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Oakland offers students variety of diverse eating

By Richard Koppenaal / Staff Writer

May 28, 2014

Upon arriving in Oakland, the number of places to eat can be a bit overwhelming for a first-time Pitt student. With an enormous dining hall and places such as Chick-fil-A, Burger King and Einstein Bros Bagels all available on a meal plan, newcomers may laugh at the idea of eating anywhere else. However,...

Mattress Factory’s exhibit transcends Middle East politics with art

Mattress Factory’s exhibit transcends Middle East politics with art

By Grace Kelly / Staff Writer

May 28, 2014

Editors Note: The Mattress Factory has cancelled the Sites of Passage exhibition because a majority of the artists withdrew. Due to our accelerated production schedule for the New Student Guide, The Pitt News was unable to remove this story before the pages went to print. The Mattress Factory’s lat...

The A&E Staff reviews Pitt’s freshman dorm offerings

The A&E Staff reviews Pitt’s freshman dorm offerings

By The A&E Staff

May 28, 2014

The Pitt News A&E staff reviews all of Pitt’s freshman dorms in the style of a movie, album or video game review.  Disclaimer: Since none of our staff lived in or was familiar with Forbes Hall, we were not qualified to weigh in.Litchfield TowersGrade: B+With the recent addition of Nordenberg Hall, the ...

Pittsburgh’s large performance spaces draw diverse lineup

Pittsburgh’s large performance spaces draw diverse lineup

By Stephanie Roman / Staff Writer

May 28, 2014

Mr. Small’s Funhouse400 Lincoln Ave.MillvaleMr. Small’s more than makes up for its quaint size with an awesome, earsplitting PA sound system. Shows are often filled to bursting at a 650-person capacity, and it can get cramped and hot inside, especially when the metal, hardcore and thrash bands get...

Small venues foster both rising national and local talent

By Shawn Cooke / A&E Editor

May 28, 2014

Though Mr. Small’s Theater and the Altar Bar might seem like small rooms in comparison to the mammoth spaces of Consol Energy Center and First Niagara Pavilion, both the roughly 500-person capacity venues house artists who more people than just your cousin from Brooklyn have heard about. In fact, mo...

Martin Creed Exhibit

Martin Creed Exhibit

November 20, 2013

The ability of modern art to turn the mundane into the intellectually engaging has persisted since the fateful day that Marcel Duchamp famously scrawled “R.Mutt” onto a urinal and entered it into the 1917 exhibit for New York’s Society of Independent Artists. The work created an uproar and brought a...

Action Bronson & Danny Brown at The Altar Bar

Action Bronson & Danny Brown at The Altar Bar

October 1, 2013

Rappers Action Bronson and Danny Brown performed at the Altar Bar in the Strip District in Pittsburgh on September 30th. The metal band Trash Talk opened the show for the duo.

STRFKR Concert

STRFKR Concert

September 4, 2013

On Tuesday September 3, indie-electronica outfit STRFKR put on a show at Altar Bar that included everything from light displays to dancers dressed as rabbits and astronauts. Photos by Staff Photographer Ben Brownlee.

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