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Shows like “Iron Chef” and “Chopped” popularized and promoted the idea of “secret ingredients,” forcing chefs to adapt to work with new substances and create unique dishes. This secret ingredient craze is now moving into the art world with the newest show at the Pleiades Gallery.
How we attribute value to art has been a question since the origins of the art world. Those who determine what is valuable, an immense power that is often granted to critics, determine the kinds of art to be produced by artists.
Finding what to do on Valentine’s Day to get in the spirit, with or without a significant other, can be difficult. Some want to focus on the romance, while others to keep their minds away from love altogether. Here are a few ways to spend your Valentine’s Day on Duke campus and in the Triangle:
Walking into “Ocean Room,” a life-size dome of video projections, is a full sensory experience. The visitor begins in a dark room, lit only by the massive ocean mound and filled with the sounds of crashing waves. Crawling inside the dome, they leave their life behind and is transported to the middle of the sea, left with only a notebook to write about their experience, reclining chairs set in the space and soft carpeting separating them from the ocean. Here, they are surrounded by peaceful ocean noises, the smell of saltwater and the beauty of splashing waves.
For years, late '90s nostalgia seemed to litter modern media, from a resurgence of butterfly hair clips and cargo pants to a new obsession over '90s brands like Tommy Hilfiger and Birkenstocks. This love for '90s culture has extended its grasp into the music industry through the newest Ariana Grande music video, “thank u, next,” filled with cult classic film allusions and artists like Iggy Azalea wearing “Clueless” outfits. We have now reached a new level with the release of the newest Backstreet Boys’ album, “DNA.”
The 21st century technological evolution has promoted visualization and digitization for historical representation. As more materials become available to the public, the possibilities and opportunities for increasingly comprehensive research have grown, as evidenced by a recent Nasher event.
With the rapid spread of images through avenues like social media, it can be easy to take photography for granted today. Yet at the turn of the 20th century, this new medium of art was just coming into existence — and how it would be manipulated and utilized remained unclear.
"Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” directed by David Yates and written by J.K. Rowling, is the newest edition to the wizarding world franchise and “Fantastic Beasts” saga.
Naps have become a staple of the college experience. College allows sleep-deprived and overly-stressed students to finally recognize the true beauty of a nap and its seemingly limitless healing powers. After a long day of classes or even midway through a rough week, students find time to nap and to recharge for the rest of their day.
Some children have parents that tell them stories: stories about beautiful princesses and violent dragons, stories about Greek myths and triumphant gods, stories about familial pasts and collective struggles. But I had something different. I had one of my favorite stories from my dad come to life in front of me.
Research can be a form of storytelling, of capturing life from decades or even centuries before. It can give the world a better idea of how people used to live.
Parents and teachers should always hope for the best in their children — an improvement from who they were and who they became. But what if that hope for improvement transforms into an attempt to control every aspect of an individual’s life, making them into the mirror image of what they hoped they could become?
Halloween is the perfect day to spend time with friends, eat lots of candy and junk food and dress up in spooky costumes. Since Halloween falls on a Wednesday this year, some students have been looking for ways to celebrate the holiday on campus.
Vinyl records, cassette tapes and CDs. What were once dying music technologies is now finding a new light in everything from hipster undergrounds to teen bedrooms. Whether a music connoisseur or a casual collector, people around the world are taking part in this global revival. Even with the many streaming sites available, people seem to miss the tangible music experience of a vinyl record or CD. After the near-extinction of physical music methods in the early 2000s, its growing audience embodies the exploration and resurgence of an old medium that stands the test of time and the creation of a new music community.
2018 has been a good one for indie albums, with hits like Courtney Barnett’s “Tell Me How You Really Feel” and Mitski’s “Be the Cowboy.” Young the Giant is providing yet another one with the newly released “Mirror Master.”
Student artists at Duke, especially those not majoring in visual arts, know the struggle of finding like-minded individuals and opportunities to practice their craft well. A new initiative hopes to address this challenge.
Those affected by Alzheimer's often suffer from feelings of isolation, but a Nasher program seeks to create an opportunity for individuals with dementia to engage with art and new ideas.
Located on the Duke Medicine Pavilion Greenway, hidden by the surrounding buildings, lies a secret of the Duke University Hospital: the Duke Farmers’ Market. It sets up shop every Friday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the months of April to September, with a number of amazing booths to visit.
For the sake of its own survival in an increasingly interconnected world, the music industry is adapting. After years of minimal earnings, the industry experienced substantial growth through a shift in how we listen to music. More and more people have access to streaming services like Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora and Soundcloud that offer nearly unlimited amounts of music. In fact, according to Spotify, the company has recently reached 170 million users, half of whom pay for premium service, a number that continues to grow. How will this transform the music itself and the musicians behind it?