• Issue of
  • Nov 8-14, 2007
  • Vol. 17, No. 45


  • El Otro Lado / The Other Side
  • El Otro Lado / The Other Side

    Demonized on one hand, exploited on the other, illegal immigrants say they deserve better than the treatment they are getting from Republicans
  • Failure Is an Option
  • Failure Is an Option

    Museums are no longer the home of just major successes stories thanks to this South Side student project
  • Environment

    Environmental group finally gets billboard targeting local grocer, for now
  • Iraq War

    Retired Gen. John Abizaid says the U.S. is losing the war of words in Iraq and the Middle East.


  • Jerome Bettis' Grille 36
  • Jerome Bettis' Grille 36

    The menu seems designed to please, simultaneously, patrons who hoped to dine in a sports bar and those who would rather be seated before a white tablecloth.



  • Lions for Lambs
  • Lions for Lambs

    Regardless of what you conclude about Robert Redford's Lions for Lambs -- whether you find it to be a thoughtful polemic, or an exegesis of things we already know, or a scolding for not already knowing them -- you'll have to admit that it's certainly the year's bravest Hollywood movie.
  • Bee Movie
  • Bee Movie

    In this animated family comedy, a young bee (voiced by Jerry Seinfeld) eschews traditional work at the Honex complex, and sets out for the real world. (Capsule review.)
  • Control

    In May 1980, on the eve of Joy Division's first North American tour, charismatic frontman Ian Curtis took his own life. (Capsule review.)
  • Fred Claus
  • Fred Claus

    When it comes to holiday movies, just sign me up for the first halves -- the funny or outrageous set-ups that explicate how disengaged the characters have become from the True Meaning of Christmas. (Capsule review.)





  • Streets of America
  • Streets of America

    Director/choreographer Scott Wise and musical director/orchestrator Douglas Levine have created a very solid evening, with an enormous contribution from this achingly sincere and committed student cast, who fill the stage with enthusiasm and precision.
  • Fiddler on the Roof

    Cast members conveyed the rudiments of the simple characters, delivering lines sincerely while, at the center, Leon Zionts as Tevye glowed with charming warmth.

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Spotlight Events

  • The Fantasticks @ Pittsburgh Public Theater

    • Wednesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m., Saturdays, 2 p.m. and Sundays, 2 & 7 p.m. Continues through Oct. 30
  • The River @ Aspinwall Riverfront Park

    • Wednesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. and Tuesdays, Sundays, 7 p.m. Continues through Oct. 30
  • Feeding the Dragon @ City Theatre

    • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Thursdays, Fridays, 8 p.m., Sat., Oct. 29, 5:30 & 9 p.m., Sundays, 2 p.m., Sat., Nov. 5, 1 & 5:30 p.m., Sat., Nov. 12, 5:30 & 9 p.m. and Sat., Nov. 19, 1 & 5:30 p.m. Continues through Nov. 20

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