Pittsburgh City Paper | Issue Archives | Nov 16, 2006
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  • Nov 16-22, 2006
  • Vol. 16, No. 47

News

  • Trial by Fire
  • Trial by Fire

    Was Frank Williams a victim of the justice system? Or just the unluckiest inmate to ever walk out of a state prison?
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Food+Drink

  • City Grill
  • Restaurant Reviews
  • City Grill

    With a menu balanced between Italian and chophouse, entrées and burgers, City Grill straddles the divide between restaurant and pub.

Music

  • Under the Wire

    "Eighty percent of the people I talked to hated the music. So what? ... I'm not going to be presenting pretty music show after show."
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  • Under the Wire

    Two weeks ago, internationally renowned experimental musicians were heard Downtown in the Cultural District.
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  • CD Review: Isadora
  • CD Review: Isadora

    Young local rockers Isadora do an admirable job of straddling hardcore, pop-punk and emo genres and emerging with something, frankly, quite good.
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  • Rapper Scotty Coles makes <i>Big Statements</i>
  • Rapper Scotty Coles makes Big Statements

    While he's still getting his name out with appearances at Pittsburgh clubs, the 22-year-old California University student's no stranger to the game, having honed his music and production skills behind the scenes for ten years.
  • Norfolk & Western
  • Norfolk & Western

    Norfolk & Western projects different layers of history onto the same sonic screen -- an assemblage of settings past and present.
  • Califone
  • Califone

    Roots & Crowns finds Califone still drawing on while simultaneously deconstructing America's musical past, filtering it through a post-roots clatter built on white noise, found sounds, tape loops and a piano with duct tape and paper clips stuck to its wires.

Film

  • Fast Food Nation

    Richard Linklater's emsemble drama is a profile of what your hamburger is, where it came from and who suffered on its way to you.
  • A Good Year
  • A Good Year

    Owing much to the return of Russell Crowe's charisma, this sunny adaptation of Peter Mayle's cozy 2004 best-seller suffices to entertain us for a few hours.
  • Casino Royale

    Martin Campbell's actioner is an adaptation of Ian Fleming's first Bond novel, yet it presumes we know who Bond is, and what's he's likely to be up to.

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