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Dr. Yusef Salaam brings “When They See Us” to life

Dr. Yusef Salaam brings “When They See Us” to life

By Diana Velasquez, For the Pitt News

October 2, 2019

“When They See Us,” a miniseries directed by Ava DuVernay and released on Netflix in May 2019, tells the story of the Central Park Five, five teenagers of color who were wrongly convicted for the rape and assault of a jogger in Central Park in 1989. Each and every one maintained their innocence until a confession from the true perpetrator finally came out in 2001

Crack open a cold one with Amazon’s “The Boys”

Crack open a cold one with Amazon’s “The Boys”

By Thomas Wick, Staff Writer

August 28, 2019

It’s fair to call “superhero” its own genre. And, like any genre, there is always going to be a film or TV show that deconstructs it. This year we got one such deconstruction in the Amazon Prime exclusive show “The Boys."

Fandom culture thrives in Pittsburgh

Fandom culture thrives in Pittsburgh

By Isabella Colaianni, For The Pitt News

July 16, 2019

As one of the major cities in the country with over 300,000 who call it home, Pittsburgh’s fandom culture is incredibly diverse. These fandoms are celebrated in several ways — reading comics, participating in cosplay, watching films and attending comic cons.

Winter is here: Bar of Thrones opens doors in Market Square

Winter is here: Bar of Thrones opens doors in Market Square

By Delilah Bourque, Senior Staff Writer

April 10, 2019

Winter has come to Pittsburgh’s Market Square. While the weather has been warming up, Bar of Thrones, a Game of Thrones themed pop-up bar, has opened downtown. The bar serves Game of Thrones-themed cocktails, along with beer, wine and certain food offerings.

Tyler Oakley reflects on YouTube fame and activism

Tyler Oakley reflects on YouTube fame and activism

By Elizabeth Donnelly, Staff Writer

April 8, 2019

Little did Tyler Oakley know, 12 years after he began his YouTube channel he would be sitting in the William Pitt Union speaking about his social media career, LGBTQ+ activism and life as an internet celebrity to a room full of more than 250 Pitt students — only a small segment of his fanbase.

Weekend Watchlist: The best of the worst

Weekend Watchlist: The best of the worst

By The Pitt News Staff

April 4, 2019

This installment of our recurring Weekend Watchlist blog takes a slightly different approach — we wrote about the absolute worst shows and movies we could find online. These films and shows are just so bad they’re good, and we really can’t get enough of the cringey comedy unintentionally found in this week’s watchlist.

‘Pitt Tonight’ celebrates women with annual empowerment episode

‘Pitt Tonight’ celebrates women with annual empowerment episode

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer

April 1, 2019

In the darkened William Pitt Union Assembly Room, an unusual array of images graced the stage. Some slides flashed quotes from Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Others featured statements from female Pitt students, who wanted to send a message of thanks to the strong women in their lives.

Staff Picks: Top Brad Pitt movies

Staff Picks: Top Brad Pitt movies

By The Brad Pitt News Staff

March 31, 2019

Here at the University of Brad Pitt-sburgh, we adore our lord and savior, Brad Pitt. We believe all of his films deserve A+ ratings, but today, we are rounding up our most favorite films done by the god himself. From “Fight Club” to “Moneyball,” we all have our No. 1 favorite film from our beloved Brad Pitt.

New ‘Queer Eye’ season brings joy to fans with diversity and a dog

New ‘Queer Eye’ season brings joy to fans with diversity and a dog

By Apoorva Kethidi, Staff Writer

March 20, 2019

Season three of the breakout, Emmy award-winning reboot “Queer Eye” hit the streaming service on Friday, to much excitement from the show’s many fans.

Streaming now: must-see foreign language films, TV

Streaming now: must-see foreign language films, TV

By Victoria Pfefferle-Gillot, Senior Staff Writer

March 20, 2019

This year we have made several different watchlists of great, enjoyable TV shows and movies. Considering this school year is the Year of Pitt Global, you should take some time to celebrate foreign-language media too.

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