CULTURE


2/5/2018 6:50pm

Sydney Schamay

Word on the Street: What is on your walking to class playlist?

Odds are if you are walking to class you are listening to music, or you at least see someone else listening to something through their headphones. Do you ever wonder what everyone around you is listening to? Here are some student’s favorite things to listen to on their treks to class.  Staff writer Allie Todd asked UNC students, "What is on your walking to class playlist?"


2/4/2018 10:34pm

Shred for Music Ed raised money for the band program at C.E. Jordan High School in Durham. Photo courtesy of Paul Jones Photography.

Shred for Music Ed event to raise funds for local high school band program

Almost 200 people came out last Friday night to the Motorco Music Hall to attend Shred for Music Ed, an event intended to raise money for the band program at C.E. Jordan High School in Durham. Four local bands — A Light Divided, Kairos., The Reticent and Undrask performed in the show. Band director and member of The Reticent Chris Hathcock organized the event, which raised over $2,000 for the program. Staff writer Rachel Jensen had a conversation with Hathcock about his motivation and the preparation that went into the event. 


2/1/2018 7:21pm

Catherine Baird (left) and Caroline Greelish (right) are performing in "Sisterly: A Memory Play." Photo courtesy of Caroline Almy.

LAB! Theatre's newest play to explore love in a sorority

"Sisterly: A Memory Play," written by UNC-Chapel Hill student Alexandra LaGrand, is being performed by The LAB! Theatre from Feb. 3-5. Staff writer Krupa Kaneria interviewed Samantha Yancey, a producer of the show, about her thoughts and inspiration about the play. 


1/31/2018 7:28pm

Paul Dresher plays with the instrument he named 'peacock' in preparation for the grand opening of Carolina Preforming Arts new space, CURRENT.

In February, grab your friends and interact with Carolina Performing Arts

Carolina Performing Arts will kick off their new venue CURRENT ArtSpace + Studio with a special installation by Paul Dresher on Feb. 2. His installation, “Sound Maze” is interactive, inviting an audience of all ages and musical backgrounds to play large instruments created by the ensemble, scattered around the room.  The events at CURRENT are unlike a typical gallery show or stage performance. Attending a gallery or art exhibit usually involves walking around and looking at the art. CURRENT, however, wants to challenge that norm of the art world. Events will involve more of the senses. 


1/29/2018 8:56pm

David Luckenbach, the main camera operator for "Logan," stands with his daughter Lindsay on the set of Hugh Jackman's 9th and final appearance as the iconic X-Men mutant Wolverine. Photo Courtesy of David Luckenbach.

Column: 'Logan' Oscar nomination breaks superhero genre norms

When looking at the grand scheme of things, the superhero  genre is a relatively new one in global cinema. While many genre films like the gangster flick, the war film and the western have been around since before the invention of “talking pictures” in the 1920s, the superhero film did not emerge until the release of “Superman” in 1978. This is when the genre’s evolution began.


1/28/2018 7:32pm

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Review: 'Paddington 2' deserves its 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes

"Paddington 2"’s 100 percent fresh review on Rotten Tomatoes isn’t a bit or some meme taken too far. The recently released film deserves the praise it's receiving as it not only entertains the audience, but also teaches lessons we all need to hear in ways only a movie geared for children can.  


1/25/2018 10:58pm

Peter Nisbet, Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Ackland Art Museum, discusses the meaning of a painting in the Becoming a Woman in the Age of Enlightenment exhibit.

Explore life as a woman in 18th-century France at the Ackland

In the current political climate of gender issues and cultural reflection across a diverse array of ideas, the Ackland Art Museum’s newest exhibition, "Becoming a Woman in the Age of Enlightenment: French Art from The Horvitz Collection," is uncommonly timely. "Becoming a Woman" explores the so-called “Woman's Question” that was pivotal to some of the most pressing debates of the French Enlightenment during the 18th century.  It is a thematic exhibit with 130 pieces of artwork ranging from drawings, to paintings, to sculptures, to prints — with only 10 of these pieces created by women. It conveys various depictions of the societal role of women spanning across 150 years of French art and will be on display from Jan. 26 to April 8.