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'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' reimagines Hollywood at the close of the '60s

(08/07/19 4:02am)

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” the latest film from writer and director Quentin Tarantino, premiered in July. The movie follows Rick Dalton (played by Leonardo DiCaprio) as he navigates the ups and downs of a Hollywood career in 1969, as well as the looming presence of the Manson Family cult in Los Angeles. Editor Nina Wilder and Campus Arts Editor Kerry Rork chatted about their thoughts on Tarantino’s new film and the events that inspired it. Warning: spoilers below.

Tickets and tenting: The Chronicle answers Class of 2023's sports questions

(08/06/19 8:04am)

A few weeks ago, The Chronicle let incoming first-years ask their pressing questions. Here are responses to a selection of sports-themed questions. Please keep in mind that although some questions are straightforward, not every question has one cut-and-dried answer. And don’t forget to tell us your questions at the bottom of this story. 

Paul McCartney transforms Dodger Stadium for last performance of Freshen Up Tour

(08/04/19 4:02am)

Paul McCartney has always known how to put on a show. Within seconds of one of his concerts, the crowd is hooked, overwhelmed with the satisfaction of nostalgia as memories of The Beatles rise to the surface. This feel-good sentimentality is arguably the reason that, to this day, McCartney is able to sell out stadiums that Taylor Swift would struggle to fill.

Victor Strandberg on 50+ years of teaching literature at Duke

(08/02/19 4:33pm)

Victor Strandberg is a professor of English who has taught at Duke for more than 50 years—since 1966, to be exact. The Chronicle talked with him to discuss how Duke has changed, how Strandberg got his start as a professor and the famous students he's taught. This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

Submit a question to Recess' new advice column, Tea Time

(07/31/19 4:02am)

Here at Recess, we understand that life can throw us curveballs, from break-ups to workplace dramas and everything in between. Sometimes, life's most gnawing questions aren't easily posed to friends or family — which is where Tea Time with Alice comes in. Alice is here to answer your inquiries, ease your woes and provide you with the insight only a Duke student could. And, because this is the arts and culture section of The Chronicle, she'll use the unique approach of hashing out your issues from the perspective of a pop culture lover. As the saying goes: What would Elle Woods do?