Pittsburgh City Paper | Issue Archives | Oct 4, 2007
  • Issue of
  • Oct 4-10, 2007
  • Vol. 17, No. 40


  • Front Lines
  • Features
  • Front Lines

    A multimedia theatrical production tries to make sense of Iraq -- by relying on the voices of those who have been there


  • Zaiaka
  • Dining Reviews
  • Zaiaka

    Kumar's personal selection includes a few dishes unfamiliar to us and others that are rare in local Indian establishments.
  • On The Side
  • Modern Veggie

    The chef who transformed Pittsburgh's signature meat-and-potatoes dish into pierogie Dippin' Dots can make a plate of vegetables into high art -- or, at the very least, something to exclaim over.



  • Manufactured Landscapes
  • Movie Reviews + Features
  • Manufactured Landscapes

    Photographer Edward Burtynsky documents "the landscape that we change [and] disrupt in the pursuit of progress." This documentary about his work isn't a rallying cry, or even an indictment, so much as it is a visually stunning record of fact. Yet I couldn't help wondering whether the film might have benefited from some outrage.
  • King of California
  • Movie Reviews + Features
  • King of California

    A teen-age girl and here mentally unstable father search for buried Spanish treasure beneath South California's concrete retail pods, in Mike Cahill's dramedy.
  • Manda Bala
  • Movie Reviews + Features
  • Manda Bala

    This vibrant essay depicts Brazil as a nation so off-balance politically and economically that a new order has evolved: a symbiotic ecology where the rich steal from the poor, the poor steal from the rich, and all live in various states of protracted misery



  • Vox Pop
  • Rich Irony

    What goes around comes around for Trib publisher



  • Therese Raquin
  • Theater Reviews + Features
  • Therese Raquin

    But while these petit bourgeois types are indeed confined -- an important theme -- the actual size of the space negates the sense of claustrophobia.
  • Theater Reviews + Features
  • Almost, Maine

    Cariani's characters all possess hearts as big as the outdoors in which they live, and he's theatrically smart enough to inject sufficient bittersweet notes to vary the play's emotional schematic and break up what could have been an exercise in monotony.

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