Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture
5:00 am
Sun November 23, 2014

For Thanksgiving: 8 Vintage Recipes From Duke University's Cookbook Archives

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The State of Things
11:48 am
Fri November 21, 2014

The Emily Musolino Band

Emily Musolino of the Emily Musolino Band at Motorco in Durham.
Credit Emily Musolino Music

  

When Durham native Emily Musolino left for the Berklee College of Music, the only thing she knew she wanted to do with her life was to make music. 

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StoryCorps Durham
5:00 am
Fri November 21, 2014

'I Am Glad That You Dared Greatly'

Erin Nivens(l) with mom Bonnie Hacker
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In 1979, Bonnie Hacker became one of the first single parents to adopt a child in the state of North Carolina.  Seven-year-old Erin moved in with Bonnie, first in a foster-care arrangement. The adoption process began shortly thereafter:

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The State of Things
12:06 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Expanding The Gender Spectrum

Laverne Cox giving a speech in 2013. Cox was the first transgender person to appear on the cover of TIME magazine earlier this year
Credit UMKC / Flickr Creative Commons

    

November 20 is the Transgender Day of Remembrance. It is meant to honor those who have died from violence against transgender people.

On top of the hostility, those who do not identify themselves within the historical definitions of gender struggle with daily issues from filling out the gender section on medical forms to using a public restroom without ridicule.

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The State of Things
11:28 am
Thu November 20, 2014

A Muse And A Maze: The Mysteries Of Fiction Writing

A Muse & A Maze by Peter Turchi
Credit Trinity University Press

  

Here's a riddle: What does the craft of writing fiction have to do with mystery, magic, and puzzles?

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The State of Things
11:55 am
Wed November 19, 2014

A Chapel Hill Playwright's Social Commentary On World War I

A scene from World War I at the North Carolina Veterans Memorial
Credit Universal Pops / Flickr Creative Commons

  

At the peak of the Great Depression in the 1930s, legendary Chapel Hill playwright Paul Green collaborated with composer Kurt Weill to create a socially conscious musical about World War I.

In fact, Johnny Johnson was a blend of comedy, tragedy and satire. The musical pits a pacifist American against The War to End All Wars.

The title character is thrust into it after his girlfriend threatens to leave him for lack of patriotism, but Johnny finds his lighthearted and joking nature does not mesh with the horrors of war. 

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The State of Things
11:54 am
Wed November 19, 2014

The Great Gatsby - An American Rite Of Passage

So We Read On is Maureen Corrigan new book that takes a look into "the greatest" American novel.

Reading F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby is a rite of passage these days. The novel is mandatory reading for many high schoolers across the country. 

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Arts & Culture
3:45 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

Grammy-Nominated Rapper's New Album Features Fayetteville, NC

J. Cole
Credit the artist

Rapper J. Cole grew up in Fayetteville, North Carolina. This week, with very little fanfare, he announced that his new album would go on sale December 9. The album is called "2014 Forest Hills Drive." The title refers to Cole's childhood home in Fayetteville.

The announcement came with a short documentary of the musician, wearing a sky-blue UNC jersey, re-visiting many of the places of his childhood.

There's the roller rink, and the game arcade, and the football field where he rapped publicly for the very first time:

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The State of Things
11:10 am
Tue November 18, 2014

City Makes Move For Greensboro Civil Rights Museum

The International Civil Rights Center and Museum faces ongoing financial struggles, and the Greensboro mayor wants the city to take it over.
Credit Jeff Tiberii

  

The International Civil Rights Center & Museum in Greensboro was built to commemorate a transformative moment in civil rights history when four NC A&T freshmen staged a sit-in at the city's whites-only lunch counter. 

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The State of Things
11:00 am
Tue November 18, 2014

“Cello and Bass…Seriously?”

The Low and Lower duo puts a new twist on chamber music.
Credit Low and Lower

Bassist Paul Sharpe and Cellist Brooks Whitehouse are a bestselling cello-bass duo who developed a new genre of music that puts string instruments in a new context. 

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