNC-Duke rivalry and the ferry to Chapel Hill

Co-creators Shannon Burke and Josh Pate of the hit Netflix series, "Outer Banks," have their roots and found their inspiration in North Carolina and UNC. The show tells the story of teenagers living on the fictional Kildare Island, North Carolina who embark on a treasure hunt to find the shipwreck of The Royal Merchant. Add class conflict, star-crossed lovers and plenty of narrow escapes, and you’ve got the hit Netflix series.