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More Anderson than Perry: Dear White People obliterates stereotypes in sharp satire

More Anderson than Perry: ‘Dear White People’ obliterates stereotypes in sharp satire

By Ian Flanagan / Staff Writer November 3, 2014

"Dear White People"Directed by: Justin SimienStarring: Tessa Thompson, Tyler James Williams, Brandon P. BellGrade: B+The execution of an argument can be far more important than its substance, especially...

Redeye Festival: Rehearsal to stage in 24 hours

Redeye Festival: Rehearsal to stage in 24 hours

By Sabrina Romano / Staff Writer October 29, 2014

Ridiculous. Hilarious. Tongue-in-cheek. This is how the Redeye Theatre Project describes a typical performance.Serious. Musical. Professional. Highbrow. This is the way Pitt’s Musical Theatre Club views...

TPN’s guide to the city’s best spooky spots

By Stephanie Roman / Staff Writer October 29, 2014

If you don’t have the patience for an extensive “Haunted Holland” line, perhaps try one of Pittsburgh’s other haunted house options. Halloween in college might be focused on costume parties, but,...

Society of Contemporary Craft not entirely DIY approach to art

Society of Contemporary Craft not entirely ‘DIY’ approach to art

By Meghan Bray / For The Pitt News October 28, 2014

In the emerging world of contemporary craft and do-it-yourself projects, schools focusing on crafts and non-traditional artistry like the Society for Contemporary Craft make a case for not always going...

New R&B songstress Tinashe stuns on debut record

New R&B songstress Tinashe stuns on debut record

By Jack Shelly / For The Pitt News October 28, 2014

Meet Tinashe. She’s a fresh face to the genre of R&B, which has been recently dominated by female talent such as Beyoncé Knowles. But don’t confuse the two — this is no Beyoncé.     This summer...

Renner impresses in Messenger

Renner impresses in ‘Messenger’

By Mason Lazarcheff / For The Pitt News October 28, 2014

 "Kill the Messenger"Directed by: Michael CuestaStarring: Jeremy Renner, Robert PatrickGrade: B+Is anything worth obsessing over? For Gary Webb, the answer wasn’t just a resounding “yes” but a necessary...

Pink and City and Color mesh well for You+Me

Pink and City and Color mesh well for You+Me

By Stephanie Roman / Staff Writer October 27, 2014

Spinning You+Me’s nascent album, rose ave., via iTunes or Spotify feels utterly anachronistic. It belongs on your parents’ dusty record shelves alongside Peter, Paul and Mary and Bob Dylan, yet it...

Former Pitt News EIC gets Brutal in strong debut novel

Former Pitt News EIC gets ‘Brutal’ in strong debut novel

By Shawn Cooke / A&E Editor October 24, 2014

"Brutal Youth"By Anthony BreznicanGrade: B+There’s a scene near the end of Richard Linklater’s recent opus, “Boyhood,” in which a teacher tells Mason (Ellar Coltrane) that you find your “people”...

Sweet Caroline: A history of Pitts sing-along tradition

Sweet Caroline: A history of Pitt’s sing-along tradition

By Abby Hoffman / For The Pitt News October 24, 2014

As a University with nearly 30,000 students, some may argue that there is no way for the entire Pitt population to rally together and generate enough school spirit to rattle an entire stadium, but one...

Tips for a comfortable, cheap tailgate before the game

Tips for a comfortable, cheap tailgate before the game

By Megan Wholey / For The Pitt News October 24, 2014

Tailgates are a quintessential part of the college experience, and with Homecoming weekend upon us, many students are planning for the biggest tailgate event of the fall.So how can tailgaters tackle the...

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