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Artist Daniel Aguilar Ruvalcaba has a philanthropic challenge for David Rubenstein

(10/30/19 4:40pm)

It is a normal Tuesday evening commute — until, as I stare out the smudged windows of the C1, I notice something peculiar: A man is watching me. He’s seated squarely, unmoving, behind the second-floor windows of the Rubenstein Arts Center, looking out onto Campus Drive and whoever goes past.

Trick mirrors, orchid crowns and jawlines: The art of the scam

(09/26/19 4:03am)

I have a time limit set on my Instagram use. Some days, as I’m lying in bed, aimlessly scrolling through images of burnt-orange sunsets and golden retrievers, a notification will command my vision and fill me with guilt — but only briefly. Often, in the instant my eyes mindlessly scan over the reminder that I’ve “spent 15 minutes on Instagram today,” my right thumb lunges toward the “OK” button, and the notification disappears. I move on, only slightly deterred in my dead-eyed scrolling.

Growing up is complicated on Frankie Cosmos’ ‘Close It Quietly’

(09/12/19 4:02am)

A quick scan of Greta Kline’s album-packed Bandcamp page reveals something curious: she can’t seem to settle on a name. Over the course of a few years and a few dozen albums, she goes from “ingrid superstar” to “ingrid” to “zebu fur” to “frankie cosmos.” And those are just the big ones — at times she’s also “greta,” “GRETA,” “the ingrates,” “Frankie Cosmos and the Emptiness” and “frankie cosmos & the emptiness.”

‘It's never too late’: DEMAN Weekend keynote speakers share their paths to arts and media careers

(09/05/19 4:03am)

When Dave Karger, Trinity ’95, entered Duke’s Career Center as a first-year to seek an internship in the entertainment industry, he was met with surprise — the employees do not typically encounter first-years. Still, that one visit led Karger to an unpaid summer internship in New York. Now, as a TCM host and correspondent for the Today Show and IMDB, Karger traces his career back to that first-year visit.