Author: Sherife Lindi

Nick Saban’s Magic Rolls On

There were moments during Monday night’s College Football National Championship in which Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban, for once, looked frustratingly human.  With the Georgia Bulldogs leading 13-0 at halftime and Alabama looking sluggish at best, it appeared that maybe the magic of Saban’s tenure as head coach had finally worn off. Then Saban did it again in historic fashion, by pulling one of the gutsiest, and seemingly craziest coaching moves in the history of the sport.  Coming back onto the field after halftime Saban boldly decided to replace seasoned quarterback Jalen Hurts, who holds a 25-2 record as...

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Bidders Close In On Weinstein Company

It appears the drama surrounding troubled Hollywood film studio the Weinstein Company may finally be reaching its conclusion.   Amid an unprecedented year which saw the company fire one of its founders, Harvey Weinstein, just days after an extensive New York Times article highlighted numerous sexual harassment accusations, the company will reportedly be sold for under $500 million to one of a handful of bidders. As reported by the Wall Street Journal, shareholders could potentially lose all equity in the company due to the selling price in addition to recent company flops and legal costs.  The Weinstein Company has...

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Hollywood Turns to Superheros (and villains) for Big 2018 Payday

Apparently, Earth needs all the saving it can get.  Looking ahead into 2018, most of the major blockbusters set to be released are of the crime-fighting, apocalypse-preventing variety. Marvel will start things off in February with its release of Black Panther.  Starring Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther, this film will be slightly different than previous Marvel movies in that the setting takes place within a technologically advanced yet regionally isolated country in Africa.   In the spring, movie-goers will have their work cut out for them with three major superhero flicks including the highly anticipated Avengers: Infinity War (May...

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Meet Pittsburgh’s Master of Pastry

As a veteran of over 20 years in the cooking game, David Piquard knows how to serve carefully crafted, high-quality pastry to customers of all nationalities and tastes. Hailing from eastern France, he has taken his culinary talents to the United States where he currently works as the executive chef for Gaby et Jules in Pittsburgh. We had the opportunity to ask David about his accomplishments as an international chef and culinary pioneer, as well as his plans for the future. ———   What kind of creative ventures and projects do you get to work on as the chief...

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Gamers Display Power of (the) Force

This week the full power of the gaming community came to a pinnacle point as Electronic Arts announced it would be suspending any microtransaction aspects from its newly released Star Wars Battlefront II. The first person shooter was officially released this week, and within hours gamers took to social media to denounce the “pay-to-win” game design.   EA’s latest release has been hyped up for the last seven months, leading gamers to expect an amazing product, especially given that SWB2’s predecessor was seen as fairly lackluster in regard to its similarities to EA’s Battlefield franchise as well as the...

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