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Brianna Mims will have two photographs from a larger series she worked on between 2018 and 2020 focused on natural hair on display as part of Brewhouse Gallery’s new exhibit

‘Roots Run Deep’ celebrates Black hair, features student artist’s work

By Sinead McDevitt, Senior Staff Writer January 29, 2021
Brianna Mims, a senior psychology and studio arts major, contributed to the new exhibit "Roots Run Deep: A Contemporary Survey of African American Hair Culture” at the Brew House Gallery in the South Side.
Shannon Fink, operations manager at the Center for Creativity, hosts “Processing…” a podcast about the role of creativity in the Pitt community.

Podcast helps Pitt community process ‘when it feels like the world is on fire’

By Siddhi Shockey, Senior Staff Writer January 27, 2021
“What does it mean to make creative work when it feels like the world is on fire?" Shannon Fink, operations manager at the Center for Creativity, asks.
Pitt Film Studies and Communication and Rhetoric alum Leah Dowdy performed on the “Today” show just months after releasing her first few songs on SoundCloud.

Q&A: Leah Dowdy on quarantine, her entertainment career and the “Today” show

By Lucas DiBlasi, Senior Staff Writer January 25, 2021
The Pitt News spoke to Dowdy about her journey to her Oct. 5, 2020, performance on the “Today” show and beyond.
Pitt senior Gabee Ogude worked as part of the media and logistics team for President Joe Biden’s inauguration.

‘A moment I will tell my grandchildren about’: Pitt student works at Biden inauguration

By Kaitlyn Nuebel, Staff Writer January 22, 2021
Gabee Ogude spent the three days before the event at the National Mall working on the Biden Inauguration’s media and logistics team.
“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” a play by Pittsburgh native August Wilson, was adapted into a film by director George C. Wolfe and writer Ruben Santiago-Hudson.

Review: ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ is solid, if inexact, adaptation of a classic

By Sinead McDevitt, Senior Staff Writer January 22, 2021
Ma Rainey and her band are recording her new record, but several incidents make the process rather long and troublesome.
Books to look forward to in 2021

Books to look forward to in 2021

By Leah Mensch, Contributing Editor January 21, 2021
Last year, the book gods told me that 2020 was going to be a good year for books. The book gods did not tell me that there was going to be a global pandemic, but that’s OK.
Phipps Conservatory has remained open to the public with online timed tickets.

Ring in spring semester with Pittsburgh cultural attractions

By Diana Velasquez, Senior Staff Writer January 21, 2021
Here are eight different activities going on in Pittsburgh this semester to keep students sane — within the safe 6-foot distance.
“The French Dispatch” is Wes Anderson’s 10th film.

Staff Picks: Our most anticipated movies of 2021

By The Pitt News Staff January 19, 2021
The film industry had a rough year in 2020, with the COVID-19 pandemic slowing or halting production, and companies pushing new releases to 2021.
Annmarie Duggan, chair of the theater arts department, said that moving to virtual theater presented many unique challenges, but she is proud of the work the department did.

Pitt Stages spring productions feature myths and childhood memories

By Charlie Taylor, Culture Editor January 19, 2021
Pitt Stages’ spring lineup features two undergraduate-directed Student Labs and three faculty-directed Mainstage shows, starting in February.
Pitt offers remote study abroad programs this spring

Pitt offers remote study abroad programs this spring

By Anna Ligorio, Senior Staff Writer January 19, 2021
This semester, Pitt students can explore the Himalaya Mountains or participate in a London internship while never stepping a foot outside their home.
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