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Artwork in Posvar Hall by Virgil Cantini, a Pittsburgh-based sculptor and founder of Pitt’s studio arts department.

Family, scholars of Virgil Cantini discuss late artist’s legacy

By Charlie Taylor, Culture Editor November 20, 2020
The Pittsburgh-based sculptor and founder of Pitt’s studio arts department made over a dozen public works of art on campus and throughout the City.
The University Art Gallery will open its first online exhibition Wednesday.

University Art Gallery “illuminates” world of medieval manuscripts

By Anna Ligorio, Senior Staff Writer November 18, 2020
The University Art Gallery will open their first online exhibition, “A Nostalgic Filter: Medieval Manuscripts in the Digital Age” with a virtual conversation and exhibit tour on Wednesday at 12 p.m.
Poet S. Brook Corfman is a current Ph.D. candidate in the English department’s critical and cultural studies program.

Gender at the end of the world: Poet S. Brook Corfman discusses new book

By Sinead McDevitt, Senior Staff Writer November 18, 2020
Corfman read excerpts from "My Daily Actions, or the Meteorites" during a Zoom seminar on Monday.
Molly Ivins in “Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins,” a Magnolia Pictures release.

Review: ‘Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins’ lets whirlwind journalist speak for herself

By Simon Sweeney, Staff Writer November 16, 2020
In times of political turmoil, it can be nice to have a sharp voice to cut through the noise — someone funny, smart, principled.
“The Revolution They Remember,” a documentary about the Chinese Cultural Revolution, premiered Thursday night.

‘The Revolution They Remember’ highlights voices of China’s Cultural Revolution

By Sona Sharma, Staff Writer November 13, 2020
The almost two-hour documentary, shown over Zoom Thursday and to be released on DVD and online at an unspecified date, is a project of the University Library System's East Asian Library.
WPTS, Pitt’s student-run radio station, announced Tuesday that it received Best Podcast in College Broadcasters, Inc.’s National Student Production Awards for its “WPTS Impeachment Podcast.”

WPTS Radio wins national student podcast award

By Charlie Taylor, Culture Editor November 13, 2020
Pitt’s student-run radio station announced Tuesday that it received the Best Podcast award in College Broadcasters, Inc.’s National Student Production Awards.
Still from “The Missfits.”

Film Pittsburgh Fall Festival wraps four events into one

By Charlie Taylor, Culture Editor November 11, 2020
This year’s virtual fall festival encompasses selections from four previously separate festivals.
Tina Horn speaks about

Author Tina Horn discusses representation of sex work in post-apocalyptic fiction

By Diana Velasquez, Senior Staff Writer November 11, 2020
Horn said she hopes "SFSX" is one of the many stepping stones that helps other sex workers into the media and film industry, where they can tell their own stories uninhibited.
The Pitt department of music and jazz studies held a virtual seminar and performance this Friday to honor Geri Allen’s life and legacy.

‘Reminiscing Eminence’ pays tribute to Pitt jazz legend Geri Allen

By Beatrice McDermott, Staff Writer November 9, 2020
Butterflies danced across the screen of the virtual jazz performance, accompanied by colorful bursts of flute and poetic speech in a tribute performance for jazz legend Geri Allen.
The second episode of “Jazz Talk,” a video series by Nicole Mitchell Gantt, was livestreamed on the Pitt music department’s YouTube channel Wednesday night as part of the 50th Pitt Jazz Seminar.

‘Jazz Talk’ addresses revolutionary roots of Black music

By Charlie Taylor, Culture Editor November 6, 2020
The second episode of “Jazz Talk” was livestreamed on the music department’s YouTube channel Wednesday night as part of the 50th Pitt Jazz Seminar, in honor of former jazz studies directors Nathan Davis and Geri Allen.
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