Arts & Entertainment

‘Hello,’ it’s the 59th annual Grammy Awards

‘Hello,’ it’s the 59th annual Grammy Awards

By Nicolas Jozefczyk | Staff Writer Mesmerizing performances, spectacular singing and, for some reason, nudity sums up the 59th annual Grammy’s. This year’s music award show was a star-studded event, with James Corden adding his own flare and pizzazz as the host. The show opened with Adele singing her lead single off of her album […]

Circle of life signals trouble for Game Stop

Circle of life signals trouble for Game Stop

By Craig Taylor | Staff Writer Video game retailer Gamestop’s employee program called “Circle of Life,” or COL has caused a controversy within the video game community after being brought to light in a report from video game news site Kotaku. “Circle of Life” refers to the cycle of pre-ordering, trading in and selling used […]

Editorial: Gamers should welcome E3’s more open status

Editorial: Gamers should welcome E3’s more open status

By Grant Stoner | Staff Writer Last week, the Electronic Entertainment Expo, commonly referred to as E3, announced that the gaming event will now be open to the public. On Monday, 15,000 tickets became available for purchase, with prices at $149 for the first 1,000 tickets and $249 for the remaining 14,000. For someone who […]

‘The Walking Dead’ takes a much-needed drama break

‘The Walking Dead’ takes a much-needed drama break

By Nicole Prieto | Staff Writer With a new group, new explosions and a new way to take down walkers, “The Walking Dead” returns in an admirably-paced midseason opener. The season left off with Spencer getting gutted by Negan and Eugene getting kidnapped. The Hilltoppers reunited with Rick and company, and the group set its […]

‘Heroes’ brings classic ‘Fire Emblem’ experience with a dash of tedium

‘Heroes’ brings classic ‘Fire Emblem’ experience with a dash of tedium

By Zachary Landau | Asst. A&E Editor If nothing else, “Fire Emblem: Heroes” is an interesting barometer for Nintendo’s mobile efforts. It is the first in the company’s line-up of mobile games to most accurately replicate the source game’s, well, gameplay. “Super Mario Run” is an auto-runner as opposed to a platformer, and “Pokémon GO” […]

‘Pit People’ gives hope for Early Access

‘Pit People’ gives hope for Early Access

By Nicolas Jozefczyk | Staff Writer “Pit People” is a game where you enter the world as a blueberry farmer whose family gets crushed and then has to fight fat unicorns, pixies, and other mystical creatures to grow stronger to get revenge. A game with a weird plot, yes, but it has much more to […]

Housewives and Zombies: A look at the ‘Santa Clarita Diet’

Housewives and Zombies: A look at the ‘Santa Clarita Diet’

By Liyang Wan | Staff Writer The main limitation of films or television shows that rely on zombies is their lack of humanity. Traditionally, zombies walk unconsciously in crowds and eat human beings as opposed to, for instance, vampires and werewolves, which are often cursed by mysterious incantation, which is a bit more exciting. “Santa Clarita […]

Escape Room Pittsburgh lets people puzzle to freedom

Escape Room Pittsburgh lets people puzzle to freedom

By Craig Taylor | Staff Writer Duquesne graduate Joe Deasy is the co-owner of one of Pittsburgh’s premiere escape room companies, Escape Room Pittsburgh. A 2012 graduate of Duquesne’s JMA program, Deasy uses his degree in digital media arts to handle the graphic design, video and sound editing of his rooms. “A lot of the […]

Lady Gaga scores big with Super Bowl halftime

Lady Gaga scores big with Super Bowl halftime

By Salena Moran and Evan Penrod | Staff Writers Whether fans were watching Super Bowl LI for the commercials or the game itself, pop performer Lady Gaga was arguably one of the most memorable events of the Pepsi Zero Sugar Halftime Show. Fresh off the release of her new album, “Joanne,” Gaga’s ever evolving style […]

‘Rings’ produces more laughter than screams of fright

‘Rings’ produces more laughter than screams of fright

By Sean Ray | A&E Editor The latest entry in the “Ring/Ringu” series, “Rings,” is messy, unfocused, but definitely more serviceable and entertaining than most modern horror-schlock. Largely divorced from the events of the previous film, “Rings” follows Julia (Matilda Lutz,) whose long-time boyfriend Holt (Alex Rose) is moving away to college. When communication between […]

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