Arts & Entertainment

Mikkelsen shines in otherwise-lackluster Polar adaptation

Mikkelsen shines in otherwise-lackluster <em>Polar</em> adaptation

Neil Runge | Staff Writer 01/31/19 There are very few things more disappointing than a movie that seemed like it was going to be celebrity-filled and action-packed but turned out to be a confusing, gory mess. Netflix’s Polar is an example of that. Based on a webcomic-turned-graphic novel of the same name, this film stars […]

Two new documentaries tell the story of Fyre Festival

Two new documentaries tell the story of Fyre Festival

Hallie Lauer | News Editor 01/31/19 If you had twitter in April of 2017, you more than likely saw the memes and distraught tweets that were coming out of the Bahamas during the “luxury music festival” Fyre Festival. For those of you that were doing a social media cleanse, Netflix and Hulu summarized the best […]

Trip abroad inspires local grad to become artist

Trip abroad inspires local grad to become artist

Sean Armstrong | Staff Writer 01/31/19 For many upperclassmen, graduation is fast approaching, and with it the splendor of seeing friends move on to pastures new. With this joy also comes the question: What’s next? That inquiry, depending on who you are, is either a point of contention or excitement. Nearly two years ago, that […]

New series takes unconvincing look at Dakota James case

New series takes unconvincing look at Dakota James case

Griffin Sendek | Features Editor 01/24/19 If you turn on the TV and flip through the channels, chances are you are quickly going to find some program retelling the story of some murder or unexplained death. These dime-a-dozen made-for-TV specials draw in a wide audience and are good for a captivating hour of entertainment. What […]

Shyamalan ends superhero trilogy with drab, dry Glass

Shyamalan ends superhero trilogy with drab, dry <em>Glass</em>

Salena Moran & Evan Penrod | Staff Writers 01/24/19 In director M. Night Shyamalan’s crossover movie nearly 20 years in the making, Glass continues the story of his previous films Unbreakable (2000) and Split (2016). Glass stars James McAvoy, Samuel L. Jackson and Bruce Willis reprising their original roles alongside other characters from their respective […]

Maggie Rogers’ new album meets expectations

Maggie Rogers’ new album meets expectations

Josiah Martin | Arts & Entertainment Editor 01/24/19 Maggie Rogers’ rise to mainstream fame has been swift and well-deserved. A well-known indie pop artist with a reputation for heartfelt dreamy-but-danceable tracks, her transition to major-label success seemed inevitable from the start. Heard it in a Past Life feels like just that — a transition. While […]

Music City Downtown unites live music venues

Music City Downtown unites live music venues

Josiah Martin | Arts & Entertainment Editor 01/24/19 The Downtown Community Development Corporation (CDC) recently announced Music City Downtown, a new initiative to make live music in Downtown Pittsburgh more common and accessible. At a press conference at the August Wilson Center on Jan. 16, John Valentine, the executive director of the Downtown CDC, explained […]

A&E: The Best & Worst of 2018

A&E: The Best & Worst of 2018

We asked our Arts & Entertainment section writers to pick their favorite media for 2018. Some pieces were loved by many, but a few picks surprised us! Check them out below, followed by the worst of 2018.   The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 2 Salena Moran, Staff Writer The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel season 2 continues […]

On the Basis of Sex: a fitting tribute to the Notorious RBG

<em>On the Basis of Sex:</em> a fitting tribute to the Notorious RBG

Kailey Love | Editor-In-Chief 01/17/19 After a year filled with more viral love for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg than ever before, the “Great Dissenter” made her way to the silver screen (for the second time, following the 2018 documentary RBG) in the biopic film On the Basis of Sex, wide released on Jan. […]

The 15:17 to Paris proves not everyone can act (or direct)

<em>The 15:17 to Paris</em> proves not everyone can act (or direct)

Griffin Sendek | Staff Writer 01/17/19 For every Oscar-winning masterpiece, there are 100 more god-awful films. 2018 had its share of cinematic works of art, but it had its share of films that were nearly unwatchable as well. The world was graced with what I believe was the worst film of 2018 in early February. […]