The Pitt News

Him and Her

Him and Her

By MCT Campus

January 13, 2014

Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson create a surreal, believable romance in 'Her.'

Torture porn, apparently

Torture porn, apparently

By MCT Campus

January 9, 2014

Controversial critic Armond White likened “12 Years a Slave to “Hostel.”

Hustlin’

Hustlin’

By MCT Campus

January 9, 2014

Though 'American Hustle' is a stylish piece, its lack of coherence was irksome.

Vick MCT

Vick MCT

By MCT Campus

January 8, 2014

Vick's past is something to be forgiven, but not forgotten

Bonds MCT

Bonds MCT

By MCT Campus

January 8, 2014

Barry Bonds won a record-setting Most Valuable Player awards, but is absent from baseball's Hall of Fame. 

A ‘Fair’ start

A ‘Fair’ start

By MCT Campus

January 8, 2014

Senior forward C.J. Fair has led Syracuse to a No. 2 ranking in the country, the top billing among ACC teams.

McCoy celebrates

McCoy celebrates

By MCT Campus

January 8, 2014

Former Pitt running back LeSean McCoy had a regular season to remember, leading the league in rushing yards, but the Philadelphia Eagles were dispatched from the playoffs last Saturday.

Not living up to the mustache

Not living up to the mustache

By MCT Campus

January 6, 2014

Will Ferrell takes his schtick too far in his reprisal of Ron Burgundy

Second time’s a charm

Second time’s a charm

By MCT Campus

December 5, 2013

Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson once again find themselves in the midst of chaos in 'Catching Fire.'

Redskins vs. Eagles

Redskins vs. Eagles

By MCT Campus

November 19, 2013

With 77 yards rushing Sunday against Washington, LeSean McCoy eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark for the season.

McCoy wowing through Week 10

McCoy wowing through Week 10

By MCT Campus

November 11, 2013

LeSean McCoy of the Philadelphia Eagles continues to stand out as former Panther, leading the NFL in rushing yards through 10 games.

God of Thunder reigns

God of Thunder reigns

By MCT Campus

November 7, 2013

Chris Hemsworth is as impressive as ever in his third stint as Thor.

Chaos, controlled or not

Chaos, controlled or not

By MCT Campus

November 4, 2013

Brad Pitt and Michael Fassbender fall prey to a sloppy storyline

Sea’s Bounty

Sea’s Bounty

By MCT Campus

November 4, 2013

Flying Dog's Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout uses actual oysters to create a surprising and delicious brew.

Institutionalized Evil

Institutionalized Evil

By MCT Campus

November 4, 2013

Chiwetel Ejiofor puts on a stirring performance as Solomon Northrup, a violinist who is thrown headfirst into the dregs of slavery.

Bring back the scare

Bring back the scare

By MCT Campus

October 30, 2013

A good, cheap costume can be made with just a little makeup

Larry Fitzgerald

Larry Fitzgerald

By MCT Campus

October 21, 2013

Larry Fitzgerald recorded only two receptions for 17 yards this weekend. 

Fancy Fruit

Fancy Fruit

By Bill Hogan / MCT Campus

October 17, 2013

Proper preparation is imperative to reaping all the benefits of avocados.

Oh Captain, My Captain

Oh Captain, My Captain

By MCT Campus

October 16, 2013

Tom Hanks puts on a riveting performance as Richard Phillips.

McCoy runs over Buccaneers

McCoy runs over Buccaneers

By MCT Campus

October 15, 2013

LeSean McCoy leads the NFL with 630 rushing yards this season -- nearly 100 more than the next closest running back.

Leading a new era of Pirates

Leading a new era of Pirates

By MCT Campus

October 10, 2013

Andrew McCutchen is signed to a long-term, team-friendly contract that will keep him the key piece to the Pirates promising core.

Porn and Prejudice

Porn and Prejudice

By MCT Campus

October 10, 2013

Joseph Gordon-Levitt puts on a macho caricature in 'Don Jon'

Magnets: How do they work?

Magnets: How do they work?

By MCT Campus

October 9, 2013

Trying to deny the close link between the EDM industry and Molly is a fool's errand.

Cards vs. Pirates, NLDS Game 1

Cards vs. Pirates, NLDS Game 1

By MCT Campus

October 8, 2013

Adam Wainwright has made hitters look silly against his curveball, allowing just a .164 batting average in his career when he throws the pitch.

