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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Radio hosts Bill Kurtis and Peter Sagal participate in the comedy news quiz show “Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me!” presented by National Public Radio.

Review | ‘Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me!’ in Pittsburgh and a love letter to NPR

By Patrick Swain, Culture Editor April 14, 2024

From a young age, I’ve found solace in the Pavlovian pleasure of the brassy “All Things Considered” chime. While other kids were begging their parents to turn the dial to Top 40 pop radio, I preferred...

Review | ‘Damsel’ is a refreshing feminine narrative under unwarranted critique

Review | ‘Damsel’ is a refreshing feminine narrative under unwarranted critique

By Nada Abdulaziz, Senior Staff Writer April 9, 2024

As I hit play on my dimly lit Netflix screen, I was prepared for another disappointing feminist film full of cliches and half-assed effort. Instead, within the first five minutes of “Damsel,” I found...

Cover image released by Parkwood/Columbia/Sony shows “COWBOY CARTER” by Beyonce.

Review | On Beyoncé’s ‘Cowboy Carter,’ the Texan trailblazer defiantly celebrates her country roots

By Irene Castillo, Staff Writer April 5, 2024

At the end of Verizon’s ad during the 2024 Super Bowl, Beyoncé announced the release of her new album “Cowboy Carter.” She released “16 CARRIAGES” and “TEXAS HOLD ‘EM” as twin singles,...

The Company of MAMMA MIA! 25th Anniversary Tour.

Review | ‘S.O.S!’: ‘Mamma Mia!’ delivers a spectacular show at the Benedum Center

By Casey Carter, Staff Writer April 1, 2024

Mamma Mia, here I go again! One of my all-time favorite musicals came to the stage of the Benedum Center in downtown Pittsburgh from March 26 through 31, so naturally, I couldn’t miss it. Presented by...

Ambika Mod and Leo Woodall in “One Day.”

Review | Netflix’s ‘One Day’ is an authentic, compelling story of love across decades

By Casey Carter, Staff Writer March 21, 2024

From moments where I wanted to shout at my screen to others where I held back tears, Netflix’s “One Day” had me invested until the very end. I approached this series blind, never having read the...

Zendaya and Timothée Chalamet in “Dune: Part Two”

Review | ‘Dune: Part Two’ perfects the science fiction film formula

By Ore Fawole, Staff Writer March 17, 2024

There has been especially large vocabulary used to describe Denis Villeneuve’s second installment in the “Dune” trilogy — epic, massive, saga and space opera, to name a few. This language may seem...

Gordon Cormier and Robert Falconer in “Avatar: The Last Airbender” (2024).

Review | Live-action ‘Avatar’ series brings needed representation, but falls short of the original

By Irene Castillo, Staff Writer March 5, 2024

A few things made me the critical thinker I am today — my mother, Luisa Capetillo’s feminist literature and “Avatar: The Last Airbender.” The show cemented my beliefs in what freedom truly means...

Sam McLellan and company in “The Book of Mormon” North American tour.

Review | ‘The Book of Mormon’ brings side-splitting sacrilege to the Benedum Center

By Patrick Swain, Culture Editor March 1, 2024

As the lights went down on the opening night of “The Book of Mormon,” I thought back to New York City in 2011. I was eight years old, and a billboard bearing an image of a well-dressed, clean-cut young...

Review | ‘Madame Web’ is a disgrace to the legacy of superhero films

Review | ‘Madame Web’ is a disgrace to the legacy of superhero films

By Nada Abdulaziz, Senior Staff Writer March 1, 2024

As a zealous admirer of both Dakota Johnson and the superhero genre, it pains me deeply to write this review, but it must be done. In the pantheon of cinematic catastrophes, "Madame Web" emerges as a glaring...

Lily Gladstone, Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio in “Killers of the Flower Moon.”

Micro-reviews of the 2024 Best Picture nominees

By Ore Fawole, Staff Writer February 25, 2024

Awards season has been in full swing since the beginning of the year, but we all await the winner of the biggest race of the year — the Academy Award for Best Picture. Among this year's 10 nominees are...

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