Anna Cappella

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  • Euphoria: A Conversation for a Generation

    Note: This article may contain information that you would not know if you have not yet watched "Euphoria", particularly season two. AKA: SPOILER ALERT. Also, the interview material contained within has been edited for clarity.

    Pillbox | February 21, 2022
  • Valentine’s Day: Why we heart it

    Like most every year, I was really looking forward to Valentine’s Day this year. No, I don’t have a partner to spend it with. No, I’m not part of one of those stereotypical groups of single girls who religiously celebrate “Galentine’s Day.”. In fact, I have no plans for Feb. 14 except for two exams and a 9 a.m. Interpretation and...

    Forum | February 14, 2022
  • The gap: what the loss of a bridge really means

    In recent years, the region of Pittsburgh that encapsulates much of Regent Square, Braddock, and Wilkinsburg has been renamed “the East End.” To me, it’s a euphemism: a way to compartmentalize an area of the city that people don’t want to have to think about. People in Pittsburgh love to do that — we come up with lots of names and nicknames and talk about how unique our various neighborhoods are. ...

    Forum | February 7, 2022
  • New year, same anxiety

    “There's glitter on the floor after the party
    Girls carrying their shoes down in the lobby
    Candle wax and Polaroids on the hardwood floor
    You and me from the night before…
    I want your midnights
    But I'll be cleaning up bottles with you on New Year's Day”
    - Taylor Swift, “New Year’s Day”

    Forum | January 30, 2022
  • The short film, 'All Too Well,' all too good

    Nothing answers the question, “What is ‘All Too Well’ by Taylor Swift about?” better than the Pablo Neruda quote that Swift chose to open the short film she wrote and directed to accompany the recent re-release of the song by the same name. “Love is so short, forgetting is so long,” or the original line, “Es tan corto el amor, y es tan largo el olvido,” is all about the lingering, the eating-alive...

    Pillbox | November 22, 2021

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