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Review: “Joker?” I barely know her!

By Kieran Mclean, Senior Staff Writer
October 10, 2019

In the beginning of Todd Phillips’ “Joker,” the titular character Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix) gets beaten up by a teenage gang so deliberately characterless it could’ve been pulled from a ’90s morning cartoon.

Tyler, the Creator brings “Igor” to Stage AE

By Vikram Sundar, Staff Writer
September 26, 2019

Who else could induce such berserk reactions other than California native and rapper, Tyler, The Creator? Tyler set out for his world tour on Sept. 2 in Minneapolis, with this latest stop being Pittsburgh on Tuesday night.

Music to my ears: Pitt grads make noise in the music industry

By Emma Maurice, Senior Staff Writer
September 11, 2019

Fewer than three months after graduating from Pitt, Cole Boillat packed everything up, got in his car and drove across the country to his new home in Los Angeles — all in the pursuit of producing music.

A Pittsburgh kid’s tribute to Mac Miller

By Isabella Colaianni, Staff Writer
September 9, 2019

My friends and I spent our free time bonding over our love of Mac's music. We rode our bikes while listening to “Knock Knock,” played basketball at the local playground with “Smile Back” and hung out on the front porch cracking jokes and making weekend plans to “Senior Skip Day.” His songs about being a kid in Pittsburgh were fun and relatable, and they made me feel free from the responsibilities and woes of growing up.

Nicole Mitchell: an inside look at the new director of Jazz Studies

By Isabella Colaianni, Staff Writer
August 23, 2019

Nicole Mitchell, an internationally acclaimed jazz flutist, composer and educator, was named the University of Pittsburgh’s William S. Dietrich II Endowed Chair in Jazz Studies in January.

Calling all audiophiles: Pittsburgh’s best record stores

By Melanie Pantano, Staff Writer
August 22, 2019

Any Pittsburghers who’ve fallen under the spell of the “vinyl revival” have a plethora of places to choose from that sell both new and used records, catering to customers seeking a legendary grail record or just their favorite album.

By Delilah Bourque, Culture Editor | October 3, 2019

Photographs from the German-Italian artist Luigi Toscano’s traveling exhibit “Lest We Forget” will line the pathway from the Cathedral of Learning to Heinz Chapel from Oct. 18 to Nov. 15.

Mattress Factory museum welcomes nine new exhibits

By Hayley Lesh, For the Pitt News | September 30, 2019

The opening party for the new Factory Installed 2019 exhibitions at the Mattress Factory in North Side on Friday featured food, drinks and contemporary artwork. The event displayed nine new exhibitions in the Mattress Factory’s main building and in the museum’s annex located on Monterey Street.

Reel Q film festival brings queer cinema to Lawrenceville

By Matthew Monroy, For the Pitt News | October 7, 2019

The 34th annual Reel Q Pittsburgh LGBTQ+ Film Festival kicked off its third day on Saturday with a stacked lineup of queer-centric cinema — including 12 short films, one documentary and three feature-length movies.

Staff Picks: The best movies about work

By The Pitt News Staff | September 11, 2019

Read our staff's picks for the best movies about employment

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