In Good Keeping, the documentary film exploring the Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Class of 2021-2022 is now live and available on-demand via our Youtube page. The stories follow the apprenticeship teams …
Rev. Tarrence Paschall has been singing with The Paschall Brothers for years, and now he’s signing with another Hampton Roads-based group keeping the Gospel Quartet tradition alive, the Chosen Few.
Director of the Virginia Folklife Program Katy Cline joins Pat Jarrett and Chris Boros on this episode of Folklife Fieldnotes.
Right after the cashier tells you your total, they induce the moral dilemma: Would you like to round up to donate? Adrienne Sudbury says that most checkout charity donors give less than a dollar.
Impact Story: Horace Scruggs — Horace Scruggs is a skilled outdoorsman in Fluvanna County. He is working with our Virginia Folklife Program to pass along his skills in navigating the river to apprentices Hanna Scruggs (Horace’s daughter) and Niya Bates.
A National Arts & Humanities Month Op-Ed by Matthew Gibson – In a recent Washington Post article, Andrew Van Dam writes about the most-regretted college majors (spoiler alert: it’s mostly in the humanities). And because students leave college with more and more debt, we shouldn’t be surprised to see that in five, ten, fifteen years, the college majors that will continue their decline and the departments that will continue to shutter their doors will primarily still be in the humanities.
A National Arts & Humanities Month Op-Ed by Rishi Jaitly and Sylvester Johnson – October is National Arts and Humanities Month, the largest annual celebration for the arts and humanities in the nation. During this time, it’s worth recalling — and rejoicing in — the shared sense of awe, wonder and purpose the arts, humanities — and technology — trigger in all of us.
Could a centuries-old curse be to blame for the infamous slap between Will Smith and Chris Rock at the Academy Awards?
Veronica Jackson had over three decades of experience as an architect and exhibit designer when she decided it was time for a change. She closed up her Washington, D.C.-based design …
A National Arts & Humanities Month Op-Ed by Reed Dibich – The drive towards optimizing pre-professional pursuits in education is unrelenting: what exactly can you do with a humanities degree after graduation? Every October, as we celebrate National Arts and Humanities Month, I am reminded of these arguments. Why not study something useful like economics, data science, or engineering? What’s more, graduates in these fields appear to enjoy higher salaries in their first jobs. Are the humanities, therefore, a bad career move?
It’s a wrap Saints Alive, is a collection of storied art to express gratitude for whoever/whatever helped one cope during the pandemic. Our project has two components, both inspired by …
The consecutive terrorist attack on two mosques in Churchchrist, New Zealand was streamed live on Facebook. Within 24 hours, an AI tool was able to delete millions of copies of the footage. Ariel Pinto is working to further develop AI tools that find and delete terrorism online.