The iPhone 6 and Apple Watch: Keynote Recap

The iPhone 6 and Apple Watch: Keynote Recap

Dylan McKenna, Technology Reporter
September 9, 2014
Filed under Features, Lifestyles, Top Stories

Apple CEO Tim Cook presented more than just a bigger iPhone at the Flint Center for Performing Arts in Cupertino, CA today. Keynote highlights including the unveiling of 2 new iPhones, a whole new way to pay for products both in the store and online, as well as a smart watch dubbed Apple Watch, all capped... Read more »

Comedy loses a legend: Robin Williams 1951-2014

Comedy loses a legend: Robin Williams 1951-2014

Matt Merlino, Assistant News Editor
August 11, 2014
Filed under Features, Laugh Out Loud, Lifestyles, Lifestyles, Top Stories

Earlier today it was revealed that legendary comedian and Academy Award winning actor Robin Williams was found dead in his home at the age of 63. Though it has not been officially confirmed, it is believed that Williams committed suicide after suffering from depression. Williams was nominated for... Read more »

“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”: A hollow shell of a movie

“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”: A hollow shell of a movie

Eddie Sheehy, Lifestyles Editor
August 6, 2014
Filed under Columns, Features, Lifestyles, Lifestyles, Out Of My Element, Top Stories

I'm going to start off this article by clearing the air right up front. By no means am I, or have I ever been a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fan, so before everyone jumps down my throat for being just another pissed off superfan, I will assure you that I am not. If I'm being honest with everyone, this... Read more »

“Into The Storm”: 100% chance of tornados and enjoyment?

“Into The Storm”: 100% chance of tornados and enjoyment?

Eddie Sheehy, Lifestyles Editor
August 5, 2014
Filed under Columns, Features, Lifestyles, Lifestyles, Out Of My Element, Top Stories

Opening this Friday, August 8th in theaters everywhere is the pulse pounding natural disaster flick “Into The Storm.” Helmed as a modernized “Twister” told through a found footage, documentary style, “Into The Storm” is a surprisingly enjoyable feature. The stories content is... Read more »

“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, Out Of My Element, 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 »