The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

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

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

By Matt Maielli / For The Pitt News August 30, 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...

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

Pittsburgh’s indie theaters set themselves apart

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...

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)

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

By Matt Maielli / Contributing Editor July 18, 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...

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

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...

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)

No sudden sounds: PSO performs sensory-friendly show

By Matt Maielli / Contributing Editor June 20, 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...

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

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,...

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