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  • From Kennywood to Adventureland

    Last Tuesday evening, Carnegie Mellon students piled into McConomy Auditorium for a prescreening of the new film Adventureland. A dramedy in the style of Superbad and other Judd Apatow movies, the film centers around 22-year-old James Brennan (Jesse Eisenberg) and his less-than-ideal summer job working in the Adventureland theme park. As horrible as it seems to the recent college gra...

    Pillbox | March 30, 2009
  • Greek food for a great price

    When your ventures take you downtown, knowing where to eat is sometimes difficult for students that don’t often leave the Carnegie Mellon bubble. Christo’s Mediterranean Grill, conveniently located close to Heinz Hall and right next to a parking garage (for easy access), provides good food and a warm atmosphere reminiscent of old-world Greece. It’s a small place, but cozy, decorated with Greek mem...

    Pillbox | November 24, 2008
  • A conversation with Staton and Quinto

    This year’s Homecoming was marked by B There, Carnegie Mellon’s capital campaign kickoff. Encased in a gigantic tent with floors, a robot, food, and music, the event was hosted by two notable Carnegie Mellon alumni: Aaron Staton, otherwise known as account executive “Ken Cosgrove” from Mad Men, and Zachary Quinto, who plays the super-villain “Sylar” of Heroes. Staton (Class of 2004) and Quinto (Cl...

    Pillbox | October 27, 2008
  • Impersonating good television

    Last November, TBS premiered one of its few original series, a sketch comedy show called Frank TV. For only five episodes, master impressionist Frank Caliendo was supposed to work his magic and show cable TV watchers that, yes, TBS is indeed “very funny.” Though not many people caught the show, it fared fairly successfully in the world of late night original cable TV shows, bringing ...

    Pillbox | October 13, 2008
  • A season of hits and misses

    Looking for something new to watch or simply excited about your old favorites returning for the season? Here’s your guide to everything on TV this fall. Last year’s writers’ strike yielded a small number of new series this season and an even smaller amount of actually decent pilots. Networks are relying on old favorites like Gossip Girl and Desperate Housewives to pull them through the season. Tir...

    Pillbox | September 22, 2008

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