Topic: Arts & Entertainment

Subtopics:   Books Dance Film Music Radio/Podcasts Television Theater Visual Arts
The Story is the Thing

The Story is the Thing

From MTV to Hollywood, alumnus filmmaker has style all his own

Filmmaker Mark Pellington (Col ’84) has directed music videos for U2, Pearl Jam, Bon Jovi and Michael Jackson, among others. His latest project is NBC’s Blindspot.

Spring 2016

New and Noteworthy

New and Noteworthy

Six new books from UVA alumni and faculty

Six new books from alumni and faculty.

Spring 2016

Discovery and Loss

Discovery and Loss

Alumna documents Monticello’s changing landscapes through Instagram

Eleanor Gould delights in sharing glimpses of Monticello's biodiversity and inspires her Instagram followers to see the flowers and insects, fruits and vegetables, sun-dappled trees and sweeping vistas with fresh eyes.

Winter 2015

The Moviegoers

The Moviegoers

Inside UVA’s OFFScreen Film Society

The OFFScreen film series, run by UVA students, draws viewers to Grounds to catch offbeat films in Newcomb Hall Theater.

Winter 2015

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

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Highlights

Pop-Up Knowledge

Pop-Up Knowledge

Flash seminars are one-time discussion-based lectures, organized by students to engage their peers in discussion on a wide array of topics, from politics to philosophy to scientific findings.

Brady’s Go-To Man

Brady’s Go-To Man

An exclusive interview with Don Yee, the sports agent who helped sort out the New England Patriots’ “Deflategate” scandal in 2015.

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.

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.