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Woodstock gives peace a chance – 50 years later

Written By Amanda Myers, Co-Features Editor

January 15, 2019

The summer of ‘69 was a different time.  The country was nearly torn apart due to social unrest over the war in Vietnam and other hot button issues, but when it came to the music, the culture was in bloom, with Woodstock as the ultimate hippie mecca. It’s been 50 years since that whirlwind weeken...

Unlikely winners dominate Golden Globes award show

Written By Amanda Myers, Co-Features Editor

January 8, 2019

“Green Book” was another surprising feature that sneaked its way in to win Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy.  The film tells the story of the unlikely business transaction turned friendship of renowned pianist Dr. Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali - Best Supporting Actor) and bouncer Tony Lip...

‘Bandersnatch’ offers interactive experience

Written By Tia Bailey, Social Media Coordinator

January 8, 2019

Black Mirror’s interactive film “Bandersnatch” was released on Netflix at the end of December. Many fans of the show had been anticipating its release ever since it was announced last October. As a longtime fan of the show, I was very excited when I first heard the rumors of an interactive episo...

Carey returns with her tightest album in years

Written By Mike Stinelli, News Editor

November 27, 2018

The end of 2016 found Mariah Carey ringing in the new year under intense scrutiny. A televised performance plagued with technical mishaps led her to walk off stage, declaring, “It just don’t get any better,” as valiant backup dancers attempted to salvage what was left of the show.  The New York Times called it “a debacle of a...

Upcoming movies wrap up annual box office

Written By Amanda Myers, A&E Editor

November 27, 2018

The year in movies has kept with formulaic fanfare - superheroes, thrillers, action romps - but has broken that linear mold through diverse, ensemble films like “Black Panther,” “Crazy Rich Asians” and “Ocean’s 8.”   Showcasing minorities in movies and including narratives on the ...

Alice Cooper tricks, treats at Halloween show

Alice Cooper tricks, treats at Halloween show

Written By Amanda Myers, A&E Editor

October 30, 2018

Welcome to my nightmare, more like, welcome to the fun fair. Alice Cooper set that tone the minute he appeared on stage for DVE’s Halloween Party at Stage AE last Friday night. And there was no one better to headline the evening than the father of shock rock himself. Nestled in a black vampire ...

‘Halloween’ provokes original fears, new scares

Written By Jared Murphy, Staff Photographer

October 30, 2018

Forty years ago, John Carpenter’s horror/slasher movie, “Halloween,” was released and scared audiences nationwide. Now in 2018, The Shape, better known as Michael Myers, is still on the hunt for his sister, Laurie Strode. Going into this movie I was very intrigued. It has been nine years sin...

Not quite so Bad Times at the El Royale

Written By Max McAuley, For The Globe

October 16, 2018

I went into “Bad Times at the El Royale” with high hopes. In seeing the commercials, I was reminded of Quentin Tarantino's “The Hateful Eight” or even “Murder on the Orient Express” - two of my favorite movies of all time. That being said, I was not necessarily disappointed with the film...

A Star is Born, and reborn, and reborn again

Written By Emily Bennett, Editor-in-Chief

October 10, 2018

Disclaimer: As a radical sentimentalist with a blinding affection for all things tenderhearted, you might find the following examination to be completely biased, unreasonable and even outright laughable. An additional disclaimer: If you find yourself to be one of these people, I encourage you to d...

Miller vigil at Blue Slide Park attracts thousands

Written By Nick Horwat, The Globe

September 25, 2018

On a normal day Squirrel Hill’s Blue Slide Park is full of kids sliding down a legendary slide, but on Sept. 11 it held host to thousands of people who flocked to honor a late Pittsburgh rapper. On Sept. 7 it was reported that Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller had passed away due to a suspected drug ove...

Simon, Starr parade greatness in Pittsburgh

Written By Amanda Myers, A&E Editor

September 25, 2018

When two music legends roll into town the same week, be prepared for masterpiece-level music with a rush of nostalgia - even if you weren’t alive for those early days.  Paul Simon and Ringo Starr are at different points in their musical careers.  One bound for the comforts of home, while the other is eag...

Fall Out Boy visits Pittsburgh for show at PPG Paints Arena

Written By Caitlin Stoner, For The Globe

September 18, 2018

Hailing from Chicago, Illinois, rock band Fall Out Boy made an appearance here in Pittsburgh at PPG Paints Arena on Wednesday, Sept. 5. Promoting their album released earlier this year, the band headed to Pittsburgh early on their list of dates for their second leg of the M A N I A Tour which started...