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‘Captain Marvel’ packs great performances and action in a crowded plot

‘Captain Marvel’ packs great performances and action in a crowded plot

By Victoria Pfefferle-Gillot, Senior Staff Writer

12:04 am


Filed under Culture, Movies

“Captain Marvel,” written and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, is the twenty-first movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the first to feature a solo female lead.

Local artist Stew Frick dominates the art scene by customizing clothes

Local artist Stew Frick dominates the art scene by customizing clothes

By Siddhi Shockey, Staff Writer

March 18, 2019


Filed under Art, Culture, Top Stories

Stew Frick — a Pittsburgh native, born in Coraopolis — has coined the term “clothing customizer” as their official job title. They often begin with a clean canvas of items ranging from boots to sneakers to jackets, made of either leather or cloth, and then add their creative designs.

Blog: Spring break watchlist

Blog: Spring break watchlist

By The Pitt News Staff

March 7, 2019


Filed under Blogs, Culture, Movies, Television, Top Stories

As promised in our 2019 spring break bucket list, The Pitt News staff is here with yet another installment of our Weekend Watchlist blog series.

Controlled Chaos teaches students to get down on the dance floor

Controlled Chaos teaches students to get down on the dance floor

By Rachel Saula, For The Pitt News

March 7, 2019


Filed under Culture, Music, Top Stories

Controlled Chaos is typically a closed, audition-only dance group.Tuesday evening, they hosted a workshop with PPC titled “Anyone Can Dance.” The class encouraged dancers of all levels to explore the art of hip-hop dancing.

FOMO, grocery shopping and Netflix binging: Our 2019 spring break bucket list

FOMO, grocery shopping and Netflix binging: Our 2019 spring break bucket list

By Alex Dolinger, Staff Writer

March 6, 2019


Filed under Culture, Food & Drink, Movies

For those of us staying in Pittsburgh or heading back home for the week, here are some ideas to make this spring break worthwhile.

Video: CMU Lunar Gala

Video: CMU Lunar Gala

By Kaycee Orwig, Staff Photographer

March 6, 2019


Filed under Art, Culture, Video

CMU's annual Lunar Gala was held on Mar. 2, and featured many inventive fashion choices.

CMU Lunar Gala shows off glowing fashion

CMU Lunar Gala shows off glowing fashion

By Maya Best, Staff Writer

March 5, 2019


Filed under Art, Culture

The theme of CMU’s 2019 Lunar Gala, “anomie,” is a philosophical term that describes a society in which there are no morals or bounds for its citizens.

Hozier hits a high note with sophomore album ‘Wasteland, Baby!’

Hozier hits a high note with sophomore album ‘Wasteland, Baby!’

By Delilah Bourque, Senior Staff Writer

March 5, 2019


Filed under Culture, Music

Irish-born musician Andrew “Hozier” Byrne came into an almost accidental fame when his 2013 single “Take Me to Church” soared to No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, following the release of his eponymous first album in 2014.

Blog: Weekend watchlist, take five

Blog: Weekend watchlist, take five

By The Pitt News Staff

March 1, 2019


Filed under Blogs, Culture, Movies, Television, Top Stories

For the fifth time, The Pitt News staff is sharing our top picks of films and TV shows. For a post-midterms binge-watching session, look no further than the TPN Weekend Watchlist.

‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’ caps the ‘Dragons’ trilogy with stunning visuals and stirring emotion

‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’ caps the ‘Dragons’ trilogy with stunning visuals and stirring emotion

By Victoria Pfefferle-Gillot, Senior Staff Writer

February 28, 2019


Filed under Culture, Movies

Released on Friday, “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” — written and directed by Dean DeBlois — has earned widespread critical acclaim and is visually dazzling and mature with its storytelling.

Pitt Italian Club gets cheesy at 8th annual Italian Cheese Night

Pitt Italian Club gets cheesy at 8th annual Italian Cheese Night

By Elizabeth Donnelly, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019


Filed under Art, Culture, Food & Drink, Top Stories

Listening to classical opera while eating fresh Italian cheeses is not how many students picture spending a typical weekday night, but for the 139 students who attended the Italian Club’s cheese night, this was an exciting opportunity that only presents itself once per year.

‘Fighting with My Family’ leaves out the fight, waters down Paige

‘Fighting with My Family’ leaves out the fight, waters down Paige

By Alexa Marzina, Staff Writer

February 26, 2019


Filed under Culture, Movies

The new film “Fighting with My Family” takes on the challenge of portraying the deep emotional highs and lows of WWE superstar Saraya-Jade Bevis (Florence Pugh) — who is known simply as Paige in the ring.

