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Full Frame 2018: 'Of Fathers and Sons' is a portrait of the sons of jihad in Syria

(04/11/18 4:05am)

Imagine a 12-year-old child growing up in Syria. The place that he calls home is a country ravaged by civil war. He plays with his brothers among hidden land mines. His father is a soldier, part of the Islamic extremist and jihadist organization al-Nusra Front. His name is Osama — named after the man responsible for the September 11 attacks.


Duke Disability Alliance invites three artists to explore disability and the arts at the Nasher

(03/28/18 4:05am)

On Saturday afternoon, the Nasher Museum of Art will host an event called “Disability and the Arts” as the culmination of Disability Pride Week. For the last few years, Duke Disability Alliance has put on a week of programming that aims to raise awareness and celebrate the diversity of students with disabilities on campus. In partnership with the Nasher, DDA will bring three artists to campus this year as part of the event to highlight the generative capacities of people with disabilities.


Nasher celebrates black abstract artists in 'Solidary & Solitary'

(02/28/18 5:15am)

Two weeks ago, presidential portraits of the Obamas were unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery. The vibrant and exuberant greens of foliage were juxtaposed with the muted pink stripes of Michelle Obama’s dress. This day marked a moment not only of artistic significance but of historical and cultural import. For the first time, an African-American presidential couple’s paintings created by two African-American artists will hang in the Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.


Upcoming Nasher event 'PARLIAMENT' seeks to recalibrate our realities

(02/21/18 5:15am)

If you got on a bus with only one other person on board, would you sit down next to them? Probably not, right? But when did we decide that this was the socially accepted behavior? Why would it be weird if you sat right next to them? Michael Kliën’s performance art piece “PARLIAMENT” seeks to unearth the arbitrary choreographies present in our daily life. 


'Paddington 2' is as wholesome as it is hilarious

(02/14/18 6:49am)

With a 100 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, “Paddington 2” deserves all the stellar reviews it has gotten. Marketed as a kids movie, this film about the adventures of a two-foot-tall teddy bear will resonate with viewers of all ages. While we face a constant barrage of bad news and ugly scandals plaguing the entertainment industry, this adorably sweet movie brings much needed light and hope.



Duke University String School celebrates over 50 years of music education

(01/22/18 5:00am)

As you walk up the steps toward the entrance of the Mary Duke Biddle Music Building, you pass a black, metal sculpture with geometric shapes stacked precariously on top of each other. Through the glass doors, you take the stairs down to the lower level and you are met with the sound of running water from a small, pebble-filled fountain. You catch the muffled music of violins and pianos as you walk down a long corridor. Finally, you arrive at the end of the hallway and enter office nine.




Recess reviews: 'Black Mirror'

(11/02/16 4:00am)

Technology is ubiquitous. It extends its tendrils into every corner of the world. It seems to make our lives better and easier, but complications inevitably arise. Charlie Brooker’s acclaimed TV anthology “Black Mirror” reflects on the dark and unforeseen consequences of future technology while raising questions about the dangers of our current technological obsession.


CDS's 'The Jemima Code' challenges female African American stereotypes

(10/26/16 4:00am)

In the Juanita Kreps and Lyndhurst Galleries at the Center for Documentary Studies, large black and white photos are suspended from the ceilings. Illuminated by the warm lights in the galleries, the faces of African American women from generations past came into focus. They were the former slaves, forgotten servants and aspiring young chefs who sustained American families for the last 200 years.



Satire festival to highlight importance of laughter in politics

(09/07/16 4:00am)

Duke University and the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists will host a political cartoon and satire festival Sept. 22-24 on campus. The three-day event will feature panels with guest speakers such as the senior producer of "The Daily Show," student performances by Duke University Improv and Inside Joke, live cartooning by professional artists, a student satire workshop and political cartoon exhibits.