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  • Feb 22-28, 2007
  • Vol. 17, No. 8

News+Features

  • STATE OF ART
  • STATE OF ART

    Local engineers and artists are making a statement with Pittsburgh's high-tech expertise

Pittsburgh Dining

  • Joe's Rusty Nail
  • Joe's Rusty Nail

    Remarkably, the menu has an entire section dedicated to Devonshires, sandwiches inspired by that Pittsburgh original, turkey on toast with cheddar sauce

Music

On Screen

  • Breach
  • Breach

    Breach sets up Robert Hanssen's final days at the FBI as a character study, wrapped in a spy-versus-spy cat-and-mouse game.
  • The Astronaut Farmer
  • The Astronaut Farmer

    This quirky dramedy is occasionally derailed by some saccharine moments. But it illustrates how our culture clamors for dream-big stories while consistently undermining them. (Capsule review.)
  • An Oral History of Islam in Pittsburgh

    An Oral History suffers the shortcomings of many documentaries about the past: a heavy reliance on extended talking-head interviews. Al-Qahtani tends to let his experts ramble, which doesn't make a complex history any clearer.

Arts

Views

On Stage

  • The Frogs
  • The Frogs

    If I were the lazy sort, I'd activate the thesaurus in the software program and run paragraphs listing synonyms for the word "delightful." That might make a mockery of my astronomical salary, but it would also, be the perfect review of The Frogs.
  • Mr. Marmalade

    How inept is Noah Haidle's Mr. Marmalade? Well, the production in New York -- starring Michael C. Hall and Meryl Streep's daughter -- opened in November '05 and closed in January '06.

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