Pittsburgh City Paper | Issue Archives | Jul 26, 2007
  • Issue of
  • Jul 26 - Aug 1, 2007
  • Vol. 17, No. 30

News

  • After-effects
  • After-effects

    While forces on either side of the abortion debate may never agree, they do sometimes share ideas on the services that should be available to a woman after she terminates a pregnancy. To be sure, the debate over what happens to women after an abortion has at times been a second front in the battle over reproductive choice.
  • A Tough Hill to Climb
  • A Tough Hill to Climb

    Community activists want to ensure that the new Penguins arena actually lives up to the promises being made for it. But it won't be easy.
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  • Proposed federal halfway house axed

    A controversial proposal to house ex-offenders in an East Liberty apartment complex is dead, say neighborhood advocates and federal authorities.
  • Art or obscenity?

    Karen Fletcher's prosecution for obscenity is akin, her attorney Lawrence Walters has claimed, to a thought crime.

Food+Drink

  • Tusca Mediterranean Tapas
  • Restaurant Reviews
  • Tusca Mediterranean Tapas

    Roasted colossal shrimp lived up to their name: a trio of beyond-jumbo crustaceans, roasted to pink perfection, swimming in cilantro butter studded with preserved lemon.

Music

Film

  • Rescue Dawn
  • Rescue Dawn

    Herzog's seamless narrative holds our interest, but it does so largely without a point of view. The dialogue and the construction of character seem calculated to seem calculated, and nothing feels like an accident.
  • Eagle vs. Shark
  • Eagle vs. Shark

    Whether Eagle finds a cult audience like its obvious antecedent Napoleon Dynamite remains to be seen. But those looking for an offbeat, occasionally funny, occasionally frustrating writ-small romance may find it.
  • The Trials of Darryl Hunt
  • The Trials of Darryl Hunt

    Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg's documentary demands that we take stock of what Hunt's ordeal reveals about the justice system we believe in from a comfortable distance.
  • I Now Pronounce You Chuck And Larry
  • I Now Pronounce You Chuck And Larry

    You know that jerky guy who cracks offensive jokes and then adds, "Just kidding -- I love [insert denigrated group here ]"? That's this movie.
  • Walking To Werner
  • Walking To Werner

    Linas Phillips' film diary of his walk from Seattle to Los Angeles to meet director Werner Herzog prompts a re-examination of his goals.

Arts+Entertainment

Views

  • A Conversation with Andy Chomos
  • Local Vocal
  • A Conversation with Andy Chomos

    "If you're unhappy with how baseball is being run in Pittsburgh, you had a great chance to make a statement, and you chose to pass on it. Not a lot of people have the guts to stand up and do something."

Stage

  • Homeless: The Musical
  • Theater
  • Homeless: The Musical

    The good news is that when a cast features performers as strong as Grant Bojarski, Chris Sullivan, Gayle Pazerski and Jill Jeffrey, we get a clearer of picture of what work needs to be done.
  • Theater
  • Company

    Director Rob James locates the show's staccato pulse and drives it with ruthless, urgent pace.
  • Theater
  • The Love Talker

    Put away thoughts of kid-friendly fairy tales: These are scary spirits, drawing much from Irish lore with a dollop of Christina Rossetti's "Goblin Market," and transported to the backwoods of the Clinch Mountains in Virginia.

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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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