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Honors College fights prejudice with the paranormal

Panelists discussed the George A. Romero archive, which is now fully open to the public, and the resources students can use on Oct. 9.

By Sinead McDevitt, Senior Staff Writer

October 14, 2020

The Honors College is holding several events throughout the rest of the semester to celebrate its new “Horror Genre as a Social Force” scholar community.

Pitt students get lesson on mental health from “sexiest doctor alive”

Pitt Program Council hosted a live mental health Q&A with Doctor Mike, who People magazine dubbed “the sexiest doctor alive” in 2015.

By Kaitlyn Nuebel, Staff Writer

October 14, 2020

On the eve of Pitt’s first-ever self-care day, students tuned in for an event different than those typically on the University’s calendar.

Russian studies podcast explores our attraction to the “enemy”

Sean Guillory, the digital scholarship curator in Pitt’s Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, started the SRB Podcast — short for Sean’s Russia Blog — in 2015.

By Ananya Pathapadu, Staff Writer

October 14, 2020

Sean Guillory said he started his podcast because he wanted to take the knowledge in academia about Russia and present it to the general public.

Steel City architecture: Exploring Pittsburgh’s historic homes

The Frick family’s Clayton House in Point Breeze.

By Diana Velasquez, Senior Staff Writer

October 14, 2020

If you were looking around the Pittsburgh area for a museum to frequent or an old house to tour, chances are that it was built by a famed industrialist.

Staff Picks: HGTV is where the heart is

“Fixer Upper” follows couple Chip and Joanna Gaines as they buy and renovate houses in and around Waco, Texas.

By The Pitt News Staff

October 14, 2020

Sometimes living in a cramped dorm or a South Oakland apartment can make you forget what a real house looks like.

Pittsburgh LGBTQ+ film festival celebrates 35th anniversary

The ReelQ LGBTQ+ film festival opens virtually Thursday with “Monsoon,” starring Henry Golding from “Crazy Rich Asians.”

By Beatrice McDermott, Staff Writer

October 6, 2020

ReelQ opens virtually Thursday with “Monsoon,” starring Henry Golding from “Crazy Rich Asians,” and continues until Oct. 17.

Keeping it short with the Center for Creativity’s One Minute Film Festival

The Center for Creativity is hosting its first One Minute Film Festival, a competition designed to get Pitt students to create films of 60 seconds or less.

By Siddhi Shockey, Senior Staff Writer

October 6, 2020

With everyone living in physically confined spaces, filmmakers have to get creative in how they approach their project, something the Center for Creativity has decided to take advantage of.

Film as rebellion: Charles Burnett, Julie Dash close week of Black study

Black filmmakers Charles Burnett and Julie Dash spoke Friday afternoon about their work and legacy as members of the L.A. Rebellion, a group of Black film students at UCLA in the ’60s and ’70s.

By Charlie Taylor, Culture Editor

October 5, 2020

Jones asked Burnett and Dash questions about the Rebellion, their past films and the current state of Black filmmaking.

Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks turns the virtually impossible into the virtually possible

Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Park livestreamed a “Cymbeline” performance on Friday evening.

By Sona Sharma, For The Pitt News

October 2, 2020

Last Friday’s performance of “Cymbeline” was different from any the company had put on before.

‘The Sweetness that Survives the Slaughter’: Zun Lee and Aracelis Girmay discuss hope, vulnerability

Zun Lee.

By Sinead McDevitt, Senior Staff Writer

October 2, 2020

Zun Lee and Aracelis Girmay presented works that celebrated the beauty of Black life and moments of quiet tenderness.

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