Dhirana teams from all over the nation compete at Soldiers & Sailors

Dhirana teams from all over the nation compete at Soldiers & Sailors

By Maya Best, Staff Writer

February 26, 2019


Filed under Culture, Music, Top Stories

Crowds gathered in Soldiers & Sailors auditorium on Saturday for the seventh annual Dhirana national Indian classical dance competition as eight collegiate dance teams competed for a $1,000 cash prize and trophy.

Review: “Flyin’ West” soars to a standing ovation

Review: “Flyin’ West” soars to a standing ovation

By Tamara Alchoufete, For The Pitt News

February 21, 2019


Filed under Culture, Theater

The Pitt theatre arts department told a story beautifully on Wednesday night, showing that “Flyin’ West” really is a journey of flying “as free as a bird” from the oppressive South to the open prairies of the West.

Studying, snacking, and [not] sleeping: Our 2019 midterm survival guide

Studying, snacking, and [not] sleeping: Our 2019 midterm survival guide

By The Pitt News Staff

February 21, 2019


Filed under Culture, Food & Drink, Top Stories

Another midterm season is upon us, here are some tips to make it through the stressful weeks ahead:

Frick Fine Arts debuts ‘Africans in India’ exhibit

Frick Fine Arts debuts ‘Africans in India’ exhibit

By Maya Best, Staff Writer

February 19, 2019


Filed under Art, Culture, Top Stories

“Africans in India” arrived at Pitt’s University Art Gallery in the Frick Fine Arts building on Feb. 15 in celebration of Black History Month.

Netflix’s latest show ‘Russian Doll’ asks — but doesn’t answer — major questions of mortality

Netflix’s latest show ‘Russian Doll’ asks — but doesn’t answer — major questions of mortality

By Alexa Marzina, Staff Writer

February 19, 2019


Filed under Culture, Movies

Lots of people, whether they’re depressed or not, grapple with the idea of their own mortality in life. But in Netflix’s new series “Russian Doll,” it really doesn’t matter.

Blog: Our weekend watchlist, LGBTQ+ edition

Blog: Our weekend watchlist, LGBTQ+ edition

By The Pitt News Staff

February 15, 2019


Filed under Blogs, Culture, Movies, Television

Valentine’s Day is a day of love, but here at The Pitt News, it is also the day we release our annual Sex Edition, which this year had an LGBTQ+ focus. To continue with this theme, this Weekend Watchlist features series and movies with a strong LGBTQ+ presence.

PGH Foodie Blog: Oakland’s Americanized Chinese food gems

PGH Foodie Blog: Oakland’s Americanized Chinese food gems

By Joshua Gaylord, For The Pitt News

February 15, 2019


Filed under Blogs, Food & Drink, Top Stories

The majority of people have heard of the Ten Commandments, but very few have heard of the elusive 11th commandment. Thou shall never find good cafeteria food. I’ve been to several colleges for visits, and I studied at College of the Ozarks in southwest Missouri before my time here at Pitt. The o...

Slaying the Pittsburgh drag scene

Slaying the Pittsburgh drag scene

By Alexa Marzina, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019


Filed under Art, Culture, Top Stories

While drag seems to have a very sexualized culture in mainstream media, it is just another form of performing arts, and it is popular in Pittsburgh.

Age of AQUARIUS: New club offers home for LGBTQ+ students with Asian roots

Age of AQUARIUS: New club offers home for LGBTQ+ students with Asian roots

By Amanda Giamalis, For The Pitt News

February 14, 2019


Filed under Art, Culture, Top Stories

The title AQUARIUS is an acronym for “Alliance of Queer Underrepresented Asians in Recognition of Intersectionality to Uphold Solidarity.” The club has been an official, active club at Pitt since November 2018 and now has more than 30 members.

Pitt rings in the Lunar New Year

Pitt rings in the Lunar New Year

By Apoorva Kethidi, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019


Filed under Art, Culture, Food & Drink, Top Stories

Pitt’s Lunar New Year celebration, hosted this past weekend by Pitt’s Chinese American Students Association and VSA in an event titled “Pitt CASA x VSA: Lunar New Year 2019,” brought in over 200 guests.

