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Joe Graft poses for a portrait on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Corrie McCroskey | Staff

In memoriam: An ode to the people who move us

Corrie McCroskey March 10, 2022

At the end of January, I had the privilege of meeting and interviewing a man named Joe Graft. I needed a subject for our Humans of UK column, and a friend passed off his name and contact information to...

A mural of a wildcat is displayed in Alumni Gym on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Staff

New Alumni Gym mural sparks mixed opinions among students

Hannah Stanley January 13, 2022

Alumni Gym’s new mural makeover brings not only a splash of color to its plain walls but also mixed reviews.After agreement from the students and other committees, such as the Student Government Association...

The Laramie Project on October 29, 2021. Photos by Mark Cornelison | UKphoto

The resurgence of UK theater: Department presents ‘The Laramie Project’

Anna Byerley November 18, 2021

After a non-traditional season with a mix of live and pre-recorded performances, the UK theater department is eager to return to a full season of live indoor performances with in-person audiences. During...

Timothée Chalamet in the movie Dune. Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures.

Dune 2021: A classic gets its due

Kaleb Littleton November 16, 2021

Despite heavy delays due to the pandemic, the 2021 film adaptation of Frank Herbert’s “Dune” has arrived. There’s no time to waste, and fear is the mind-killer.Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune” is...

Josh Nadzam, a violence prevention coordinator, smiles for a portrait on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | StaffAbbey Cutrer

Humans of UK: Josh Nadzam is optimistic for change

Abbey Cutrer November 12, 2021

Instead of drinking coffee to start his day, Josh Nadzam spends every morning taking 10 minutes to get grounded and uses his passion for social justice and his optimism as his caffeine.As a coordinator...

Coloring, the new art instillation at the University of Kentucky Art Museum, is displayed on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, at the Otis A. Singletary Center for the Arts in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Amanda Braman | Staff

‘A playful place.’ UK Art Museum opens new art installation

Ryan Brokamp October 13, 2021

“Coloring,” the latest installation at the UK Art Museum, contains several artworks that spotlight color, and museum curators hope the exhibit will revitalize the experience of viewing art in person. The...

Photo by Lexington Photographer, @synthetic_lu on Instagram

Small Artist Spotlight Series: Agift

Gillian Stawiszynski July 26, 2021

The idea of this small artist spotlight series is to bring light to artists of all genres in Kentucky, and occasionally beyond, who make amazing music, but don’t get the recognition that they deserve.Kentucky...

Joan and David Kelly, Lexington residentss, peruse an exhibit of historical photographs at the UK Art Museum on Saturday, April 10, 2021, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Martha McHaney | Staff

Starving for art, museum visitors get a taste of what they’ve longed for

Callie Justice April 14, 2021

After months of lockdown, digital experiences have only curbed the craving of art aficionados while many masterpieces are stuck behind closed doors. A picture and video can capture the beauty of painting...

Memorial Hall on Monday, April 6, 2020, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

It’s coming down: After years of hesitancy, UK to remove Memorial Hall mural

Natalie Parks June 5, 2020

As nation-wide protests over police brutality and racism extend into a second week, institutions across the country are reckoning with their legacies of racism.At UK, the reckoning has forced a decision...

University of Kentucky English professor Frank X Walker poses for a portrait in his office on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, at the Patterson office tower in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

‘We’re here’: Affrilachian Poets make visible the African Americans in Appalachia

Akhira Umar March 17, 2020

In 1991, South Carolina native Nikky Finney came to Lexington to perform at a poetry reading titled, “The Best of Southern Writing.”Before Finney, who is black, was added to the list of performers,...

The mural inside Memorial Hall was created by Anne Rice OHanlon in 1934. Photo by Joel Repoley | Staff File Photo

Documentary on controversial mural shown in Memorial Hall

Natalie Parks February 13, 2020

In the lobby of Memorial Hall, a white sheet covered Ann Rice O’Hanlon’s controversial fresco.In the auditorium of Memorial Hall, images of the fresco panned across a screen, accompanied by audio from...

Girlsgirlsgirls Burritos on the corner of South Limestone and Avenue of Champions in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Off-campus girlsgirlsgirls burritos hosts Lexington Pride Festival, art auction

Haley Blackburn February 10, 2020

Burritos and art are the way to anybody’s heart- at least, that's what girlsgirlsgirls burritos was going for when they hosted the first Lexington Pride Festival art auction on Friday.  With 46...

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