CULTURE


1/21/2018 9:09pm

Evan Nicole Bell, a senior at Duke University, is having her first solo photography exhibit, "black." Photo courtesy of Evan Nicole Bell.

Duke University senior documents Durham Black community in “black.” photography exhibit

After nearly four years of documenting the black community of Durham, Duke University senior and Alice M. Baldwin Scholar Evan Nicole Bell has secured her first solo photography exhibition entitled “black.” Hosted by the Louise Jones Brown Gallery in Durham, "black." is a collection documented by Bell that showcases the diversity of what it means to be Black in 2018.


1/21/2018 8:43pm

Ashley May

Word on the Street: Who do you think deserves a Grammy this year?

The Grammy Awards, music’s biggest night, is happening on Jan. 28, and many people can’t wait to see their favorite celebrities. The top Grammy-nominees include Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, SZA, Bruno Mars and Childish Gambino, with performances by Cardi B, Lady Gaga, Kesha, Sam Smith and Rihanna. Staff writer Amani Reed asked UNC students, “Who do you think deserves a Grammy this year?”


1/21/2018 7:30pm

They Might Be Giants at Cat's Cradle

They Might Be Giants Concert Review: Man, It's So Loud In Cat's Cradle

When They Might Be Giants started playing “Man, It’s So Loud In Here” off their “Mink Car” album, my dad leaned toward me and yelled, “I love this one!”  It was his first time seeing TMBG perform since he took my mom to one of their shows in 1992. This was my first time seeing them ever, and I couldn't believe that the band I'd been jamming out to since I first heard their album “No!” as a kid was standing on stage in front of me.


1/18/2018 5:12pm

Coco Amino is a Chapel Hill-based pop rock band. Photo courtesy of Christine McClain.

Q&A with members of local band Coco Amino

Coco Amino is a Chapel Hill-based pop rock band. Their first EP, "coco amino" was released in December. The band is set to play a show at the Cave in Chapel Hill on Sunday Jan. 21 with Estuarie and Jameson. 


1/11/2018 8:09pm

Matthew Greenberg

Word on the Street: What TV shows are you excited about this semester?

School is back from winter break, but perhaps more importantly, so are all of your favorite television shows! Well, maybe not ("Game of Thrones" won’t be back until next year), but there's still a lot to look forward to.  Here are some of the shows that students around campus can’t wait to see return.  Spoiler alert: they are all Emmy award-winning shows.


1/11/2018 7:21pm

Lori Burgwyn Hernandez will teach a meditation class at the Ackland Art Museum in celebration of Bodhi Day. Photo courtesy of Lori Burgwyn Hernandez.

Q&A with meditation instructor Lori Burgwyn Hernandez

It’s time to get your meditation on. The Ackland Art Museum will be celebrating Bodhi Day on Friday in connection with its new “Religion and Ritual” exhibit, and Lori Burgwyn Hernandez of Franklin Street Yoga will be leading an introductory meditation class.  Staff writer Krupa Kaneria spoke with Hernandez about her involvement in meditation, the connection between meditation and art, and the importance of this practice.


1/11/2018 7:16pm

Long Neck is performing at Local 506 on Jan. 13. Photo courtesy of Lily Mastrodimos.

Q&A with Long Neck's Lily Mastrodimos

The band Long Neck will be performing a show Saturday at Local 506 with Infinity Crush and It Looks Sad. Lily Mastrodimos is the founding member of the group. Staff writer Rachel Jensen had a conversation with Mastrodimos to discuss the band, their new album "Will This Do?" and more. 


1/9/2018 8:06pm

The Ackland Art Museum's exhibit "Religion and Ritual" will be on display until May 13. Photo courtesy of Emily Bowles.

Ackland Art Museum's ‘Religion and Ritual’ showcases extensive collection of Asian art

While Asian art has grown especially in strength and importance over the last 30 years, the Ackland Art Museum remains home to the only collection of Asian art in the state — and one of the major collections in the southeast.  Now, a new exhibition titled Religion and Ritual, on display at the Ackland from Jan. 3 to May 13, presents the beauty of some of this wondrous collection.