Ariana Grande responds to a rough year with ‘thank u, next’

Ariana Grande responds to a rough year with ‘thank u, next’

By Delilah Bourque, Senior Staff Writer

February 11, 2019


Filed under Culture, Music

Ariana Grande’s fifth studio album “thank u, next” is arguably the most anticipated one of her career. Coming just six months after the release of her last album, “Sweetener,” “thank u, next” addresses changes and complications in Grande’s life, taking her fans on a tour of her innermost thoughts.

Blog: Our weekend watchlist, take three

Blog: Our weekend watchlist, take three

By The Pitt News Staff

February 8, 2019


Filed under Blogs, Culture, Movies, Television, Top Stories

For the third time, our weekend watchlist is back by popular demand. This time with both television shows and movies featured on popular streaming services.

Review: Pitt Stages takes spring semester by storm with ‘Woyzeck’

Review: Pitt Stages takes spring semester by storm with ‘Woyzeck’

By Tamara Alchoufete, For The Pitt News

February 7, 2019


Filed under Culture, Theater

Tragedy meets insanity to create the chaotic atmosphere that was the Richard E. Rauh Studio Theatre on the opening night of “Woyzeck.”

Pitt student takes the stage in professional production of ‘The Tempest’

Pitt student takes the stage in professional production of ‘The Tempest’

By Victoria Pfefferle-Gillot, Senior Staff Writer

February 7, 2019


Filed under Culture, Theater, Top Stories

Julia De Avilez Rocha, a senior at Pitt, got a start in pursuing her dream at Pittsburgh Public Theater with her role as Ceres in “The Tempest.”

Satirical staff picks: Our dream jobs

Satirical staff picks: Our dream jobs

By The Pitt News Staff

February 6, 2019


Filed under Art, Culture

In the heat of all of the assignments, applications and exams, we can’t help but dream of a low-stress life, here are our funny post-grad plans:

‘Velvet Buzzsaw:’ highbrow comedy, lowbrow delivery

‘Velvet Buzzsaw:’ highbrow comedy, lowbrow delivery

By Vikram Sundar, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019


Filed under Culture, Movies

“Velvet Buzzsaw” follows various participants of the very niche contemporary art scene in Los Angeles. The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo.

Tiny Meat Gang captivates crowd at Smiling Moose

Tiny Meat Gang captivates crowd at Smiling Moose

By Elizabeth Donnelly, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019


Filed under Art, Culture, Television

YouTube comedy duo Cody Ko and Noel Miller, known as the “Tiny Meat Gang,” spent Thursday evening cracking jokes to an eager audience.

Josh Peck talks YouTube, Nickelodeon and Oprah during CMU visit

Josh Peck talks YouTube, Nickelodeon and Oprah during CMU visit

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor

January 31, 2019


Filed under Culture, Movies, Television, Theater

Former star of the sensational TV show “Drake and Josh,” Josh Peck, stopped by CMU to speak about his life and newfound YouTube career. College students from both Pitt and CMU were excited to hear what Peck had to say, as many grew up watching his TV show.

Pitt announces new director of jazz studies program

Pitt announces new director of jazz studies program

By Tamara Alchoufete, For The Pitt News

January 28, 2019


Filed under Culture, Music

After the unexpected death of Professor Geri Allen, renowned flutist Nicole M. Mitchell will assume the position of Pitt’s director of Jazz Studies in July 2019.

“The Kid Who Would Be King:” A familiar, but heartwarming story

“The Kid Who Would Be King:” A familiar, but heartwarming story

By Victoria Pfefferle-Gillot, Senior Staff Writer

January 28, 2019


Filed under Culture, Movies

On the surface, “The Kid Who Would Be King” seems to fit the bill of kitschy family film shunted into the January dump of films, but it offers much more.

Blog: Our weekend watchlist, movie edition

Blog: Our weekend watchlist, movie edition

By The Pitt News Staff

January 25, 2019


Filed under Blogs, Culture, Movies, Top Stories

Last week we shared our top television shows to stream during the bad winter weather. This week, there may not be a storm coming, but we are ready to share our weekend watchlist. Instead of a series, The Pitt News staff is recommending some of our favorite films.

The best drinks for all occasions at Hemingway’s Cafe

The best drinks for all occasions at Hemingway’s Cafe

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor

January 24, 2019


Filed under Culture, Food & Drink

Hemingway’s Cafe took home three awards for this year’s Best Of, including best bar, best 21st birthday destination and best happy hour.

