Arts & Entertainment

Rocky Horror screening delights newcomers

<em>Rocky Horror</em> screening delights newcomers

Kailey Love | Managing Editor 10/18/18 The Halloween season brings about some of the most beloved holiday traditions; pumpkin picking, trick-or-treating, monster mashing, what have you. But, most importantly, the change in the weather indicates that one of the paramount spooky activities is upon us once more — it’s time to do the time warp […]

Riverdale’s third season branches out, but retains flaws

<em>Riverdale</em>’s third season branches out, but retains flaws

Salena Moran & Evan Penrod | Staff Writers 10/18/18 In the modern TV spin-off of the Archie Comics, Riverdale is back for a third season, following an epic cliffhanger. Riverdale follows high school students Archie Andrews (KJ Apa), Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse), Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart), Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes) and other strong supporting cast […]

James Gunn writing Suicide Squad 2 after Disney ousting

James Gunn writing <em>Suicide Squad 2</em> after Disney ousting

Griffin Sendek | Staff Writer 10/18/18 The Wrap first reported on Oct. 9, 2018 that James Gunn was in the talks to write and possibly direct Suicide Squad 2 for the DC franchise. Disney parted ways with Gunn back in July, immediately removing him from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Gunn was fired following […]

A Star is Born impresses with original songs, emotional turns

Natalie Schroeder | Staff Writer 10/12/18 Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper hit the big screen together this past weekend with their film A Star Is Born. The movie first hit theaters in 1937 as an American Technicolor romantic drama film. The movie reboot earned a 91 percent on “Rotten Tomatoes,” and it was well deserved. […]

Masquers nail tone, themes of The Foreigner

Masquers nail tone, themes of <em>The Foreigner</em>

Claire Neiberg | Staff Writer 10/11/18 The Duquesne University Red Masquers continued its fall season with the opening of The Foreigner last week on Oct. 4. The Foreigner is a two-act farce written by Larry Shue. While the cast is small, showcasing only seven actors and actresses, the play delivers a powerful message of the […]

Scares abound at Phantom Fright Nights

Scares abound at Phantom Fright Nights

Griffin Sendek | Staff Writer 10/11/18 It’s that time of year again. The leaves change color, the weather gets cooler and pumpkin spice is back at Starbucks — all signs that the spooky Halloween season has begun. What better way to kick off the season than with Kennywood’s Phantom Fright Nights? Though not my first […]

The Man in the High Castle returns with a vengeance

<em>The Man in the High Castle</em> returns with a vengeance

Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor 10/11/18 After almost two years, Amazon Studios’ science-fiction thriller returned with its third season, and The Man in the High Castle is better than ever. Following a startling premise that supposes the Axis had won World War II, High Castle displays a world rife with near-unthinkable horrors. The majority of […]

SNL nails season premiere, but is drowned out by ‘Ye’

SNL nails season premiere, but is drowned out by ‘Ye’

Josiah Martin | Arts & Entertainment Editor 10/04/18 As a general rule, Saturday Night Live’s season premieres are expected to be among its strongest episodes. With a fan-favorite host and a big-name musical guest, Sept. 29’s Season 44 premiere was no exception. However, its strengths were overshadowed by the on- and off-air antics of guest […]

Local film buffs remember Pittsburgh’s late George Romero

Local film buffs remember Pittsburgh’s late George Romero

Salena Moran & Evan Penrod | Staff Writers 10/04/18 In celebrating the life of legendary director George A. Romero, family, friends and fans gathered to honor his unprecedented contributions to the horror genre on the 50th anniversary of his work on Pittsburgh’s first feature film, Night of the Living Dead (1968). With inspiration and a […]

Logic’s Young Sinatra IV timeless, but poignant

Logic’s <em>Young Sinatra IV</em> timeless, but poignant

Claire Neiberg | Staff Writer 10/04/18 Logic dropped his newest album, Young Sinatra IV, on Sept. 20. This long-awaited project by the American rapper checks several boxes, such as making a powerful political statement, as well as honoring the legacy of one of the most iconic musicians of the 20th century, Frank Sinatra. While the […]

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