Darius Quarles perches in front of the canvas. He tucks one brush behind his ear and loads another with green paint. Each stroke brings Elizabeth Cotten to life, mapping out her face like an intricate color by number. Except Quarles doesn’t need Crayola markers or a color key. He’s got acrylics and artistic intuition. Quarles […]
As 2019 brings the centenary of the founding of Bauhaus, it may be useful to refresh our memories on what Bauhaus is and what it means for art and culture today. Bauhaus, literally meaning “building house” in German, refers to both a movement and a physical school. The Staatliches (“state-owned”) Bauhaus was a school of […]
A Galore of Promise for UNC’s Art Community
Between Goodfellows Bar and the Princeton Review on Franklin Street resides a sleek white door; the entrance to one of Chapel Hill’s newest artistic endeavors, Galore. UNC boasts sports, academic distinction, and social activism, often with less consideration for the arts that empower the community This makes Galore a gem, an essential step towards supporting […]
California’s Homeless: Creators of Art
Walking around big cities like San Francisco, a pop of color rarely goes unnoticed. The sides of buildings, bridges and the occasional billboard seldom stay blank for long; some call the spray paint adorning these surfaces graffiti, but others call it art. Most of the art you see walking around such cities is often produced […]
Review: ‘Educated’ by Tara Westover
It appears on Barack Obama’s Instagram list of favorite books from the past year, and it landed in the New York Times Book Review’s 10 Best Books of 2018. Tara Westover’s story of successful escape from ideological extremism has a unifying quality. In Idaho, one family embodied this anti-establishment, God-fearing mentality to an extreme. Tara […]
Most young adults remember the painfully awkward travail that was our middle school years. The braces, the crushes, the first kisses, the hormones, the “your mom” jokes, and all the burning questions about puberty and adolescent life. Now, we get to relive all of it vicariously through comedians Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle in the […]
Lindsey Jordan, also known as Snail Mail, almost scoffed at the question, hesitated, then wound up into a full, open-mouthed laugh. What did she think of being “indie famous?” “Definitely overrated, everything is still trash,” she said in a recent Pitchfork interview. “It doesn’t really change anything about your actual life … because being indie […]
Billie Eilish: Are the Kids OK?
In that sea of ideas and emotions that will shape the identity of the next decade, Billie Eilish, an unapologetic 17-year-old queen of Generation Z, is an important harbinger of the music; she is leading an artistic movement that takes part in the most dynamic future we’ve ever known.
Travis Scott is a name that dominated news sources throughout all of 2018. In 2018 alone, Scott managed to release one of the most anticipated albums of the year, received Grammy nominations, continued fostering a relationship with Kylie Jenner, and went on a nationwide tour