Pittsburgh City Paper | Issue Archives | Mar 22, 2007
  • Issue of
  • Mar 22-28, 2007
  • Vol. 17, No. 12

News

  • Military Police
  • Military Police

    Military-style police tactics reflect -- and arguably worsen -- distrust between black neighborhoods and police
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  • Lard to Believe
  • Lard to Believe

    Can high-fat diets really promote healthy lives?

Food+Drink

  • Station Brake Café
  • Restaurant Reviews
  • Station Brake Café

    The menu, perhaps the longest we've ever seen outside of a Chinese restaurant, comfortably straddles the banal and the exotic.

Music

Film

  • The Pittsburgh Jewish-Israeli Film Festival
  • The Pittsburgh Jewish-Israeli Film Festival

    The festival wraps with a contemporary Israeli romance, a profile of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner, and a provocative documentary about Holocaust film, among other selections.
  • The Host
  • The Host

    A great monster film should have serious undertones -- something to give the viewer pause when the chuckles and shrieks die down.
  • John Waters
  • John Waters

    I'm in love with all of them from Jackass. They're my type. They're straight, but crazy.
  • The Guatemalan Handshake
  • The Guatemalan Handshake

    Todd Rohal's ensemble film recalls the sun-drenched off-kilter Americana of David Lynch, as well as the deadpan quirkiness of Napoleon Dynamite. (Capsule review.)
  • Matthew Barney: No Restraint
  • Matthew Barney: No Restraint

    If you're already in the bag for the artist, sculptor and filmmaker Matthew Barney, you'll swoon for Alison Chernick's profile. (Capsule review.)
  • Premonition
  • Premonition

    Premonition doesn't bring much freshness to the genre's conventions -- and ultimately the story isn't compelling enough to overcome the tedium if its second half. (Capsule review.)
  • Pride
  • Pride

    Pride hits the genre's familiar beats, but the film is enjoyable and the swimming milieu makes a refreshing change from the usual basketball and football arenas. (Capsule review.)
  • Shooter
  • Shooter

    The story is a short-changed mess with the whole thing dependent on a very canny dude falling for a patently obvious ruse. (Capsule review.)

Arts+Entertainment

Views

  • Pittsburgh N'@

    "Mary Beth Buchanan needs much more scrutiny, as do all the other U.S. Attorneys who weren't fired during the Bush administration's recent purge."

Stage

  • Theater
  • Life X 3

    It's indicative of this play's fuzzy-headedness that you could perform the three skits in any order you chose and it wouldn't make the least bit of difference.
  • Theater
  • Mezzulah, 1946

    Imagine William Inge without the dark undercurrents and you have Mezzulah playwright Michele Lowe.<

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Spotlight Events

  • Salsa Fridays @ Cabaret at Theater Square

    • Fridays, 10:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.
  • Steel City Slam @ Capri Pizza and Bar

    • Tuesdays, 7:45 p.m.
    • 1 going/interested
  • Pittsburgh Banjo Club @ Allegheny Elks Lodge #339

    • Wednesdays, 8 p.m.

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