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“Buzzfeed Unsolved” hosts talk supernatural and true crime content creation

“Buzzfeed Unsolved” hosts talk supernatural and true crime content creation
October 30, 2020
Broadcasting from their respective bedrooms, Shane Madej and Ryan Bergara joked around as they answered questions from eager fans during a Pitt-exclusive remote Halloween event.

Staff Picks: HGTV is where the heart is

“Fixer Upper” follows couple Chip and Joanna Gaines as they buy and renovate houses in and around Waco, Texas.
October 13, 2020
Sometimes living in a cramped dorm or a South Oakland apartment can make you forget what a real house looks like.

Pitt Tonight gets silly while staying safe

Victoria Chuah, a junior majoring in computer science, will host Pitt Tonight this season.
September 3, 2020
Pitt Tonight returned triumphantly on Aug. 30 with the virtual premier of its sixth season.

How stories help us during hard times

How stories help us during hard times
August 20, 2020
One of the easiest forms of entertainment lies in the multitude of streaming options we have at our disposal, but our reasons for watching certain genres run deeper than mere entertainment.

Pitt Tonight prepares for sixth season with new host

Victoria Chuah will take over as host for season six of “Pitt Tonight.”
August 18, 2020
The late-night show, which didn’t undergo many changes during former host Andrew Dow’s reign, will look different this fall. 

W. Kamau Bell talks social justice with Black Action Society, Pitt Program Council

W. Kamau Bell speaks at an event at Pitt on Jan. 17, 2017. Anna Bongardino|Staff Photographer
July 17, 2020
As a stand-up comic, W. Kamau Bell has made a career around being funny — but that doesn’t mean he takes political issues lightly. The comedian went without pre-rehearsed jokes to talk to Pitt community members Thursday evening about making change on campus and in their city.

Review: ‘Love, Victor’ wants pat on the back for half-hearted representation

“Love, Victor” is a web television series inspired by the 2018 film “Love, Simon.”
June 23, 2020
It feels like the showrunners of “Love, Victor” read a bad review of “Love, Simon” and decided the solution to a boring movie about a white, wealthy, gay guy was a boring TV show about a nonwhite, working class, maybe-gay guy.

Staff Picks: Shows and movies for Pride Month

Major Pittsburgh Pride celebrations have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
June 2, 2020
Pride Month looks like it will come and go without much in-person celebration this year, with major Pittsburgh Pride celebrations postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the LGBTQ+ community and its allies can’t spend the month of June physically together, our staff has compiled a list of the shows and movies that help bring us closer to the community and the issues that matter.

Pitt staff member featured on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” helps single mothers in need

Ray Nell Jones was featured on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” last Thursday, where she and her family received a Hyundai SantaFe in appreciation for her nonprofit work.
May 12, 2020

For most people, a lunch break at work is a time to relax, but Ray Nell Jones, an administrative assistant in Pitt’s Office of Student Life, spends many of those breaks diligently cutting out coupons. These...

Mikey Day talks social distancing, SNL at virtual event

Pitt Program Council hosted a virtual Q&A session Tuesday evening with “Saturday Night Live” star Mikey Day.
April 15, 2020
During the Pitt Program Council’s first-ever live virtual interview, Day answered a series of questions over the course of an hour to an audience of about 45 people.
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