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Gianmarco Soresi in Netflix’s “Verified Stand-Ups.”

Review | Gianmarco Soresi delivers a stellar stand-up set at Pittsburgh Improv

By Patrick Swain, Culture Editor 1:19 am

Crossing the Monongahela for a stand-up comedy show is a big ask. Forgoing a swim, I hopped on the 61D and rode over the bridge past the city limits until the bus left me to wander through a sea of parking...

Rachel Zegler and Tom Blyth in “The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes” (2023)

Review | ‘The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes’ lives up to expectations

By Gabriella Garvin, Senior Staff Writer November 28, 2023

In 2020, Suzanne Collins released her newest addition to the hit series Hunger Games Trilogy, a prequel titled “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.” Last week, the novel took a new form as it premiered...

The 1975 perform at PPG Paints Arena on Nov. 5.

Review | The 1975’s eccentric and stunning ‘Still… At Their Very Best’ tour visits Pittsburgh

By Trinity Foster, Senior Staff Writer November 28, 2023

Matty Healy is an interesting person, to say the least. Even ignoring his controversial past, his performance at The 1975’s “Still… At Their Very Best” tour concert at PPG Paints Arena on Nov....

“The Marvels” movie poster.

Review: ‘The Marvels’ is a bright light in the darkness of Marvel’s recent failures

By Ore Fawole, Staff Writer November 12, 2023

Despite being incredibly formulaic — and still getting that formula wrong — a strong cast and joyful humor save “The Marvels.” Although doomed at the box office, “The Marvels” shows that the...

The Five Nights at Freddys movie poster.

Review | ‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’ leaves viewers without a remnant of satisfaction

By Thomas Riley, Contributing Editor November 5, 2023

Despite premiering on streaming the day before its release in theaters, “Five Nights at Freddy’s” still grossed nearly $80 million in its first weekend at the box office, raking in revenue from longtime...

The “Killers of the Flower Moon” poster.

Review | ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ is a harrowing epic of greed and terror in the Osage community

By Ore Fawole, Staff Writer November 2, 2023

As a riveting score swells and “Killers of the Flower Moon” begins, the Osage tribe of Oklahoma rejoice in the newly discovered oil that will bring them great success, but so much tragedy. Martin Scorsese's...

Image used as 1989 (Taylors Version) icon on

Review | Taylor Swift’s 1989 (Taylor’s Version) is timeless nostalgia

By Casey Carter, Staff Writer October 31, 2023

I was a middle school girl, just beginning to immerse myself in the world of music, listening to “1989” on my CD player. Probably much to the annoyance of my family, I had this album on repeat for...

“The Fall of the House of Usher” poster.

‘The Fall of the House of Usher’ is as satisfying as it is brutal

By Ryleigh Lord, Contributing Editor October 26, 2023

Mike Flanagan just dropped his goriest, most terrifying television show to date, and it’s the perfect show to binge in the spirit of all things spooky.  Flanagan’s “The Fall of the House of Usher”...

A collection bucket and cup for “Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour” film is sold at Regal Cinemas on Friday, Oct. 13, 2023, in Lynchburg, Va.

Review | Taylor Swift’s ‘Eras Tour’ film is a triumph of ingenuity

By Daniella Levick, Staff Writer October 16, 2023

“You know the greatest films of all time were never made,” sings Taylor Swift in “the 1” from her 2020 album “folklore.” But this prolific songwriter may have some rewriting to do, because...

“GUTS” album cover.

Review | Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘GUTS’ beats the sophomore slump

By Carissa Canzona, Staff Writer October 1, 2023

Olivia Rodrigo has received immense praise following the release of her sophomore album “GUTS.” With a mixture of rock and pop punk songs and ballads revolving around the highs and lows of being a...

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