Pittsburgh City Paper | Issue Archives | Oct 18, 2007
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  • Oct 18-24, 2007
  • Vol. 17, No. 42

News

  • Scare Tactics
  • Scare Tactics

    Cyclists are turning to ghost bikes to demonstrate the dangers they face on the roadways, but does anyone actually see them or the message?
  • Calling Foul
  • Calling Foul

    Steelers broadcasting legend Myron Cope is best known as a football guy ... but after 15 years of watching the Pirates lose, he comes out swinging
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  • Hate Zones

    In some areas of Pennsylvania, bigotry based on sexual orientation is still legally acceptable.

Food+Drink

  • Red Ginger
  • Restaurant Reviews
  • Red Ginger

    If the descriptions were all too summary -- "pork ear," "beef tendon," and the awe-inspiring "stir-fried mix of everything" -- it was pretty clear that the key was to put our faith in the kitchen, not to micromanage our meal.

Music

Film

  • Michael Clayton
  • Michael Clayton

    A corrupt corporation that knowingly poisons people with dangerous chemicals: That's yesterday's news and yesterday's plot. A corporate snake, Michael Clayton (Clooney) who sheds his evil skin: That's just yesterday's plot.
  • Across the Universe
  • Across the Universe

    Julie Traymor's candy-colored musical fantasia combines a TV-movie-style précis of tumultuous youth in the late 1960s with a textbook boy-meets-girl-then-loses-girl plot energized by Beatles tunes, most delivered in elaborate song-and-dance set pieces. [Capsule review]
  • Deep Water
  • Deep Water

    Lousie Osmond and Jerry Rothwell's documentary pieces together a modern-day endurance feat that spared no participants. [Capsule review]
  • The Devil Came on Horseback
  • The Devil Came on Horseback

    Ricki Stern and Annie Sundbeck's documentary provides a primer on the genocidal conflict in Darfur as it recounts one man's experience there. [Capsule review]
  • Elizabeth: The Golden Age
  • Elizabeth: The Golden Age

    Shekhar Kapur's movie is gloriously filmed and the costumes are lush. The plot, however, is a bit threadbare. [Capsule review]
  • Gone Baby Gone
  • Gone Baby Gone

    Ben Affleck's directorial debut is a pulpy mess of drug dealers, corrupt cops and dark bars full of daytime drinkers. [Capsule review.]
  • Rendition
  • Rendition

    There's a lot of moral relativism -- and tricky questions -- in our actual War on Terror that are distinctly absent from this contrived, uninspired melodrama. [Capsule review]
  • Things We Lost in the Fire
  • Things We Lost in the Fire

    It's good to see Hollywood slow down a potentially sensational drama into small everyday moments, but Things We Lost can't help but be compromised by its surface sheen. [Capsule review]
  • 30 Days of Night
  • 30 Days of Night

    This above-the-Arctic-Circle thriller is like Night of the Living Dead and all its countless iterations, but with more darkness. [Capsule review]
  • We Own the Night
  • We Own the Night

    Director James Gray finds cinematic beauty in NYC's less traveled spaces, and delivers one nervy, crackerjack car chase. [Capsule review]

Arts+Entertainment

Views

  • Vox Pop
  • On the Run

    Hoping for a change in government? Try moving somewhere else.

Stage

  • Theater
  • The Recruiting Officer

    Even more incisive is the undisguised glee of the upper classes in turning the less fortunate into cannon fodder, contrasted with their anguish at the thought that one of their own loved ones could end up in the army.
  • Theater
  • Mother Teresa Is Dead

    By adding elements to hook theater-goers, Edmundson distances us from the message she obviously wants to impart.
  • Theater
  • Macbeth

    Ben Greenstone's Macbeth came across not as a tragic figure, bewildered about what he is doing, but rather as an actor bewildered about the essence of what he says.

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