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Opinion | “Joker” controversy distracts from real issues

Opinion | “Joker” controversy distracts from real issues

By Genna Edwards, Staff Columnist

October 13, 2019

Violent misogyny and loose gun control affects lives every day, and we need to focus on fixing these problems rather than arguing endlessly over a movie that touches these subjects, but doesn’t have anything of substance to say about them.

Review: 70 minute saga: Charles Ross performs ‘One-Man Star Wars Trilogy’

Review: 70 minute saga: Charles Ross performs ‘One-Man Star Wars Trilogy’

By Charlie Taylor, For the Pitt News

September 16, 2019

If you’re the kind of person who binge-watches the entire original “Star Wars” trilogy in a weekend, consider buying a ticket to Charles Ross’ “One-Man Star Wars Trilogy” before sitting down for your next productive weekend. You’ll save yourself a whole lot of time, and enjoy an unexpected laugh or two.

Review: ‘The Lion King’ delights audiences at the Benedum Center

Review: ‘The Lion King’ delights audiences at the Benedum Center

By Delilah Bourque, Culture Editor

September 9, 2019

“The Lion King,” which runs Sept. 4 through Sept. 29 at the Benedum Center, is a fantastic production. While the most memorable parts of the original Disney movie are maintained, the stage production keeps it fresh — balancing fantastic performances and amazing technical marvels from the puppetry, costuming and set pieces.

Review: Like a bad clown, cheap tricks are all ‘It Chapter 2’ can muster

Review: Like a bad clown, cheap tricks are all ‘It Chapter 2’ can muster

By Thomas Wick, Senior Staf Writer

September 9, 2019

Two years ago we received a fantastic adaptation of “It,” with great writing, wonderful child actors and good direction. But no amount of quality could save the sequel, “It Chapter 2,” from being a sloppy, drawn out, jump-scare-infested step down.

Crack open a cold one with Amazon’s “The Boys”

Crack open a cold one with Amazon’s “The Boys”

By Thomas Wick, Staff Writer

August 28, 2019

It’s fair to call “superhero” its own genre. And, like any genre, there is always going to be a film or TV show that deconstructs it. This year we got one such deconstruction in the Amazon Prime exclusive show “The Boys."

Pitt seeks community input on three policy drafts

Pitt seeks community input on three policy drafts

By Caroline Bourque, Managing Editor

August 20, 2019

Documents open for review include the university’s Electronic Information Technology (EIT) Accessibility draft policy, Nondiscrimination Equal Opportunity, and Affirmative Action draft policy and Pennsylvania Residency Classification draft policy.

‘Rocketman’ blasts off

‘Rocketman’ blasts off

By Melanie Pantano, For The Pitt News

June 11, 2019

“Rocketman” is the story that Elton John wants us to know.

‘Booksmart’: not another teen movie

‘Booksmart’: not another teen movie

By Delilah Bourque, Senior Staff Writer

May 28, 2019

High school is an awkward, four-year transition from childhood into semi-adulthood. While no two adolescent experiences are the same, the years we spend in high school are weird, confusing and sometimes awful. “Booksmart” captures it all.

Review: ‘After’ provokes unintended laughter

Review: ‘After’ provokes unintended laughter

By Elizabeth Donnelly, Senior Staff Writer

April 17, 2019

Last week, another fanfiction-turned-novel- turned-movie by the name “After” was released, and was as underwhelming and convoluted as the original work.

Pitt men’s basketball: A season in review

Pitt men’s basketball: A season in review

By Stephen Thompson, Staff Writer

March 18, 2019

Through the highs and lows of the Pitt men’s basketball season, one important thing was evident in the end — progress.

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