Delectable dishes at the best restaurants, according to the experts

Delectable dishes at the best restaurants, according to the experts

By Neena Hagen, Staff Writer

January 24, 2019


Filed under Culture, Food & Drink

To help our loyal readers, Staff Writer Neena Hagen spoke with the experts — the staff of your favorite restaurants — to find the best dishes to order.

Ruckus goes wild

Ruckus goes wild

By Rachel Saula, For The Pitt News

January 22, 2019


Filed under Culture, Theater, Top Stories

In G24 of the Cathedral, students gathered in Hawaiian shirts and safari hats for an evening with the improv troupe Ruckus.

Blog: What to watch this wintery weekend

Blog: What to watch this wintery weekend

By The Pitt News Staff

January 18, 2019


Filed under Blogs, Culture, Movies, Television, Top Stories

With bad weather on the way, it’s looking like this weekend will be spent indoors. For the best indoor entertainment, our staff has shared their top picks of shows from online streaming services.

Always watching ‘You,’ new series sparks controversy

Always watching ‘You,’ new series sparks controversy

By Delilah Bourque, Senior Staff Writer

January 17, 2019


Filed under Culture, Television

If you frequently use the internet, you’ve probably heard about the new Netflix series “You.” The show is intriguing, but utterly creepy.

Our winter weather survival guide

Our winter weather survival guide

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor

January 17, 2019


Filed under Culture, Food & Drink, Top Stories

After nothing but rain and gray skies for quite a few months, it seems as though winter has finally surged into Western Pennsylvania.

Local and international students celebrate Japanese coming of age

Local and international students celebrate Japanese coming of age

By Victoria Pfefferle-Gillot, Staff Writer

January 15, 2019


Filed under Art, Culture, Top Stories, Uncategorized

34 students from both Yasuda Women’s University in Hiroshima, Japan, and the University of Pittsburgh celebrated a coming of age party.

“On the Basis of Sex” highlights RBG’s early days

“On the Basis of Sex” highlights RBG’s early days

By Elizabeth Donnelly, Staff Writer

January 14, 2019


Filed under Culture, Movies

The new film “On the Basis of Sex” follows RBG’s journey through the early days of her legal career, starting with her time at the Harvard Law program.

Small Mall hosts self-care workshop

Small Mall hosts self-care workshop

By Alexa Marzina, Staff Writer

January 10, 2019


Filed under Art, Culture, Top Stories

Lawrenceville’s Small Mall hosted a zine-based workshop centered around self care last night, lead by artist Atiya Jones.

Golden Globe-winning film ‘Roma’ hits home for Alfonso Cuaron

Golden Globe-winning film ‘Roma’ hits home for Alfonso Cuaron

By Maya Best, Staff Writer

January 10, 2019


Filed under Culture, Movies

Alfonso Cuaron's “Roma” has won a number of awards this year, including the 2018 Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film.

Netflix’s ‘Bird Box’ creates social media craze

Netflix’s ‘Bird Box’ creates social media craze

By Shahum Ajmal, Contributing Editor

January 8, 2019


Filed under Culture, Movies

Though the new Netflix film “Bird Box” is known for its viral social media challenge, the film itself has gained a record-breaking 45 million views.

Chamber trio serenades Heinz Chapel

Chamber trio serenades Heinz Chapel

By Siddhi Shockey, Staff Writer

January 7, 2019


Filed under Culture, Music

Heinz Chapel kicked off the spring semester with some help from three talented musicians from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

TPN staff shares our 2019 resolutions

TPN staff shares our 2019 resolutions

By The Pitt News Staff

January 6, 2019


Filed under Culture

As you already know, it is officially #NewYearNewMe season. Here at TPN, our staff is ready for what 2019 has to offer, here are some of our resolutions.

‘Hamilton’ leaves Pittsburgh audiences speechless

‘Hamilton’ leaves Pittsburgh audiences speechless

By Alex Dolinger, For The Pitt News

January 6, 2019


Filed under Culture, Music, Theater, Top Stories

The musical “Hamilton” is easily the most popular Broadway musical at the moment, with every show of the Pittsburgh stop on its tour sold out.

Top events to look forward to this spring semester

Top events to look forward to this spring semester

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor

January 6, 2019


Filed under Culture

After an eventful fall semester, there is plenty to distract students from the constant gray skies of Pittsburgh from January through March.

