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Summer of glass

Before steel and coal jump-started its economy and darkened its skies, Pittsburgh was known as the Glass City — shipping plate glass, tableware, and lighting...

Summer update: No drugs required

If you want to get high but would prefer not to have nasty flashbacks or to list a felony on employment applications, then Tio Bitar, the latest from...

For the love of fun

Andrew Wilkes-Krier is no ordinary man. Looking as if his hair has not seen a good wash in days, he sports his signature off-white jeans and a T-shirt...

Piecing together Woyzeck

Last week, the School of Drama produced a version of Gregor Büchner’s Woyzeck in Purnell’s Helen Wayne Rauh Studio Theater. Woyzeck is a difficult play...

Aftertaste

Despite the number of Asian food delivery options available at campusfood.com, many students are still left in the mood for something more authentic....

Two cities for the summer

Stuck at home with nothing to do and in need of a change of scenery? A road trip to either end of the conteninent could do the trick. Head to San Francisco...

Thou shalt enjoy: Altar Boyz

Altar Boyz, an off-Broadway hit currently on a national tour, opened in Pittsburgh last Tuesday at the Byham Theater. Intended to resemble the final concert...

Theater linked to collective memory

Paul Eiss, a history professor in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, didn’t know what to expect when a woman from a regional theater in Mexico’s...

Calling all nerds: Pittsburgh Comicon

When most people hear about Comicon, the phrase “nerrrrrd alert” may come to mind. Or just run-of-the-mill confusion. Comicon, for those not in the know,...

Inside the Carnegie Mellon University Press

Many people have heard of the Yale and Harvard university presses, but few are aware that Carnegie Mellon has a press of its own. Despite the lack of...

Big Al's Metal Shop

Rock fans have waited years, decades actually, for two singular events to happen. Both have been hinted at by band members and their agents, only to collapse...

Artic Monkeys

Thought your sweet summer internship at [insert big company name here] was a sweet gig? What if you had the headlining spot at summer rock festivals and...

Everything you need to know

Dear Janet, I have a degree in information systems and one in creative writing… and $75K in student loans. I don’t want to take a job in the IT sector,...

Paperhouse

Below are descriptions of five choice active bands and artists from Pittsburgh. Flak: Flak is one of Pittsburgh’s finest punk bands. Drawing influences...

Senior creative writing majors perform final reading

Last Friday, graduating seniors in creative writing gathered in the Adamson Wing for a student reading. In case you missed it, check out these recordings...

Did you know?

100 years ago May 1, 1907 The architects section of The Tartan contained the following: “The busy Architects. New York is fast becoming widely known...

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