Lesean McCoy

Lesean McCoy

By MCT Campus

October 7, 2013

Although he still leads the NFL in rushing yards, former Pitt running back LeSean McCoy had a relatively unproductive day for the Philadelphia Eagles. 

Lifting off.

Lifting off.

By MCT Campus

October 3, 2013

Sandra Bullock’s incredible performance paired nicely with director Alfonso Cuaron’s use of effects.

Pirates

Pirates

By MCT Campus

September 30, 2013

Andrew McCutchen's play led the Pirates at the plate and in the field this season. 

Revis and Fitzgerald

Revis and Fitzgerald

By MCT Campus

September 30, 2013

Revis limited Fitzgerald to 68 yards on nine targets, but Fitzgerald had the last laugh when he caught the game-tying touchdown Sunday. 

Whatever it takes

Whatever it takes

By MCT Campus

September 26, 2013

In 'Prisoners,' Hugh Jackman pushes the limits in order to find his daughter.

LeSean McCoy

LeSean McCoy

By MCT Campus

September 23, 2013

LeSean McCoy took command of the NFL rushing lead this weekend. 

Start your engines

Start your engines

By MCT Campus

September 19, 2013

In 'Rush' Chris Hemsworth plays the hard living, but deeply troubled, Formula One racer James Hunt

Eagles vs. Chargers

Eagles vs. Chargers

By MCT Campus

September 16, 2013

Eagles running back LeSean McCoy had a standout performance in their loss against the San Diego Chargers. 

Eid Prayer

Eid Prayer

By Randy Pench / MCT

September 13, 2013

Men bow during the Eid prayer , marking the end of Ramadan, the Muslim month-long fasting ritual as more than 3,500 gathered inside the Jackson Sports Academy at McClellan Park on Thursday, August 8, 2013, in Sacramento, California. Eid celebrates the conclusion of the dawn-to-sunset fasting during the month ...

Eid Prayer

Eid Prayer

By Randy Pench

September 13, 2013

Men bow during the Eid prayer , marking the end of Ramadan, the Muslim month-long fasting ritual as more than 3,500 gathered inside the Jackson Sports Academy at McClellan Park on Thursday, August 8, 2013, in Sacramento, California. Eid celebrates the conclusion of the dawn-to-sunset fasting during the month ...

More than just the cost of paint

More than just the cost of paint

By MCT Campus

September 12, 2013

The path to an art career requires thrifty spending and marketing savvy.

Practice makes perfect

Practice makes perfect

By Kevin Kreck / MCT Campus

September 12, 2013

Developing and honing soft skills, such as communication and public speaking, are just as important as practical skills like knowledge of methodology or technical hardware.

Pirates at Rangers; Sept. 9, 2013

Pirates at Rangers; Sept. 9, 2013

By MCT Campus

September 10, 2013

Andrew McCutchen (center, No. 22) celebrates after the Pirates' 82nd win of the season.

Sticks and stones

Sticks and stones

By MCT Campus

September 9, 2013

James Franco had an easy time weathering the onslaught of lazy, bigoted jokes delivered at his roast.

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pittsburgh Pirates

By MCT Campus

September 9, 2013

Despite their recent struggles, the Pirates should continue to be the team Pittsburgh sports fans focus on through October. 

President Barack Obama Delivers Statement On Syria

President Barack Obama Delivers Statement On Syria

By Kristoffer Tripplaar / MCT Campus

September 5, 2013

President Barack Obama, joined by Vice President Joe Biden, delivers a statement on Syria in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., Saturday, August 31, 2013. (Kristoffer Tripplaar/Pool/Abaca Press/MCT)

Pirates

Pirates

By MCT Campus

September 4, 2013

Andrew McCutchen and the rest of the Pirates have greater visions beyond winning 81 games this season.

College Sports

College Sports

By MCT Campus

August 18, 2013

Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel faces a possible suspension, raising issues of athlete's compensation. 

Pat’s Tense

Pat’s Tense

By MCT Campus

August 18, 2013

Parents may start enrolling their children in hockey programs, as opposed to football. 

NOODLE MAKING

NOODLE MAKING

By Brian van der Brug/MCT Campus

August 18, 2013

With a couple of steps, ramen can be turned into a gourmet dish.

