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“Last Jedi” puts women in the lead

(Illustration by Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator)

By Maggie Durwald | Columnist

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 hours clacking our lightsabers together and waving our hands wildly at each other in a frenetic dem...

Microtransactions mar gaming experience

(Illustration by Raka Sarkar | Senior Staff Illustrator)

By Thomas Wick | Columnist

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 full game experience. This sequel to the 2015 “Star Wars Battlefront” promised to add improve...

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

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By The Pitt News Staff

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 argument and anticipation, we decided to let the every willing staffer review it, no matter if this wa...

A pop culture review of 2015

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

By Jack Trainor / Culture Editor

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 unpredictable scenarios and return-to-forms, from Justin Bieber’s chart-topping comeback to “True Detective...

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

By Nick Mullen / Staff Writer

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 any other American city to host the Millennium Falcon. From the plethora of abandoned industrial ...

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

Star Wars countdown: Episode VI:

By Matt Maielli / Staff Writer

December 14, 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” movies chronologically. The countdown concludes this week with Episode VI: “Return of the Jed...

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

Star Wars countdown:

By Dan Sostek / Contributing Editor

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” movies chronologically. The countdown continues this week with Episode IV: “A New Hope.” ...

Star Wars countdown: “Revenge of the Sith”

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By Matt Maielli / Staff Writer

November 19, 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” movies chronologically. The countdown continues this week with Episode III: “Revenge of the Sit...

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

By Walter Howard

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” movies chronologically. The countdown begins this week with “Episode II: Attack of the Clones.”...

Remembering Christopher Lee: the monster and the man

Remembering Christopher Lee: the monster and the man

By Walter Howard / For The Pitt News

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 Lee spent much of his life a living legend. Lee passed last Sunday, June 7, at age 93, a giant of the silver scre...

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