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'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.


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.


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


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.

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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.



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


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Does Valentine’s Day have you down in the dumps? It’s okay — we’re here to help. (Or maybe make it worse, depending on how you feel about love songs.) Listen away!


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From left to right: “Sorry to Bother You,” “The Favourite,” “First Reformed” and “Eighth Grade.”

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