Arts & Culture
A Closer Look at the Unusual Bond Between Felix the Dog and Cinnamon the Goat
“Goats are really herd-bound animals. But she didn’t have a herd, and so Felix was the stand-in.”
The Filmmakers of ‘Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves’ Deliver the Improbable—A Real Movie
If the terms “lawful good paladin” and “tiefling druid” make sense to you, then you’re definitely the target audience for the film’s substrate of crafty gamer-culture references.
New Collective eggNYMPH Takes On an Annie Baker Tale of Generational Discontent
“We know these people,” director Nathalie Ray says of the characters in “The Aliens.”
Daniel Wallace on Venturing Into the Uncharted Waters of Nonfiction
Wallace’s new memoir, “This Isn’t Going to End Well: The True Story of a Man I Thought I Knew,” wrestles with the complex impact that his friend William Nealy had on his life.
An Evening-Length Series of Meditations Illuminates the Music of Phillip Glass
“Glass’s music invites us to see the world in a different way,” show creator Phelim McDermott says. “It can invite you to see a bigger pattern, a deeper pattern, in what the world is doing.”
Exploring the Frontier of Moving Images With Sabine Gruffat and Bill Brown
Talking with the Cosmic Rays Film Festival cofounders about future film technologies, institutional support for challenging art, and how it all got started.
Defiant Local Opera ‘Autonomy’ Was Commissioned After Roe v. Wade Was Overturned
The Dobbs decision came down while Morrisville’s Paradox Opera was working on its debut production, “Covid Chronicles,” last June.
The Nasher Museum of Art’s New Exhibition Offers Deeply Rooted Perspectives on Urgent Ecological Concerns
“Spirit In the Land” brings together 30 artists in 69 total multimedia works and runs through July 9.
A Surprisingly Upbeat Musical Commemorates the UpStairs Lounge Fire
Plus: Manbites Dog Theater co-cofounder Jeff Storer returns with a triumphant production of “RED.”
Aldwyth’s Retrospective Is Filled with Delightful Contradictions
“This is Not: Aldwyth in Retrospect” at the Gregg Museum of Art & Design spans 70 years of the South Carolina artist’s life.
Duke’s Center for Documentary Studies Is at a Crossroads as Its Executive Director Promises a New Era
Work at the center has all but stopped in the past 18 months and nine staff have quit. What comes next is unclear.
Rhiannon Giddens and Michael Abels bring their new opera ‘Omar’ to Carolina Performing Arts
The opera puts the insights of a 19th-century Sufi scholar enslaved in North Carolina to music.
Time Is Tender and Waits for No One in Michael McFee’s Newest Poetry Collection
McFee ponders topics that have felt particularly acute the last few years: aging, mortality, and how to contemplate the world and community around us in new ways.
A Photography Exhibit at Bright Black Candles Explores the Beauty of Black Love
The 12 photos on display in “No Ordinary Love” showcase the powerful dimensions of the exhibit’s theme, from the divine to the everyday.
In Two Productions, Spiritual and Social Reckonings Loom Large
An interfaith production of “My Name is Asher Lev” tells a story of community turmoil, while Burning Coal’s “Mlima’s Tale” tackles a different kind of reckoning.
The School for Living Futures Aims to Animate Climate Activism With Creativity
The school’s first initiative is Living Futures Saturdays, a four-part series bringing together a diverse set of climate-engaged artists, activists, and researchers.
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