The State of Things

State of Things
10:21 am
Thu November 15, 2012

The Queen of Katwe

simonandschuster.com

Sportswriters dream of the ultimate underdog story. Chapel Hill based Tim Crothers found it in Katwe, a giant slum in Kampala, Uganda. Phiona Mutesi is currently Uganda’s leading female chess player, but a few years ago, when Tim met her, she was a child in the slums with promise.

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State of Things
10:12 am
Wed November 14, 2012

Long Story Shorts

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For many aspiring playwrights, seeing your production come together piece by piece on stage is a faraway fantasy. But for the young students of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s undergraduate Writing for the Screen and Stage Program, this very fantasy will become a reality. Long Story Shorts is a festival of one act plays written by six undergraduate playwrights, and directed and performed by professional local actors.

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State of Things
10:08 am
Wed November 14, 2012

The Tree of Forgetfulness

englishcomplit.unc.edu

Aiken, South Carolina is an affluent town made up of horse farms and country estates. Its pastoral splendor hides a truly ugly past. In 1926, three members of the Lowman family were sitting in jail, charged with the death of a local sheriff.

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State of Things
9:59 am
Wed November 14, 2012

The Collide

davidson.edu

Composer Daniel Bernard Roumain and Greensboro-based singer/songwriter Laurelyn Dossett have brought their musical talents together for a new album that explores North Carolina.

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State of Things
10:02 am
Tue November 13, 2012

The Grand Chef

fearrington.com

“Grand” is a designation reserved for only a few chefs around the world, and one of North Carolina’s own has just joined their ranks.

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State of Things
9:51 am
Tue November 13, 2012

The Forgotten War

nyupress.org

World War II and the Vietnam War are the subject of countless projects, movies, books and discussion. But in between the two, there was the Korean War, where more than 33,000 Americans died in combat during three years of intense fighting. Melinda Pash, a teacher

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State of Things
10:40 am
Mon November 12, 2012

Meet Renee Alexander Craft

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In, 2008, Renee Alexander Craft lost one of her best friends to breast cancer. Craft says that cancer targets an individual, but when someone has it, that person’s whole community has it. As an act of healing, Craft wrote "I Will Love You Everywhere Always" (2012), to celebrate her friend’s life.

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State of Things
2:03 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

Terra Cotta

Mill villages were once a common feature of the North Carolina landscape from Appalachia to the Eastern counties. Here in the Triad, the Pomona Company operated a pipe factory about five miles outside of downtown Greensboro. The pipe was made out of terra cotta and the village where the factory workers lived was called Terra Cotta. The factory closed down in the 1970s, and now there’s an effort to turn the village into a living history museum.

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State of Things
1:57 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

Laila Nur

For Laila Nur, moving from New York to Virginia with her family was a choice. Later, however, moving away from her family was a necessity. Laila came out as queer. And that not only went against her family’s beliefs. It went against her religion – Islam. She has been struggling with these contradictions ever since. Laila developed her revolutionary music style in Greensboro at age 17. She talks with host Frank Stasio and plays live at the Upstage Cabaret of the Triad Stage.

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State of Things
9:40 am
Thu November 8, 2012

The Women of Film Noir

It's no secret that there's a lack of compelling roles for women in Hollywood. Often, they are confined to adoring secretaries or sex objects, but in the noir films of the 1940s and ‘50s, the femme fatale uses her cunning and sex appeal to get the better of men.

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