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‘Winter Soldier’ more than just an appetizer for next ‘Avengers’

'Winter Soldier' more than just an appetizer for next 'Avengers'

By Ian Flanagan / Staff Writer

April 7, 2014

"Captain America: The Winter Soldier"Directed by: Anthony and Joe RussoStarring: Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Anthony MackieGrade: BWith “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” taking shape, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” does exactly what Marvel needs for its mega-franchise — it provides brawny, if forg...

TPN’s resident beer nerd picks the best spring brews

TPN's resident beer nerd picks the best spring brews

By Jackson Crowder / Senior Staff Writer

April 7, 2014

At long last, spring is springing. The lingering traces of winter are (slowly) disappearing and the sun is shining a bit more brightly than it was just a few weeks ago. What does this all mean? New beers to drink, obviously.Spring is a versatile beer season — not so cold that it demands something he...

Cultural Exchange: Conflict Kitchen debuts Afghan menu

Cultural Exchange: Conflict Kitchen debuts Afghan menu

By Grace Kelly / Staff Writer

April 7, 2014

Hints of coriander and roasting lamb fill Schenley Plaza with the scent of Conflict Kitchen’s new Afghan menu. But the hordes of Pitt students and others that line up to the kitchen’s window don’t just receive their boxes of Kabuli Palow, they also get a taste of the intricacies of Afghan culture...

Dear Kelly: BUCN Edition, 4/3

By A&E Staff

April 2, 2014

Dear Kelly,It’s baseball season again, and that means that my girlfriend is going to abandon me for the other love of her life: the Pittsburgh Pirates. Now it’s all BUCN, all the time — Pirates jerseys, Jolly Rogers, Pirates games, constant flashes of the Zoltan sign and even a life-sized wax scu...

Posvar Hall home to former ‘heart of Pittsburgh,’ Forbes Field

Posvar Hall home to former 'heart of Pittsburgh,' Forbes Field

By Andrew Fishman / Staff Writer

April 2, 2014

While beautiful PNC Park is perennially ranked among the best places to watch a baseball game, the Pittsburgh Pirates spent some of their most successful years playing at a location much closer to Pitt students’ hearts — Forbes Field, where colossal Posvar Hall now stands.A photograph within the massive,...

The A&E Staff picks their favorite baseball flicks

The A&E Staff picks their favorite baseball flicks

By A&E Staff / The Pitt News

April 2, 2014

With baseball season upon us, the A&E Staff celebrated the occasion by compiling a sample of our all-time favorite baseball films.“Major League” (1989)Simultaneously a satire of every underdog sports story ever told and one of the most entertaining underdog sports films of all time, “Major League” is a different ...

Teenie Harris’s Love of Baseball, on Film

Teenie Harris's Love of Baseball, on Film

By Vincent Smith / Senior Staff Writer

April 2, 2014

Now on display at the Carnegie Museum of Art is an exhibit showcasing Charles “Teenie” Harris’ love for the game of baseball  — and it comes just in time for the start of the Major League season.Harris, the historic photographer who worked for years with the Pittsburgh Courier, an African-American newspaper, amassed ...

Tyga, minus Tyga: Ty Dolla $ign, Chevy Woods save Spring Show

Tyga, minus Tyga: Ty Dolla $ign, Chevy Woods save Spring Show

By Stephanie Roman / Staff Writer

March 31, 2014

Tyga missed his first plane, leaving an audience of aimless Pitt students concerned as to the whereabouts of their headliner. Inclement weather prevented the Compton, Calif., native from making the rounds to the Pitt Program Council’s Hip Hop show Saturday at the Fitzgerald Field House.But not all...

‘MGS: Ground Zeroes’ tweaks stealth formula to varying success

By Stephanie Roman / Staff Writer

March 31, 2014

"Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes"Grade: B-Developer: Kojima ProductionsEnter Big Boss: an American super soldier and former CIA agent tricked into killing his mentor, The Boss, by the government he faithfully served. The United States denounced The Boss, but it was all part of their ploy to prevent nu...

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