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Recess

The Afronauts, which features students from the Durham digital makerspace Blackspace, will perform alongside ThejonDoe and Africa Unplugged at Motorco Music Hall on Sunday.
RECESS  |  LOCAL

Blackspace and FTMF Talent celebrate Durham's black history in MLK Day show

On Feb. 16, 1960, Martin Luther King, Jr., visited Durham’s White Rock Baptist Church — one of five trips he would ultimately make to the city. The speech, delivered to a standing-room-only crowd of an estimated 1,200 people, came just days after four students had initiated a sit-in at Greensboro, N.C.’s Woolworth department store, in what would become one of the most influential protests of the civil rights movement.


Tamika Galanis' "One Hurricane Season" will be on display at the Center for Documentary Studies until Feb. 17.
RECESS  |  CAMPUS

CDS exhibit 'One Hurricane Season' individualizes climate change

Climate change is a topic that is at once impersonal and urgent. Although nearly every successive climate change report seems to pull the due date of impending calamity ever closer to the present, climate change coverage has refrained from politicizing the issue, often turning to a small handful of the big players, like national governments. 


RECESS  |  STAFF NOTE

Having it all

Over winter break I watched the film version of one of my favorite novels, "The Valley of the Dolls," and decided it was one of the scariest movies I've seen in a long time.