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‘Vinegar Tom’ captivates Playhouse audience

Written By Kaisha Jantsch, For The Globe

March 5, 2019


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Caryl Churchill’s 1976 feminist retelling of England’s 17th century witch hunts, Vinegar Tom, debuted at Point Park University’s Pittsburgh Playhouse, Friday and the production, while slightly flawed, proves nothing short of impressive. The play, which features a band that, in this making, is led ...

Jonas Brothers reunite, release new song ‘Sucker’

Written By Payton Comunale, Co-Features Editor

March 5, 2019


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

We’re “Burnin’ Up” for the Jonas Brothers’ new single! Nick, Joe and Kevin released their new hit, “Sucker,” on March 1, and it immediately reached the spot of No. 1 single on iTunes. The single was accompanied by a new music video as well, and this one featured all three of the JoBros’...

‘Isn’t It Romantic’ is a rom-com for the realistic

Written By Amanda Myers, Co-Features Editor

February 19, 2019


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Everyone has moments where they feel invisible. It may be at school, work, walking down the street, whatever, but when you’re in a rom-com - the world moves around you. That’s the case for “Isn’t It Romantic,” a comedy with a commentary regarding how unrealistic standards and expectations a...

Jeff Goldblum delivers jublient jazz show

Jeff Goldblum delivers jublient jazz show

Written By Amanda Myers, Co-Features Editor

February 19, 2019


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

It may as well have been the Jeff Goldblum variety hour this past Valentine’s Day at the Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead. The eccentric actor best known for his meme-worthy role as Ian Malcolm in “Jurassic Park” - or for a trove of titillating interviews found across YouTube - returned to his hometo...

‘One Day at a Time’ shows growth in third season

Written By Amanda Myers, Co-Features Editor

February 12, 2019


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

The sitcom format has become a troupe of TV that often assumes the form of cheesy, forced laughter.  With “One Day at a Time,” however, Netflix finds a comfortable spot for a rebooted sitcom that is accessible for all generations. Now on its third season, the show has proved a propelling force...

Streaming Rom-coms getting steamy this Valentine’s Day

Written By Dara Collins, Editor-Elect

February 12, 2019


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Love fills the air as Valentine’s Day grows near every year, and couples and singles alike begin looking for a new way to celebrate the Hershey kiss-filled holiday. It comes as no surprise that many college students prefer a cheap celebration. The dormitories on campus come equipped with cable t...

Netflix’s ‘The Ted Bundy Tapes’ examines a maniac

Written By Tia Bailey, Social Media Coordinator

February 5, 2019


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

On Jan. 24, Netflix released a four-part documentary series titled “Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes.” The series uses “present-day interviews, archival footage and audio recordings made on death row,” and tells the story of serial killer, kidnapper, rapist, burglar and necrophile...

Art finds life in ‘Velvet Buzzsaw’

Written By Amanda Myers, Co-Features Editor

February 5, 2019


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

An artist’s intent is a very powerful thing. Critics judge the work and the creator justifies its existence. So, what happens when an artist’s work develops a life of its own and overtakes their vision?  “Velvet Buzzsaw” ponders that question with strokes that reflect the maniacal consumerism...

‘The Final Wish’ grants horrifying reaction

Written By Jared Murphy, Staff Photographer

January 29, 2019


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Be careful what you wish for because you might just get it. “The Final Wish” is a horror film written by Jeffery Reddick, most widely known for creating the “Final Destination” franchise. The film was screened during Screamfest in October of 2018, and was released in select theaters for one nig...

New songs make for busy week across genres

Written By Amanda Myers, Co-Features Editor

January 29, 2019


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Last week brought an abundance of new music in a month that’s typically barren when it comes to exciting releases.  There was the long awaited return of Vampire Weekend.  Florence + the Machine and Dua Lipa came forth with powerful work that transcended multiple genres.  Weezer nearly broke th...

‘Grace and Frankie’ face struggles in fifth season

Written By Amanda Myers, Co-Features Editor

January 22, 2019


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Since it premiered in 2015, the catalyst of Netflix’s “Grace and Frankie” has been the “idgaf” attitude adapted for the older age bracket.  Now on season five, that ferocity remains as elements of longing create major identity concerns for our main characters. For those unfamiliar with the...

Ariana Grande embodies women empowerment

Written By Payton Comunale, Co-Features Editor

January 22, 2019


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

In a world where the entertainment industry is booming and female empowerment is on the up and up, Ariana Grande stands out as a top female artist. From her appearance in the musical “13” on Broadway to the release of over 100 songs, Grande has gracefully demonstrated the meaning of ‘girl pow...