Local craft start-up finds a home for NC artists on Geer Street
“It’s important to carve out a space for artists and makers in this kind of artistic community, to have a voice downtown.”
Music Review: Burn Your Fire For No Witness
Angel Olsen is at once fiery and delicate, gentle and unapologetic.
Asian American theater group hosts inaugural 24-hour play festival
Starting on Saturday night, several students will write, direct and perform in a series of plays within the span of just 24 hours.
Dance company culminates residency with premiere
"They have proven that dance artists can effectively change the way that people experience their lives."
Editor's Note, 1/30
It’s easy enough to finish a piece of writing because it’s due, but it’s grueling to finish a piece of writing because it’s good.
Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist opens at Nasher
Despite a 40-year span of significant artwork, Motley is one of the least visible artists of the 20th century.
Archive hosts novelist Zadie Smith for annual Blackburn literary fest
"Zadie Smith is probably one of the most interesting contemporary writers because she’s both extending the formal innovations and experimentations we associate with the novel in her work."
MLK celebrated with open stage for spoken word
The immediacy of her stage presence, paired with the approachability of her work—which is at once soulful and surreal—has set her apart.
Music Review: You and the Night OST
The score is sometimes uncertain, sometimes frenzied, sometimes spine-chilling and sometimes glorious.
Review: “Chris Burden: Extreme Measures”
Each of the five stories showcases only a handful of works at most; Burden’s pieces are massive enough, or commanding enough, to merit an entire museum floor.
Music Review: I Want to See Pulaski at Night
It’s deliberately fashioned to keep us on edge, and once again, Bird pulls at us, affecting a plaintive beauty as he pulls his bow.
Review: "Legendary: Inside the House Ballroom Scene"
In the world of underground house balls, extravagance and 'realness' reign supreme.
Editor's Note, 11/7
Yet her purity of intent, her life-affirming vulnerability and her faith in the people—in the young—are what keep us inspired.
Music Review: Fade Away
Though the title might convey otherwise, she’s no longer the stoned cat-lover recording garage songs in her bedroom about boys.
Editor's Note, 9/19/13
And no matter how embarrassing, how unforgiving or even how inauthentic, these tidbits—these multitudes—were once important, so in a way, they still are.
MFA candidate explores faith through storefront church in "Be Still"
Storefront churches have always been a part of Kristin Bedford’s landscape.
Three Lobed and WXDU bring Hopscotch day show
Whether you’ve snagged a one-day pass, a three-day pass or no pass at all, this weekend belongs to Hopscotch Music Festival.
New Doris Duke exhibition brings Islamic art to Nasher Museum
The massive property is simple—even austere—on the outside, but the interior flourishes with Islamic art, furniture, jewelry and architectural elements curated by Duke herself.
Berenbaum’s bakery focuses on attainability
Situated at the food truck section of the Saturday morning Durham Farmer’s Market is a foldout table with several pastries with their suggested prices.
Outdoor concert series features local musicians
Now in its sixth season, Duke Performances brings together the best of the summer for its popular concert series, Music in the Gardens.
Faddis to perform with Duke Jazz Ensemble
In Durham and at Duke, jazz expands with each passing year.
Duke theater performs absurdist Lear
The Bryan Center’s Sheafer Lab Theater has become a surreal, Cocteau-inspired, pseudo-Renaissance wonderland.
Archive literary fest hosts playwright Parks
"I’m hoping to form a sort of bulwark against an insidious, tame-looking, schmaltz-laden mode of expression that threatens to cover us all...”