Pittsburgh City Paper | Issue Archives | Dec 21, 2006
  • Issue of
  • Dec 21-27, 2006
  • Vol. 16, No. 52

News+Features

  • Features
  • Academic Questions

    Penn State Professor Michel Bérubé stands at the center of the debate raging over "academic freedom" -- and that's just where he wants to be.
  • Photoshop of Horrors
  • News
  • Photoshop of Horrors

    If the demon hand of Photoshop seemed visible around the gleaming raiment of Brangelina in the P-G recently -- you're right.

Food+Drink

  • Blue
  • Dining Reviews
  • Blue

    Blue has a sophisticated, contemporary menu that runs the gamut from the de rigueur (chicken satay) to the refreshing (gorgonzola hummus) -- and that's just the appetizers.

Music

Screen

  • Eragon
  • Movie Reviews + Features
  • Eragon

    The director, Stefan Fangmeier -- seriously, that's his name -- assembles what may be the longest movie trailer in history.
  • <i>Dreamgirls</i> sings.
  • Movie Reviews + Features
  • Dreamgirls sings.

    At the end of Act I, when the major players come to blows in a glorious piece of Motown operetta, Hudson performs the most thrilling power ballad I can remember seeing on film.
  • We Are Marshall
  • Movie Reviews + Features
  • We Are Marshall

    From its untoppable adversity right through to its pre-big game "heart and soul" speech, man-tears and slow-motion final goal, We Are Marshall is a familiar inspirational sports melodrama.
  • Movie Reviews + Features
  • Rocky Balboa

    It's a very familiar story, a book-end remake of 1976's Rocky -- the blue-collar underdog with no chance but plenty of heart. (Capsule review

Arts

  • Art Reviews + Features
  • Surreal Life

    What is the essence of Squonk when it stops squonking -- or even moving? An answer lies on the fourth floor of The Andy Warhol Museum.

Views

  • Vox Pop
  • Legal Smokescreen

    Guess who's coming to dinner -- and fighting to keep smoking in restaurants?

Books

Stage

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Spotlight Events

  • Nicole Krauss, author of The History of Love @ Carnegie Lecture Hall

    • Tue., Sept. 19, 7-8:30 p.m. $33 and $43
    • Buy Tickets
  • Jasiri X w/ Yusef Salaam @ Pittsburgh Playhouse

    • Tue., Sept. 19, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $25 with code JASIRI
    • Buy Tickets
  • William DeBernardi & Dale Huffman @ BoxHeart Gallery

    • Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Wednesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Continues through Sept. 22 Free and open to the public.
    • Buy Tickets

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