Arts & Entertainment

Paper Tiger is a lazy, tone-deaf special from Bill Burr

<em>Paper Tiger</em> is a lazy, tone-deaf special from Bill Burr

Ollie Gratzinger | Editor-in-Chief 09/12/19 In his new comedy special Paper Tiger, Bill Burr aims to critique the nuances of an ever-polarized and political American society, but instead, he bumbles through 67 minutes of awkward, aggressive tabloid humor with only rare moments of respite from what can only be described as an act of dogmatic […]

It Chapter Two continues the Loser Club’s horrifying tale

<em>It Chapter Two</em> continues the Loser Club’s horrifying tale

Madison Pastrick | Layout Editor & Ad Manager 09/12/19 Stephen King’s literary masterpiece has made it to the big screen once again, as everybody’s least favorite clown, Pennywise, returns to wreak havoc on the poor children of Derry, Maine in It Chapter Two. Picking up 27 years after It (2017), this movie concludes the story […]

The Lion King brings Pride Rock to Pittsburgh

<em>The Lion King</em> brings Pride Rock to Pittsburgh

Colleen Hammond | Opinions Editor 09/12/19 From the bright lights of Broadway to my hometown Shakespeare in the park, I assumed after a decade in the theater I had seen nearly everything the medium had to offer. To my utter delight, the national tour of The Lion King proved me wrong. The opening scene evokes […]

Local artist and fashion designer debuts gallery

Local artist and fashion designer debuts gallery

Sean Armstrong | Staff Writer 09/04/19 Stew Frick, a fashion designer and painter, sees the arts as a well to draw from when dealing with mental illness, the confining nature of gender stereotypes and community. Their first solo gallery and fashion release, Worse For Wear, will appear on Friday, Sept. 6 at BOOM Concepts in […]

Lana Del Rey’s signature style on display on NFR

Lana Del Rey’s signature style on display on <em>NFR</em>

Neil Runge | Staff Writer 09/04/19 Lana Del Rey has returned with a beautiful album to end the summer. Released this past Friday, Norman F*****g Rockwell, sometimes referred to as NFR, is a perfect way to say goodbye to a summer filled with songs about partying and summer flings, while saying hello to the season […]

The Worst Witch is a treat for viewers young and old

<em>The Worst Witch</em> is a treat for viewers young and old

Timothy Rush | Staff Writer 08/29/19 Many shows fly under the radar and don’t largely receive a lot of mainstream attention. Sometimes it’s because they’re bad, and sometimes it’s because the genre is not one that people pay a large amount of attention to. A strong example of the latter is The Worst Witch, a […]

Under the Bridge aims to entertain Homestead

Under the Bridge aims to entertain Homestead

Sean Armstrong | Staff Writer 08/29/19 The Under the Bridge festival happening Saturday, Aug. 31 at 100 E 7th Ave. under the Homestead Grays Bridge is a chance to showcase the growth and character of the Homestead area. Troy Johnson, one-third of the trio that constitutes Abstract Theory, an act performing at the festival, initiated […]

Duquesne-built synthesizer makes debut in professor and student’s performance

By Josiah Martin | Arts & Entertainment Editor 08/29/19 The Mary Pappert School of Music will unveil the results of its modular synthesizer construction project with a performance on Aug. 29. Modular synthesizers are musical instruments wherein electronic signals are created and manipulated by individual sections called “modules,” which, in tandem, can produce virtually infinite […]

Invader Zim successfully returns to Earth

<em>Invader Zim</em> successfully returns to Earth

Neil Runge | Staff Writer 08/22/19 Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus, released on Netflix this past Friday, is yet another film to join the long list of media from the 90s and early 2000s to be rebooted and brought back to life. More than a decade since the final episode of the show aired, Netflix […]

Endgame wraps up a generation’s favorite films

<em>Endgame</em> wraps up a generation’s favorite films

Griffin Sendek & Josiah Martin | The Duquesne Duke 05/02/19 It is near-impossible to think of a film series as expansive and long-lasting as the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Nobody could have predicted 11 years ago that the franchise would grow to include 23 films, or that its flagship Avengers arc would conclude with the […]

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