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'Mid90s' cast discusses the film and '90s nostalgia

(10/31/18 5:10am)

Adidas Originals tread against the pavement as Wu-Tang Clan vibrates through the air. Kids on skateboards seemingly glide through a boundless boulevard, their silhouettes defined in the haze of the sunset. The courthouse looms over the concrete jungle, complete with the graffiti of its inhabitants. A routine exodus ensues at the mere mention of the "5-0.” 


Durham civil rights tour is a walk through history

(10/24/18 4:15am)

Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Brown v. Board of Education, Montgomery bus boycotts, sit-ins. We have grown up learning about segregation; we have grown accustomed to the same black and white photos of labeled water fountains, the same sparkling four words that have come to represent an entire movement: “I have a dream.” 


'Eighth Grade' is a poignant reflection on the middle school experience

(09/12/18 4:30am)

“Eighth Grade” opens with an image of a screen, blurry with the resolution of a webcam. Kayla Day (Elsie Fisher) speaks directly to the camera. She stutters, punctuates each word with “like,” forcing the audience to sit through her awkwardness for an uncomfortable amount of time. The rest of the movie follows suit — it’s cringeworthy as can be, but that’s what makes this debut film from Bo Burnham so great.