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‘Moonage Daydream’ review: Can you hear me, Major Tom?

(11/11/22 5:51am)

“Documentary is cinema,” said filmmaker Laura Poitras when she won the Golden Lion in September for her own documentary, “All the Beauty and the Bloodshed,” at the Venice Film Festival. Stirring validation. But take a look around at the state of the form, and it's hard to see documentaries as scrappy and underappreciated works in need of being uplifted. Poitras is right, and the comment is a vital one, but documentaries right now are very capable of speaking for themselves. 

Why we cannot afford to overlook Kanye’s dangerous sentiment

(11/12/22 5:00am)

Aside from his lyrical genius and ability to craft beautiful beats, rapper Kanye West has always been notorious for his unfiltered and often controversial speech. Most times, even I, admittedly, have been able to laugh at many of his comments, namely those surrounding Kim Kardashian’s now-ex boyfriend Pete Davidson, or “Skete.” This time, however, following his recent outburst of antisemitic remarks on social media and cable television, there is no doubt that Ye has crossed the line.  

Historic offensive output leads Duke women's basketball to home rout of Charleston Southern

(11/11/22 2:45am)

Monday morning was a record-breaking occasion in Cameron Indoor Stadium, as Duke surpassed its single-game foul record in its season-opening win against North Carolina A&T. But in the first half Thursday evening against Charleston Southern, Duke almost found a much better meaning of record-breaking.

X-Factor: Duke football needs a quality offensive turnout from Jaquez Moore to take down Virginia Tech

(11/11/22 1:12am)

After notching their sixth win against Boston College on the road, the Blue Devils return to Wallace Wade Stadium ready to continue their winning slate—taking on Virginia Tech this time. Before the Saturday afternoon matchup, the Blue Zone takes a look at a player from each sideline that may lead their squad to victory:

‘The kids are not okay’: Duke faculty reflect on COVID-19’s impact on classroom learning

(11/11/22 4:35am)

Robert Bliwise, editor emeritus of Duke Magazine, led a faculty panel discussion Monday for his recently published book “The Pivot: One Pandemic, One University,” which chronicles Duke’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic from the perspective of students, faculty, staff and administrators. 

Scouting the opponent: Duke football welcomes struggling Virginia Tech

(11/10/22 12:36am)

Following a 38-31 win against Boston College, the Blue Devils are now above .500 in conference and three games above .500 overall. This largely unexpected success in head coach Mike Elko’s first season has led the Blue Devils to clinch bowl eligibility for the first time since 2018. Now, the Blue Devils will look to “get greedy in November,” and this mission gets underway with a Saturday matchup at home against Virginia Tech. The Hokies are coming off of a 28-27 loss to Georgia Tech at home. Let’s examine what the Hokies bring to the table.