Pittsburgh City Paper | Issue Archives | Jul 19, 2007
  • Issue of
  • Jul 19-25, 2007
  • Vol. 17, No. 29


  • School's Out
  • School's Out

    State officials say students at Duquesne High School would be better off in West Mifflin. But kids in Duquesne say they know when they're not wanted.
  • Innocence Victim

    Point Park University's widely touted Innocence Institute --which has helped free nearly a dozen wrongfully convicted Pennsylvanians from prison --is in jeopardy. And the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette may have signed its death warrant.
  • Standing firm-ish

    When the University of Pittsburgh held a symposium on "sustainable high-end outsourcing," state Sen. Sean Logan (D-Monroeville) was clear: American companies should be employing American citizens. But financial records show the Monroeville Democrat has connections to a local law firm recently accused of helping clients do just the opposite.
  • Information Lockdown

    When 60 East Liberty residents filed into the Urban League of Pittsburgh Charter School July 12, they hoped for answers to their questions about a proposed halfway house for ex-offenders at 5620 Rippey St. Instead, they got a 20-minute video --and the same vague answers they've been getting for more than a month. None of which did anything to allay local concerns, or suspicions that the halfway house is coming whether the community approves or not.


  • Thai Tom Yung Kung
  • Restaurant Reviews
  • Thai Tom Yung Kung

    The Tiger Cry Beef offered thin, tender strips of deliciously marinated meat and contrasting hot and sweet sauces. The spicy tiger cry sauce brought tears to our eyes, with patties of sticky rice providing the relief for our palates.



  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

    In all, it's grand to visit with Harry and the gang again, embodied by a top-notch cast of actors; to see the boundaries of the magical world stretched beyond Hogwarts; and to settle deeper into the increasingly complicated and portentous story.
  • Hairspray
  • Hairspray

    Perhaps the best thing one can say about Hairspray, the film version of the Tony-winning stage musical, is that no one in the cast stands out because everyone does.
  • Jindabyne
  • Jindabyne

    This is excellent, if specialized, dramatic filmmaking: methodical, intelligent, disquieting and carefully acted by its ensemble.
  • Angel-A
  • Angel-A

    Beautifully shot in rich black and white, Angel-A looks heavenly, but the story of man-meets-angel is rather earthbound. (Capsule review.)
  • Golden Door
  • Golden Door

    Emanuele Crialese's beautifully filmed drama about Italian immigrants at the turn of the century draws its power both from its grubby naturalism and its shimmery dreamlike state. (Capsule review.)
  • You Kill Me
  • You Kill Me

    The humor in John Dahl's crime comedy is so deadpan as to be virtually non-existent, and it's matched by ice-cool, emotionless performances throughout. (Capsule review.)



  • Theater
  • Savage in Limbo

    As the barfly April, a waifish Amy Marsalis mixes vulnerability and tragedy with comic insanity.
  • Theater
  • The Pajama Game

    The Theatre Factory's performers are all exceptional, bringing Richard Adler and Jerry Ross' songs to happy life.


  • Left Field
  • Easy Out

    McClatchy was a bad owner ... until you think of all the others

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