• Issue of
  • Jun 21-27, 2007
  • Vol. 17, No. 25

News+Features

  • Kill the Mic
  • Kill the Mic

    It would take a nation of millions to hold Pittsburgh hip-hop back. But is a lack of communication and industry resources putting obstacles in its way?
  • OUTstanding
  • OUTstanding

    Pride in the Street brought together a throng of revelers --more than 2,000 tickets were sold in advance --on Liberty Avenue between 10th Street and 7thAvenue for an evening of dancing, drinking and celebrating their community.
  • Up the Creek
  • Up the Creek

    A river-access point along the Allegheny River has, for now, become a bit less accessible to area boaters. A line of caution tape threaded through a metal chain between eight, one-ton chunks of concrete now blocks the dirt parking lot near the 40th Street Bridge kayak launch in Lawrenceville.
  • Shut out

    The Fair Housing Partnership of Greater Pittsburgh completed a preliminary study on it calls "a skewed housing pattern" of voucher-holders across the city. Although only 2 percent of all occupied rental units in the city is taken up by voucher-holders, they are concentrated in a handful of neighborhoods.
  • Eat'n Drive

    It won't just be the power of suggestion that has you smelling French fries while driving behind Eat'n Park trucks. That's because they'll soon be running on a biodiesel blend made from the oil from the fry vats at their own restaurants.

Food+Drink

Music

Screen

  • Killer of Sheep
  • Killer of Sheep

    Three decades after its release, audiences can see what they've been missing: one of the best American films ever about children, city life, the working class and the black experience, all at once.
  • A Mighty Heart
  • A Mighty Heart

    This is all yesterday's headlines, and that's the problem with A Mighty Heart. We learn nothing here that we couldn't learn from a thorough newspaper article.
  • Boy Culture
  • Boy Culture

    This is a really sappy love story about a high-class callboy hidden under an archly studied tone of hip/cool cynicism. (Capsule review)
  • Evan Almighty
  • Evan Almighty

    Somebody booked too many digitally composed animals, but the kids at the screening loved all the silly monkeys and birds, even if they looked pasted on. (Capsule review)
  • Maxed Out
  • Maxed Out

    James Scurlock's documentary is a scare ride through the cascading woes of personal debt.

Arts

Views

Books

Stage

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Spotlight Events

  • Water or Glass @ Oaks Theater

    • Sun., Dec. 11, 2-4 p.m. $18
  • All-Star Ritual Trio: Murray, Bankhead, El Zabar @ James Street Gastropub & Speakeasy

    • Sun., Dec. 11, 7:30 p.m.-12 a.m. $25 advance, $30 door
  • The Toxic Avenger @ Cabaret at Theater Square

    • Sundays, 2 p.m., Saturdays, 2 & 7:30 p.m. and Wednesdays-Fridays, 7:30 p.m. Continues through Dec. 18

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