Brie Larson shines in Captain Marvel

Brie Larson shines in <em>Captain Marvel</em>

Natalie Schroeder | Staff Writer 03/14/19 After the grim ending to Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War, an origin story full of action, humor and happier endings hit the big screen this past weekend. Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace and Lashana Lynch starred in Captain Marvel. Captain Marvel earned […]

Watsky and strong opening acts impress at Mr. Smalls

Watsky and strong opening acts impress at Mr. Smalls

Griffin Sendek | Features Editor 02/28/19 My introduction to Watsky’s music was roughly two years ago. After playing a single song I was immediately entranced. I subsequently spent the next few weeks listening to the entirety of Watsky’s discography, and he quickly took the spot of one of my favorite artists. The moment I heard […]

Moonchild brings California R&B vibes to Pittsburgh

Moonchild brings California R&B vibes to Pittsburgh

Joey Mueser | Staff Contributor 02/28/19 From its old-tinged sound to its new jazzy flare, Moonchild is bound to impress and provide a great show. Having seen them live twice now and watched far too many videos on Moonchild’s live performances, I can confidently say that their talents certainly don’t stop in the studio. High […]

How To Train Your Dragon trilogy finishes strong

<em>How To Train Your Dragon</em> trilogy finishes strong

Natalie Schroeder | Staff Writer 02/28/19 Toothless, Hiccup and Astrid appeared on the big screen for a third time last weekend in How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. The movie earned a “certified fresh” status from Rotten Tomatoes. In this third installment, Toothless and Hiccup go up against a villain much more intimidating […]

Miss Bala remake well-done and action-packed

<em>Miss Bala</em> remake well-done and action-packed

Natalie Schroeder | Staff Writer 02/21/19 Action-thriller Miss Bala premiered this month, up against many other highly-anticipated films. Directed by Catherine Hardwicke and written by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, Miss Bala is a remake of the 2011 Mexican film of the same name. The film follows a Latin-American woman named Gloria Fuentes (Gina Rodriguez) as she visits […]

The Umbrella Academy a fresh take on hero genre

<em>The Umbrella Academy</em> a fresh take on hero genre

Neil Runge | Staff Writer 02/21/19 Gothic and superhero aesthetics are usually on either side of a spectrum, but in the middle is Netflix’s newest show, The Umbrella Academy. Based on the comic book series written by former My Chemical Romance lead singer Gerard Way and illustrated by Gabriel Bá, this show brings something new […]

Masquers nail cerebral conflict of Six Characters in Search of an Author

Masquers nail cerebral conflict of <em>Six Characters in Search of an Author</em>

Josiah Martin | A&E Editor 02/14/19 It’s fairly safe to say that tackling metafiction — stories about stories — is a risky move. It’s easy for an author to disillusion an audience by getting into the philosophy of their craft. However, when a deep dive into this philosophy is played for laughs, as is the […]

Pittsburgh Ballet Theater’s The Great Gatsby impresses

Pittsburgh Ballet Theater’s <em>The Great Gatsby</em> impresses

Griffin Sendek | Features Editor 02/14/19 My theater-going experience began at a young age; I have been to countless plays and musicals, from comedies to dramas, classical Shakespeare to modern experimental projects, but never have I gone to a ballet. I finally got my chance last Saturday at the premiere of Pittsburgh Ballet Theater’s production […]

Ariana Grande’s thank u, next shines with standout tracks

Ariana Grande’s <em>thank u, next</em> shines with standout tracks

Natalie Schroeder | Staff Writer 02/14/19 Sweetener was released Aug. 17, 2018, and less than six months later, Ariana Grande released thank u, next. This album is easily one of the best that Grande has written. The anticipation for the full project’s release began when her singles “thank u, next” dropped in November, and “7 […]

Despite tonal problems, Netflix’s art thriller Velvet Buzzsaw still a gory romp about art’s elite

Despite tonal problems, Netflix’s art thriller <em>Velvet Buzzsaw</em> still a gory romp about art’s elite

Neil Runge | Staff Writer 02/07/19 Netflix’s Velvet Buzzsaw is an exciting and enjoyable art piece that takes a critical look at the professional art scene of Los Angeles. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, who plays art critic Morf, Rene Russo as gallery owner Rhodora Haze and Zawe Ashton, playing Rhodora’s business partner Josephina as the leads […]

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