“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes:” A wonderful nod to the franchises history

“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes:” A wonderful nod to the franchises history

Eddie Sheehy, Lifestyles Editor
July 13, 2014
Filed under Columns, Features, Lifestyles, Lifestyles, Out Of My Element, Top Stories

A few months ago I made an entry into my column “Out of My Element” featuring the 1968 classic movie, “The Planet of the Apes.” In it, I described in great detail my love of the “Planet of the Apes” series (to read it, ... Read more »

Paul McCartney Rocks The Burgh

Paul McCartney Rocks The Burgh

Mike Funyak, Lifestyles Contributor
July 9, 2014
Filed under Features, Lifestyles, Lifestyles, Music, Top Stories

It has been 50 years since the Beatles performed at the former Civic Arena.  For many Beatle or Paul McCartney fans, it was feared Sir Paul would never return to Pittsburgh, until 2010 when he played two concerts to open the then new Consol Energy Center. Pittsburgh fans were given another chance... Read more »

“Tammy” is more of the same for Melissa McCarthy

“Tammy” is more of the same for Melissa McCarthy

Eddie Sheehy, Lifestyles Editor
July 7, 2014
Filed under Features, Lifestyles, Lifestyles, Top Stories

When I first saw the trailer for “Tammy,” one thing crossed my mind. Does Melissa McCarthy play the same character in every single movie? You know what I’m talking about. She’s a big girl with a big personality who wears T-shirts and sweatpants and who, despite what she might think, actually... Read more »

Lana Del Rey’s ‘Ultraviolence’ album review

Lana Del Rey’s ‘Ultraviolence’ album review

Kendall Valan, Assistant News Editor
June 16, 2014
Filed under Features, Lifestyles, Lifestyles, Top Stories

After many rumors and false music career farewells, Lana Del Rey is back in full swing with her new album Ultraviolence, available in the U.S. on Tuesday, June 17. The artist had presented many doubts starting in 2012, after her release of Born to Die. She told Vogue magazine she... Read more »

“22 Jump Street:” A sequel that’s . . . good?

“22 Jump Street:” A sequel that’s . . . good?

Eddie Sheehy, Lifestyles Editor
June 11, 2014
Filed under Columns, Features, Lifestyles, Lifestyles, Out Of My Element, Top Stories

I'll be the first to say it. Sequels have a tendency to turn out bad.  I don't want to make any sweeping generalizations here, but sequels usually take everything you love about a first movie and mangle it with overly simplified, highly formulaic stories that make characters that once seemed so original,... Read more »

You know what really grinds my gears? Volume III

You know what really grinds my gears? Volume III

Matt Merlino, Assistant Lifestyles Editor
June 8, 2014
Filed under Columns, Features, Laugh Out Loud, Lifestyles, Lifestyles

Okay, so I’ve been told that a lot of my previous ‘Grind My Gears’ may make me out to be a bit impatient, but let me assure you, that is not the case. Let’s be honest here, if people didn’t have anything to complain about, the world would probably explode. We all know that everyone can be... Read more »

Not a fault in the stars

Not a fault in the stars

Hannah Smith , News Editor
June 6, 2014
Filed under Features, Lifestyles, Lifestyles, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Falling into theaters June 6, is “The Fault in Our Stars” based off of the best-selling book by John Green. The movie stars Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort, who played brother and sister in another book-to-movie series “Divergent,” released this past March. The heartbreaking love story of... Read more »

“Maleficent”: The truth behind Disney’s greatest villain

“Maleficent”: The truth behind Disney’s greatest villain

Eddie Sheehy, Lifestyles Editor
May 29, 2014
Filed under Columns, Features, Lifestyles, Lifestyles, Out Of My Element, Top Stories

Maleficent flies into theatres May 30th, setting itself up as the family friendly alternative to just about everything else currently in theaters. Boasting a notable leading lady, a universe chalk full of CGI and a story we all know and love, Maleficent is a fun movie that is perfect for... Read more »

“A Million Ways to Die” lacking a million ways to laugh

“A Million Ways to Die” lacking a million ways to laugh

Matt Merlino, Assistant Lifestyles Editor
May 28, 2014
Filed under Features, Laugh Out Loud, Lifestyles, Lifestyles, Top Stories

“A Million Ways to Die In the West,” one of the most anticipated comedy blockbusters of the summer, hits theaters this Friday, May 30. With an all-star cast that includes Seth MacFarlane (also writer and director), Charlize Theron, Amanda Seyfried, Neil Patrick Harris, Giovanni Ribisi, Sarah Silverman,... Read more »

Pittsburgh universities play catch-up to the emergence of fashion

Pittsburgh universities play catch-up to the emergence of fashion

Kendall Valan, Assistant News Editor
May 18, 2014
Filed under Features, Lifestyles, Lifestyles, Top Stories

Pittsburgh has shed it’s old nickname of the Steel City over the past few years and has become an emerging art culture with the door wide open for the world of fashion. However, the city’s... Read more »