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Current and former Duke women's basketball players react to Joanne P. McCallie's resignation

(07/03/20 1:15am)

Thursday morning yielded stunning news in the world of Duke Athletics, as women’s basketball’s Joanne P. McCallie announced that she was stepping away as head coach of the program. Almost instantly, current and former Blue Devil women’s basketball players reacted with an outpouring of love and support for McCallie. 

Who trusts a tobacco-stained university in a pandemic?

(07/03/20 4:00am)

Duke is grappling with how to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. President Vincent Price has called it a “public health emergency.” But considering the university’s long, profitable history of entanglement with the tobacco industry, why should we see Duke’s leaders as trustworthy defenders of public health? Duke becoming a tobacco-free campus on July 1 presents an opportunity for the Duke community to reckon with our tobacco-stained history. Instead, Duke’s leaders are obscuring that history.

Film room: Analyzing Duke men's basketball point guard Jeremy Roach

(07/04/20 5:05pm)

Another year, another new crop of men's basketball players coming to Durham. In this series, we will analyze film on each of Duke’s signees and transfers for the 2020-21 season. Previous film rooms include Jalen Johnson and DJ Steward. Let’s continue with the player who could be next in line at the point guard spot: Jeremy Roach.

Palestinian advocacy organization accuses Duke of 'monitoring and policing' student speech

(06/30/20 3:18am)

Palestine Legal, an independent organization that provides advocacy and litigation to individuals who speak out about Palestinian issues, is pushing Duke to rectify what the organization deems  “a pattern of monitoring and policing of student speech,” according to an email from Zoha Khalili, a staff attorney at the organization, to Mary Pat McMahon, vice provost and vice president for student affairs.  

Shipshowz is a Durham haven for radical queer liberation

(06/30/20 4:00am)

Alexandria has been in the Triangle drag scene for nine years. In this time, she has witnessed the rise and fall of various queens and clubs, but one problem has persisted: the exclusion of Black and brown femme talent. As curator of Body Party, a celebration for, by and about Black and brown trans femmes held at Ruby Deluxe in Raleigh, Alexandria often visits shows across the Triangle to scope out new talent. 

Kevin Bacon on 'You Should Have Left' and masculinity in horror movies

(06/29/20 3:41am)

On June 19, Blumhouse Productions and writer-director David Koepp released their latest psychological thriller, “You Should Have Left.” Based on German author Daniel Kehlmann’s 2017 novella of the same name, the film explores how duplicity and paranoia can destroy a family. The story revolves around an infamous banker, Theo Conroy (Kevin Bacon), his young actress wife Susanna (Amanda Seyfriend) and their six year-old bubbly and intuitive daughter Ella (Avery Essex). The family vacations in the Welsh countryside in a house that warps time, space and reality. In an attempt to escape the distorting house, Theo is forced to confront his dark past. As part of a virtual roundtable with Bacon, The Chronicle had the opportunity to interview the actor about his latest movie.