Published on Sunday, 28 December 2014 12:49 am by Seth Rorabaugh
capitals-at-penguins-12-27-14POSTGAME -First things first, there were no updates on the health of Patric Hornqvist or Kris Letang. Hornqvist left the game after the first period and Letang left with approximately 2:30 remaining regulation. The Penguins have a practice tomorrow and presumably, some update on them will be available then. -The Capitals beat the Penguins with ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 27 December 2014 3:11 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
don-t-expect-crosby-niskanen-ii-12-27-14  Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen will play his first game against the Penguins since leaving Pittsburgh as a free agent this past offseason. The previous time he played the Penguins came as a member of the Dallas Stars. In a 5-2 home win for Dallas Nov. 3, 2010, Niskanen fought Penguins captain Sidney Crosby. “After he gave me a whooping ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 27 December 2014 2:45 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
about-the-capitals-12-27-14A preview of the Capitals. When and where: 7:30 p.m, EST, Consol Energy Center. TV: Root Sports (Pittsburgh market), NBC Sports Network (rest of the United States), SportsNet. Record: 17-11-6, 40 points. The Capitals are in fourth place in the Neapolitan Ice Cream Metropolitan Division. Leading Scorer: Center Nicklas Backstrom, 36 points (11 goals, ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 28 December 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
patriotic-serviceDid you do your patriotic duty and go see "The Interview" in theaters? Kim Jong Un was not happy about the movie's release. He called Obama a monkey. So, it would seem Kim's not just a cruel despot, he's a racist cruel despot.  Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 27 December 2014 7:33 am by Sam Werner
a-few-notes-from-narduzzi-s-first-press-conference There you have it, ladies and gentlemen, Pat Narduzzi is officially the next Pitt football coach. Here's a link to my story from today's Post-Gazette, and here's my colleague Ron Cook on Narduzzi's first impressions. Here are a few extra notes that didn't make it into the paper... - A big theme in Narduzzi's introduction was his background in ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 27 December 2014 5:14 am by Doug Oster
taking-chances-in-the-garden-pays-off-sometimes Fall is when gardeners can take a leap of faith by planting cold weather crops, betting the winter won't be as harsh as the year before. Some seasons the decision looks like genius, others more like foolishness. This winter, late planters look brilliant. Tiny yellow violas are luminescent in the late afternoon sun. They are planted along the edges ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 27 December 2014 2:38 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-12-27-14Penguins -The first time Brooks Orpik (right) played for the Penguins back in 2002, he didn't even get his own jersey. Tonight, he'll be wearing a completely different jersey with the rival Washington Capitals. -Teammate Matt Niskanen and assistant coach Todd Reirden will also have something of a homecoming tonight. -Steve Downie and Thomas Greiss ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 26 December 2014 3:58 pm by Elizabeth Bloom
liner-notes-vol-xiiiLooking for some reading this holiday weekend? Check out a few pieces of music and arts journalism below, including a feature in the Atlantic on the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust:  From the New York Times, a watery piano recital http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/11/arts/music/hlne-grimaud-performs-tears-become-streams-become.html  From the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 26 December 2014 12:33 pm by Natalie Bencivenga
setting-the-seen-new-year-s-eve-specialRing in the New Year with a sneak preview of the Pittsburgh Opera's New Year's Eve Gala and Concert: As Time Goes By! Big shout-out to Boutique la Passerelle and Anna Ciaccio for styling us! Follow @NBSeen on Twitter and on Instagram @NatalieBenci to keep up with #wheresNataliePG Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 26 December 2014 12:29 pm by
perry-on-politics-the-problem-with-the-interview Dennis Lavalle holds a ticket and a poster of the film "The Interview" starring actors Seth Rogen and James Franco as he attends the Christmas Day screening of "The Interview" in the Van Nuys section of Los Angeles, California, Dec. 25, 2014. (Associated Press photo)By James M. Perry"The Interview" is a second-rate comedy about the...Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 26 December 2014 10:17 am by Doug Oster
north-hills-community-outreach-needs-seeds-to-help-the-hungry These heirloom bean seeds would be a perfect gift to help the hungry. Photo by Doug Oster The North Hills Community Outreach grows vegetables providing food for three food pantries and could use your help. Donations of organic seeds are now being collected for their Rosalinda Sauro Sirianni Garden. Lettuce, spinach, bush beans, carrots, cabbage ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 26 December 2014 8:27 am by Doug Oster
double-amaryllis-is-stunning-how-to-make-them-bloom-again 'Sweet Nymph' amaryllis is the perfect cure for the winter blues. Photo by Doug Oster The frilly pink blossoms of 'Sweet Nymph' amaryllis light up the living room from the windowsill. I was sent three bulbs to try from Longfield Gardens. The first to bloom is 'Sweet Nymph,' the other two amaryllis bulbs are 'Cherry Nymph' and 'White Nymph,' ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 26 December 2014 4:05 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-12-26-14Penguins -The Penguins and the rest of the NHL are on Christmas vacation. -Happy 77th birthday to former Penguins forward and coach Gene Ubriaco. Acquired from Hershey of the AHL in the 1967 offseason in exchange for Jeannot Gilbert, Ubriaco, the first player in franchise history to wear No. 11, spent parts of two seasons with the Penguins as a ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 25 December 2014 8:51 am by Sharon Eberson
the-interview-filmmakers-get-their-wish-it-s-being-seen-even-by-meI was personally offended by the movie I saw on Christmas Eve. It took aim at broadcast journalists who are depicted as either being stuck in ivory towers or idiots. Nah, not really. I'm not easily offended. For my $5.99 at www.seetheinterview.com and the twinge of nervousness spending it, I got the gross, irreverent "The Interview," which like ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 25 December 2014 4:15 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-12-25-14Penguins -Who are the Penguins' top 10 prospects? -From Jaromir Jagr to Dominik Uher. The Penguins have had at least one Czech on the roster since 1990-91. -Happy 44th birthday to former Penguins forward Stu Barnes (right). Acquired early in the 1996-97 season along with Jason Woolley in a trade which sent Chris Wells to the Panthers, Barnes spent ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 26 December 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
sweater-returnDo we really need another Rick Santorum presidential run? No we don't.  Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 25 December 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
shirtless-russiaPutin is in trouble. Oil prices have dropped, the Ruble is tanking and he is not very popular outside of Russia. I hope he doesn't take off any more clothes.  Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 24 December 2014 4:55 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
czech-up-12-24-14 This is a list we dust off every time it needs updated. Dominik Uher (above, battling Tampa Bay's Radko Gudas) quietly made his NHL debut last night by logging 7:17 of ice time on 12 shifts. In the process, he continued a streak reaching back to franchise's first championship seasons. Uher's recall yesterday ensured the Penguins would have at ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 24 December 2014 1:13 pm by Barbara Vancheri
how-to-watch-the-interview-today-online  Here is the official press release from Sony about renting or buying "The Interview":   Sony Pictures Entertainment announced that The Interview will be available online across the United States starting today, Christmas Eve.   As of 10:00 a.m. PST (1 p.m. Pittsburgh time), the film will be available to rent in HD on Google ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 24 December 2014 10:26 am by
christmas-breakfast-sausage-5-stories-to-read-todayStudio Lambert/CBSOne more work day before there are Christmas morning mimosas. In the meantime, here's your breakfast sausage.1) Although some of the donors that allowed Mayor Bill Peduto to hand out cash to city workers in need during his "Undercover Boss" appearance prefer to remain anonymous, the mayor told reporters on Tuesday his office...Read ... Read More and Comment