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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Opinion | We should all try new types of entertainment

Opinion | We should all try new types of entertainment

By Kelly Xiong, Senior Staff Columnist April 12, 2024
Entertainment comes in many forms, languages and genres. We often stick to a certain genre or language of whatever we’re comfortable with, but this limitation blocks people from discovering many other wonderful forms of entertainment. 
Ariana Starkman as River and Christopher Staley as Franz in a production of Appropriate by UPitt Stages in 2020.

Pitt alumni reflect on finding success in arts and entertainment industry

By Jessica McKenzie, Culture Editor February 3, 2023
Finding a job in arts and entertainment after graduating is notoriously difficult. But these Pitt alumni found careers through perseverance, honing new skills and keeping an open mind.
A ChatGPT prompt is shown on a device near a public school in Brooklyn, New York, on Jan. 5.

Q&A: ChatGPT talks Kenny Pickett, the nature of evil and more

By The Pitt News Culture Desk January 27, 2023
Since OpenAI released ChatBot GPT in November, it has caused fascination, curiosity and controversy worldwide. The Pitt News Culture Desk conducted a Q&A with ChatGPT to further understand the machine’s capabilities and biases.
The Carnegie Museum of Art in Oakland.

Four Pittsburgh-based activities to do before the semester picks up

By Serena Garcia, Senior Staff Writer January 10, 2023
The beginning of a semester leaves students trying to figure out how to transition back into school mode. Practicing some self-care before the semester gets challenging is helpful 一 and Pittsburgh offers so many fun ways to spend the day before the semester stress kicks in.
Opinion | Always count on the Muppets to get things started

Opinion | Always count on the Muppets to get things started

By Talia Spillerman, Senior Staff Columnist October 2, 2022
The Muppets have made audiences chuckle, snort and cackle with their skits, songs and interactions for the past 50 years, and fans will continue to adore them for generations to come.
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)

Yellin takes Pitt behind the scenes of Netflix

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...

(Illustration by Raka Sarkar | Senior Staff Illustrator)

When fans turn toxic: the Szechuan sauce riots

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?...

(Illustration by Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator)

Ending whitewashing is simple: just look at Ed Skrein

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...

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

Students sing karaoke’s praises

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...

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

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

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...

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