• Issue of
  • Oct 4-10, 2007
  • Vol. 17, No. 40


  • Front Lines
  • Front Lines

    A multimedia theatrical production tries to make sense of Iraq -- by relying on the voices of those who have been there


  • Zaiaka
  • Zaiaka

    Kumar's personal selection includes a few dishes unfamiliar to us and others that are rare in local Indian establishments.
  • Modern Veggie

    The chef who transformed Pittsburgh's signature meat-and-potatoes dish into pierogie Dippin' Dots can make a plate of vegetables into high art -- or, at the very least, something to exclaim over.



  • Manufactured Landscapes
  • Manufactured Landscapes

    Photographer Edward Burtynsky documents "the landscape that we change [and] disrupt in the pursuit of progress." This documentary about his work isn't a rallying cry, or even an indictment, so much as it is a visually stunning record of fact. Yet I couldn't help wondering whether the film might have benefited from some outrage.
  • King of California
  • King of California

    A teen-age girl and here mentally unstable father search for buried Spanish treasure beneath South California's concrete retail pods, in Mike Cahill's dramedy.
  • Manda Bala
  • Manda Bala

    This vibrant essay depicts Brazil as a nation so off-balance politically and economically that a new order has evolved: a symbiotic ecology where the rich steal from the poor, the poor steal from the rich, and all live in various states of protracted misery



  • Rich Irony

    What goes around comes around for Trib publisher



  • Therese Raquin
  • Therese Raquin

    But while these petit bourgeois types are indeed confined -- an important theme -- the actual size of the space negates the sense of claustrophobia.
  • Almost, Maine

    Cariani's characters all possess hearts as big as the outdoors in which they live, and he's theatrically smart enough to inject sufficient bittersweet notes to vary the play's emotional schematic and break up what could have been an exercise in monotony.

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  • The River @ Aspinwall Riverfront Park

    • Wednesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. and Tuesdays, Sundays, 7 p.m. Continues through Oct. 30
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  • The Toxic Avenger @ Cabaret at Theater Square

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