Anna Walsh Contributing Editor
...Pillbox | September 12, 2011
Volunteer Fair. CFA Lawn. 11:30 a.m.
Xiu Xiu. Altar Bar. 7 p.m.
Black Aesthetics and Making of a Hip Hop Globe. Breed Hall (Margaret Morrison Carnegie Hall 103). 4:30 p.m.
Youth Lagoon. Stage AE. 7:30 p.m.
Greensky Bluegrass. Rex Theatre. 8 p.m.
WEDNESDAY9.14.11Pillbox | September 12, 2011
History hits close to Home
Have you ever gotten a fountain drink from Carnegie Mellon Café and wondered: Who first thought of putting cubes of ice in a drink, anyway? Or perhaps you’ve pondered the history of fireplaces. Even if you haven’t, Bill Bryson has, and he answers these questions and many more in his nonfiction book At Home: A Short History of Private Life.Pillbox | September 12, 2011
Perpetrators damage Fence a second time
The Fence was subject to vandalism on the night of June 22 for the second time this year, as someone used what appeared to be a saw along multiple areas to cut off layers of paint. About 20 students gathered at midnight the following night to cover up the damage by repainting the Fence. The perpetrator also wrote a message on one of the Fence’s posts that said, “Hey CMYou you are a babe! NOT... Ju...News | August 29, 2011
Cheap cultural activities abound in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is probably best known as a “steel city” with top-notch sports teams. Gawker.com recently lauded Pittsburgh as the “true unheralded urban gem of Pennsylvania,” and noted the important Pittsburgh tradition of putting french fries on sandwiches. But beneath the steel, sports, and sandwiches, Pittsburgh provides a thriving arts community that holds nearly every artistic medium one could wa...Pillbox | August 29, 2011