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Gleeson stuns in darkly humorous, thought-provoking ‘Calvary’

By Ian Flanagan / Staff Writer September 1, 2014

"Calvary"Directed by: John Michael McDonaghStarring: Brendan Gleeson, Chris O'DowdGrade: B+It’s surprising when tragedy and comedy overlap in life, and when movies sucessfuly combine the two, it’s...

The Talkbox dissects under-the-radar upcoming fall releases

The Talkbox dissects under-the-radar upcoming fall releases

After a mostly cool summer for new music releases, a whole bunch of artists will be rushing to drop albums in the coming months before they head out on fall tours. Although some of the more high-profile...

What If an inherently flawed, but pleasant romantic comedy

‘What If’ an inherently flawed, but pleasant romantic comedy

By Ian Flanagan / Staff Writer August 28, 2014

“What If”Directed by: Michael DowseStarring: Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan, Adam DriverGrade: B-For all the romantic comedies that claim that love is messy, far fewer actually believe it. “What If”...

MLK Project honors August Wilson, strives to break the cycle

MLK Project honors August Wilson, strives to ‘break the cycle’

By Shawn Cooke / A&E Editor August 26, 2014

The vibrant painted leaves on the exterior of  the Mad Mex in Oakland demand your full attention, but they don’t reveal the scope of the project that brought them to life.Oakland’s newest mural —...

Forget weak box office: 2014 was vital summer for Hollywood

Forget weak box office: 2014 was vital summer for Hollywood

By Shawn Cooke / A&E Editor August 26, 2014

Although the box office receipts may not agree, this was the most vital summer for big Hollywood pictures over the past decade.There were no Avengers, no Batmen, no Pixar characters and no Katnisses to...

The Gaslight Anthem favors reliable consistency on Get Hurt

The Gaslight Anthem favors reliable consistency on ‘Get Hurt’

By Stephanie Roman / Staff Writer August 26, 2014

The Gaslight AnthemGet HurtGrade: BGruff, grating vocals mixed with trills, finesse, melodious riffs and smooth chords certainly seems like a counterproductive and illogical combination.Except it’s the...

Welcome Back: Pittsburgh comedy scene offers diversity, expanding options

Welcome Back: Pittsburgh comedy scene offers diversity, expanding options

By Vincent Smith / Senior Staff Writer August 19, 2014

If you drop by the Monday night open mic at Lava Lounge in Pittsburgh’s South Side, make sure to show up at least 30 minutes late.When I went to a Lava Lounge open mic last month, I showed up early —...

Welcome Back: Carnegie exhibit explores restoration of Renaissance art

Welcome Back: Carnegie exhibit explores restoration of Renaissance art

By Grace Kelly / Staff Writer August 19, 2014

To curator Lulu Lippincott, the portrait of a woman in Renaissance finery had always seemed oddly patched together. A neutral face that seemed too perfect for its own good stares out from the sumptuous...

Welcome Back: Jake Stern of Meridian talks touring, The Cathedral

Welcome Back: Jake Stern of Meridian talks touring, ‘The Cathedral’

By Jack Trainor / Staff Writer August 19, 2014

Pitt senior Jake Stern interacts with music a bit more frequently than the average student. In addition to being a psychology major and the training director at Pitt’s student-run radio station, WPTS,...

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