Arts & Entertainment

“The Bloodless Jungle” shows Masquers at their best

10/03/2019 By Hannah Boucher | Staff Writer  This weekend, the Pittsburgh debut of The Bloodless Jungle will be available to the public for free. Put on by Duquesne’s very own Red Masquers, the play will be performed this Friday and Saturday in the Genesius Theater. The two-hour play centers around the African-American Senator Ethan St. […]

Cambodian Rock Band explores an untold story in a fresh way

<em>Cambodian Rock Band</em> explores an untold story in a fresh way

Claire Neiberg | Staff Writer 09/26/19 Cambodian Rock Band rocked the City Theatre Company’s stage in Pittsburgh’s Southside. I saw this play on Sunday, Sept. 15 as part of my Social Justice in Educational Settings class in the School of Education. Directed by Marti Lyons, the performance was as electrifying as its title, as it […]

Human Discoveries is Facebook’s hidden gem

<em>Human Discoveries</em> is Facebook’s hidden gem

Hallie Lauer | Managing Editor 09/26/19 I need everyone to take a deep breath and just bear with me for a couple hundred words. I have recently discovered a show on, drumroll please … Facebook Watch. It is an animated series called Human Discoveries created specifically for this platform. Human Discoveries is exactly as it […]

Season 2 of Disenchanment a success for Groening

Season 2 of <em>Disenchanment</em> a success for Groening

Hannah Boucher | Staff Writer 09/26/19 A little over a year after the release of a 10-episode season on Netflix, Matt Groening works his magic yet again with  Disenchantment, season 2. The concept of an “adult” cartoon is not a new one —  in fact, Groening has been whipping out animated shows for grown-ups since […]

Friday the 13th a lucky day at Pittsburgh Tattoo Company

Friday the 13th a lucky day at Pittsburgh Tattoo Company

Ollie Gratzinger | Editor-in-Chief 09/19/19 Among Pittsburgh’s thrill seekers and body modification fanatics, Friday the 13th is known for more than bad luck and spooky vibes: It’s the day that tattoo parlors and piercing studios mix things up with special deals and designs. Pittsburgh Tattoo Company, for instance, is perhaps the best known of the […]

We Have Always Lived in the Castle worth a watch on Netflix

<em>We Have Always Lived in the Castle</em> worth a watch on Netflix

Neil Runge | Staff Writer 09/19/19 The 2018 adaptation of the gothic novel We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson is now on Netflix and ready for new eyes. It first premiered at the LA Film Festival, then earlier this year, it was shown in a limited number of theaters. A streaming […]

The Goldfinch is a mess, in spite of great cast

<em>The Goldfinch</em> is a mess, in spite of great cast

Griffin Sendek | Photography Editor 09/18/19 Never before have I witnessed a film so desperately try to be meaningful only to result in something vapid and astonishingly empty. The Goldfinch, directed by John Crowley, is a film adaptation of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name that tells the fictional story of a […]

Lumineers’ lyricism shines on newest album, III

Lumineers’ lyricism shines on newest album, <em>III</em>

Claire Neiberg | Staff Writer 09/19/19 From dancing to “Ho Hey” at my eighth-grade formal to singing along to “Cleopatra” at my high school coffeehouses, I have always been a fan of The Lumineers’ hit songs, as they bring back joyful memories of growing up. I had high expectations for the Sept. 13 release of […]

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 […]