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Emmys emulate Hollywood’s shortcomings

The cast and crew of “Game of Thrones” accepting the Outstanding Drama Series award during the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Monday. (Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 19, 2018

Emmys ratings dropped dramatically this year — proving that Hollywood has lost touch with everyday Americans on all sides of the political spectrum. This becomes more clear with every passing awards season.

Flashback to the ’50s: FBA hosts old Hollywood fashion show

Julia Podvin, a sophomore studying finance and accounting, modeled for the Pitt Fashion Business Association Annual Fashion Show Wednesday night in the William Pitt Union. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Elizabeth Donnelly | Staff Writer

March 29, 2018

Most college students don’t raid their grandmother’s closet for fashion inspiration, but when Julia Huber’s models strutted down the runway in the William Pitt Union Wednesday night, her grandmother’s mink coat was on full display. Pitt’s Fashion Business Association hosted its Annual Fashion ...

Editorial: “Black Panther” sets standard for Hollywood inclusion

Three members of the Dora Milaje play major roles in

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 20, 2018

If pop culture in the 2010s is remembered for anything, it’ll have to be superhero movies. Marvel, DC and smaller franchises have populated the silver screen with countless heroes over the past several years, almost all of them white — until last weekend, that is. “Black Panther,” a Marvel Studios produc...

Women in Hollywood won’t solve sexism alone

Meryl Streep and Ai-jen Poo arrive at the 75th Annual Golden Globes at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. (Jay L. Clendenin/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

By Henry Glitz | Opinions Editor

January 9, 2018

Hating on Hollywood — the home of the unattainably beautiful and fabulously wealthy — has always been easy for those of us living in Pittsburgh’s somewhat colder climate. But with last weekend’s Golden Globe Awards marking the end of a year full of scandals and sexual misconduct in the entert...

Editorial: In cases of sexual misconduct, no story is too small

TV anchor Matt Lauer (NBC’s “Today” show) is photographed as he arrives at Audrey Hepburn: The Beauty Of Compassion, an exhibition and auction event to benefit the UNICEF education program held at Sotheby's in New York Monday, April 21, 2003. (Nicolas Khayat/Abaca Press/TNS)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 30, 2017

To bring down Harvey Weinstein, it took the accounts of thirteen women. It took five to bring down Louis C.K. And yesterday, it took just one woman’s account of sexual misconduct to bring down ex-NBC “Today” host Matt Lauer. After The New York Times released the story, NBC took swift actio...

Hollywood homophobia complicates Spacey scandal

Netflix cut ties with Kevin Spacey after four men accused him of sexual assault and harassment. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

By Thomas Wick | Columnist

November 7, 2017

Coming out as gay can be a struggle. The experience can be even harder if you’re 14 years old, the victim of a sexual assault — and in the film industry. This is exactly the unfortunate situation actor Anthony Rapp faced in 1986 when, after attending Kevin Spacey’s party in Manhattan, the 26...

Editorial: Spacey’s coming out wrongly reinforces negative stereotypes

Actor Anthony Rapp accused Kevin Spacey of making a sexual advance toward him when he was 14. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 31, 2017

The wave of sexual assault allegations that have roiled Hollywood in the wake of revelations earlier this month about producer Harvey Weinstein dragged down another celebrity this weekend, but this time the accusation came with a twist. According to actor Anthony Rapp, Kevin Spacey, the actor famous for his roles in...

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. ...

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