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Oakland house shows offer intimate experience

Oakland house shows offer intimate experience

Written By Amanda Myers, Co-Features Editor

April 16, 2019


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, Latest Stories

Pittsburgh has a number of affordable venues available to college students, like Mr. Smalls, Rex Theater and Stage AE, just to name a few. But for those that want a more intimate and gritty experience complete with sweat and tears — house shows are the way to go. A house show typically consists of ...

Millennial Dictionary of the creative generation

Written By Dara Collins, Editor-Elect

April 16, 2019


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

From a Thayer Hall dorm room full of females, a passing student may hear, “Oh girl, slay!” Then, passing through Village Park on the way to class, a student might look over at a cute couple by the fountain and describe them as “goals.” The younger generation may as well scrap the Merriam-We...

‘History Boys’ isn’t history making at Playhouse

Written By Amy Philips-Haller, For The Globe

April 9, 2019


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

The Conservatory Theater Company’s performance of the 2006 Tony-Award winning “History Boys” is like expecting a top-shelf liquor, only to be handed a watered-down version.  Playwright Alan Bennett (“Talking Heads,” “The Madness of King George III”) wrote the highly regarded drama as...

‘Shazam’ is the hero DC has been waiting for

Written By Amanda Myers, Co-Features Editor

April 9, 2019


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Audiences have been waiting for a decent DC movie since the dark ages, or so it feels like. If “Aquaman” was an inkling of the worldwide success the comic conglomerate could achieve when Zack Snyder wasn’t behind the camera, “Shazam” proves that humor and heart (and Zachary Levi) are a suref...

Take the Invisalign out, put the headphones in

Written By Dara Collins, Editor-Elect

April 2, 2019


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

A 14-year-old Billie Eilish first catapulted into the music scene thanks to the beauty of social media. After Eilish posted “Ocean Eyes” on SoundCloud, her voice caught the attention of millions causing the tune to go viral, and the track has since been remixed a number of times. Now 17, Eilish jus...

Kiss ‘Love It Loud’ at final Pittsburgh show

Kiss ‘Love It Loud’ at final Pittsburgh show

Written By Amanda Myers, Co-Features Editor

April 2, 2019


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, Multimedia, PHOTOS

Searing pyro and shrill screams have become essential components of Kiss concerts over the band’s near 50-year career. That familiar territory bolstered by fans, along with a few new tricks, was on full display for their final show in Pittsburgh at PPG Paints Arena last Saturday. Kiss practically in...

Squirrel Hill bookstore unites community

Squirrel Hill bookstore unites community

Written By Nardos Haile, For The Globe

March 26, 2019


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Dan Iddings opened Classic Lines five years ago simply because he wanted to, but he didn’t know that the bookstore would become a success nationally and locally in its Squirrel Hill community. “I don’t know how we did this but early on we figured out what would be a good fit for Squirrel Hill...

Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ lives up to horror hype

Written By Tia Bailey, Social Media Coordinator

March 26, 2019


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

In 2017, actor and comedian Jordan Peele released “Get Out,” a movie that redefined the horror genre. This year, he gave audiences “Us,” which turned out to be a box office success. “Us” centers around the family of Adelaide Wilson, played by Lupita Nyong’o (“Black Panther”). The m...

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame plans induction

Written By Amanda Myers, Co-Features Editor

March 19, 2019


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame may not be as prestigious or highly regarded as it was in the previous century, but that doesn’t mean there’s not renewed interest and debate every time the committee announces the year’s inductees. The 2019 class has sparked conversation in regards to diversity in both race...

‘Queer Eye’ preaches self-care in new season

Written By Amanda Myers, Co-Features Editor

March 19, 2019


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

The realm of reality TV, or entertainment in general, was a senseless slog until a newly branded Fab Five returned to our screens with a modern reboot of “Queer Eye” last spring. The new cast of Netflix’s “Queer Eye” have quickly become the needed role models of a generation in an overarchin...

Brie Larson defies critics in ‘Captain Marvel’

Written By Amanda Myers, Co-Features Editor

March 12, 2019


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

For all the kerfuffle caused by critics and incessant social media commentators in the weeks before its release, “Captain Marvel” was set up to be the downfall of an entertainment empire. Instead, the first female led Marvel movie gives rise to a pertinent new hero fit to helm the next wave of t...

Warped tour turns 25 with 3-city celebration

Written By Matthew Bright, For The Globe

March 12, 2019


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

In true punk rock anti-fashion, the Vans Warped Tour has retired about as long a single Ramones song; and aging dads with residual angst are lacing up their Doc Martens and moshing with delight. The summer of 2018 was billed as “the final cross-country Warped Tour ever” – although Kevin Lyman,...