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  • Interview with Shonen Knife

    Recently Shonen Knife, an all-women punk trio hailing from the underground scene in Japan, came to Pittsburgh for their last show on their North America tour, and The Tartan had a chance to interview them. This is an edited transcription of the original audio interview. All of the questions were answered by the lead guitarist and main founder, Naoko Yamano.

    Pillbox | October 7, 2019
  • Article 370 repeal outlook bleak

    In a daring move, described as “India’s Kashmir checkmate,” the president of India, Ram Nath Kovind, issued a new constitutional order abrogating Article 370 and Article 35A of the Indian constitution on Aug. 5, 2019. In doing so,...

    Forum | September 23, 2019
  • Political partisanship linked to cognitive flexibility

    In a timely study conducted by researchers at the University of Cambridge, 743 men and women from the U.S. were given a series of tests to determine a relationship between partisanship and cognitive function. The study found that extremely partisan individuals tended to have lower levels of cognitive flexibility. To elaborate on what this means, the ability to switch between various concepts and t...

    SciTech | September 23, 2019
  • Lucy Dacus Concert

    At the last concert I went to before attending this one, I left the venue with my hearing impaired for two hours, completely exhausted from the last three hours of moshing to death metal. That’s why it was a nice change of pace that both openers at the Lucy Dacus show, Taylor Janzen and Quinn Christopherson, didn’t even have drums or bass in their set. For both sets, it was just two people on stag...

    Pillbox | September 23, 2019
  • Fear Inoculum Review

    After 13 years, Tool came back with a monster of an album, Fear Inoculum. With ten songs clocking in at a length of an hour and 26 minutes, it’s certainly their longest album. It dethroned Taylor Swift from the charts once it came out, quite possibly the most glorious feeling I’ve felt in the past few weeks. A mainstream album by a famous metal band that is actually topping the charts is a rare ...

    Pillbox | September 16, 2019

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