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Staff Picks: The best buildings on campus

By The Pitt News Staff
July 23, 2020

From Brutalist beauties to floor plans that make going to class an adventure in and of itself, here are the buildings that we’ve missed while we’ve been away — and that you should probably know about before coming to Pitt.

Artists to listen to during Pride Month and the rest of the year

By Kaitlyn Nuebel, For The Pitt News
June 23, 2020

Pride Month shines a light on the LGBTQ+ community and its members, although their music, art and stories shouldn’t only be recognized in June. Regardless of your sexual orientation or gender identity, here are a few artists in the LGBTQ+ community to listen to this month — and every month after.

Hitting pause: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra cancels upcoming concerts

By Ananya Pathapadu, Staff Writer
May 19, 2020

Audiences have gathered to hear the music of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra since 1896. But in the times of the COVID-19 pandemic, the silence coming from Heinz Hall is deafening.

European staycation: Choral groups grappling after cancelled performance tours

By Charlie Taylor, Senior Staff Writer
April 1, 2020

Women’s Choral Ensemble is one of three Pitt choral groups that have cancelled plans to perform in Europe this spring and summer due to COVID-19

Sex, drugs and R&B: The Weeknd recreates earlier sounds with ’80s-inspired ‘After Hours’

By Elise Lavallee, Contributing Editor
March 24, 2020

“After Hours” has more hits than misses, with something for everyone and every mood, sliding effortlessly between upbeat and slower emotional tracks.

Pitt Program Council announces Rico Nasty, Young M.A as Bigelow Bash headliners

By Delilah Bourque, Culture Editor
February 28, 2020

Pitt Program Council announced the 2020 Bigelow Bash spring concert will feature rappers Rico Nasty and Young M.A as the headlining performers. 

Exploring women and Warhol in new Warhol Museum exhibit

By Lucas DiBlasi, For The Pitt News | July 14, 2020

“Femme Touch” is an exploration of the women and femmes — feminine-aligned queer people — who Andy Warhol frequently associated with and made the subject of his art, according to the Warhol’s chief curator, José Carlos Diaz.

Artist collective combines art and activism

By Charlie Taylor, Culture Editor | July 8, 2020

Redfishbowl and its collaborating artists are leading other initiatives to raise money for Pittsburgh organizations dedicated to bailing out protestors and supporting Black and trans people.

Staff Picks: Shows and movies for Pride Month

By The Pitt News Staff | June 2, 2020

Pride Month looks like it will come and go without much in-person celebration this year, with major Pittsburgh Pride celebrations postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the LGBTQ+ community and its allies can’t spend the month of June physically together, our staff has compiled a list of the shows and movies that help bring us closer to the community and the issues that matter.

Listen closely: ‘The Vast of Night’ is a triumph of character-driven science fiction

By Simon Sweeney, Staff Writer | May 26, 2020

The tight confines in which “The Vast of Night” operates –– a hazy, distinctly and intentionally low-budget look, a script that essentially limits real characterization to Everett and Fay and a lean 89-minute runtime –– only heighten the frequent moments of real heart and legitimately interesting experimentation.

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