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Mac Miller’s legacy lives on with ‘Circles’

Mac Miller’s legacy lives on with ‘Circles’

By Sarah Connor, Contributing Editor

January 20, 2020

The opening lyrics to Pittsburgh native Mac Miller’s posthumous album “Circles” left me feeling eerie and somber.

Review | Figure skater debunks Netflix’s newest drama ‘Spinning Out’

Review | Figure skater debunks Netflix’s newest drama ‘Spinning Out’

By Sarah Connor, Contributing Editor

January 13, 2020

A poster for the new Netflix show “Spinning Out” reads, “It may be cold, but there is no chill.” This might be the perfect way to describe the show, a drama about a 21-year-old figure skater.

Review | Cat(s) fight : A movie that transcends critique

Review | Cat(s) fight : A movie that transcends critique

By Emily Wolfe, Contributing Editor

January 8, 2020

The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Hooper’s film adapts has always been a bizarre creature of the ’80s — music and lyrics heavily inspired by a collection of T.S. Eliot poems, structured around an idea that’s referred to by some generous people as the show’s “plot.”

Review | Cat(s) fight: The scariest horror movie of 2019

Review | Cat(s) fight: The scariest horror movie of 2019

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer

January 8, 2020

What do you get when you cross Pittsburgh’s annual furry convention with an uninspiring cohort of vain and vacuous celebrities? Tom Hooper’s new “Cats” movie.

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.

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