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Phantom of the Attic Comics on South Craig Street.

Fandom culture thrives in Pittsburgh

By Isabella Colaianni, For The Pitt News July 17, 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.
Staff Picks: Podcast Recommendations

Staff Picks: Podcast Recommendations

By The Pitt News Staff July 9, 2019
Podcasts have gained popularity recently, with many gaining widespread critical acclaim, such as the true crime podcast “Serial,” or even being adapted into television shows, like “Homecoming,” starring Julia Roberts.
Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) is pictured in the Harry Potter spin-off series “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.”

Rowling writes out representation in ‘Fantastic Beasts,’ focuses on sequel-baiting

By Victoria Pfefferle-Gillot, Staff Writer November 20, 2018
While “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” looks as fantastic as its title, the substance of the story leaves viewers with many questions.
JK Rowling attended the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall in London, UK on Feb. 12, 2017.

Rowling’s retconning is unnecessary

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 28, 2018
In changing her own canon to presumably incorporate more diversity into her writing, she’s not adding meaningful content, nor is she being respectful in how she's introducing this supposed representation.
Rowling almost jinxes herself with ‘Cursed Child’

Rowling almost jinxes herself with ‘Cursed Child’

With a floor-to-ceiling poster from “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 1” in my bedroom, there’s no denying I’m a big Harry Potter fan. But I wasn’t sure if I was going to buy...

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