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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Opinion | Proper representation in movies and remakes matters

Opinion | Proper representation in movies and remakes matters

By Kelly Xiong, Staff Columnist June 6, 2023
If Disney, and Hollywood itself, wanted to truly be diverse and progressive, they would start by making projects for actors and actresses of color instead of trying to squeeze them into a previously portrayed white character as “The Little Mermaid” exemplified.
An art piece titled “Triomphe de la graisse” by Katie Rauth on display at Soma Grossa in the Southside.

Southside Art exhibit centers the fat experience, confronts anti-fat bias

By Tanya Babbar, Staff Writer January 17, 2023
“Soma Grossa” is an exhibit that ran through Saturday at the Brew House Association in South Side. It explored fatness through a critical lens, and fat artists pulled their life experiences into a wide range of mediums.
Mindy Kaling plays novice comedy writer Molly Patel in a scene from Late Night.

Opinion | Move over, Chad: The importance of representation on-screen

By Devi Ruia, Senior Staff Columnist March 24, 2020
Growing up as an Indian American woman, I rarely saw people that looked like me on-screen and it really impacted how I viewed myself and how others viewed me.
Lilly Singh arrives at the 61st Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Feb. 10.

Editorial: Lilly Singh is what late night needs

By The Pitt News Editorial Board April 3, 2019
Singh’s new role with NBC is a huge step forward for diversity and representation on late-night television.
Anna Akana spoke to more than 200 students in the William Pitt Union about Asian American representation in entertainment Friday night. (Photo by Issi Glatts | Staff Photographer)

Asian-American entertainer discusses representation

By Hannah Schneider, For The Pitt News November 13, 2017

After her sister committed suicide in 2007, Anna Akana felt she had no purpose in life — until she was drawn into the world of stand-up comedy. “It’s the only thing that made me feel alive,”...

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