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National Geographic photo exhibit astonishes

National Geographic photo exhibit astonishes

Katia Faroun | Associate Photo Editor 03/12/20 There once was a time when academic journals shunned photographs. Now, we can’t imagine a publication without them. The artistic and scientific contributions of photography to the development of our society are undeniable. By displaying images of our Earth and its wonders, photography unites billions of people spread […]

Love is Blind is TV dating taken to the extreme

<em>Love is Blind</em> is TV dating taken to the extreme

Griffin Sendek | Photo Editor 03/12/2020 I had zero intention of watching Love is Blind, the new reality dating show from Netflix. When asked if I wanted to watch, it would be a lie to say that I was overly enthusiastic about the proposition. But I kindly obliged, got comfy in front of the TV […]

Chilombo is a well-executed, smooth album from Jhené Aiko

Chilombo is a well-executed, smooth album from Jhené Aiko

Sean Armstrong | Staff Writer 03/12/20 The juxtaposition of overly emotional lyrics with stoic jazz has always been a mainstay in Jhené Aiko’s music, but it never quite reached its peak before Chilombo. Jhené Aiko’s newest album Chilombo is like floating in a vat of your feelings. The music transitions like water, seamlessly flowing while […]

Pittsburgh crowd welcomes Lumineers’ folk-inspired sound

Pittsburgh crowd welcomes Lumineers’ folk-inspired sound

Katia Faroun | Associate Photo Editor 02/27/20 The Lumineers drew out Pittsburgh’s folk crowd on Tuesday night and filled PPG Paints Arena with wide-brimmed hats and heavy Americana music, bringing a country aesthetic to the city. The folk-rock band made a stop Downtown as part of their third world tour for their newest album, III. […]

Father of All… makes strong statement, but lacks musicality

<em>Father of All…</em> makes strong statement, but lacks musicality

Ollie Gratzinger | Editor-in-Chief 02/13/20 California rock band Green Day is back with its thirteenth studio album Father of All…, released on Feb. 7. With punchy guitars and lyrics charged with political exhaustion, the album sounds like a pop-punk tribute to a society wrought with panic. If Green Day set out to make a statement, […]

Miss Saigon’s tale of love in ’70s Vietnam shines Downtown

<em>Miss Saigon</em>’s tale of love in ’70s Vietnam shines Downtown

Hannah Boucher | Staff Writer 02/06/20 A story of love, loss, war and sacrifice, Miss Saigon has made its way to Pittsburgh for one week only. The cast sends you on an emotional rollercoaster as soon as the curtain rises. Jumping right into the story, audiences find themselves in Dreamland, a night club that makes […]

Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show stuns viewers

Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show stuns viewers

Capri Scarcelli | Staff Writer 02/06/20 Super Bowl LIV celebrates the first victory in 50 years for the Kansas City Chiefs, just as it celebrates the brilliance of women in Latino culture by featuring worldwide sensations Jennifer Lopez and Shakira. It takes stellar enthusiasm to be worthy of performing in pop culture’s biggest event of […]

The C-Word tackles difficult subject with fantastic cast

<em>The C-Word</em> tackles difficult subject with fantastic cast

Josiah Martin | Arts and Entertainment Editor 01/30/20 The Red Masquers have once again proven the stunning dramatic talent here at Duquesne with The C-Word. In this show, writer Olivia LeSuer, a Duquesne Student, has created three characters who want so badly to connect with each other but are in denial about their own inability […]

Awkwafina is Nora from Queens shows star’s comedic prowess

<em>Awkwafina is Nora from Queens</em> shows star’s comedic prowess

Sean Armstrong | Staff Writer 01/30/20 Awkwafina is Nora From Queens debuted Wednesday, Jan. 22 and all indications are that Comedy Central hit a home run with this series. The series has already been renewed for a second season, and after watching the pilot, I can understand why. This show, is like nothing else I […]

Track by track, Circles is a Mac Miller masterpiece

Track by track, <em>Circles</em> is a Mac Miller masterpiece

Capri Scarcelli | Staff Writer 1/23/20 Prior to his death in September 2018, Pittsburgh rap/hip-hop phenomenon Mac Miller was in the midst of working on an album that posed as a call and response to his previous album: Swimming. Circles, which was officially released on Miller’s behalf on Jan. 17, seems to reflect the unanswered […]

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