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Masterful Mean Girls musical adaptation comes to Pittsburgh

Masterful <em>Mean Girls</em> musical adaptation comes to Pittsburgh

Hanna Boucher | Staff Writer 10/31/19 The current trend of revamping pop culture’s most beloved films into musicals has selected a new target: Mean Girls. After enjoying more than a year of success on Broadway, Mean Girls is making its way around the country, with its current stop being Pittsburgh. Fifteen years after debuting in […]

The Office fails transition to stage in touring parody

<em>The Office</em> fails transition to stage in touring parody

  Colleen Hammond & Griffin Sendek | The Duquesne Duke 10/24/19 The Office! A Musical Parody was written for people whose entire personality centers around watching The Office. Writers Bob and Tobly McSmith’s unauthorized parody of the hit television show graced the Byham Theater last weekend. This nonsense musical spectacle excellently showcased how a script […]

Local artist’s show explores her personal dark, intrusive thoughts

Sean Armstrong | Staff Writer 10/17/19 How many people look in the mirror and see something they don’t like about themselves? How many people get a bad grade on an exam and think they’re stupid? How many people are talking to someone and wonder if that person enjoys talking to them? Too many to count. […]

Pittsburgh Opera masterfully tackles classic

Hannah Boucher | Staff Writer 10/17/19 Murder, seduction and insanely high notes — Mozart’s Don Giovanni tells the story of a womanizing man whose sins finally begin to catch up to him. A “film noir” take on this classic piece, the Pittsburgh Opera starts off its 2019-2020 season right. With this fresh interpretation on such […]

Cheap and easy Halloween costume how-to

Cheap and easy Halloween costume how-to

10/17/19 Ashley Newman | Staff Writer Halloween can be a blessing and a curse; on one hand, it’s super fun to dress up and join in the festivities. On the other hand, the most terrifying part of it isn’t the ghosts, ghouls and haunted mansions, but rather having no idea what to dress up as. […]

“Working” is good, but not without flaws

“Working” is good, but not without flaws

10/03/2019 By Hallie Lauer | Managing Editor Last weekend, the Bricolage theater Downtown hosted Working: A Musical for three nights only. Working follows the lives of real working professionals in their everyday jobs. Based on testimonials from real people, the show features people working in jobs that vary from masonry to teaching to a stay-at-home […]

Gladwell tackles assumptions about others in “Talking to Strangers”

Gladwell tackles assumptions about others in “Talking to Strangers”

10/03/2019 By Sean Armstrong | Staff Writer  Malcolm Gladwell’s new book Talking To Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don’t Know is perhaps the author’s most timely and important work to date. Throughout the work, Gladwell examines famous case studies like the Amanda Knox trial, when Hernan Cortez conquered the Aztecs and […]

“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. […]

Gender Neutral Fashion Show impeded by university

Gender Neutral Fashion Show impeded by university

UPDATE: 9/26: This story has been updated to reflect comments provided by the Catholic Diocese.  09/26/2019 Ollie Gratzinger | editor-in-chief Last year’s poster for the Gender Neutral Fashion Show, cohosted by the Gender Forum and Department of Women and Gender Studies (WGS), featured a male-presenting runway model sporting a dress. The event was well attended […]

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 […]

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