Published on Sunday, 27 July 2014 6:29 pm by Barbara Vancheri
what-movies-open-in-pittsburgh-on-friday-aug-1   If you’ve been wondering when will “Boyhood” open in Pittsburgh, the answer is Friday, Aug. 1, at the Regent Square Theater, 1035 S. Braddock Ave. It has been lavished with praise since debuting at the Sundance Film Festival in January.    Here are the movies opening in Pittsburgh on Aug. 1:    “Boyhood” — Shot ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 27 July 2014 12:30 pm by Maria Sciullo
star-trek-parody-has-fun-with-kirk-and-spock  Robb Pearlman wrote a book. Write, write write. It's a "Star Trek" parody: LOL, LOL, LOL. Pearlman, an associate publisher of licensed publishing for New York's Rizzoli Publications (perhaps an overuse of the word "publish," but that is indeed his title), has achieved that rarity in pop culture. He managed to blend iconic themes in a way ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 27 July 2014 11:53 am by Barbara Vancheri
lucy-outmuscles-hercules    The R-rated “Lucy” outmuscled the PG-13 “Hercules” this weekend at the box office. Credit Luc Besson, Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, positive reviews and maybe even early previews for critics, which didn’t happen with the Dwayne Johnson movie which has the benefit of 3-D in some theaters.    I bought a ticket for a 7 ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 27 July 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
radioactive-kidsRemember when we were a country of immigrants that offered refuge to those seeking asylum from violence and human rights violations? When did we turn into a xenophobic country that spurns desperate children?  Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 27 July 2014 1:55 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-07-27-14Penguins -Happy 23nd birthday to current Penguins defenseman Simon Despres (above). A first-round pick in 2009, Despres has spent parts of the past three seasons with the Penguins. In 2011-12, Despres appeared in 18 games and recorded four points. He played in three playoff games that spring and did not record a point. During the 2012-13 campaign, ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 26 July 2014 5:30 pm by Elizabeth Bloom
ryan-anthony-francis-s-album-for-guitarOne of our talented interns, Eric Boodman, interviewed composer Ryan Anthony Francis ahead of the premiere of his "Album for Guitar" at the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble shows this weekend, at City Theater on the South Side. Eric has written up a short preview about the composer's ideas for the commissioned work. More information is available at ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 26 July 2014 2:43 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-07-26-14Penguins -Happy 23rd birthday to Penguins defenseman Philip Samuelsson (above). The son of former Penguins defenseman Ulf Samuelsson, Philip Samuelsson was a second-round pick in 2009 and made his NHL debut last season. He appeared in five games and had no points. Neapolitan Ice Cream Metropolitan Division -The Capitals signed forward Nathan ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 25 July 2014 2:42 pm by Natalie Bencivenga
settingtheseen-flying-high-with-natalie-and-saraCheck out this week's Setting the Seen! Sara Bauknecht and I try aerial yoga in anticipation for this week's Yoga Fest at The Point! #getyourZENon Thanks to Dona Jo Fitwear for the awesome yoga pants, as well! #SEENandSTYLE     Follow Natalie on Twitter @NBSeen and on Instagram @NatalieBenci Follow Sara on Twitter @SaraB_PG and ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 25 July 2014 12:44 pm by Doug Oster
best-selling-garden-author-amy-stewart-coming-to-pittsburghNew York Times best selling author and garden writing superstar Amy Stewart will speak at the Westin Pittsburgh on Thursday August 7, 2014 from 7 until 9 p.m. This is your chance to see a fun and informative lecture which helps fund the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden. In her latest book, The Drunken Botanist, Amy showcases the plants with have been used to ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 25 July 2014 12:15 pm by Sara Bauknecht
