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Mary Maggic, an artist who works with the intersection of biotechnology and art, is a Carnegie Mellon University alum. Their piece, titled “Estroworld,” is an interactive website that alludes to materialism and industrial toxicity.

‘Art’s Work in the Age of Biotechnology’ displays interaction of science and art

By Rashi Ranjan, Senior Staff Writer April 2, 2021
Artist Mary Maggic has combined their interests in body and gender politics, biohacking and environmental activism to create “Estroworld."
The Oakland Open, a mini golf course installed by the Pittsburgh Innovation District on Oakland Avenue, is intended to generate business for local eateries and restaurants.

Pittsburgh Innovation District brings mini golf to Oakland

By Anna Ligorio, Senior Staff Writer April 2, 2021
Located on the intersection of Forbes and Oakland avenues, the mini golf course, called the Oakland Open, sits in between an assortment of local businesses such as Fuku Tea, Stack’d and Fuel and Fuddle.
“Pattern Makers” is a temporary art exhibition from The Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg, curated by 10 members of Pitt’s history of art and architecture department. The exhibit is open both in person and virtually until May 9.

Pitt students curate ‘Pattern Makers’ exhibition at Westmoreland Museum of Art

By Suln Yun, Staff Writer March 31, 2021
The exhibit tracks the presence and meaning of patterns across a selection of works from Westmoreland’s collection.
HBO Max released “Zack Snyder’s Justice League” on March 18.

Review: ‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’ speaks to director’s personal style

By Sinead McDevitt, Senior Staff Writer March 31, 2021
"Zack Snyder’s Justice League” is a completely self-indulgent film, filled to the brim with Snyder’s directorial quirks.
Pittsburgh is home to many theater companies, such as Harris Theater, that had to stop production when COVID-19 was first declared a pandemic and Gov. Tom Wolf ordered a statewide shutdown. This shutdown forced the companies to halt their public shows and find new ways to bring theatre to their audiences.

A showstopping year: Pittsburgh theater companies reflect on anniversary of shutdown

By Ananya Pathapadu, Staff Writer March 26, 2021
Lou Castelli, managing director of Pittsburgh Public Theater, explained that when the company heard the news of the pandemic, they decided to close last March before their opening night.
Bob Odenkirk’s new movie, “Nobody,” opens in theaters Friday.

Review: Bob Odenkirk plays against type in action-packed ‘Nobody’

By Matthew Monroy, Senior Staff Writer March 24, 2021
Odenkirk stars as Hutch Mansell, whose nine-to-five life is disrupted after a home break-in forces him to reconsider his role as a father.
Brew Gentlemen is a craft brewery located in Braddock. Matt Katase and Asa Foster, both Carnegie Mellon University graduates, opened the brewery in 2014.

Pittsburgh craft breweries create new brews, sense of community

By Hayley Lesh, Staff Writer March 24, 2021
With over 30 breweries in Pittsburgh alone, there are many options for locals and tourists who indulge in a good craft brew.
Staff Picks: Songs for getting schwasted

Staff Picks: Songs for getting schwasted

By The Pitt News Staff March 24, 2021
These selections are the perfect mix of bangers and slow jams, specially selected for getting schwasted alone or in small groups.
Mellinger’s Beer Distributor was voted the best beer distributor in Oakland, according to The Pitt News’ readership. The store switched management in February after the current owners, Neil and Neha Shah, bought it from Diana Bellisario, who owned and operated the distributor for just three months shy of 30 years.

Mellinger’s continues legacy with new owners

By Alex Busterna and Charlie Taylor March 24, 2021
Mellinger’s Beer Distributor switched management in February after the current owners, Neil and Neha Shah, bought it from Diana Bellisario.
Hemingway’s Cafe announced last Friday that it will reopen March 31, with modified hours to account for the state’s current 11 p.m. curfew on alcohol sales. The reopening comes more than a year after the bar, located on Forbes Avenue, initially closed on March 14, 2020.

Hemingway’s Cafe to reopen at end of month

By Charlie Taylor, Culture Editor March 22, 2021
According to Elvasky, when the bar shut down last year, he had to discard about $15,000 worth of food and beer.
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