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

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

By Matt Maielli / For The Pitt News

August 31, 2017


Filed under Culture

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

Pittsburgh’s indie theaters set themselves apart

By Matt Maielli / Contributing Editor

August 21, 2017


Filed under Culture, Movies

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

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

By Matt Maielli / Contributing Editor

July 19, 2017


Filed under Culture, Television

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”

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

By Matt Maielli / Contributing Editor

June 27, 2017


Filed under Culture, Movies

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

No sudden sounds: PSO performs sensory-friendly show

By Matt Maielli / Contributing Editor

June 21, 2017


Filed under Culture, Music

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

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

By Matt Maielli / Contributing Editor

June 20, 2017


Filed under Culture, Music

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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