Department: arts

Sadness Like Moonshine

Sadness Like Moonshine

The Legacy of Breece D’J Pancake

Why has Breece D'J Pancake’s work seen a revival in recent years? Professor John Casey offers up a simple reason: “The stories are just so damn good.”

Spring 2015

New & Notable

New & Notable

Eight new books from UVA alumni

Eight new books by UVA alumni

Winter 2014

Arts Briefs

Arts Briefs

Kevin Spacey visits UVA; an alumna screens her new short film; fiction and screenwriter James Salter is UVA's current writer in residence

Winter 2014

Book Traces

Book Traces

New digital project brings hidden messages in old books to light

UVA English professor Andrew Stauffer is on a national mission to encourage readers to take a closer look at what's scribbled in the margins of books.

Winter 2014

Before Batman

Before Batman

Alumnus Ben McKenzie stars in new television series Gotham.

Ben McKenzie (Col '01) stars as a young Commissioner Gordon in FOX's new television series Gotham.

Winter 2014

New & Notable

New & Notable

Nine new books from UVA alumni

The hidden life of flowers; the man who revolutionized the Internet; a young sea turtle's journey; and more.

Fall 2014

Puzzle Master

Puzzle Master

Second-year student’s crosswords published in the New York Times

New York Times puzzlemaster Will Shortz (Law '77) calls Sam Ezerskey's (Engr '17) crosswords "fresh" and "interesting."

Fall 2014

The Tactile Library

The Tactile Library

Fine arts library creates a new collection of building and design materials

Fall 2014

New & Notable

New & Notable

Nine new books from UVA alumni

A short story collection, scholarship, memoirs and more.

Summer 2014

Alumni Filmmakers Dive Deep

Alumni Filmmakers Dive Deep

Dramatic short film by UVA alumni gains accolades at world premiere

"Waking Marshall Walker" made its world premiere at the Sonoma International Film Festival, where the short film's popularity earned it a third screening.

Summer 2014

The Secret Life of Ken Elzinga

The Secret Life of Ken Elzinga

Professor has written four murder mysteries under a pseudonym

Elzinga has taught more than 40,000 UVA students since 1967, all the while penning murder mysteries on the side.

Summer 2014

The Maestro

The Maestro

Philip Glass Visits UVA

From March 31 to April 2, Glass was in residency on Grounds, working with undergraduate and graduate students.

Summer 2014

Everyone's A Critic

Everyone's A Critic

But alumna Mythili Rao is one of the best

Book critic Mythili Rao spoke to Virginia Magazine about the process of book reviewing, and the books she's looking forward to in 2014.

Spring 2014

No Pressure

No Pressure

Sasheer Zamata debuts on Saturday Night Live

The New Yorker said in its "Culture Desk" column that "her debut went without a hitch."

Spring 2014

New & Notable

New & Notable

Eight new books from UVA alumni

Poetry, scholarship, a young adult novel and a southwestern cookbook.

Spring 2014

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Highlights

Making the Scene

Making the Scene

Lear deBessonet (Col ’02) and Jon Provan (Col ’09) are proving themselves in New York theater

Greeks Bearing Gifts

Greeks Bearing Gifts

From scholarships to Rotunda restoration, Greek organizations are giving back and standing out in a big way.

The Whole Package

The Whole Package

The Cavaliers have proven consistent throughout the season, even without an all-star, and they hope their versatility holds up in the tournaments.