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Come From Away explores small-scale effects of 9/11

<em>Come From Away</em> explores small-scale effects of 9/11

Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor 04/11/19 On April 9, the award-winning musical Come From Away came and landed in front of an almost sold-out crowd at Pittsburgh’s own Benedum Center. Set in the tiny town of Gander in Newfoundland, Canada, the musical takes place in the week following the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. […]

‘Reputation’ ushers in new era for Swift

‘Reputation’ ushers in new era for Swift

Nicolas Jozefczyk | Staff Writer 11/16/17 The old Taylor Swift officially died, replaced with a more mature and sultry Swift, with her release of reputation. There is no question that this album makes a 180 degree turnaround from the music that Swift has released in the past, featuring adult tones, experimental instrumentation and confrontational vocals. […]

‘Beautiful Trauma’ candid, heartfelt triumph

‘Beautiful Trauma’ candid, heartfelt triumph

By Nicolas Jozefczyk | Staff Writer 10/19/17 On Friday, Oct. 13, P!nk dropped her seventh studio album, Beautiful Trauma, ending her five-year hiatus since The Truth About Love. Her newest creation gives P!nk fans exactly what they want: killer, powerful vocals, pure, unadulterated honesty and a just a hint of goofiness. Beautiful Trauma is a […]

‘Turtles All the Way Down’ best of Green’s canon

‘Turtles All the Way Down’ best of Green’s canon

By Madeline Bartos | Staff Writer 10/19/17 John Green’s Turtles All the Way Down is not The Fault in Our Stars. There is no swoon-worthy love interest and no dramatic proclamation of love. No, Turtles All the Way Down is not The Fault in Our Stars — it’s better. Despite the lack of adorable witty banter […]

‘Five Foot Two’ shows highs, lows in Gaga’s life

‘Five Foot Two’ shows highs, lows in Gaga’s life

By Nicolas Jozefczyk | Staff Writer 09/28/17 When it comes to Lady Gaga, it’s a no-brainer that whatever she puts her mind to becomes a work of art, and Gaga: Five Foot Two is no exception. Strong, raw and down-to-earth, this documentary portrays some of Gaga’s struggles and highlights some of her greatest achievements from […]

P!nk kicks off big return with ‘What About Us’

P!nk kicks off big return with ‘What About Us’

By Nicolas Jozefczyk | Staff Writer Pink. Just the one word might spark the thought of a color, but for many people young and old, it signifies a strong, unapologetic rock star who takes the world by storm. After a small hiatus from writing music for herself, I am thrilled to say that P!nk is […]

“Theft by Finding” offers behind-the-scenes look into author’s life

“Theft by Finding” offers behind-the-scenes look into author’s life

By Zach Landau | A&E Editor It’s difficult to review a diary if only for the simple fact that there is no accepted baseline of quality for something that straddles both the personal and the public. Criticizing the turmoil of yet another teenager and their struggle to fit in is one thing, but as soon […]

Halsey’s ‘hopeless fountain kingdom’ delivers classic tale in new, exciting way

Halsey’s ‘hopeless fountain kingdom’ delivers classic tale in new, exciting way

By Nicolas Jozefczyk | Staff Writer One may think that a story of star-crossed lovers is old hat, but Halsey has taken the old tale and revamped it for her second album, hopeless fountain kingdom. The story of Romeo and Juliet is quite old, but throughout her concept album, Halsey proves that the same story […]

Pittsburgh ducky tours offer unique city views

Pittsburgh ducky tours offer unique city views

By Madeline Bartos | Staff Writer Are Just Ducky Tours really all that they’re quacked up to be? A Pittsburgh staple, Just Ducky Tours take tourists through Pittsburgh in amphibious World War II vehicles known as DUKWs. The duck boats take riders through the streets of Pittsburgh as well as down the rivers that shape […]

Hollywood Undead evolves with tour, album

Hollywood Undead evolves with tour, album

By Julian Routh | Editor-in-Chief Behind the horror movie masks, in-your-face lyrics and confident charisma of Hollywood Undead are six musicians who have faced enough adversity to tear even the strongest of bonds apart. Shortly after the Los Angeles rock-rap group released its third studio album, “Notes from the Underground,” in 2013, A&M/Octane – the […]