Q&A: Local ASMR-tist Lily Whispers talks tingles and YouTube stardom

Q&A: Local ASMR-tist Lily Whispers talks tingles and YouTube stardom

By Elizabeth Donnelly, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018


Filed under Art, Culture

While looking for a makeup tutorial on YouTube in 2013, Lilliana Dee came across a new genre of videos that would later change her world — ASMR.

Penguins parade around Pittsburgh Zoo

Penguins parade around Pittsburgh Zoo

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor

December 10, 2018


Filed under Culture

Penguins on Parade runs every Saturday and Sunday in December at 11:30 a.m., weather permitting. The parade is included with Pittsburgh Zoo admission.

The ultimate winter break bucket list

The ultimate winter break bucket list

By Alex Dolinger, For The Pitt News

December 10, 2018


Filed under Culture

When the semester finally ends, it's easy to go home and find yourself a little bit bored. Here are some ways to avoid the winter break blues.

PPC hosts comedy competition, winner to open for Nicole Byer

PPC hosts comedy competition, winner to open for Nicole Byer

By Alex Dolinger, For The Pitt News

December 7, 2018


Filed under Culture, Television, Top Stories

Pitt junior Kathryn Human won the opportunity to open up for renowned comedian Nicole Byer at PPC’s event “So You Think You’re Funny.”

Milk Shake Factory brings legen-dairy desserts to Oakland

Milk Shake Factory brings legen-dairy desserts to Oakland

By Emily Wolfe, Senior Staff Writer

December 6, 2018


Filed under Campus, Food & Drink, News, Top Stories

The Milk Shake Factory plans to bring its menu of gourmet shakes and chocolates to Oakland in early 2019, according to a Facebook post on the company’s page.

Earl Sweatshirt re-emerges with album ‘Some Rap Songs’

Earl Sweatshirt re-emerges with album ‘Some Rap Songs’

By Grey McGettigan, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018


Filed under Culture

Odd Future member Earl Sweatshirt released a new album titled “Some Rap Songs” last week, which has left plans pleased and excited for more.

Annual Lawrenceville Cookie Tour brings holiday cheer and sweet treats

Annual Lawrenceville Cookie Tour brings holiday cheer and sweet treats

By Maggie Medoff, Staff Writer

December 4, 2018


Filed under Culture, Food & Drink, Top Stories

As Lawrenceville shop owners carried on with business as usual, heaps of Pittsburghers roamed Butler Street for the annual Cookie Tour.

‘Queer Eye’ star Antoni Porowski speaks to sold-out audience on campus

‘Queer Eye’ star Antoni Porowski speaks to sold-out audience on campus

By Apoorva Kethidi, Staff Writer

November 29, 2018


Filed under 2. Featured, Culture, Television

More than 200 students headed to the WPU Ballroom Wednesday night to listen to a lecture — and watch a cooking demonstration — from reality TV star Antoni Porowski.

Student-run Instagram celebrates the squirrel-ebrities of Oakland

Student-run Instagram celebrates the squirrel-ebrities of Oakland

By Jon Kunitsky, Staff Writer

November 29, 2018


Filed under Culture, Top Stories

itt’s campus squirrels have gained a significant following on the Squirrels of Pitt Instagram page with their fluffy tails and shenanigans in Oakland.

Travis Scott at PPG Paints: Out of this world

Travis Scott at PPG Paints: Out of this world

By Vikram Sundar, Staff Writer

November 27, 2018


Filed under Culture, Music, Top Stories

Travis Scott fans were lifted out of this world at his show Sunday night at PPG Paints. The show was part of his 2018 tour for his new album "Astroworld."

Staff Picks: Holiday movies to go with a cozy cup of cocoa

Staff Picks: Holiday movies to go with a cozy cup of cocoa

By The Pitt News Staff

November 27, 2018


Filed under Culture, Movies

From “The Polar Express” to “Love Actually,” there is a classic holiday film for everyone — and those are just two of our staff’s favorites.

Bhangra in the Burgh kicks up the beat

Bhangra in the Burgh kicks up the beat

By Maya Best, For The Pitt News

November 20, 2018


Filed under Culture, Music, Top Stories

The auditorium at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial hall was filled with an energy on Saturday as part of the 2018 Bhangra in the Burgh dance competition.

Rowling writes out representation in ‘Fantastic Beasts,’ focuses on sequel-baiting

Rowling writes out representation in ‘Fantastic Beasts,’ focuses on sequel-baiting

By Victoria Pfefferle-Gillot, Staff Writer

November 20, 2018


Filed under Culture, Movies

While “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” looks as fantastic as its title, the substance of the story leaves viewers with many questions.

