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Not just a T-shirt shop

It’s a vast studio space on the North Side, walls plastered with ads, posters, and various artwork. It’s not quite a gallery — more of a gallery/studio/print...

Arcade Fire releases Neon Bible

The pressure is on for Arcade Fire. After nabbing the torch from The Strokes in 2003 as the next indie rock band to break into the mainstream with Funeral,...

Anatomy of a Boyfriend

In the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s, Judy Blume’s Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret was essential reading for young girls on the verge of puberty. The amusing...

Creative nonfiction: From robots to transplants

University of Pittsburgh professor Lee Gutkind will be releasing his newest book, Almost Human, later this month. Last Tuesday, Gutkind visited Wean Hall...

Cancer, hilarity, horses, and dreams

The New Works Festival provides a venue for the thesis plays of graduate playwrights before the pieces are shown to agents in New York City. These students...

Crimes upon crimes on Forbes

Vintage is back, and style-mongers all over are starting to turn their eyes to the fashion eras from which their parents hail. While thrift stores are...

A lesson in women's history

“When students tell me that women’s history is no longer a valid field, I don’t know whether to weep, cut my throat, or shake them until they wake up,”...

Joffrey Ballet visits Pittsburgh

Fine art takes many forms. Last weekend, that form was dance as the Joffrey Ballet performed at the Benedum Center for a full house. The show consisted...

Big Al's Metal Shop

Is it just me, or does Chad Smith look way too much like Will Ferrell? Every time I thumb through the liner notes of a Chili Peppers disc, all I can think...

Clipse performs at Rex Theatre

You either love Clipse or hate it. You either find the band’s witty-but-sincere lines about drug dealing to be snappy and clever, or completely banal....

Joe Negri visits Carnegie Hall

It's a rare treat to play with someone considered a jazz guitar legend, but Carnegie Mellon's 6:30 Band got to do just that this past Wednesday night....

Tartan Q&A

1. Did you think Pan’s Labyrinth deserved the hype? It only won three Oscars (Art Direction, Cinematography, and Makeup), but it was the subject of a...

Paperhouse

Max Tundra’s 2002 album, Mastered by Guy at the Exchange, (MBGATE) is 40 minutes of a sort of stilted, strange, hyperactive electronic pop, and rapidly...

Everything you need to know

Hey Janet, So there’s this girl, and we had a thing, but we both know we’re not right for dating each other. She still wants to keep me around for physical...

Dollar Movie

Did you know?

100 years ago March 6, 1907 The Tartan, as usual, was scattered with random and undecipherable jokes. This week, however, we finally found one that made...

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