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Lana Condor and Noah Centineo in “To All the Boys: Always and Forever.”

‘To All The Boys: Always And Forever’ makes predictable, if sweet, series conclusion

By Diana Velasquez, Senior Staff Writer February 15, 2021
Lara Jean Covey (Lana Condor) and Peter Kavinsky (Noah Centineo), when we see them for the third time, are still the “it” couple of their Portland high school.
Mai Khoi is a Vietnamese pop star turned activist who has spoken out against censorship in Vietnam, attempted to run for a seat in Vietnam’s National Assembly and campaigned for Facebook to step in and stop the activities of pro-government censorship groups on the site.

Vietnamese pop star and activist Mai Khoi brings talents to Pitt

By Sinead McDevitt, Senior Staff Writer February 15, 2021
Khoi is an Artist Protection Fund fellow in residence at Pitt, and is co-hosted by the City of Asylum and the International Free Expression project.
The Warhol Museum is currently honoring Tally Brown, a singer and actress of the New York underground performance scene of the ’60s and ’70s, and her affiliation with Warhol with an exhibit that runs through October.

Warhol Museum brings Tally Brown into the spotlight

By Anna Ligorio, Senior Staff Writer February 12, 2021
Long, voluminous curls of a black wig cascade down the shoulders of a mannequin while operatic singing plays loudly in the background on the sixth floor of the Andy Warhol Museum.
Adora and Catra from the show “She-Ra and the Princesses of Power.” (Netflix/TNS)

Staff Picks: Our favorite fictional couples

By The Pitt News Staff February 10, 2021
Why would we spend hours swiping through dating apps — only to have an awkward, socially distant date in a public park — when we can live vicariously through our favorite fictional characters?
Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks’ take on Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost” is showing this Thursday through Monday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m.

Falling in love with Shakespeare on Zoom

By Ananya Pathapadu, Staff Writer February 10, 2021
Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks is bringing you a modern take on Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost” this week.
“George Romero & Pittsburgh: The Early Years,” a 45-minute documentary produced by Pitt students as part of their “Making the Documentary” course, screened in a Zoom event Thursday night. The film focused on Romero’s beginning, from his birth in Brooklyn to his move to Pittsburgh, where he found the group that would go on to be his main collaborators for his early films.

Student documentary explores George Romero’s early years

By Matthew Monroy, Senior Staff Writer February 5, 2021
For the students of last year’s “Making the Documentary” course, constructing a film can be just as valuable a form of academic research as experiments done in a lab.
“The Honest Struggle,” a 2017 documentary currently available on Amazon Prime, chronicles Sadiq Davis’ experiences as a formerly incarcerated person and his reassimilation into society. The Pitt jazz studies program will present a two-day event Thursday and Friday centered on the film and its themes.

Pitt Jazz Studies to honor Black History Month with screening ‘The Honest Struggle’

By Sona Sharma, Staff Writer February 3, 2021
The Pitt jazz studies department features jazz artists every year for Black History Month to celebrate the roots of jazz in African American culture.
Hannah Lempert, sophomore urban studies major and public relations coordinator for the University of Thriftsburgh thrift store, created a TikTok acting out the possibility of a new online store for Thriftsburgh that went viral with almost 300,000 views.

Pitt students share fashion, college experiences and celebrity encounters on TikTok

By Diana Velasquez, Senior Staff Writer February 3, 2021
Lou Amar, a sophomore communications major, posted her most viral TikTok, with 2.3 million views and over 600,000 likes, just a few days before the 2020 presidential election.
“202021: a new constellation,” features work from 11 Pittsburgh-based artists of color positioned at nine different locations throughout the Cultural District. The installation will remain on display through March, and visitors can access a map of the locations on the Cultural Trust’s website.

‘202021: a new constellation’ explores space, time and Black Pittsburgh

By Charlie Taylor, Culture Editor February 1, 2021
The works on display span a variety of media, from video to screenprinting to vintage clothing. Shori Sims’ graphite drawings at 813 Liberty Ave. honor Black hair through surreal portraits, while Patrice Jones’ thrifted pieces pay homage to the late August Wilson.
Rapper and comedian Cody Ko joined Pitt Program Council in a Zoom event Thursday night, during which he answered students’ questions about YouTube, music and making content during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cody Ko talks tech, entertainment and taking risks

By Charlie Taylor, Culture Editor January 29, 2021
While Ko’s career started on Vine, he now makes content on a range of media and platforms — from videos on YouTube and TikTok, to music and podcasts on Spotify.
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