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City of Asylum residents share readings and wisdom at WPU

Writer and activist Tuhin Das speaks about the dangers Al-Qaeda presented to writers in his homeland of Bangladesh at Wednesday night’s “City Of Asylum Exiled Writers Residencies” event. (Photo by Sarah Connor | Contributing Editor)

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor

October 18, 2018

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.

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

Lawrenceville’s Black Cat Market lists the names of the cat cafe’s resident cats Saturday.

By Maggie Medoff, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018

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 students paint the town

First-years Lily McIntire (left) and Alden Paine paint “H2P” on Popeye’s door Monday for Paint the Town — an event hosted by Pitt Student Alumni Association — in preparation for Homecoming.

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor

September 25, 2018

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

Models walk the runway in designs by Bernice Yu during Pittsburgh Fashion Week’s Thursday night runway event at Wintergarden at PPG Place.

By Charlie Garcia-Weger, Staff Writer

September 24, 2018

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.

Pittsburgh Fashion Week hosts panel

Gemma Sole, COO and co-founder of Nineteenth Amendment, discusses fashion designers and their access to wholesale connections at PGH Fashion Week “The Future of Fashion Panel” Wednesday night at the Union Trust Building. (Photo by Maria Heines | Staff Photographer)

By Charlie Garcia-Weger, Staff Writer

September 20, 2018

The Pittsburgh fashion community crafted its own version Wednesday night with a discussion of fashion's future — including the integration of technology.

Pittsburgh preps for festivals, frights, food and more this fall

Pitt recreates the cage from “The Silence of the Lambs” in Soldiers and Sailors — the location where certain scenes in the movie were originally filmed — each year.

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor

September 18, 2018

From campus to Kennywood, there is something for students to enjoy this fall— even if they can only make it out of the library once this spooky season.

Donald Warhola talks art and Uncle Andy

Exterior of the Andy Warhol Museum. (Image via Wikimedia Commons)

By Grey McGettigan, For The Pitt News

August 30, 2018

Andy Warhol's nephew leads gallery talks at the museum standing in honor of his uncle's timeless art.

Staff Picks: Our Autumn Aesthetics

(Illustration by Maria Heines | Staff Illustrator)

By The Pitt News Staff

August 20, 2018

Fall trends are abundant, and our staff is here to share their thoughts on the popular — and slightly ridiculous — trends coming our way this spooky season.

Best neighborhoods for off-campus adventures

Sephora and Coffee Tree Roasters sit side by side on Walnut Street in Shadyside. (Photo by Janine Faust | Contributing Editor)

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor

August 20, 2018

For many new Pitt students, the busy, exciting atmosphere of city life is one of the reasons they chose to attend an urban university. With Oakland’s many hospitals, restaurants, drugstores and parks surrounding our campus, students have a good idea of what life is like in an urban area. But what many...

Q&A with acclaimed author, Pitt professor Anjali Sachdeva

Pitt English professor Anjali Sachdeva published a collection of nine short stories titled “All the Names They Used for God” in February 2018. (Photo by Jon Kunitsky | Staff Photographer)

By Victoria Pfefferle-Gillot, Staff Writer

August 20, 2018

To learn more about “All the Names They Used for God” and the author behind it, The Pitt News Gillot spoke with Sachdeva about her history and the creation of her acclaimed debut work.

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