In search of better brews

In search of better brews

By Bill Hogan/MCT Campus

August 18, 2013

Beer snobs will feel right at home in many of Pittsburgh's beer hot spots

Trayvon Martin Demonstrations

Trayvon Martin Demonstrations

By MCT Campus

July 22, 2013

The reaction to the ruling in the George Zimmerman case revealed lingering racial tension in the United States. 

Palestinian hunger strike at Red Cross

Palestinian hunger strike at Red Cross

By MCT Campus

July 17, 2013

Pitt's SJP chapter has joined other worldwide in protesting what they perceive as the suppression of Palestinians by Israel. 

FIFA

FIFA

By MCT Campus

July 10, 2013

The Confederations Cup served as a catalyst for major demonstrations throughout Brazil last month

Dramatic television series keeps viewers on edge

Dramatic television series keeps viewers on edge

By Michael Yarish/AMC

April 21, 2013

"Mad Men" kicked off its sixth season with a shocking episode readdressing Don Draper's adultery. MCT Campus

“42” a caricatured, yet undeniably entertaining biopic

“42” a caricatured, yet undeniably entertaining biopic

By D. Stevens

April 18, 2013

Newcomer Chadwick Boseman received the complex task of portraying Jackie Robinson in "42."

Students reflect on Boston attack

Students reflect on Boston attack

By Stuart Cahill

April 17, 2013

Government agencies arrive on the scene moments after the attack. Bobby Mizia

‘Trance’ puts a thriller twist on pulp crime

‘Trance’ puts a thriller twist on pulp crime

By Fox Searchlight Pictures

April 11, 2013

James McAvoy exudes nervous charm as Simon in "Trance." MCT Campus

Saul: College sports losing their meaning and purpose

Saul: College sports losing their meaning and purpose

By Chris Szagola/Cal Sport Media

April 9, 2013

Last week, former Rutgers men's basketball coach Mike Rice gained attention for berating and physically abusing his players. (MCT Campus)

Musicians use Twitter as platform to connect with audiences

Musicians use Twitter as platform to connect with audiences

By E. Jason Wambsgans

April 4, 2013

Rappers like Kanye West use Twitter to express emotional opinion. MCT Campus

Ansari uses marriage as political platform in routine

Ansari uses marriage as political platform in routine

By HANDOUT

April 2, 2013

Aziz Ansari uses political commentary in his comedy routine. MCT Campus

Saul: Ware’s injury inspires Louisville to Elite Eight victory over Duke

Saul: Ware’s injury inspires Louisville to Elite Eight victory over Duke

By Sam Riche

April 2, 2013

After his injury, Louisville’s Kevin Ware (in stretcher) told his teammates to go and win the game. The Cardinals defeated Duke, 85-63.

‘House of Cards’ has Spacey up sleeve

‘House of Cards’ has Spacey up sleeve

By HANDOUT

March 28, 2013

"House of Cards" creates a secretive plot with a cut-throat character. MCT Campus

‘Spring Breakers’ no day at the beach

‘Spring Breakers’ no day at the beach

By HANDOUT

March 28, 2013

James Franco acts as a grimy gangster in "Spring Breakers," y'all. MCT Campus

Gabler: USA should use Hispanic population to improve soccer team

Gabler: USA should use Hispanic population to improve soccer team

By Guibbaud Christophe

March 28, 2013

Herculez Gomez is a Mexican-American already on the team. (MCT Campus)

Potlucks offer time for social relaxation, culinary sharing

Potlucks offer time for social relaxation, culinary sharing

By Glenn Koenig

March 5, 2013

Foods like fried chicken make for great potluck contributions. MCT Campus

Formula makes for dull movie, reminiscent of past Sparks films

Formula makes for dull movie, reminiscent of past Sparks films

By James Bridges

February 28, 2013

"Safe Haven" replicates past Nicholas Sparks films. MCT Campus

Q&A: Producer Jason Blum talks ‘Dark Skies’

Q&A: Producer Jason Blum talks ‘Dark Skies’

By MATT KENNEDY

February 19, 2013

Jason Blum produces new paranormal thriller "Dark Skies." MCT Campus

Eckroate: The idea of New York might be appealing, but reality is complicated

Eckroate: The idea of New York might be appealing, but reality is complicated

By ELLEN CREAGER

February 18, 2013

New York: A city of culture and glamour, but also of stark divide

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