3/6/2018 9:02pm

SHHO held a panel on Monday to discuss hip-hop and social justice. Photo by Amelia Keesler.

Poetic social justice: SHHO discusses hip-hop’s influence on social activism

UNC’s Student Hip-Hop Organization, SHHO, held a panel discussion Monday expressing the art, platform and history of hip-hop and its impacts on social change and social justice.  “Hip-hop is a very large platform for artists, young and old, to share their voices and empower people who may be underrepresented in their communities,” said Nicho Stevens, SHHO executive member.  

3/6/2018 7:29pm

Allison Coleman's thesis exhibition "Rosy Retrospection" explores themes of memory and nostalgia. Courtesy of Allison Coleman.

MFA students explore architecture and memory in thesis shows

UNC’s MFA students are currently putting their talents on display through a series of thesis shows at the John and June Allcott Gallery. “Throughout the entire gallery you’re constantly using a different sense, whether it’s smell, touch or sight,” said MFA student Brittany Anderson.

3/5/2018 11:55pm

Vintage Blue UNC uses social media to market vintage clothing and tell the stories of creative students. Photo Courtesy of Rodrigo Bustamante

Vintage Blue UNC uses their platform to spread inspiring stories

"We wanted more from this, and so that it’s more than just auctioning clothing on Instagram,” said Kenny Barone, member of the Vintage Blue team.  What first started out as a collective group of students auctioning vintage UNC clothing on Instagram has turned into a platform for bringing voice to visionary people — throughout campus and beyond.

3/5/2018 8:07pm

Minrose Gwin is an author and professor at UNC. Photo by Steve Exum.

Journalist-turned-author Minrose Gwin talks new novel

Minrose Gwin is holding a talk about her most recent novel, "Promise," at Flyleaf Books on Tuesday at 6 p.m. This journalist-turned-author is also a member of UNC faculty. Staff writer Will Shropshire spoke with Gwin about "Promise" and her advice for aspiring authors.

3/1/2018 8:40pm

Global International Worldwide, Intl., is hosting "Kazoo It! 2: Enter the Kazoot" on Saturday. Photo courtesy of Ethan Baechtold.

Saturday afternoon plans: kazooing in the quad

As Saturday’s big game approaches and pre-spring break assignments consume your afternoon, your stress levels may be out of control and your lack of sleep unbelievable. But instead of worrying about Grayson Allen’s 3-pointers and your intimidatingly large paper due next week, come dance around the quad, meet new friends and play the kazoo. 

3/1/2018 7:28pm

Cosmic Rays is running at The Varsity March 1-2.

Cosmic Rays Film Festival celebrates the art of filmmaking

Time to press pause on your latest Netflix binge and come see the Cosmic Rays Film Festival at the Varsity Theater on Franklin Street this Thursday, March 1, and Friday, March 2. The festival hopes to celebrate filmmaking innovation in both style and in subject matter.  

2/28/2018 9:41pm

Palms Trax (probably) performing at Elsewhere.

Review: I went clubbing in Brooklyn and lived to tell the tale

I went clubbing not one night, but two nights this past weekend. On Friday, Feb. 23, I saw Palms Trax and Solar at Elsewhere, a nightclub in Brooklyn, New York. On Saturday, Feb. 24, I went to another nightclub called Good Room, featuring Antenes, Sofia Kourtesis, Amourette and Justin Strauss. 

2/27/2018 8:01pm

"Afternoon" by Norman Lewis is featured in the Nasher Museum of Art's exhibit "Solidary & Solitary."

Stepping into the past and facing the future with 'Solidary and Solitary'

"Solidary & Solitary: The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection" will challenge viewers to question their expectations and celebrate their differences. The collection was organized by the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and the Baltimore Museum of Art.  The exhibit, available at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University now through July 15, showcases a lineage of artists of African descent from the 1940s to present. The show is comprised of 60 pieces of art from 13 different artists.