Alex Ewing Staffwriter

Class of 2011


  • Metaphors and montages

    When 70-something Regis Philbin introduced 15-year-old Miley Cyrus as “the hottest girl” in show business during a red carpet interview on ABC, signs that the Oscars might be a little unusual began to appear.

    Pillbox | February 25, 2008
  • The deal with Oscar nominations

    In the days leading up to the release of the Oscar nominations for the 80th annual ceremony, no nominee was certain — except for the critical hit No Country for Old Men, released in November and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. The film, which follows three characters chasing each other after one of them finds a suitcase of cash, is already the frontrunner for Best Picture.

    Pillbox | January 28, 2008
  • Foodie top fives

    Top five foods you wish were real

    Pillbox | December 3, 2007
  • Watch out for The Pillowman

    Scotch ’n’ Soda performed playwright Martin McDonagh’s dark play The Pillowman at the end of last week for a total of three satisfactory performances. The play, directed by first-year drama major Lillian DeRitter, was super-stylized and elegant, if at times more comedic than intended.

    Pillbox | December 3, 2007
  • The Elixir of Love is wine

    Gaetano Donizetti’s 1832 opera The Elixir of Love opened last week at the Benedum Center in a performance by the Pittsburgh Opera. Donizetti’s opera follows a lower-class man named Nemorino and his attempts to woo the educated Adina. Nemorino suffers an initial setback when soldiers come through town; the sergeant Belcore proposes to Adina and, despite his egotism, she accepts.

    Pillbox | November 19, 2007