• Issue of
  • Mar 1-7, 2007
  • Vol. 17, No. 9


  • Local clergy, KDKA have meeting of the minds -- sort of

    A deceased pastor's behavior "was outside what the Christian church expects of him," says a clergyman who met with KDKA. "We were not happy with the way the story was pursued but the behavior was a matter of serious concern."
  • P-G unions ratify new three-year deal

    Mike Bucsko, president of the Newspaper Guild, called the deal "concessionary" and said all involved were just glad the negotiation process was over.




  • Zodiac
  • Zodiac

    Fincher needed to make a slower, denser, psychological drama that lasted for three hours or so. Nobody would go see it, of course, but at least those few who did might leave feeling satisfied.
  • The Lives of Others
  • The Lives of Others

    With a few deft strokes, von Donnersmarck conveys the joyless claustrophobia of living in a socialist paradise turned police state; even the prostitutes run on an ordered schedule.
  • Black Snake Moan
  • Black Snake Moan

    If you’re gonna make a hootin’-and-hollerin’ sex- and race-tinged exploitation feature, just go for it: Save the lessons for church. (Capsule review.)
  • Wild Hogs
  • Wild Hogs

    Four middle-aged dullards hit the blacktop on their weekend hogs for some open-road excitement in this tepid comedy. (Capsule review.)



  • This Just In
  • This Just In

    Highlights from local TV coverage.



  • Imagining Bubbe

    What gives this play its dramatic weight is the manner in which the grandmothers are presented as women first, rather than iconic dispensers of wisdom and love trotted out on the holidays.
  • Asparagus
  • Asparagus

    Drennan's done a remarkable job of using just about every theatrical device there is to obscure the fact that the actual focus of her play is an inert stack of paper.

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