Pittsburgh City Paper | Issue Archives | Apr 30, 2009
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  • Apr 30 - May 6, 2009
  • Vol. 19, No. 17


  • Pressing a Cause
  • Pressing a Cause

    As old media struggles, is a new breed of journalists up to the job of replacing it?
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  • The Wrestler
  • The Wrestler

    Veteran local grappler gets pros to lace up their boots for charity
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  • Fading Print

    How to bring the best of paid journalism into an environment where no one is getting paid?
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  • Running Map

    Organizers hope small course change won't have big impact on marathon
  • Sussing Sustainability

    Picking the better of two environmentally bad choices doesn't make you sustainable.




  • The Soloist
  • The Soloist

    The unlikely friendship between a reporter and a homeless man makes fine music
  • Everlasting Moments
  • Everlasting Moments

    Family, memory, photography and the burgeoning new century are mulled over in this Swedish drama
  • Absurdistan
  • Absurdistan

    A wry, whimsical comedy about gender relations and learning to move forward
  • Sin Nombre
  • Sin Nombre

    A harrowing, yet somewhat hopeful tale of illegal immigrants



  • Theater
  • Disinfecting Edwin

    The couldn't-be-bettered cast of Sharon Brady, Chris Cattell and Ken Bolden play with vivid, almost scalding commitment.
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  • Swamp Baby

    The story's surprise still comes at the end, but getting there is a bit of a mishmash.



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