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Kelechi Urama, a 2017 Pitt graduate who is currently a story editor on the SYFY series “Resident Alien.”

Q&A: Pitt alumna talks TV writing on “Resident Alien,” comedy and Pittsburgh

By Toni Jackson, Staff Writer November 15, 2022
Breaking into the television industry seems impossible for many, but 2017 Pitt graduate Kelechi Urama has found success in the industry. She’s currently a story editor on the SYFY series “Resident Alien.”
Olivia Cooke, center, plays Alicent Hightower in season 1, episode 9 of House of the Dragon.

Review | ‘House of the Dragon’ season 1 — a song of fire & blood

By Jacob Mraz, Staff Writer October 27, 2022
Created by George R.R. Martin and executive producer Ryan Condal, “House of the Dragon” is a fantasy series set in Martin’s Westeros more than 150 years before the events of “Game of Thrones.”
Zakiya Young (right) with other cast members on the set of “Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin”

‘Don’t dim your light’: Pitt alumna acts in ‘Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin’

By Jessica McKenzie, Culture Editor October 12, 2022
Zakiya Young, a 2001 Pitt alum, landed her first Hollywood gig on teen thriller series “Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin.” She spoke with The Pitt News about how she uses her Western Pennsylvania roots to identify with her character Corey on the show.
Tracey Turner, left, plays Hippolyta alongside Jalina McClarin who plays Theseus in PSiP’s production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in Westinghouse Park in Homewood Saturday.

‘A great unicorn puzzle piece:’ PSiP presents ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ in Westinghouse Park

By Aoqin Yan, For The Pitt News September 18, 2022
PSiP is running its 18th season of free Shakespeare plays this month, featuring the romantic comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” PSiP performed in Westinghouse Park in Homewood for the first time ever on Saturday.
Nick Cassano shows the crowd a children’s book at Pitt Tonight’s season eight premiere outside of Posvar Hall on Friday.

‘It’s showtime:’ Pitt Tonight premieres its eighth season with a new host

By Patrick Swain, Staff Writer August 28, 2022
Nick Cassano recalls his first time on the set of Pitt Tonight, the campus late-night comedy show where he spent the past year as a writer, saying the thrilling showtime atmosphere drew him in. Now, he is taking the helm as Pitt Tonight’s new host.
Ewan McGregor plays Obi-Wan Kenobi in Lucasfilms “Obi-Wan Kenobi.”

Review | ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ episode six sticks the landing and delivers a satisfying conclusion

By Brandon Raglow, Staff Writer June 29, 2022
In a series finale full of lightsabers, blasters and returning characters, it’s the character dynamics that really shine in episode six of “Obi-Wan Kenobi.”
Rhys Darby, left, plays Stede Bonnet alongside Taika Waititi, who plays Captain Blackbeard, in season 1, episode 9 of “Our Flag Means Death.”

Queer shows and movies to watch this Pride month

By Sinead McDevitt, Contributing Editor June 21, 2022
Happy Pride month! While parades and festivals are coming back in full swing, there’s still plenty you can do if you want to celebrate indoors — namely watching these queer shows and movies!
Ewan McGregor plays Obi-Wan Kenobi in Lucasfilms “Obi-Wan Kenobi.”

Review | ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ shows love for the prequels while filling in the gaps before ‘A New Hope’

By Brandon Raglow, Staff Writer June 1, 2022
When the “Star Wars” prequel trilogy was released, it was widely criticized by critics and fans alike. And to be fair, that’s not necessarily unwarranted. The prequels fail on many levels with clunky dialogue, awkward CGI and some poor acting and directing choices. 
Review | ‘Bridgerton’ season two is the object of all our desires

Review | ‘Bridgerton’ season two is the object of all our desires

By Shreya Singh, Staff Writer March 31, 2022
Staff Writer, Shreya Singh, argues that the second season of Bridgerton went beyond the hype of the first season and brought much-needed positive South Asian representation to the romance genre.
Andrew Lafferty, a sophomore political science major, on “Wheel of Fortune.”

Can I buy an L-O-L? Pitt student brings comedy to Wheel of Fortune

By Julia DiPietro, Staff Writer March 29, 2022
Sophomore political science major Andrew Lafferty started off his appearance on “Wheel of Fortune” last Friday with a joke — “What do you call it when your oldest son gets on ‘Wheel of Fortune?’ Apparently not a big enough deal for my parents to come.”
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