Pratima Neti Staffwriter

Class of 2009


  • Frogs and dogs and bears, oh my!

    We’ve all seen them. They’re the commercials that get discussed around the watercooler (or the Black Chairs) the Monday after the Super Bowl. They’re the commercials that inspire the oddest cravings at the oddest times, making executives rich and ad companies famous. Most importantly, they’re the commercials that make our wallets smaller and our pants just a little tighter — well, most of them, an...

    Pillbox | December 3, 2007
  • Shakespeare: Completely worked-over

    A play called The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) might sound like an onstage reading of an English student’s CliffsNotes, but the performance is much more satisfying. Scotch ’n’ Soda put on the show over the weekend, in a performance featuring senior English major Julia Brown, first-year business major Stephen Chan, and first-year science and humanities scholar Joshua Patent.

    Pillbox | October 29, 2007
  • Less reality, more orginality

    The air is crisper, the days are shorter, and everyone on campus seems to have a hacking cough. We all know what that means: It’s officially fall. With the end of the summer blockbusters, fall means that it’s time for the small screen to take precedence over the big screen. In other words, time to kick back and embrace your inner couch potato.

    Pillbox | September 10, 2007
  • Thou shalt enjoy: Altar Boyz

    Altar Boyz, an off-Broadway hit currently on a national tour, opened in Pittsburgh last Tuesday at the Byham Theater. Intended to resemble the final concert of a boy band’s tour, the musical simultaneously satirizes both boy bands and Christian pop music. Through the energetic opening number, “We are the Altar Boyz,” the audience is introduced to the titular boy band. The pop sensation that’s sw...

    Pillbox | April 30, 2007
  • Byham cuts loose

    Fans of the ’80s in Pittsburgh now have a reason to “cut loose...footloose!” The musical Footloose opened last Thursday at the Byham Theater in the Pittsburgh Cultural District. Footloose, based on the 1984 movie of the same name starring Kevin Bacon, is the story of a Chicago teen named Ren who is forced to move to a small town called Bomont.

    Pillbox | February 26, 2007