‘The Last Five Years’ makes the most of a small cast

‘The Last Five Years’ makes the most of a small cast

By Apoorva Kethidi, For The Pitt News

November 16, 2018


Filed under Culture, Theater, Top Stories

The musical “The Last Five Years” opened on Nov. 14 and will continue in the Studio Theatre til Nov. 18. The show is entirely student run.

The ultimate guide to affordable apartment decor

The ultimate guide to affordable apartment decor

By Shahum Ajmal, Contributing Editor

November 15, 2018


Filed under Art, Culture

If you have been waiting for the moment to let your creativity shine in your own home, allow our assistant layout editor to offer some tips to spice up your apartment.

Students’ lovable pet companions: A hassle and a help

Students’ lovable pet companions: A hassle and a help

By Emma Maurice and Maggie Medoff

November 15, 2018


Filed under Culture, Top Stories

Finding the apartment with the right number of bedrooms and fits into a your budget is hard enough — but adding pets into the mix makes it even harder.

Polish Fest brings food and fellowship to Oakland

Polish Fest brings food and fellowship to Oakland

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor

November 13, 2018


Filed under Culture, Food & Drink, Music

At the annual Polish Fest on Nov. 11 in the Cathedral of Learning, guests could indulge in food, music and even fortune-telling.

‘Much Ado About Nothing’ is something special with student efforts

‘Much Ado About Nothing’ is something special with student efforts

By Victoria Pfefferle-Gillot, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018


Filed under Culture, Theater, Top Stories

The students in “Much Ado About Nothing” managed to memorize their lines for the very first day of rehearsal in order to grapple with the Shakespearean lines.

Top soul-warming drinks that aren’t pumpkin spice

Top soul-warming drinks that aren’t pumpkin spice

By The Pitt News Staff

November 8, 2018


Filed under Culture, Food & Drink

Want to branch out from the pumpkin spice trend? Check out our guide to other fall beverages to warm the soul.

Don’t stop him now: Rami Malek shines in ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

Don’t stop him now: Rami Malek shines in ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

By Darren Campuzano, Staff Writer

November 8, 2018


Filed under Culture, Movies

Despite some mixed reviews, “Bohemian Rhapsody” was not a flop. Lead actor Rami Malek stole the show as Queen rock legend Freddie Mercury.

Crowds withstand cold for Stronger Than Hate Concert featuring Kesha

Crowds withstand cold for Stronger Than Hate Concert featuring Kesha

By Prachi Patel, Senior Staff Writer

November 6, 2018


Filed under Culture, Music, Top Stories

The outdoor Stronger Than Hate concert on Saturday night was put together by the Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh, a nonprofit LGBTQ+ organization.

Shulamit Bastacky: Holocaust survivor shares her story

Shulamit Bastacky: Holocaust survivor shares her story

By Maya Best and Sarah Connor

November 6, 2018


Filed under Culture

Shulamit Bastacky, a 77-year-old Holocaust survivor, spoke to an audience of hundreds at the William Pitt Union on Sunday evening.

Fraternities fundraise with pancakes, bring hope to tragic times

Fraternities fundraise with pancakes, bring hope to tragic times

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor

November 1, 2018


Filed under Culture, Food & Drink, Top Stories

Campus groups have each had their own reactions to the Tree of Life Synagogue tragedy last weekend. Delta Chi and Sigma Alpha Mu chose to help out with a pancake fundraiser.

‘Halloween’ returns to form 40 years later

‘Halloween’ returns to form 40 years later

By Apoorva Kethidi, For The Pitt News

November 1, 2018


Filed under Culture, Movies, Top Stories

“Halloween” is back. After 40 years and 10 poor sequels, the franchise finally hits a high note with the latest installation.

‘Rocky Horror’ survives cancellation scare to please fans and performers

‘Rocky Horror’ survives cancellation scare to please fans and performers

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under Culture, Theater, Top Stories

Students in the Engineering Council’s production of “Rocky Horror” were devastated when they were told the show was cancel. However, with some luck, the show was brought back to the stage.

Pitt service puppies put on a paw-some Halloween fashion show

Pitt service puppies put on a paw-some Halloween fashion show

By Sarah Gross, For The Pitt News

October 30, 2018


Filed under Culture

The club Perfect Fit Canine Campus Scholars has been training many puppies this semester. Over the weekend they worked the runway for a Halloween fashion show.

