Joey Peiser Contributing Editor

Class of 2016


  • AB Concert features GRiZ and Dan Deacon

    Carnival means much more than shaky booths, underage drinking citations, and first-time marijuana experimentation; it also means great live music. In addition to the famed Wilkins Block Party, Carnival is the time of year that the Activities Board stages their magnum opus. The past thee years have seen performances by Lupe Fiasco, Icona Pop and Mac Miller, and RJD2 with Matt and Kim, but this year...

    Pillbox | April 11, 2016
  • Gramatik's Epigram Review

    Last week Brooklyn-based producer Gramatik released Epigram, his long awaited follow up to 2014’s The Age of Reason that continues to push his ever-evolving sound. The album covers a wide range of styles over its ten tracks, from driving techno to orchestras sampled from Game of Thrones, but remains grounded in Gramatik’s hip-hop roots, so it sounds focused in its experimentation. Featuring ...

    Pillbox | April 4, 2016
  • Exhibit displays vulnerability like never before

    Most students use spring break as a time to take a much-needed breather from Carnegie Mellon, but senior drama major Nate Bertone doesn’t have that luxury — he’s got two major artistic endeavors premiering right when we return. First, he’s directing a free evening of artistic performances commenting on diversity called “Kaleidoscope.” Featuring the world premiere of the musical Polka Dots, the sho...

    Pillbox | February 29, 2016
  • Antony and Cleopatra plays at Studio 201

    Romeo and Juliet may be his most famous, but Shakespeare’s ultimate tragic pair of star-crossed lovers are Antony and Cleopatra. Last weekend the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama staged a gripping re-imagining of the ancient tale of the powerful Roman general and enchanting Egyptian queen’s doomed love affair and placed it firmly within the racial tensions of present-day America.

    Pillbox | February 22, 2016
  • Artist Profile: Sophie Zucker

    Valentine’s Day may have officially passed, but its themes of love and cross-gender understanding continue Monday night in a student-run production of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues. Presented by Mobilization of Resolute Feminists (MORF), a campus organization meant to spread awareness of feminism and women’s issues, and directed by senior Science and Humanities Scholar Sophie Zucker, The Vagi...

    Pillbox | February 15, 2016

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