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“Last Jedi” puts women in the lead

(Illustration by Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator)
January 16, 2018

Not so long ago in a town not so far away, I ran around the house with a blanket for a cape and a blue plastic lightsaber, pretending to be Darth Vader. My twin brother favored Luke Skywalker. We spent...

Microtransactions mar gaming experience

(Illustration by Raka Sarkar | Senior Staff Illustrator)
December 4, 2017

A short time ago in an industry not so far away, the gaming empire Electronic Arts released a video game called “Star Wars Battlefront II” — but gamers should keep their wallets handy if they want...

The Pitt News editors review “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

Adam Driver in
January 6, 2016

Long before “The Force Awakens” hit theaters, a conflict started within The Pitt News staff the likes of which hadn’t stewed since 2005 — who would review the newest Star Wars film? After much...

A pop culture review of 2015

Segways are out, being replaced by hoverboards and Fetty Wap is in, phasing out Kanye West.  TNS
January 6, 2016

“Back to the Future Part II” may have predicted tablets, flat screen televisions and video conferencing in 2015, but not even Doc Brown could have foreseen Jon Snow’s fate. Last year hosted many...

The case to land Star Wars in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh has the potential to be the filming location for the next Star Wars movie.  Jeff Ahearn & Nikki Moriello | Assistant Visual & Visual Editors
December 14, 2015

Who says Tatooine has to stay in a galaxy far, far away? With the resurgence of the “Star Wars” franchise coinciding with Pittsburgh’s erupting big-ticket film scene, Steeltown seems as poised as...

Star Wars countdown: Episode VI: “Return of the Jedi”

Star Wars countdown: Episode VI:
December 13, 2015

Welcome to the “Star Wars” countdown and may the Force be with you. Each week leading up to the release of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” The Pitt News will retroactively review the “Star Wars”...

Star Wars countdown: “Episode IV: A New Hope”

Star Wars countdown:
December 3, 2015

Welcome to the “Star Wars” countdown and may the Force be with you. Each week leading up to the release of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” The Pitt News will retroactively review the “Star Wars”...

Star Wars countdown: “Revenge of the Sith”

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November 18, 2015

Welcome to the “Star Wars” countdown and may the Force be with you. Each week leading up to the release of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” The Pitt News will retroactively review the “Star Wars”...

Star Wars countdown: ‘Episode II: Attack of the Clones’

November 12, 2015

Welcome to the “Star Wars” countdown and may the Force be with you. Each week leading up to the release of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” The Pitt News will retroactively review the “Star Wars”...

Remembering Christopher Lee: the monster and the man

Remembering Christopher Lee: the monster and the man
June 16, 2015

On screen, he was Dracula, Sherlock Holmes, Rasputin, Saruman and Count Dooku. In life, he was husband, author, singer and World War II hero as a former intelligence officer and Nazi hunter.Christopher...

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