Arts & Entertainment

Come From Away explores small-scale effects of 9/11

<em>Come From Away</em> explores small-scale effects of 9/11

Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor 04/11/19 On April 9, the award-winning musical Come From Away came and landed in front of an almost sold-out crowd at Pittsburgh’s own Benedum Center. Set in the tiny town of Gander in Newfoundland, Canada, the musical takes place in the week following the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. […]

Santa Clarita Diet season 3 satisfying, worth a taste

<em>Santa Clarita Diet</em> season 3 satisfying, worth a taste

Timothy Rush | Staff Writer 04/11/19 Returning with gore and laughs to usher in April, the third season of Santa Clarita Diet delivers on many of its expectations. In this horror-comedy, the audience follows the events following Sheila Hammond’s (Drew Barrymore) transformation into an undead being with a hunger for human flesh. She must learn […]

Fosse/Verdon a masterpiece for theater nerds only

<em>Fosse/Verdon</em> a masterpiece for theater nerds only

Hallie Lauer | News Editor 04/11/19 Sweet Charity. Chicago. Cabaret. These shows and many others have become impossible to separate from their esteemed choreographer Bob Fosse. FX’s newest miniseries, Fosse/Verdon dives into the life of Fosse (Sam Rockwell) and his wife Gwen Verdon (Michelle Williams), who was equally as famous in her own right. Produced […]

A Little Night Music is a Red Masquers masterpiece

<em>A Little Night Music</em> is a Red Masquers masterpiece

Josiah Martin | A&E Editor 04/04/19 Admittedly, apart from “Send in the Clowns,” I knew very little about Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music going into the Red Masquers’ production this week. In a way, I’m glad this was the case; the plot’s turns and the rapid-fire jokes were all fresh to me, and executed […]

Choo Jackson’s Anime 2 can’t win rap fans in the streaming age

Choo Jackson’s <em>Anime 2</em> can’t win rap fans in the streaming age

Sean Armstrong | Staff Writer 04/04/19 The new album Anime 2, by Choo Jackson, formerly of Mac Miller’s Most Dope Family, fails to adapt to the times. Anime 2 hit number 158 on the iTunes charts in its first week but has not made the charts on any other music site. While this does not […]

Billie Eilish shares personal struggles in debut album

Billie Eilish shares personal struggles in debut album

Claire Neiberg | Staff Writer 04/04/19 On March 29, teenage pop sensation Billie Eilish dropped her long-awaited debut studio album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? The 17-year-old has been producing music since her first single “Ocean Eyes” gained popularity in 2016. Her new album features her latest hits as well as […]

Highwaymen tells Rangers’ side of Bonnie and Clyde

<em>Highwaymen</em> tells Rangers’ side of Bonnie and Clyde

Neil Runge | Staff Writer 04/04/19 The often-mythicized tale of the young duo of criminals Bonnie and Clyde is now being told from a new point of view. This time around, the story of fugitives is being told from the side of the men who caught the famous pair of robbers. The Highwaymen, released to […]

The Roommate triumphs in story and set despite rocky start

<em>The Roommate</em> triumphs in story and set despite rocky start

Griffin Sendek | Features Editor 03/27/19 The moment I took my seat in the City Theater for the performance of The Roommate, I was utterly dumbfounded at how immaculate and expertly-crafted the set was. The set for the show was meant to replicate the look of an Iowa home, and designer Tony Ferrieri could not […]

Hulu’s Shrill is powerful, empowering

Hulu’s <em>Shrill</em> is powerful, empowering

Hallie Lauer | News Editor 03/28/19 I’m going to be honest with you. I haven’t finished the entire first season of Shrill yet. Granted, there are only six episodes which are each about 24 minutes, and if I were the type of girl that had the time to sit down and binge the entire season […]

Peele’s second thriller Us exceeds high expectations

Peele’s second thriller <em>Us</em> exceeds high expectations

Salena Moran & Evan Penrod | Staff Writers 03/27/19 Following the success of his thriller Get Out (2017), director Jordan Peele’s sophomore film Us (2019) debuts an original horror story combining the best of slasher movies with a deeper psychological twist. Us begins with the backstory of Adelaide Wilson (Lupita Nyong’o) and her traumatizing experience […]

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