Pittsburgh City Paper | Issue Archives | May 17, 2007
  • Issue of
  • May 17-23, 2007
  • Vol. 17, No. 20

News

  • Vicious Cycle
  • Vicious Cycle

    Recent incidents involving bicyclists are, sadly, nothing new
  • Scathing Bonds
  • Scathing Bonds

    Former Pirate may soon be baseball's home run king, but Pittsburgh has no love for Barry
  • Community says jobs needed to curb Homewood crime

    Mayor Luke Ravenstahl offers more police to crime-plagued neighborhoods ... but residents say the key to reducing violence is more jobs. "It looks like every other meeting we've had," worries one Homewood resident.

Food+Drink

Music

  • The Old Haunts
  • The Old Haunts

    If the independent music scene in Olympia, Wash., had a family tree, there would be a whole lot of inbreeding in it.

Film

  • Fay Grim
  • Fay Grim

    Hartley has always made films with a wink, but this one threatens eye strain.
  • Away From Her
  • Away From Her

    Polley's film is no disease-of-the-week hanky-buster; it turns over its themes of memory, devotion, guilt and sacrifice with a refreshing lack of easy sentimentality.
  • Silk Screen Film Festival
  • Silk Screen Film Festival

    The festival presents 20 films, from North America, the Far East, Southeast Asia and the Middle East, representing the diversity of Asian and Asian-American experiences.
  • The Ex
  • The Ex

    Jesse Peretz's featherweight film is two parts workplace comedy to one part domestic piffle.
  • 28 Weeks Later
  • 28 Weeks Later

    Plenty of style -- a pounding score, rapidly edited attacks, gore galore and huge special effects -- goes a long way to covering up a rather silly plot.

Arts+Entertainment

  • Walls Flower
  • Features
  • Walls Flower

    The backbone of this stunning show is a meticulous constructed environment composed entirely of salvaged scraps from abandoned lots near the gallery.

Views

  • Revelations
  • Under the Gun

    Let's call all victims of the city's violence "casualties of war." It's a death march with an entire soundtrack.

Stage

  • Stuff Happens
  • Theater
  • Stuff Happens

    The true brilliance of Hare's work is that he never lets us forget that at every juncture, each man involved had the opportunity to stop the rush of history he was helping to (mis)shape.
  • Theater
  • Intimate Apparel

    This is revisionist history at its happy-go-luckiest, and if you don't mind comfort and predictability, Intimate Apparel is a pleasure to watch.

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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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