Community rallies together in response to Tree of Life tragedy

Community rallies together in response to Tree of Life tragedy

By Caroline Bourque, Contributing Editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under 2. Featured, Culture

In light of the heartbreak felt by the Pittsburgh community over these past few days, many local leaders and students are speaking out in hopes of making change.

North Oakland embraces diversity through cultural cuisines

North Oakland embraces diversity through cultural cuisines

By Elizabeth Donnelly, Staff Writer

October 25, 2018


Filed under Culture, Food & Drink

North Oakland’s Centre Avenue offers students an opportunity to check out some foods from all over the world. Shops include Bombay Market and Turkish Grille.

Instagram foodies: The faces behind the food

Instagram foodies: The faces behind the food

By Emma Maurice, Staff Writer

October 25, 2018


Filed under 2. Featured, Culture, Food & Drink

Niche social media pages are all the rage right now -- especially on Instagram. One of those niche markets is foodies, and Pitt boasts a few of those.

VIDEO: Cooking with Brian: Pizza Edition

By Brian Gentry

October 24, 2018


Filed under Food & Drink, Uncategorized

Follow online visual editor Brian Gentry as he makes homemade pizza from this recipe!

An appeeling treat: The art of making apple butter

An appeeling treat: The art of making apple butter

By The Pitt News Staff

October 23, 2018


Filed under Food & Drink, News, Top Stories

At Threadbare Cider House, cider is surely the apple of its eye — but there’s room for apple butter, too.

Remembering horror film icon Romero at Carnegie Lecture Hall

Remembering horror film icon Romero at Carnegie Lecture Hall

By Maggie Medoff, Staff Writer

October 23, 2018


Filed under Culture, Movies, Top Stories

George A. Romero is the filmmaker behind the classic film “Night of the Living Dead,” and he was remembered over the weekend with the event “Reflection on Romero.”

Review: Courtney Barnett brings second album to Stage AE

Review: Courtney Barnett brings second album to Stage AE

By Darren Campuzano, Staff Writer

October 22, 2018


Filed under Culture, Music, Uncategorized

Courtney Barnett is an indie rock artist from Australia — and she is rapidly rising into the rock scene. Barnett stopped at Stage AE on Friday.

Hot food on wheels: International Week warms up Pitt

Hot food on wheels: International Week warms up Pitt

By Shahum Ajmal, Contributing Editor

October 18, 2018


Filed under Culture, Food & Drink

Food trucks are all the rage for DIY festivals, and on Oct. 17, they brought dozens of students to the WPU as a part of the Pitt International Week festivities.

City of Asylum residents share readings and wisdom at WPU

City of Asylum residents share readings and wisdom at WPU

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor

October 18, 2018


Filed under Art, Culture

City of Asylum is known for providing a sanctuary for exiled writers. Two of those writers brought their wisdom to campus with a special appearance at WPU.

33rd annual Reel Q Film Festival brings LGBTQ+ cinema to the ’Burgh

33rd annual Reel Q Film Festival brings LGBTQ+ cinema to the ’Burgh

By Siddhi Shockey, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018


Filed under Culture, Movies

For a weekend full of LGBTQ+ themed cinema, film buffs of Pittsburgh headed to the Harris Theater, for the Reel Q LGBT Film Fest.

Black Cat Market teams up with local vintage collective for Halloween pop-up

Black Cat Market teams up with local vintage collective for Halloween pop-up

By Maggie Medoff, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018


Filed under Art, Culture, Top Stories

Black Cat Market — a cat cafe in Lawrenceville — hosted a pop-up Halloween shop selling vintage clothes in a collaboration with Three Pigs Vintage this past weekend.

‘Pitt Tonight’ hosts ‘Collegiates and Comedians’ stand-up show

‘Pitt Tonight’ hosts ‘Collegiates and Comedians’ stand-up show

By Siddhi Shockey, Staff Writer

October 11, 2018


Filed under Culture, Theater, Top Stories

Nordy’s Place hosted plenty of comedians and laughs on Wednesday night with the monthly stand-up show “Collegiates and Comedians.”

Groceria Merante brings late-night meatball stand to South Oakland

Groceria Merante brings late-night meatball stand to South Oakland

By Frances Tirado, For The Pitt News

October 11, 2018


Filed under Culture, Food & Drink, Top Stories

For a quick, hearty snack on a Saturday night in South Oakland, students can drop by Groceria Merante to experience their late-night meatball stand.

