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Review: “Antebellum” is mostly wasted potential

By Sinead McDevitt, Senior Staff Writer
September 20, 2020

“Antebellum” wants to be about the past and the legacy of slavery, even going so far as to open on William Faulkner’s quote, “The past is never dead, it isn’t even the past.” Unfortunately, the film, while thought-provoking in some ways, doesn’t quite stick the landing.v

Getting ‘Rico Nasty’ with Pitt Program Council

By Julianna Poljak, For The Pitt News
September 13, 2020

PPC knew how important it was for Pitt students to experience “Smack a B----” live and rescheduled Nasty to perform in the University’s first virtual concert and Q&A, which more than 100 Pitt students attended.

‘A waiting game’: Music groups navigate campus COVID-19 restrictions

By Maggie Young, Contributing Editor
September 1, 2020

Various music groups on campus face a challenging year in terms of access to spaces, equipment and each other’s company due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but many plan to utilize their living spaces and recording technologies to safely create pandemic-era virtual audio experiences for listeners.

Staff Picks: Albums for the commute

By The Pitt News Staff
August 27, 2020

From bops to bangers, French pop to local rap, these are the best albums to listen to while on the move.

Review | Taylor Swift’s ‘folklore’ is a quarantine masterpiece

By Alison Sivitz, Staff Columnist
August 13, 2020

Since the beginning of lockdown, I’ve repeatedly expressed my desire to flee to the European countryside and raise sheep. Somehow, Taylor Swift heard my threats and decided to support my dreams by surprise-releasing her eighth studio album, "folklore," at midnight on July 24.

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.

“Swooning” over art: Contemporary Craft to open to the public

By Annabelle Walter, For The Pitt News | September 2, 2020

Art is something that has the ability to bring people together. Artist Swoon’s exhibit at Contemporary Craft, “The Heart Lives Through the Hands,” does this quite literally, bringing living people in close contact with surreal human figures.

Let’s Get Free art contest raises awareness for women sentenced to life without parole

By Sinead McDevitt, Staff Writer | August 26, 2020

The Let’s Get Free art contest hopes to raise awareness of the plight of these prisoners through several pieces by artists both inside and out of prison.

Pride for a Panther: Pitt remembers Chadwick Boseman

By Diana Velasquez, Senior Staff Writer | September 6, 2020

Boseman — who portrayed King T’Challa of Wakanda — was the first Black superhero to have his own movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Remembering Richard ‘The Rev’ Ricci: Pitt alum and spiritual force behind ‘Night of the Living Dead’

By Charlie Taylor, Culture Editor | August 26, 2020

Ricci provided inspiration, friendship and the occasional spiritual guidance to his fellow filmmakers.

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