Arts & Culture

Supporting Autism Friendly Entertainment
4:41 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

SAFE Film Screening in Blacksburg

A showing of the space adventure movie, Guardians of the Galaxy in Blacksburg will be “Autism Friendly.”

Lights in the Lyric Theater in Blacksburg will be low but not off and so will the sound.  There’ll be no trailers before the show starts and patrons are allowed to bring their own food. Standing up or moving around the theater while the movie is on will also be allowed; A comfortable atmosphere not only for people with Autism.

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Arts & Culture
7:16 am
Mon September 15, 2014

An Interview with Dr. Judith Orloff: Learning to Surrender

Dr. Judith Orloff
Credit http://www.womensconference.org/judith-orloff-md/

Tab O'Neal talks with psychiatrist and New York Times bestselling author Judith Orloff about her latest book. It's called The Ecstasy of Surrender - ​the art of letting go. She puts her principles of Daosim to the test, learning that the art of living is to savor it - to go with the flow.  

DrJudithOrloff.com

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Parts 1 and 2
12:39 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

The Changing Culture of Cars

Still of Anne Baxter and Joseph Cotten in The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)

The automobile has shaped American culture for more than a hundred years. So how will the coming, so called, driverless cars change us?  Or how will we change them? 

There are many questions about how this new mode of transportation would work. Some of them echo questions of an earlier age, the last time we made a transition in personal transportation.  

The 1942 film, “The Magnificent Ambersons” directed by Orson Wells is set in the early 20th century when the new horseless carriage was about to replace the horse as a mode of transit.

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Virginia Tech
4:00 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Adam Gopnik Speaks on Science & the Humanities

Adam Gopnik

It’s no secret that being a Tech ‘nerd’ is the hot thing now.  Schools like Virginia Tech have been at that for a long time.  But Tech has long been working to connect the study of science with the humanities and break down the barriers between the two disciplines.

The ensemble called “Junk DNA,” is made up of a couple of arts professors with a technical side and a sense of humor. They know how to take two seemingly disparate things and blend them together to make something interesting.

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A Conversation with Martha Woodroof
8:55 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Small Blessings

Plenty of people toy with the idea of writing a book, but few will actually get published, and by the time we reach our mid-60s, those dreams have faded. 

Not so for Martha Woodroof, a local public radio personality who has published her first novel at the age of 67.  It’s called Small Blessings, and it’s getting rave reviews.

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