Pittsburgh City Paper | Issue Archives | Jun 21, 2007
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  • Jun 21-27, 2007
  • Vol. 17, No. 25

News

  • OUTstanding
  • OUTstanding

    Pride in the Street brought together a throng of revelers --more than 2,000 tickets were sold in advance --on Liberty Avenue between 10th Street and 7thAvenue for an evening of dancing, drinking and celebrating their community.
  • Kill the Mic
  • Kill the Mic

    It would take a nation of millions to hold Pittsburgh hip-hop back. But is a lack of communication and industry resources putting obstacles in its way?
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  • Up the Creek
  • Up the Creek

    A river-access point along the Allegheny River has, for now, become a bit less accessible to area boaters. A line of caution tape threaded through a metal chain between eight, one-ton chunks of concrete now blocks the dirt parking lot near the 40th Street Bridge kayak launch in Lawrenceville.
  • Shut out

    The Fair Housing Partnership of Greater Pittsburgh completed a preliminary study on it calls "a skewed housing pattern" of voucher-holders across the city. Although only 2 percent of all occupied rental units in the city is taken up by voucher-holders, they are concentrated in a handful of neighborhoods.
  • Courts Case dismissed against protester in 2005 dog-bite case

    On June 18, Court of Common Pleas Judge Robert C. Gallo dismissed disorderly-conduct charges against Carole Wiedmann, who had been bitten on the back of her thigh while leaving an Aug. 20, 2005 anti-war demonstration in Oakland.
  • Eat'n Drive

    It won't just be the power of suggestion that has you smelling French fries while driving behind Eat'n Park trucks. That's because they'll soon be running on a biodiesel blend made from the oil from the fry vats at their own restaurants.

Food+Drink

Music

Film

  • Killer of Sheep
  • Killer of Sheep

    Three decades after its release, audiences can see what they've been missing: one of the best American films ever about children, city life, the working class and the black experience, all at once.
  • A Mighty Heart
  • A Mighty Heart

    This is all yesterday's headlines, and that's the problem with A Mighty Heart. We learn nothing here that we couldn't learn from a thorough newspaper article.
  • Boy Culture
  • Boy Culture

    This is a really sappy love story about a high-class callboy hidden under an archly studied tone of hip/cool cynicism. (Capsule review)
  • Brooklyn Rules
  • Brooklyn Rules

    Three working-class pals grow up in Brooklyn in the 1980s, and flirt with the mob, with predictable consequences. (Capsule review)
  • Evan Almighty
  • Evan Almighty

    Somebody booked too many digitally composed animals, but the kids at the screening loved all the silly monkeys and birds, even if they looked pasted on. (Capsule review)

Arts+Entertainment

Views

Stage

  • The Admirable Crichton
  • Theater
  • The Admirable Crichton

    It must have been quite an experience for Victorian audiences to see their secret fears realized on stage.

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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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