Rachael Clemmons Dossier Design Editor

Class of 2009


  • Booth and Buggy are not the most fun Carnival traditions

    Ah, Carnival: a mini spring break celebrated with inebriated afternoons, overpriced Ferris wheel rides, and the constant clanging of booths being built in the back of Morewood Gardens. Last year, I had a room that faced the parking lot. I didn’t sleep during Carnival (or the days immediately preceding Carnival) because of the relentless sound of machinery and manual labor. As if the noise itself w...

    Forum | April 23, 2007
  • The Sound of a Voice, coming up at the Warhol

    This season, as Pittsburgh celebrates glass, the Opera Theater of Pittsburgh — in conjunction with The Pittsburgh Glass Center — is celebrating Philip Glass’ The Sound of the Voice. The opera, staged entirely in English, is a modern take on a classic form of performance. It includes two stories within one opera, and a cast of only four people. “We want to show people that opera can be exciting i...

    Pillbox | April 16, 2007
  • Warm weather ushers in skanky clothing and PDA in the clusters

    I can’t say that Pittsburgh weather hasn’t been gracious as of late. There has been a string of days with 60° to 70° temperatures without snow in between, and for that, I am a little bit thankful. But otherwise I am pretty unenthusiastic about the consequences of such warm weather. In fact, I’m irritated. Is Carnegie Mellon the same school after that vernal equinox thing?

    Forum | April 2, 2007
  • Prudish filmmaking in U.S. doesn’t compare to foreign flicks

    I once thought life couldn’t get any better, but a new Netflix subscription has changed all that. My new love has led me to quite the discovery: Foreign films are exhilarating. The plots are amazing, the dialogue is sharp, and nudity isn’t limited to just women. Yes! That liberal attitude toward plotlines and male nudity, clearly lacking in America, spurs foreign films to great heights. Foreign fi...

    Forum | March 26, 2007
  • 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 shop. The ever-expanding Artist Image Resource (AIR) was founded on a new approach to contemporary culture: the artist and the community.

    Pillbox | March 5, 2007

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