Arts & Entertainment

The Best Films from Summer 2013

The Best Films from Summer 2013

By Joel Dufresne | The  Duquesne Duke This past summer will be remembered as one of the best seasons for cinema; namely, it was three months of high quality releases from Hollywood. But, that is not to say that there were some bad films – The Great Gatsby stands out as a missed opportunity-but, on the […]

42 brings justice to Jackie Robinson’s story

42 brings justice to Jackie Robinson’s story

By: Joel Frehn|The Duquesne Duke With the baseball season upon us, Hollywood delivered a terrific film to mark another season of America’s favorite pastime: 42. The film focuses on baseball great Jackie Robinson’s signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers and success as the first African-American Major League Baseball player. In addition to its historical and social […]

Brendza’s beat: Summer fests, Wu-Tang, Mike Kinsella and more

Brendza’s beat: Summer fests, Wu-Tang, Mike Kinsella and more

By: Zach Brendza|Features Editor Summer time, music time Here’s the deal. Short and sweet: these are three music fests that I think are the best and closest to Pittsburgh with the music I like (sorry but yes this is my opinion column): Bled Fest, May 25, Michigan What is it? Indie/emo/punk non-stop one day fest […]

Weekend events

Steeltown Film Factory 11 a.m., April 20 The film The Director’s Pitch will be shown at Point Park University, as part of the Steeltown Entertainment Project. For more information, call (412) 622-1325. All Time Low / Pierce The Veil 5:30 p.m., April 20 The bands will perform at Stage AE on the North Shore. Also […]

Castle celebrates 100th episode

By: Stephanie Hall|For The Duquesne Duke When Castle premiered on ABC in March 2009, it looked as if it would become another stereotypical will-they-won’t-they story. Replacing a short-lived, ratings-challenged reality show called True Beauty was no help to its appeal. But 100 episodes later, Castle has solidified its place as a fan favorite and has […]

Jurassic Park 3D adds dimension, worth viewing

By: Joel Frehn|The Duquesne Duke “We spared no expense!”  This line of dialogue, uttered by Richard Attenborough numerous times in Jurassic Park, reflects the quality of 3D re-release that entered cinemas this past weekend; namely, a lot of care, time and effort went into preparing and converting the blockbuster film for another round in the […]

The Bands and The Burgh: Run Forever

The Bands and The Burgh: Run Forever

Run Forever, a Pittsburgh-based indie/punk band, is currently on a seven-stop tour with the N.J.-based two-piece emo band Dads. Their final stop is Stay Sweet Fest on April 14 in Richmond, Va. Run Forever members are Anthony Heubel (left, guitar/vocals), Tom Moran (middle, drums) and Cassie Staub (right, bass) Run Forever has played with the likes […]

Evil Dead a remade classic that surprises

Evil Dead a remade classic that surprises

By: Wes Crosby|News Editor So many horror sequels, remakes and reboots have failed to live up to the expectations built by their predecessors. After countless hours of rehashed plots, characters, settings and scares from these films over the past decade, it took Evil Dead just an hour and a half to show them all how […]

Weekend events

Film Series 7 p.m. April 12, 7 p.m. April 13 The film Silver Linings Playbook will be showing in Pappert Lecture Hall Friday and Union NiteSpot Saturday. For more information, call (412) 396-6619. Sevendust 8 p.m., April 13 The band will perform at Altar Bar in the Strip District. Also performing are Patron Saint, Shattered […]

Wavves do not falter with Afraid Of Heights

By: Zach Brendza|Features Editor A lot of surf rock and beachy sounding bands come out of California. But that’s only the half of Wavves sounds. The surf /noise rock band from San Diego released their fourth album, Afraid of Heights, Tuesday March 26. “Sail To The Sun” starts the album, but take caution, as bells […]