Fine Arts & Humanities
Shards of glass explode into a fiery rainstorm as a Molotov cocktail crashes through a window of Mike’s Grocery in downtown Wilmington. Firefighters arrive to put out the blaze, but are shot by a group of vigilante gunmen on a nearby rooftop. The building survives the flames that Friday evening — only to be firebombed again the next night. … Continued
The William Blake Archive has launched a redesigned web site, making it easier than ever for educators and scholars to access and study Blake’s works. The web site is a hypermedia archive of Blake’s poetry and art that is sponsored by the Library of Congress and supported by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of … Continued
Matthew Kotzen’s undergraduate “Philosophy of Comedy” course focuses on the broad concept of comedy and its relation to philosophy, including ethical issues, aesthetics and theories of the nature of humor. He encourages students to think broadly about various types of humor and their role in society.
https://youtu.be/UscHfbGNTPM Playing in a new class called the Carolina Bluegrass Band, Liz Short experienced a surreal moment when the band shared a stage with the Grammy Award-winning Steep Canyon Rangers. “We had not even played in front of people, and we’re in Memorial Hall with an audience three times bigger than any I’ve performed for,” said Short, a first-year student … Continued
For Shamira Lukomwa, working in Africa is personal. It was this passion that led Lukomwa to take what she learned as a double major in global studies and communication studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to the streets of Nairobi, Kenya, where she uses art to empower ordinary Kenyans.
PlayMakers Repertory Company presents the regional premiere of “The May Queen,” an acclaimed original comedy by Molly Smith Metzler, Nov. 22-Dec. 11. “The May Queen” is the story of Jen Nash, former high school “May Queen” who returns to her hometown as an office temp. What happens when she meets up with her former classmates?
We can’t know how a transformative experience — like walking on the moon — will change us until we make that first small step. UNC philosopher L.A. Paul explains.