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Recess Interviews: Steven Wright

A typical day for comedian Steven Wright often involves a trip to the "Louie" set to offer his advice as a consulting producer and now a co-producer. But Wright began his career as a comedian with a trademark style that resonated with audiences. He comes to the Carolina Theatre this Saturday to regale audiences with his stand-up work. The Chronicle's Elizabeth Djinis spoke with Wright about how he became a comedian, how he developed his audience and what he's doing now.  The Chronicle: Tell me about your work on Louie. Steven Wright: I’m a co-producer now.


Fullsteam celebrates fifth anniversary with three-day shindig

Time flies when you're brewing beer. Fullsteam Brewery in Durham is celebrating its five-year anniversary this week with celebrations and throwbacks to pints of the past. Over the three-day shindig—“Five Years of Brewing, Three Days of Awesome—patrons can engage in a lip-sync battle, Fullsteam trivia, live DJ, a hoedown, a pumpkin spice recipe competition.


An account from Hopscotch, Raleigh's yearly music fest

This past weekend was the sixth year of Hopscotch, a three-day music festival in Raleigh with 120 bands you’ve never heard of, six bands you think you’ve kind of heard of, and like, two totally sick bands you’re absolutely in love with. If you didn’t know, the fest is pretty cool because it isn’t an all-day thing—the headliners come on first, sometime in the early evening, then everyone splits off to a bunch of different club venues to see those six bands they’ve kind of heard of.

Visitors to the Pauli Murray exhibit analyze the works on display at the Scrap Exchange. 

Pauli Murray exhibit highlights her legacy in Durham

Local arts organization Scrap Exchange has teamed up with the Pauli Murray Project—a community-based initiative of the Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute—to celebrate the life and legacy of Pauli Murray (1910-1985). The exhibition, called “Pauli Murray: Imp, Crusader, Dude, Priest,” brings to light the fluidity and multiplicity of Pauli Murray’s identities.

Punk rock trio Screaming Females will perform at the Pinhook in Durham this Thursday, Aug. 27.

The Screaming Females return to Pinhook

The Pinhook’s roots in alternative music and renowned artists will be on full display with a show this Thursday. The Screaming Females, a punk outfit hailing from New Brunswick, New Jersey, is composed of Marissa Paternoster on guitar and vocals, Jarrett Dougherty on drums and King Mike on bass and will showcase their sound this Thursday, Aug.


Bull City Dignity Project documents untold Durham

Some of Durham’s oldest stories are being told through some of the city’s youngest residents this summer. The Bull City Dignity Project—facilitated by senior Kari Barclay and junior Lara Haft and funded by the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke—brought ten local high school students together to create a documentary theater performance that pieces together parts of Durham’s history to create a powerful collection of untold narratives. The performance is in the form of continuous and overlapping monologues—some of which interact with each other—that directly tell stories from Durham residents who were interviewed by the students as a part of the program this summer.