Topic: Arts & Entertainment

Subtopics:   Books Dance Film Music Radio/Podcasts Television Theater Visual Arts
Teaching TV

Teaching TV

What Breaking Bad tells us about modern America

Media Studies Professor William Little teaches political theory, history, sociology and psychology, all through the lens of AMC drama “Breaking Bad.”

Fall 2016

The Many Roles of Teddy Sears

The Many Roles of Teddy Sears

Alumnus actor goes where his characters take him

School of Commerce alum Teddy Sears turned from his family’s athletic dynasty to pursue a business career, but somehow found himself acting instead. Here’s why.

Fall 2016

New and Noteworthy

New and Noteworthy

Six new books from UVA alumni and faculty

A sampling of recently published books by UVA alumni and faculty, available for purchase at the UVA bookstore.

Fall 2016

Fixer of Books

Fixer of Books

Book conservator keeps UVA’s most rare resources intact

Eliza Gilligan’s job is to keep the University’s vast treasure trove of scholarly materials “usable, movable, durable [and] functional” for future students and researchers.

Fall 2016

Questions Before Answers

Questions Before Answers

For inspiration, a novelist starts with what she doesn’t know

When asked how she comes up with story ideas, author Kim Brooks to points to a lesson learned from one of her UVA professors about asking questions.

Fall 2016

Andy Warhol at the Fralin

Andy Warhol at the Fralin

Visitors to UVA’s Fralin Museum of Art can view Warhol’s “Saint Apollonia,” celebrity portraits such as the famous Marilyn Monroe, pieces from his “Cowboys and Indians” series and more in the museum’s current exhibit, “Andy Warhol: Icons.”

Fall 2016

From Time to Time

From Time to Time

See the evolution of spots around Grounds

Take a look at how some of the most familiar spots have changed—or remained the same—over time.

July 14, 2016

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Excerpts of new work by graduates of UVA’s creative writing program

Excerpts from the first pages of eight new books by alumni of UVA’s Creative Writing program.

Summer 2016

Radio Music Society

Radio Music Society

Students in UVA’s Radio Music Society arrange pop songs for string quartets. From arrangement to final performance, see one group interpret Major Lazer’s “Be Together.”

Summer 2016

Soul Power

Soul Power

Tracing the African-American experience through popular music

Professor Claudrena Harold’s From Motown to Hip-Hop course traces the African-American experience through popular music.

Summer 2016

The Crazy Human Heart

The Crazy Human Heart

A critic’s thoughts on reviews and taste

Literature critics Daniel Mendelsohn (Col ’82) and Mythili Rao (Col ’05) discuss the critic’s role in society.

Summer 2016

New and Noteworthy

New and Noteworthy

Six new books from UVA alumni and faculty

Six new books from UVA alumni and faculty.

Summer 2016

In the Beginning

In the Beginning

UVA artists on their earliest influences

Hard work and innate talent help make an artist. But the artistic mind must also allow itself to be inspired, and to recognize inspiration in everyday life. Six UVA artists share what influenced them.

Spring 2016

Tale as Old as Time

Tale as Old as Time

How Disney casts its spell

You know that sensation you feel when watching a favorite Disney film? A UVA art professor calls it the Disney myth and explains how we fall under its spell.

Spring 2016

To Catch a Thief

To Catch a Thief

How a UVA detective brought a man accused of stealing maps across the country to justice

In the 1990s, Gilbert Bland Jr. stole rare maps from libraries across the country. This is the story of how a UVA investigator brought him to justice.

Spring 2016

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Highlights

Lights Out

Lights Out

No UVA team before or since has had consecutive undefeated seasons. Boxing went four years without a loss. Then it went away.

Galaxy Quest

Galaxy Quest

Sandy Liss (Grad ’14, ’19), Sabrina Stierwalt and Chris Wiens’ (Col ’17) findings could give astronomers new data about how galaxies formed.

North of Eden

North of Eden

Old vs. new, UVA past vs. UVA future: North Grounds gives a nod to Jeffersonian design, but at a distance.

Big Bands

Big Bands

Take a look at concerts at UVA throughout the past 70 years, from Fats Domino to Lady Gaga.