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Yellin takes Pitt behind the scenes of Netflix

Todd Yellin, vice president of product at Netflix, spoke to Pitt students and faculty on the seventh floor of Alumni Hall about what he’s learned from working for the internationally acclaimed company. (Photo by Anas Dighriri | Staff Photographer)

By Remy Samuels | Staff Writer

February 27, 2018

It’s 3 a.m. and you’ve just watched two straight seasons of “Stranger Things” in one sitting — even though you have a test later that day. But for Todd Yellin, vice president of product at Netflix, watching hours of shows and documentaries is part of his job description. “I’m blessed ...

When fans turn toxic: the Szechuan sauce riots

(Illustration by Raka Sarkar | Senior Staff Illustrator)

By Thomas Wick | Columnist

October 19, 2017

Hundreds of people stood last weekend outside a big business to protest. They raised their fists, chanted at the representatives and demanded they provide for them. What were these people so furious about? A 19-year-old sauce for McDonald's Corp. chicken nuggets. “Rick and Morty” made headlines with McD...

Ending whitewashing is simple: just look at Ed Skrein

(Illustration by Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator)

By Thomas Wick | Columnist

September 28, 2017

Hollywood has a complicated relationship with racial injustice in America, and for good reason — minority actors still struggle for representation in the industry. But when I heard controversy brewing about whitewashing yet again, I couldn’t believe that our nation hasn’t made more progress. ...

Students sing karaoke’s praises

Atwood Street's Garage Door Saloon hosts karaoke nights every Tuesday. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Assistant Visual Editor)

By Luke Stambaugh | Staff Writer

August 29, 2017

Walking down Atwood Street on a Tuesday night, Oakland residents may feel a certain energy radiating from the Garage Door Saloon as a line covers the block and a familiar mix of singing voices and screams pour out of the windows. “Karaoke nights are great because normally shouting the lyrics to ‘Piano Man...

Podcasts and prose: TPN’s entertainment picks for the summer

Pitt News Staff chose their favorite books and podcasts. (Photos via Flickr)

By TPN Staff

July 19, 2017

When we’re not busy writing, some of us at The Pitt News try to find time to read a book or listen to a podcast. Here are suggestions to kick back with and enjoy before classes resume in a few short weeks. BOOKS “The Mysteries of Pittsburgh” by Michael Chabon — Sarah Morris / For the Pit...

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