Abhishek Tayal

Class of 2018


  • School of Drama's The Wiz filled with unbridled energy

    This week, Carnegie Mellon’s Purnell School Of Drama continues performances of a The Wizard Of Oz adaptation known as The Wiz. Based on a book by William F. Brown, directed and choreographed by Tomé Cousin, with music and lyrics written by Charlie Smalls, the production is a high octane musical full of vibrant sets, rambunctious musical numbers and elaborately choreographed dances. Loud and br...

    Pillbox | February 23, 2015
  • Above & Beyond’s new album unsurprising

    Above and Beyond, the famous Trance trio composed of Jono Grant, Tony McGuinness, and Paavo Siljamäki, have always made music in a bubble of their own. From the genre’s humble subcultural beginnings in the early 2000s to the massive raves of today, Above and Beyond has always been somewhat left of center. They’ve written and recorded on their own terms, unaffected by the larger industry trends.


    Pillbox | February 23, 2015
  • Scotch‘n’Soda play disturbs and amuses

    Carnegie Mellon’s Scotch’n’Soda recently put up their take on Stephen Adly Guirgis’s production The Motherfucker With The Hat. Loud and brash in parts, extraordinarily subtle in others, and chock full of gratuitous swearing throughout, the play works as a heady cocktail of guffaw-inducing one liners on one side and gut-wrenchingly painful moments on the other. As such, Motherfucker’s greatest ...

    Pillbox | February 16, 2015
  • Apple and Tesla set to take world on wild ride

    The week has seen the emergence of several narratives in the media characterizing the relationship between Apple and Tesla. These are the two most glamorous companies in Silicon Valley, and arguably the world; thus, people tend to sit up and take notice when a flood of stories headlined “Apple” and “Tesla” are unleashed in a matter of days.

    Forum | February 16, 2015
  • Rosamund Pike emerges as Hollywood lead

    This year’s Academy Award list of Best Actress nominees reads like a well worn catalogue of Hollywood’s most established talents. Nearly every leading lady in the running has been nominated for an Oscar before, and some have won as well. There is one exception to this trend though — Rosamund Pike. Pike was nominated for her stunning portrayal of Amy Elliot Dunne in Davd Fincher’s Gone Girl. Amy ...

    Pillbox | February 9, 2015

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