‘Venom’ disappoints critics, delights sci-fi fans

‘Venom’ disappoints critics, delights sci-fi fans

By Victoria Pfefferle-Gillot, Staff Writer

October 9, 2018


Filed under Culture, Movies

Although “Venom” was met with dismal responses from critics, the film lit up the box office this past weekend, breaking a record for October openings.

Pitt Stages brings ‘Dungeons and Dragons’ to life with ‘She Kills Monsters’

Pitt Stages brings ‘Dungeons and Dragons’ to life with ‘She Kills Monsters’

By Sarah Gross and Wanyan Ma

October 9, 2018


Filed under Culture, Theater, Top Stories

“Dungeons and Dragons” is a term that has become synonymous with nerd-dom. Pitt Stages took on this concept by putting on the play “She Kills Monsters.”

Student musicians and vocalists celebrate homecoming week with Sounds of Pitt concert

Student musicians and vocalists celebrate homecoming week with Sounds of Pitt concert

By Victoria Pfefferle-Gillot, Staff Writer

October 4, 2018


Filed under Culture, Music

Heinz Chapel hosted three different musical groups from Pitt Tuesday night, all ready to celebrate the festive homecoming week.

Students get real about homecoming week

Students get real about homecoming week

By Siddhi Shockey, Staff Writer

October 4, 2018


Filed under Culture

Homecoming is a staple of fall culture at colleges and universities, featuring chilly football games full of fans warmed by school spirit.

City of Asylum wraps 14th annual Jazz Poetry Month, welcomes new changes

City of Asylum wraps 14th annual Jazz Poetry Month, welcomes new changes

By Frances Tirado, For The Pitt News

October 2, 2018


Filed under Culture

As Pittsburgh’s City of Asylum, closes out its Jazz Poetry season, the staff talks about the new changes within the organization.

Japanese history evoked in new documentary from local filmmaker

Japanese history evoked in new documentary from local filmmaker

By Kim Rooney, Contributing Editor

October 2, 2018


Filed under Culture, Movies, Top Stories

On Sept. 28, the Row House Cinema premiered the documentary “Day of the Western Sunrise,” which details the story of Japanese fishermen.

Brockhampton regroups in new album ‘iridescence’

Brockhampton regroups in new album ‘iridescence’

By Maggie Medoff, Staff Writer

September 27, 2018


Filed under Culture, Music

In the band’s fourth effort released on Sept 21, Brockhampton matures — openly addressing the hip-hop group's recent controversy.

Silk Screen Film Festival celebrates Japanese culture

Silk Screen Film Festival celebrates Japanese culture

By Maya Best, For The Pitt News

September 27, 2018


Filed under Culture, Movies, Top Stories

The Silk Screen Asian American Film Festival kicked off its 13th year on Sunday with a Japanese music performance and film screening of Shuichi Okita’s 2018 film, “Mori, The Artist’s Habitat.”

Pitt students paint the town

Pitt students paint the town

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor

September 25, 2018


Filed under Art, Culture, Top Stories

Members of Pitt’s Student Alumni Association and Blue and Gold Society painted their school’s colors on the windows of Fifth Avenue businesses to celebrate the upcoming homecoming week.

Review: Pittsburgh Fashion Week rocks the runway

Review: Pittsburgh Fashion Week rocks the runway

By Charlie Garcia-Weger, Staff Writer

September 24, 2018


Filed under Art, Culture

The Pittsburgh Fashion Week occurred from Sept. 17 to Sept. 20 and brought three different events to the City — including a high-profile runway show.

GALLERY: Pittsburgh Fashion Week—The Runway

GALLERY: Pittsburgh Fashion Week—The Runway

By Knox Coulter, Staff Photographer

September 21, 2018


Filed under 2. Featured, Culture, Visual

The Downtown Community Development Corporation hosted Pittsburgh Fashion Week for its third consecutive year this September. The week kicked off with a rooftop social Monday evening, continued with a panel Wednesday evening and ended with a runway event at PPG Place's Wintergarden Thursday night. ...

Thrival Festival explores humans and technology

Thrival Festival explores humans and technology

By Elizabeth Donnelly, Staff Writer

September 20, 2018


Filed under Culture, Top Stories

Thrival is an annual festival that explores the connections between people and important parts of their society — technology and music.

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