Although bookbagging has come and gone, some studentsspend the first couple weeks of the new semester continuing to shop for courses. Whether you’re considering dropping that chemistry lecture or just want to keep courses on your radar for a future ALP credit, here are some of the most interesting arts-related courses that started on Wednesday.
For some, it can be difficult to engage in the arts at Duke. Heavy class loads, career-oriented extracurriculars and burgeoning social lives make it difficult to explore the vast array of screenings, exhibits and workshops around campus, all free to students.
At 88 years old with nearly 60 years in the film industry, Jean-Luc Godard remains at the cutting-edge of cinema. His newest film, "The Image Book," or "Le Livre d'image," was the first film to ever receive a Special Palme d'O' at Cannes 2018.
With a Top 10 medical school and substantial pre-health advising office, Duke certainly has a stake in the field of medicine. A new program hopes to bring other disciplines into the medical field.
One of the more solitary liberal arts, poetry tends to keep a low profile. Although Duke may not offer a creative writing major, its student body and faculty contain numerous avid poets. This was literary talent was evident at the Salon, an annual public poetry reading organized by The Archive, the university’s primary literary magazine, Saturday.
Duke unveiled President Richard Brodhead’s portrait for the Gothic Reading Room Nov. 2. The painting was done by Bob Anderson, a classmate of Brodhead’s at Yale, who has also painted President George W. Bush on three occasions.
“America is aspirational. To me, Obama is what we would like to be, [but] Donald Trump and his supporters are what we are,” said actor D.L. Hughley on “The View.”
While Duke students head into finals period, two will present the culmination of their work in documentary.
As a high-school sophomore, now first-year Jay Albright sold his video games and consoles to pay for music production equipment. The Atlanta native had indulged his love of beat-mixing for years, but it wasn’t until his late teens that he began to take himself seriously as an artist. In the end, his financial gamble paid off: Small Town Records, Duke’s student-run label, signed Albright, who raps under the pseudonym MAUI.
As the darkness lifts, seven frozen figures are revealed on a dimly lit stage. Their stagnant poses and stoic demeanors create a hazy atmosphere, pulling the audience into what seems to be a memory, or perhaps a dream. The spell-like ambiance is disrupted by a figure moving toward the audience, speaking in a deep Irish accent.
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.
Lucy Corin, Trinity ’92, is a writer and visiting professor of English at Duke, as well as professor of English at the University of California at Davis. She has published two collections of short stories, “One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses” and “The Entire Predicament," and one novel, “Everyday Psychokillers: A History for Girls."
Maria Kuznetsova never had a doubt about what she wanted to do with her life. She always knew that she wanted to write.
Like many of their artistic peers, famous composers are commonly panned as egocentric monomaniacs obsessed with their own genius. To challenge this myth, Duke professor Thomas Brothers recently published “Help! The Beatles, Duke Ellington and the Magic of Collaboration,” a new book dedicated to the methods of collective composition.
Jee-Woon Kim’s 2003 horror film “A Tale of Two Sisters,” juxtaposes beautiful images of a rustic landscape and gory illusions of tortured ghosts.
Fall marks recruiting season at Duke, with financial and consulting firms making offers for summer interns and full-time positions. Students with a stronger interest in creative fields often feel left out among friends returning from the summer with full time job offers.
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.
The theater has no fourth wall. Although meta humor and fourth wall smashing have become staples of movies, television and other mediums in an attempt to refresh otherwise hackneyed tropes by pointing them out to the audience, theater has been making use of these devices for decades.