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World-class pinball tournament returns to Pittsburgh: PAPA 20

Players from all over the world attempted to plunge, nudge and flip their way to the top of the competitive pinball world as the...

Get Out: Jordan Peele’s Instant Classic Is No Laughing Matter

Making a socially and politically conscious movie is no easy task. Making one that can truly take any audience member down the rabbit hole...

Book Review: The Bad Boys of Brexit

Nigel Farage and President Trump constitute a political bromance that many of us could only dream of. And it will not end soon. As...

She’s Royalty to Me: Remembering Carrie Fisher

“Death is a natural part of life. Rejoice for those around you who transform into the Force.” - Master Yoda Samuel Bleifer and Andrew Zentgraf Being the...

Read books with longer shelf lives to become better citizens

By Jordan Drischler Last month The Pitt Maverick hosted National Review’s Ian Tuttle at the University Pittsburgh. In an interview following his talk entitled “Read...

Another journey to the galaxy far, far away

By Andrew Zentgraf A major film release is imminent. The film functions as both a telling of a high-stakes heist and gritty war story that...

Paging Doctor Strange

By Andrew Zentgraf Marvel Studios has done it once again. The Marvel Cinematic Universe as a whole has perfected the never-failing formula to a box...

Deepwater Horizon: Fire, Muck and Oil

By Andrew Zentgraf Despite clearly remembering the 2010 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, I had entered this film not fully knowing what to...

Batman Begins: Morality and Justice

By Andrew Zentgraf Superhero films have become among the most profitable and prevalent of genres today. With all the triumphs we have seen in this...

Book Review: Atlas Shrugged

By Jordan Drischler “Who is John Galt?”  The eternal query came to define Ayn Rand’s treatise on Objectivism, Atlas Shrugged. Despite running the risk of...