The independent news organization of Duke University

Nina Wilder


Articles

Quentin Tarantino's latest film, "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood," follows an aging Hollywood star, played by Leonardo DiCaprio (left).
RECESS  |  CULTURE

'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' reimagines Hollywood at the close of the '60s

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” the latest film from writer and director Quentin Tarantino, premiered in July. The movie follows Rick Dalton (played by Leonardo DiCaprio) as he navigates the ups and downs of a Hollywood career in 1969, as well as the looming presence of the Manson Family cult in Los Angeles. Editor Nina Wilder and Campus Arts Editor Kerry Rork chatted about their thoughts on Tarantino’s new film and the events that inspired it. Warning: spoilers below.


RECESS  |  STAFF NOTE

In the darkness

Nothing holds more importance in a cinema than a film, certainly not the patron nor his concerns or woes; quite literally, everything else surrenders to the shadows.


The biggest story of the 2017 awards season was "Moonlight"'s Academy Award for Best Picture after "La La Land" was incorrectly announced as the winner.
RECESS  |  CULTURE

Recess roundtable: Why criticism?

Much discussion has erupted in recent weeks regarding the (purportedly) fading necessity of reviews. In an age of discontinued Netflix-star-ratings, Amazon top customer reviewers and enraged YouTubers, the long-form reviews of movies, books or music that once dominated newspapers are increasingly seen as antiquated or downright ignorant


Barry Berger, former director of folk and traditional arts for the National Endowment of the Arts, and photographer discuss their work at the kickoff event for the documentary initiative.
RECESS  |  CAMPUS

Duke Arts and NC Arts Council's documentary initiative supports traditional artists

In the 1970s, a recent Duke graduate named George Holt — who is now director of performing arts and film programs at the NC Museum of Art — organized one of North Carolina’s first folk festivals on Duke’s campus. With the help of Holger Nygard, a former Duke professor of folklore and medieval literature who passed away in 2015, Holt expanded his scope and formed a folk festival that would eventually become the Festival for the Eno, which still takes place annually at the Eno River State Park.


More Articles

Media

According to box office statistics, four of the 10  most profitable movies released this summer belong to Disney.
NEWS

blockbusters.jpg

According to box office statistics, four of the 10 most profitable movies released this summer belong to Disney.


Lady Gaga, pictured at the 2019 Met Gala, has built her professional aesthetic around camp.
NEWS

camp.jpg

Lady Gaga, pictured at the 2019 Met Gala, has built her professional aesthetic around camp.


Marion Crane screams in terror as Norman Bates rips open her shower curtain.
NEWS

psycho

Marion Crane screams in terror as Norman Bates rips open her shower curtain.


The blockbuster hit “Avengers: Endgame” brought many iconic Marvel superheroes’ storylines to an end.
NEWS

avengers.jpg

The blockbuster hit “Avengers: Endgame” brought many iconic Marvel superheroes’ storylines to an end.

More Media