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A carne asada burrito and a rice bowl from El Jefe’s Taqueria on Forbes Avenue.

Restaurant Review: El Jefe’s Taqueria Oakland

By Jacob Mraz, Staff Writer November 18, 2022
pened in July, El Jefe’s Taqueria is the newest restaurant in the former Kings Court Theater. Students should appreciate it as a Chipotle-adjacent option that is a short distance from campus with long operating hours for late night cravings.
Flowers, candles and chalk drawings placed outside the Tree of Life Synagogue in 2019.

Tree of Life documentary paints a soul-stirring portrait of a healing Pittsburgh

By Patrick Swain, Senior Staff Writer November 1, 2022
“A Tree of Life: The Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting,” which premiered on HBO on the eve of the four-year commemoration of the Tree of Life massacre, serves to create a powerful portrait of a grieving community on the road to recovery.
Olivia Cooke, center, plays Alicent Hightower in season 1, episode 9 of House of the Dragon.

Review | ‘House of the Dragon’ season 1 — a song of fire & blood

By Jacob Mraz, Staff Writer October 27, 2022
Created by George R.R. Martin and executive producer Ryan Condal, “House of the Dragon” is a fantasy series set in Martin’s Westeros more than 150 years before the events of “Game of Thrones.”
Ewan McGregor plays Obi-Wan Kenobi in Lucasfilms “Obi-Wan Kenobi.”

Review | ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ episode six sticks the landing and delivers a satisfying conclusion

By Brandon Raglow, Staff Writer June 29, 2022
In a series finale full of lightsabers, blasters and returning characters, it’s the character dynamics that really shine in episode six of “Obi-Wan Kenobi.”
Opinion | The best and worst of water fountains on campus

Opinion | The best and worst of water fountains on campus

By Jessica Snyder, Senior Staff Writer March 22, 2022
Pitt does a very good job of supplying water in a sustainable manner. But there is no denying that some water fountains on campus are better than others.
Bob Odenkirk’s new movie, “Nobody,” opens in theaters Friday.

Review: Bob Odenkirk plays against type in action-packed ‘Nobody’

By Matthew Monroy, Senior Staff Writer March 23, 2021
Odenkirk stars as Hutch Mansell, whose nine-to-five life is disrupted after a home break-in forces him to reconsider his role as a father.
Soleil Moon Frye’s documentary, “Kid 90,” now streaming on Hulu, is a teenage story 20 years in the making.

Review: ‘Kid 90’ is the all too familiar life of a Hollywood child star

By Diana Velasquez, Senior Staff Writer March 12, 2021
Soleil Moon Frye's documentary, “kid 90,” now streaming on Hulu, is a teenage story 20 years in the making.
Sia’s movie “Music” stars Maddie Ziegler (left), a non-autistic dancer and actress, playing a character with autism and Kate Hudson (right).

Review: Sia’s movie “Music” is a disgrace

By Dalia Maeroff, Senior Staff Columnist February 22, 2021
In just the first 10 minutes of this movie, I was already in shock at the caricature-like portrayal of autism.
“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” a play by Pittsburgh native August Wilson, was adapted into a film by director George C. Wolfe and writer Ruben Santiago-Hudson.

Review: ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ is solid, if inexact, adaptation of a classic

By Sinead McDevitt, Senior Staff Writer January 21, 2021
Ma Rainey and her band are recording her new record, but several incidents make the process rather long and troublesome.
Molly Ivins in “Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins,” a Magnolia Pictures release.

Review: ‘Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins’ lets whirlwind journalist speak for herself

By Simon Sweeney, Staff Writer November 15, 2020
In times of political turmoil, it can be nice to have a sharp voice to cut through the noise — someone funny, smart, principled.
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