Topic: Arts & Entertainment

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

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

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Highlights

A Place to Remember

A Place to Remember

A new space between Clemons and Alderman libraries provides a place for students to reflect.

Faces of Grounds

Faces of Grounds

They have long tenure, but they don’t grade and they don’t judge. They make you feel at home.

A Day in the (Busy) Life

A Day in the (Busy) Life

Second-year basketball player Jocelyn Willoughby takes readers through a typical day full of school and sports.

Learning to Grow

Learning to Grow

A January Term class teaches students to ask better questions and to be open to challenge in school and in life.