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Erik Schuckers created and leads “In Our Own Write: Creative Programming for LGBT+ Elders,” a nine-week writing workshop hosted by the Center for Creativity.

Center For Creativity offers writing workshop for LGBTQ+ elders

By Anna Ligorio, Senior Staff Writer March 3, 2021
The C4C is hosting a nine-week writing workshop this semester, called “In Our Own Write: Creative Writing for LGBT+ Elders.”
Lesley Manning, the director of “Ghostwatch,” joined a panel of horror experts on Friday to discuss the impact of the film. Sonia Lupher, a visiting lecturer in film and media studies at Pitt and the founder and editor of “Cut-Throat Women: A Database of Women Who Make Horror,” organized the event.

Director Lesley Manning speaks with horror experts about ‘Ghostwatch’

By Beatrice McDermott, Staff Writer March 1, 2021
Lesley Manning, the director of “Ghostwatch,” joined a panel of horror experts on Friday to discuss the impact of the film.
Kay Oyegun, a writer and producer on “This Is Us” who has been with the show since the first season, signed a deal last year to continue writing for 20th Century Fox.

Q&A: Kay Oyegun on her journey from The Pitt News to 20th Century Fox

By Sinead McDevitt, Senior Staff Writer February 26, 2021
Oyegun spoke with The Pitt News about her journey from covering local Pittsburgh goings on to writing scripts in Los Angeles. This interview has been edited for length and clarity.
Controlled Chaos, a hip hop dance crew of about 12 people, usually books as many as 10 performances in one semester, but this year the group compiled its routine into an eight-minute video posted on its YouTube page.

Students find space for dance on campus despite pandemic

By Kaitlyn Nuebel, Staff Writer February 26, 2021
Several of Pitt’s dance organizations nixed their live performances last semester and reimagined choreography to deliver socially distanced performances in a virtual format.
Keke Palmer spoke at a Zoom event Monday about her identity as an artist, activist and Black woman in the entertainment industry for Black History Month, sponsored by Pitt Program Council and Black Action Society.

Keke Palmer discusses stardom, sexism and Black Lives Matter at virtual event

By Sona Sharma, Staff Writer February 24, 2021
Palmer brought her talents to Pitt on Monday to discuss her identity as an artist, activist and Black woman in the entertainment industry in a Zoom event for Black History Month, sponsored by Pitt Program Council and Black Action Society.
“Tazzeka” is available for streaming through Feb. 28 via the Harris Theater @ Home program.

Review: ‘Tazzeka’ features journey of food and family

By Lucas DiBlasi, Senior Staff Writer February 22, 2021
Portraying the journey of becoming an adult and pursuing what one loves through trials of death and heartbreak, “Tazzeka” is consistently fresh and captivating.
Sia’s movie “Music” stars Maddie Ziegler (left), a non-autistic dancer and actress, playing a character with autism and Kate Hudson (right).

Review: Sia’s movie “Music” is a disgrace

By Dalia Maeroff, Senior Staff Columnist February 22, 2021
In just the first 10 minutes of this movie, I was already in shock at the caricature-like portrayal of autism.
Pittsburgh Public Theater is virtually hosting “Romeo N Juliet” — an adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” — on their website for a small donation fee now until Sunday.

‘Romeo N Juliet’ mixes Shakespeare with Black culture

By Hayley Lesh, Staff Writer February 19, 2021
Pittsburgh Public Theater is virtually hosting “Romeo N Juliet” — an adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” — on their website for a small donation fee now until Sunday.
Local nonprofit Pittsburgh Restaurant Workers Aid’s distribution center in North Point Breeze.

Pittsburgh Restaurant Workers Aid keeps food on workers’ tables

By Charlie Taylor, Culture Editor February 17, 2021
What started as a Facebook group and a small operation on McGill’s front porch now helps hundreds of workers and their families every week.
Emmanuel Acho is a Fox Sports analyst and former NFL linebacker who has a webseries called “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man.” Pitt Program Council hosted a talk with Acho Monday night.

Emmanuel Acho discusses need for uncomfortable conversations about race

By Charlie Taylor, Culture Editor February 17, 2021
. Topics ranged from Acho’s experiences as a student at the predominantly white University of Texas, his perception of racial justice in the NFL and his advice for students navigating their own uncomfortable conversations.
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