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‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ sets the patriarchal roots of the film industry ablaze

“Portrait of a Lady on Fire” follows a young aspiring painter named Marianne in 18th century France.

By Vikram Sundar, Staff Writer

April 1, 2020

Lesbian representation is scarcely found in cinema and global film industries still largely considered it taboo.

European staycation: Choral groups grappling after cancelled performance tours

The University of Pittsburgh Women’s Choral Ensemble performs at the Sounds of Pitt Homecoming Concert in Heinz Memorial Chapel in 2018.

By Charlie Taylor, Senior Staff Writer

April 1, 2020

Women’s Choral Ensemble is one of three Pitt choral groups that have cancelled plans to perform in Europe this spring and summer due to COVID-19

Books I’m reading in the time of COVID-19

Isolation is the perfect reason to read.

By Leah Mensch, Contributing Editor

March 30, 2020

From classics to new releases, from poetry to fiction to essay and memoir, these are a few reads that have been keeping me sane in the time of COVID-19. 

Running a town in quarantine: ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’

Last Friday, Nintendo released “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” for the Nintendo Switch.

By Diana Velasquez, Senior Staff Writer

March 25, 2020

Ashley Martin is spending the next few weeks fishing, collecting bugs and doing chores for her neighbors. But Martin’s not even stepping outside.

Art programs at Pitt adjust to remote learning

Art programs at Pitt adjust to remote learning

By Anna Ligorio, Staff Writer

March 25, 2020

Before spring break, virtual music lessons and online art class were few and far between at Pitt. But due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and the University’s subsequent move to online classes, students and faculty are now facing unprecedented challenges.

Sex, drugs and R&B: The Weeknd recreates earlier sounds with ’80s-inspired ‘After Hours’

“After Hours” album cover.

By Elise Lavallee, Contributing Editor

March 24, 2020

“After Hours” has more hits than misses, with something for everyone and every mood, sliding effortlessly between upbeat and slower emotional tracks.

Heinz Chapel cancels all weddings through May 31

Heinz Chapel has cancelled all upcoming spring weddings and events as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

By Sarah Connor, Contributing Editor

March 23, 2020

In light of the recent COVID-19 outbreak, the Heinz Chapel staff announced that all weddings through May 31 are canceled

Cultural programming moves online amidst COVID-19 pandemic

Library patrons can access the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s online collection while the physical libraries are closed.

By Delilah Bourque, Culture Editor

March 23, 2020

With many cultural events cancelled or postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many organizations at Pitt and around the City have turned to hosting programs online.

Oakland restaurants open for take out during coronavirus regulations

Various Oakland restaurants remain open for delivery and carry-out orders.

By Sarah Connor, Contributing Editor

March 18, 2020

Here’s a quick round-up of some nearby places you can pick up your next meal from before it's time to brave the grocery stores once again.

Pitt Instagrammers capture campus life

@cathedral_thoughts on Instagram has 1,997 followers.

By Anna Ligorio, Staff Writer

March 18, 2020

If you’re stuck at home and desperately missing Cathy, crave one last meal at Market or in need of at-home fitness motivation — look no further than your Instagram search bar.

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