Arts & Entertainment

A&E Editor says final farewell to Duquesne

A&E Editor says final farewell to Duquesne

By Sean Ray | A&E Editor It hurts to write this. Growing up, I never liked change and still don’t really. Anytime we moved houses, I complained loudly. Heck, I got annoyed when furniture got mixed around. Eventually I learned to cope, but it didn’t make things any less difficult. My time with The Duke […]

The plight of a disabled gamer against time

The plight of a disabled gamer against time

By Grant Stoner | Staff Writer I hate being sick. Unfortunately, my disability has the capability to turn minor colds into full-blown pandemics, only curable through a proverbial cocktail of antibiotics and steroids. Very rarely does this method fail, but if and when it does, I am forced to leave the comforts of my home, […]

What does “Gamer” mean in a more mainstream world

What does “Gamer” mean in a more mainstream world

By Craig Taylor | Staff Writer Gamer. It’s a word that is so common among video game enthusiasts and gaming media that few people even think about. Most would simply define the word as “someone who plays video games.” But in 2017, what does that mean? Is the mom who plays “Candy Crush” on her […]

Duquesne student’s poetry book covers love and pick-up lines

Duquesne student’s poetry book covers love and pick-up lines

By Sean Armstrong | Staff Writer Often times poets and the poetry they write are seen as overly serious and dramatic. Makeem White, a freshman at Duquesne University, lacks that overly dramatic aspect to his work and favors a lighter and more jovial approach to his poetry. His work ranges from short stories to poems […]

‘Fate of the Furious’ too big for own good

‘Fate of the Furious’ too big for own good

Liyang Wan | Staff Writer “Furious 7” (Fast 7) was probably the peak of the series, and it was a good point to end. However, some film execs seem to be unsatisfied with this success. Hence, we not only have “Fate of the Furious” (Fast 8), but also “Fast 9” and “Fast 10” to look forward […]

In the not too distant future, acclaimed cult TV series revives

In the not too distant future, acclaimed cult TV series revives

Josiah Martin | Staff Writer Rebooting a television series with as strong a cult following as “Mystery Science Theater 3000” could have had disastrous results. The series’ original run, from 1988 to 1999, appeared to be little more than a puppet show with a corny retro space theme that showcased cheesy old movies. However, to […]

Franchesca Ramsey to bring bite back to late night

Franchesca Ramsey to bring bite back to late night

Zachary Landau | Asst. A&E Editor On April 18, Comedy Central announced its intentions to pick up a new, as-of-yet-untitled project produced by comedian and activist Franchesca Ramsey. While the details on the show’s format are scarce, Ramsey intends to have “the most diverse set of comedians on TV” and to “heal America through brutal […]

‘Eartha’ impresses with modern messages, gorgeous scenery

‘Eartha’ impresses with modern messages, gorgeous scenery

Nicole Prieto | Staff Writer Through masterful pencil lines and emotive scenery, Cathy Malkasian’s “Eartha” tackles difficult subjects about society and politics through a strange world where dreams take corporeal form. “Eartha” is Malkasian’s fourth graphic novel and follows the misadventures of the book’s namesake as she works to solve a bizarre mystery. Echo Fjord […]

PIX showcases talent, opportunities for comics

PIX showcases talent, opportunities for comics

Sean Armstrong | Staff Writer The Pittsburgh Independent Comics Expo, or PIX, was held on April 8 in the Cultural District. It is an annual gathering for artists and consumers interested in the comic-making profession that is usually held in the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers building in the South Side. This year’s iteration, however, expanded […]

“Mansionz” successfully marks debut of unlikely duo

“Mansionz” successfully marks debut of unlikely duo

Sean Armstrong | Staff Writer “Mansionz,” the debut album of rap group of the same name, is a unique contribution to the rap genre that should excite connoisseurs and critics alike. Unlike many rap albums to premiere in recent months, such as “FUTURE” by Future and “More Life” by Drake, this album tries to do […]

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