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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 22, 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.”
Nicholas Braun playing Greg Hirsch, left, and Matthew Macfadyen playing Tom Wambsgans  in season 3, episode 4 of “Succession.”

Staff Picks | TV Workplaces

By The Pitt News Staff March 2, 2022
Whether you’re watching a work-themed comedy like “Parks and Recreation” or the dramas of a multi-billion work empire like “Succession,” you can take comfort in the fact that your workplace is probably not so dramatic — at least we hope so.
Barbie Ferreira playing Kat Hernandez, left, and Alex Demie playing Maddy Perez in season 2, episode 7 of “Euphoria.”

Review | ‘Euphoria’ season two: ‘It could be worse. It could be boring.’

By Diana Velasquez, Culture Editor February 28, 2022
Culture editor Diana Velasquez argues that despite the various missteps in the second season of “Euphoria,” writer Sam Levinson has kept the series entertaining and engaging.
Actor Eric Dane playing Cal Jacobs in episode 4, season 2 of “Euphoria.”

Ranking current ‘Euphoria’ memes from season 2

By Diana Velasquez, Culture Editor February 7, 2022
In honor of what must be an 80% increase in usage on culture editor Diana Velasquez’s Twitter account, let's rank “Euphoria” memes.
Actress Jurnee Smollett speaks to a crowd of Pitt students at “An Evening with Jurnee Smollett” hosted by the Black Action Society and Pitt Program Council at the William Pitt Union Wednesday night.

‘Good representation is essential’: Jurnee Smollett talks Black voices at PPC event

By Maria Scanga, Senior Staff Writer February 4, 2022
In partnership with Pitt’s Black Action Society, the Pitt Program Council hosted “An Evening with Jurnee Smollett” at the William Pitt Union Wednesday night.
Pitt professor Ally Bove on the set of Jeopardy.

Pitt professor Ally Bove reflects on ‘Jeopardy!’ appearance

By Julia DiPietro, Staff Writer January 21, 2022
‘Jeopardy,’ the iconic American game show that highlights contestants’ skills and knowledge in trivia, featured a proud Panther last Wednesday when Ally Bove joined the stage to compete.
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