Pittsburgh City Paper | Issue Archives | Aug 9, 2007
  • Issue of
  • Aug 9-15, 2007
  • Vol. 17, No. 32

News

  • Against the Clock
  • Against the Clock

    Local filmmakers compete against the clock -- and each other -- in a novel filmmaking contest.
  • City Wants Pedestrians to Turn in Dangerous Motorists
  • City Wants Pedestrians to Turn in Dangerous Motorists

    Now both Pittsburgh police and planners are urging more pedestrians, bicyclists or other road-users to call so that they can muster sufficient information to monitor the dangerous locations. The number to dial is 311, a.k.a. Mayor Luke Ravenstahl's Response Line. (Cell phone users should call 412-255-2621.)
  • Hunger-strike planned to oppose military recruitment

    After more than two years and dozens of pickets, Pittsburgh Organizing Group will announce Aug. 8 what POG calls its most ambitious protest effort yet: a 26-day camp-out and fast in front of Oakland's main military recruiting station, on Forbes Avenue. Mike Butler, 21, of Bloomfield, says he will undertake a water-only fast on the sidewalk from Sept. 4 through Sept. 30. The goal, he says, is "to put pressure on the people who are running the country, both in government and out."
  • Party time for local Democrats

    The Democratic Party is in flux, perhaps more so locally than nationally -- and, observers and participants say, that's a good thing. While Democratic National Committee chair Howard Dean speaks of his party sweeping in and fixing America and her tattered image abroad, local Dems have seen party upsets. Dean, tieless in a blue button-down shirt and Patrick Dowd sticker, electrified a capacity crowd at Lawrenceville's Church Brew Works on a sweltering Wednesday evening.

Food+Drink

  • The Shiloh
  • Restaurant Reviews
  • The Shiloh

    The Shiloh embodies Mount Washington's subtle gentrification that benefits newcomer and old-timer alike.

Music

  • A Conversation with Pete Yorn
  • A Conversation with Pete Yorn

    "Man, I wish I'd said that! That bastard -- he just nailed it, he nailed the way I'm feeling in such a great way."

Film

  • The Bourne Ultimatum
  • The Bourne Ultimatum

    The bills come due in this third installment of films adapted from Robert Ludlum spy-thriller novels.
  • Vitus
  • Vitus

    in trying not to tell a highly conventional tale, Vitus instead tries to tell a highly unconventional one.
  • Becoming Jane
  • Becoming Jane

    By exploring the difficulty Jane faced in wanting to support herself, we also see how her books were, in a sense, co-written by her culture.
  • Stardust
  • Stardust

    Matthew Vaughn's adaptation of Neil Gaiman's fantasy novel travels a sword's edge between straight storytelling and winking send-up.

Arts+Entertainment

  • Features
  • The Mobile Museum delivers art by bicycle

    Almarza's quest for sculpting supplies takes him into wooded areas, where he digs up clay and other natural materials, and into the urban jungle, where he digs in a less savory environment.

Stage

  • Theater
  • Le Grand Meaulnes

    If theatre is supposed to help us imagine other worlds, Quantum has outdone itself.
  • Theater
  • Cabaret

    Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall, in 1998, revived and completely rethought the show, turning it into the dank, creepy version which Apple Hill, God bless its adventurous heart, is offering.

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