Pittsburgh City Paper | Issue Archives | Aug 21, 2008
  • Issue of
  • Aug 21-27, 2008
  • Vol. 18, No. 34

News

  • Changing Reels
  • Changing Reels

    Documentary follows local transman's surgical, emotional journeys

Food+Drink

Music

  • Silent Years' global journey stops in Pittsburgh
  • Silent Years' global journey stops in Pittsburgh

    While Silent Years is never as loud or panoramic as the shoegazers get, its songs frequently build to noisy, blissed-out climaxes that interrupt, and then slowly recede into, the gentle rootsy beauty of the melodies.

Film

  • Man on Wire
  • Man on Wire

    Exhilarating documentary about wire-walker who conquered the World Trade Center towers
  • Bottle Shock
  • Bottle Shock

    Lightly comic film tells how California wines became stars in the mid-1970s
  • Henry Poole Is Here
  • Henry Poole Is Here

    Slightly quirky, syrupy tale about the healing power of faith fails to win converts
  • The Rocker
  • The Rocker

    Not very funny comedy about a aging metal-head and his teen-age band
  • Tell No One
  • Tell No One

    French thriller starts strong, but can't conquer complicated plotting
  • Up the Yangtze
  • Up the Yangtze

    Documentary mulls over the rapid changes in modern China

Arts+Entertainment

Views

  • Pittsburgh n'@

    Dispatches from the blogosphere: When Rick Sebak is the roadside attraction.

Stage

  • Anna's Brooklyn Promise
  • Theater
  • Anna's Brooklyn Promise

    Just to rub salt in the wound, Anna's Brooklyn Promise ends with a little life lesson to think about at home ... provided, of course, you don't intentionally drive into an oncoming truck before you get there

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Spotlight Events

  • Pittsburgh Banjo Club @ Allegheny Elks Lodge #339

    • Wednesdays, 8 p.m.
  • 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

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