Joey Peiser Contributing Editor

Class of 2016


  • Trevor Noah shows his chops

    Last week, The Daily Show returned after a two-month hiatus to continue the “war on bullshit.” New host Trevor Noah, replacing longtime captain Jon Stewart who departed the show in August after sixteen years, acknowledged out front that he had big shoes to fill. “I can only assume this is as strange for you as it is for me,” said the South Africa native. “Jon Stewart was more than just a late-ni...

    Pillbox | October 5, 2015
  • Live music preview: upcoming fall tours

    If you like concerts, then you know that October is hands down the best month of the entire academic year. Artists’ fall tours are in full swing, and most major fall tours usually hit Pittsburgh sometime between late September and early November. Just about every week of this sweet and scary month is packed with a couple of great shows, from rock and indie to electronic and hip-hop. Here’s a few i...

    Pillbox | September 28, 2015
  • Red Cup Nation headlines Oakland Fest

    Don’t be shocked if early this Saturday afternoon you’re woken out of a hangover by the shaking of your bed. No, it’s not the Tyrannosaurus Rex from Jurassic Park or your housemate having some midday fun — it’s Oakland’s brand-new music festival. Oakland Fest, the area’s first EDM event, will invade the Junction Hollow Soccer Field in Schenley Park near South Oakland this Saturday, finally bri...

    Pillbox | September 21, 2015
  • Miller Gallery exhibit explores the art of sound

    The first floor of the Miller Gallery looks more like a 19th-century science experiment than an art piece, and that’s why it serves as a perfect introduction to the gallery’s current exhibit “Aftersound: Frequency, Attack, Return.” “Helmholtz (DUO),” an installation piece by Stanford-based artist Paul De Marinis, is a demonstration of Helmholtz resonators. Candle flames are placed alongside large ...

    Pillbox | September 14, 2015
  • Tales from Abroad: traveling by yourself

    I never knew how much I liked traveling on my own until I did it for the first time. It’s like the opposite of losing my virginity; before I went to Dublin I had all these fears that it was going to be horrible and I’d have a miserable, boring time. But then it happened, and it was actually a wonderfully stimulating experience that I didn’t want to end. It was a bit messy, though, thanks to Arthur...

    Pillbox | March 23, 2015

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