Arts & Entertainment

A&E’s Best and Worst of 2019

A&E’s Best and Worst of 2019

We asked our staff to pick their favorite and least favorite media from the entertainment world in 2019. Below are their picks. First, the best… Good Omens Miniseries Ollie Gratzinger, Editor-in-Chief   The on-screen adaptation of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s 1990 dark comedy novel Good Omens came to Amazon Prime Video on May 31. […]

Mac Miller’s family announces new album Circles

Mac Miller’s family announces new album <em>Circles</em>

Jessica Fortunato | Staff Writer 01/16/19 On Jan. 8, the family of deceased Pittsburgh rap artist/producer Mac Miller announced via Instagram that Miller’s album, Circles, will be released on Jan. 17. Miller was found dead in September 2018 due to an accidental drug overdose of fentanyl, cocaine and alcohol. The Instagram post was the first […]

Doctor Who season boasts culturally relevant themes

Doctor Who season boasts culturally relevant themes

Ollie Gratzinger | Editor-in-Chief 01/16/19 Climate change, evil corporate execs and rumors of governmental corruption — it could be your Twitter feed, or it could be Season 12 of Doctor Who. Jodie Whittaker resumes her role as the approachable yet enigmatic thirteenth Doctor, who, along with her titular trio of companions, travels through space and […]

Oscar nominees rife with strange choices and poor diversity

Oscar nominees rife with strange choices and poor diversity

Griffin Sendek | Photo Editor 01/16/19 Award season is upon us once again, meaning it is the annual time of the year when everyone bickers over who among the most famous movie stars and entertainers do and don’t win little gold statues. The Oscars,  as of the last few years, have yet to fail  to […]

Jesus Christ Superstar resurrected at Benedum

<em>Jesus Christ Superstar</em> resurrected at Benedum

Josiah Martin | Arts & Entertainment Editor 01/09/2020 When done right, Jesus Christ Superstar is a chilling, powerful show. The 50th anniversary touring production, which appeared at the Benedum Center from Dec. 31 to Jan. 5, did it right. Director Timothy Sheader certainly understands Superstar’s strengths. True to Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s 1971 […]

Little Women is a big success for Greta Gerwig

<em>Little Women</em> is a big success for Greta Gerwig

Colleen Hammond | Opinions Editor 01/09/20 To the delight of audiences, the dynamic duo of Greta Gerwig and Saoirse Ronan reunite for another show-stopping, female-centered film in the new adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. After their directing and leading lady debuts, respectively, in Ladybird, Gerwig and Ronan revived their partnership to bring a […]

Frozen 2 a well-crafted next chapter for franchise

<em>Frozen 2</em> a well-crafted next chapter for franchise

Katie SeCaur | Staff Writer 12/05/19 On Nov. 22, Disney’s much anticipated Frozen 2, hit the silver screen in theaters worldwide, sending many parents and their little ones to the theater to see the latest adventure of Anna and Elsa. The early box office receipts have been staggering, with a global box office take of […]

Les Miserables’ touring cast dazzles downtown

<em>Les Miserables’</em> touring cast dazzles downtown

Ollie Gratzinger | Editor-in-Chief 12/05/19 On Friday, Nov. 29, the Benedum Theatre downtown was filled to the brim as a story of love, loss, revolution and redemption came center-stage. Les Miserables, Boublil & Schönberg’s musical magnum opus, is based on the 1862 novel of the same name by Victor Hugo. It follows the story of […]

Man in the High Castle season 4 pales compared to predecessors

<em>Man in the High Castle</em> season 4 pales compared to predecessors

Ollie Gratzinger | Editor-in-Chief 11/20/19 Amazon Studios’ flagship sci-fi thriller, The Man in the High Castle has raised the stakes once again in its fourth and final season, which hit the streaming platform on Nov. 15. Some storylines reached their conclusions with an eloquence that neatly wrapped up four years of production, while others struggled […]

‘NSP’ returns with slightly homogenous third cover album

‘NSP’ returns with slightly homogenous third cover album

Joseph Phillippi | Staff Writer 11/20/19 Ninja Sex Party (NSP) is a mostly comedic band centered around a man named Danny Sexbang and his murderous best friend Ninja Brian, the stage names of musicians Dan Avidan and Brian Wecht. Most of their songs are centered around their escapades to rock and seduce the general population […]

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