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Pro-life Pitt student aims to take hypocrisy out of casual politics

Rosemary Geraghty believes that her beliefs on feminism and abortion can co-exist. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Assistant Visual Editor)

By Matt Maielli / For The Pitt News

August 31, 2017

Rosemary Geraghty’s club at Pitt was accused, on social media, of being composed of “radical feminists” and “social justice warriors” promoting “transgenderism.” “And I was like, ‘Absolutely — you got me,’” she said with a laugh. Geraghty — a purple-haired, nose-ringed, q...

Pittsburgh’s indie theaters set themselves apart

Manor Theatre is located on Murray Ave in Squirrel Hill. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Visual Editor)

By Matt Maielli / Contributing Editor

August 21, 2017

Chain theaters and popular franchises are fatiguing after a while — remakes, reboots and sequels, oh my — so why not attend a classic film marathon in a single screen theater to refresh your cinematic palette. Here’s a short list of local, independent theaters that offer both mainstream releases,...

‘Shall we begin?’: Dragons, the undead and murderous mortals take their final places in ‘Game Of Thrones’ premiere

Queen Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) and Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) weigh their options in The Great Game at the start of Game of Thrones' seventh season. (Helen Sloan/HBO)

By Matt Maielli / Contributing Editor

July 19, 2017

In the “Game of Thrones” season seven premiere, “Dragonstone,” the remaining pieces of the Great Game finally move into their places on the board. A large part of prestige television — which viewing audiences are drowning in lately — is waiting. That is definitely true of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” and also true of S...

Songs over storyline: music fuels Edgar Wright’s “Baby Driver”

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By Matt Maielli / Contributing Editor

June 27, 2017

After watching Edgar Wright’s new film “Baby Driver,” I have no doubt Wright would be a ton of fun at karaoke night. Wright’s newest film prioritizes its soundtrack — packing a whopping 30 tracks — more than any other feature films to come out in the past few years, aside from James Gunn’...

No sudden sounds: PSO performs sensory-friendly show

James Rodgers, a contrabassoonist for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, shows a child how his instrument is played in the Grand Tier Foyer of Heinz Hall before the sensory-friendly performance on Saturday. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Visual Editor)

By Matt Maielli / Contributing Editor

June 21, 2017

Donning a red and gold Gryffindor tie and a pair of rounded glasses, Conductor Lawrence Loh guides the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra through a song from “Harry Potter” with a wizard’s wand in place of a baton. The “Harry Potter And the Sorcerer’s Stone” theme was just one of the many po...

Injustice and Introspection: “Witness” tackles existence in a world of hard truths

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By Matt Maielli / Contributing Editor

June 20, 2017

Punk blues rocker Benjamin Booker says that his new album “Witness” asks two questions he thinks every American needs to ask themselves — “Am I going to be a witness?” and, in today’s society, “Is that enough?” The 28-year-old New Orleans singer-songwriter poses these questions at the...

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