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There are certain things that you can only pull off in anime. Imagine if you saw a live-action actor or actress attempt some cheesy romantic line or some impassioned speech exaggerated to epic proportions—the audience would have a hard time taking any of that seriously. Anime, on the other hand, is able to illustrate its characters to go along with (often) unrealistic dialogue through exaggerated facial expressions, gestures and other 2D effects. Anime evokes a kind of emotional credibility because it is not part of our reality.
"Shelter," a music video, animation piece and original song, is a collaboration between American music artist Porter Robinson, French songwriter Madeon and the Japanese animation studio A-1 pictures. It is a six minute long video that captures the story of a young girl, Rin, who lives in a virtual reality simulation created by her engineer father in an effort to help her escape the apocalypse.
Where are you registered to vote for this year’s election? If you are a Republican from Maryland or a Democrat from Alaska, your vote really won’t tip the presidential scale. Here in North Carolina, however, the polls are not so preemptively swayed.
Although many students participate in on-campus recruiting, one investment banking firm's policy change may mean fewer students dressed in business attire this Fall.
This story is part of our coverage of the 10th anniversary of the lacrosse case. Our other coverage can be found here.
The English indie rock band Mystery Jets recently released their fifth album, “Curve of the Earth,” a brutally poignant work in both melody and lyrics. Mystery Jets was formed by Henry Harrison, Blaine Harrison and William Rees—a combination of father, son and friend who formed the band when Blaine was just 12. Mystery Jets creates music that certainly does not lack in intensity and deeply metaphorical, and often angst-ridden, lyrics.
Faculty and students from many disciplines at Duke are searching for connections between what is old in art and what is new in technology.
Housing, Dining and Residence Life recently announced a ban on hoverboards from residence halls and apartments.
World travelers have a new outlet to share their writing and photography—"One World, Two Feet," a travel blog created by Duke alumna Erika Zambello.
Alejandro Ghersi, better known as the electronic music producer Arca, recently released his second studio album Mutant, representing a wide range of experimental electronic elements across the songs. Ghersi’s music incorporates an almost jagged-like quality, particularly noticeable in the song “Mutant.” Few notes hold complete consistency, instead opting for a constant vibrating status between two pitches. The tempo avoids the constant and expected changes that are iconic of classical and other types of music, instead choosing to fluctuate on Ghersi’s whim. However, the presence of almost haunting melodies seems to emerge from the incomprehensible clutter of sounds, hinting at a paradoxical order within disorder.
Governor Pat McCrory signed legislation in October prohibiting sanctuary cities in North Carolina, a decision that has been met with significant controversy.
Blackwell residence hall has won East Campus' annual Eco-Olympics, beating the other first-year dorms with 1,569 points.
HTC’s virtual reality headset prototype impressed members of the Duke community who got to participate in a virtual reality demonstration last week.
Lizz Winstead, co-creator of the Daily Show and its former head writer, is a comedian, blogger and founder of Lady Parts Justice, an organization that raises awareness of legislative attempts to block women's reproductive freedoms. She will perform at Cat's Cradle in Carrboro Nov. 20 at 8:30 p.m. The Chronicle's Lucy Zhang talked with Winstead about her career in comedy, cynicism in humor, politics and calling out the hypocrites.
The Safe Campus Act—a federal bill put forth in the House of Representatives to address sexual violence on college campuses—has raised discussion among Duke faculty and students.
Duke Electric Vehicles will be featured in a commercial during an episode of the NBC show “Heroes Reborn.”
Amid growing tensions between Israel and Palestine, student groups on campus are looking to foster an environment for informed debate.
How does one pass down knowledge that resists the deteriorating effects of time? With a soft spoken, low and wisened voice, Abdullah Ibrahim, a South African pianist and composer, responded to creative writing professor Nathaniel Mackey.
Researchers wanting to avoid tick-transmitted diseases may soon have a new tool at their disposal—a tick-collecting robot being developed by Duke undergraduates.
Right in the entrance of the Nasher's "Reality of My Surroundings" exhibition is an overwhelming exposure to sparkles and color. A viewer's eyes are immediately and inevitably drawn to artist Ebony G. Patterson's sparkling canvas, "...shortly after 8- beyond the bladez," on the left and Fahamu Pecou's "Nunna My Heroes After Barkley Hendricks' 'Icon for My Man Superman,'" depicting a confident black man wearing Superman's iconic suit on the right.