Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture
8:26 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Gamers Who Play Together Stay Together

New research shows gamers might not all be loners, after all.
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The widely held notion – that people who play computer games are loners – might not be true after all.  A new study from North Carolina State University finds that gamers are expanding their social lives and often wind up meeting the people they compete against. 

Nick Taylor is an assistant professor of Digital Media at NC State, and worked on the study.  He says the findings were consistent regardless of the types of games being played.

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Arts & Culture
5:00 am
Sat March 29, 2014

Browse All Season 2 Episodes: Jade City Pharaoh

Jade City Pharaoh
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Arts & Culture
1:19 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

The Moth Radio Hour Comes To WUNC

Adam Savage tells his story on The Moth stage
Credit Noriko Shiota Slusser / The Moth

I'm pretty sure you've heard about The Moth. It's that project where people stand in front of a live audience, without notes, and tell stories.

The stories are often funny, touching, surprising. They are recorded and shared via podcast and a radio show, The Moth Radio Hour.

I say "pretty sure" because so many WUNC listeners contact us to say "Will you carry The Moth Radio Hour?" Well....I'm happy to say, yes! We will! Beginning Sunday!

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Back Porch Reviews
1:00 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Back Porch Music Album Reviews: Lucinda Williams and The Olllam

Lucinda Williams album cover

Here's another installment of Back Porch Music album reviews. We're posting these periodically here with two or three CD reviews each week and we hope you enjoy them. Leave your comments below. 

Lucinda Williams - self titled

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The State of Things
12:26 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Music Under The Stars

Clockwork Kids band photo
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Clockwork Kids perform live on The State of Things

   

An alternative rock band from Chapel Hill, Clockwork Kids' music combines psychedelic sounds with soft folk and hard rock. The Morehead Planetarium in Chapel Hill has synchronized a space show inspired by the group's new album, "Rememory". Clockwork Kids will play the album live under the stardome for their album release party on April 3 at 7 pm. 

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Arts & Culture
9:03 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Pittsboro Memorial Will Honor 9/11 First Responders

New York Fire Department Deputy Chief Joseph Curry calls for rescue teams at Ground Zero three days after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Credit Petty Officer 1st Class Preston Keres / US Navy

Pittsboro will break ground today on a memorial to 9/11 first responders. 

Organizers say town and Chatham County officials will take part, along with anyone who wants to bring a shovel. 

The site will feature a beam from the base of one of the twin towers that collapsed after the attack on the World Trade Center in New York on September 11, 2001. 

Jody Allen is the president of the Chatham County First Responders Foundation Corporation.  He said the beam will point from the site in downtown Pittsboro toward ground zero in New York City.

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The State of Things
12:33 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Do Our Memories Define Us?

Jim Crow Wisdom by Jonathan Scott Holloway

Scholar Jonathan Holloway discusses his new book, 'Jim Crow Wisdom'

The book, "Jim Crow Wisdom," (UNC Press/2013) explores stories black Americans tell about their past and the way those stories inform modern black identity. 

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The State of Things
12:27 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Syrian Pianist Helps Children In Conflict

Malek Jandali
Credit Malek Jandali

  

For Syrian pianist Malek Jandali, music is about more than art and entertainment. It is a mechanism for social change, particularly in the context of conflict.

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The State of Things
12:35 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Hip Hop Music In The Classroom

Patrick Douthit, better known as hip-hop producer 9th Wonder.

An expert panel discusses hip hop music in academia

Hip Hop Studies is a growing field in academia led by the work of scholars like Patrick Douthit, the hip-hop producer and artist better known as 9th Wonder

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yMusic
3:24 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Setting The Shuttle Launch To Music

yMusic rehearses while in residency at Duke
Credit Eric Oberstein / Duke Performances

Scott Lee grew up on the Gulf coast of Florida. Once in a while, on a clear night, at the right time of year, he could walk outside, look 150 miles to the East, and see the glow of a shuttle launch from Cape Canaveral.

"As they rise upwards, they kind of start to curve," Lee said. " And it's a really interesting phenomenon, because they're still just going straight up. But to you, it looks like they're coming back down. So you start to wonder... 'Is something wrong?' "

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