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Fandom culture thrives in Pittsburgh

Phantom of the Attic Comics on South Craig Street.

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.

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

Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) is pictured in the Harry Potter spin-off series “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.”

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.

Rowling’s retconning is unnecessary

JK Rowling attended the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall in London, UK on Feb. 12, 2017.

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’

By Alexa Bakalarski / Contributing Editor

August 20, 2016

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 — or even read — “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.” As I saw and read spoilers for the...

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