Topic: Arts & Entertainment

Subtopics:   Books Dance Film Music Radio/Podcasts Television Theater Visual Arts
Second Act

Second Act

Show business gives Thomas Jones new direction

After finishing his collegiate career as UVA’s all-time leading rusher, Thomas Jones (Col ’99) spent 12 years in the NFL before heading to Hollywood.

Winter 2015

Ghost World

Ghost World

A Look at the Supernatural Through the Lens of Six Disciplines

How UVA academics interpret the supernatural—spirits, visions, the undead and more—in their respective fields.

October 8, 2015

Tuned In

Tuned In

All-student free-form station energizes University radio scene

New student radio station WXTJ teaches students about the power of radio storytelling and amps up the local music scene with radio shows, listening parties and concerts.

Fall 2015

New and Noteworthy

New and Noteworthy

Six new books from UVA alumni and faculty

Six recent book releases from UVA alumni and faculty.

Fall 2015

Imagination Without Limits

Imagination Without Limits

Fri Forjindam works hard at helping others have fun

Alumna Fri Forjindam imagines the fantastic, then brings it to life at amusement parks.

Fall 2015

Difference Maker:  Micaela Connery (Col ’09)

Difference Maker:  Micaela Connery (Col ’09)

Alumna designed theater for students of all abilities

Alumna Micaela Connery had an idea in high school to offer a theater program open to kids of all abilities, including those with special needs.

Fall 2015

You Deserve a Break Today!

You Deserve a Break Today!

Explore 20th-century advertising with BackStory’s Brian Balogh

Take a look into the past, with commentary on select ads provided by UVA history professor and BackStory co-host Brian Balogh.

August 14, 2015

Arts in Brief

Arts in Brief

An award-winning filmmaker gives a master class on Grounds; an alumnus finds his niche in comedy.

Summer 2015

The Sounds of the City

The Sounds of the City

Architecture professor records sounds of New York

Architecture professor Karen Van Lengen launches a virtual library of New York City sounds.

Summer 2015

More than a Museum

More than a Museum

Fralin Museum’s collaborations aim for the heart and the mind

Through its various university and community programs, the Fralin Museum of Art curates a spirit of collaboration.

Summer 2015

New & Notable

New & Notable

Six new books from UVA alumni and faculty

Six recent book releases from UVA alumni and faculty.

Summer 2015

The Force Is with Her

The Force Is with Her

Alumna writes new Star Wars and Star Trek stories

New York Times best-selling author Christie Golden has written dozens of novels, many based on licensed properties, including Star Wars and Star Trek, and created fantasy fiction's first elven vampire.

Summer 2015

Stories Evil Tells

Stories Evil Tells

By using imagination to justify the Holocaust, the Nazis behaved as humans often have

Professor Alon Confino offers his thoughts on how humans use stories to explain our history and justify our motivations for doing things—the good things and especially the bad ones.

Summer 2015

Follow That Book!

Follow That Book!

Tracking the journey of a book across Grounds

How does a book get from the Ivy Stacks to you? Follow a book along its journey.

May 14, 2015

Guilty Pleasure Reads

Guilty Pleasure Reads

What UVA's literary set takes to the beach

Recommended beach reads from UVA's literati.

May 12, 2015

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Sensors & Sensibility

Sensors & Sensibility

At what point do wearable health sensors dehumanize patients? Learn about the abilities and limitations of these advanced detection methods through the eyes of science and sociology.

Home to the Struggle

Home to the Struggle

Several UVA alumni were instrumental in the establishment of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. Hear their stories.

Museum Man

Museum Man

The Fralin has a new director and chief curator. Michael McLendon will look to expand the museum’s influence with his strong background in both classical and contemporary art.

Big Bands

Big Bands

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