this-weekend-in-pittsburgh-style-society-yoga-with-a-twist-plus-fashion-and-fun Get ready to get your zen on! In this week's "Setting the SEEN," SEEN editor Natalie Bencivenga and I preview this weekend's One Whirl Yoga Fest at Point State Park and take our downward dog to new heights with aerial yoga at Verve 360, Downtown. Plus we add a jolt of style to our workout with colorful leggings by Pittsburgh-based brand Dona Jo ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 25 July 2014 11:00 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-07-25-14Penguins -New Penguins forward Blake Comeau will be inducted into the British Columbia Hockey Hall of Fame along with other members of the 2003-04 Kelowna Rockets team which won the Memorial Cup. -Former Penguins defenseman Pat Price (right) will also be inducted. -Happy 33rd birthday to former Penguins forward Jani Rita. Acquired along with ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 25 July 2014 10:00 am by Dan Gigler
reporting-day-1974-camp-disrupted-by-strikeThis being the 40th anniversary of the Steelers first Super Bowl season, the Post-Gazette will periodically run reprints of articles from that season in print and online.  The '74 campaign got off to an inauspicious start, not just for the Steelers, but for everyone in the NFL via a players strike that began on July 1, but became 'official' on ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 25 July 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
leadershipObama has come under fire for not showing leadership lately. Well, I've got news for republicans. Leadership does not mean rushing into pointless wars willy-nilly like George W. Bush without considering the long-term ramifications. Sometimes leadership means having a thoughtful, measured response.  Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 24 July 2014 11:24 pm by Barbara Vancheri
ben-affleck-sports-stubble-as-batman  Zack Snyder tweeted this new image of Ben Affleck as Batman and, according to Variety, it also turned up as part of a 75th anniversary montage of images of the character created for Comic-Con in San Diego.     Batman doesn’t smile but he apparently also doesn’t always shave. You can see some stubble in the picture which continues ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 24 July 2014 1:55 pm by Doug Oster
bargain-perennials-are-great-to-plant-now  This coneflower is called 'Double Scoop Raspberry.' Photo by Doug Oster Summer is a great time to find bargains for perennial plants which come back year after year. A good nursery has kept them fed and watered. Now that we have a cool spell, it's also a great time to plant. Here's a segment from Pittsburgh Today Live with all the discount ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 24 July 2014 12:00 pm by Sara Bauknecht
fashion-community-gears-up-for-style-week-pittsburgh  Local fashion insiders mixed and mingled at a Style Week Pittsburgh preview mixer Wednesday evening at Cultural's Elite salon and spa, Downtown. The intimate gathering gave media, stylists and others a glimpse of what to expect at the second annual Style Week Pittsburgh, Aug. 11-17. Among the highlights of the night was the announcement of a ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 24 July 2014 11:46 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-07-24-14Penguins -The Penguins named Jacques Martin the team’s senior adviser for hockey operations. -Former Penguins forward Taylor Pyatt (above) has joined Genève-Servette of Switzerland's NLA. -The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins re-signed defensemen Barry Goers and forward Carter Rowney to one-year AHL contracts. -Happy 53rd birthday to former ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 23 July 2014 10:54 pm by Stephen J. Nesbitt
rene-castro-scores-record-56-points-but-loses-pro-am-final MONTOUR — With his underdog Shale Attorneys nursing an 11-point lead nearing halftime of the Pittsburgh Pro-Am final Wednesday night, Duquesne guard Rene Castro was simply wasting time. He held onto the ball for nearly a full minute, to the chagrin of visibly irritated System One guard James Robinson, and then Castro made his move. He ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 23 July 2014 8:33 pm by
education-cuts-it-dependsFG_AUTHORS: So, did Governor Corbett cut state spending on education? Or did he increase it? Well, it depends.Education is the most important issue for voters in Pennsylvania’s upcoming gubernatorial election, according to polls. Democrats have spent years attacking Gov. Tom Corbett for cutting education spending, and it seems that the message ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 24 July 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
jar-jarOnline numbers genius Nate Silver and his web site FiveThirtyEight.com did a poll about Star Wars. The results, according to the Huffington Post, show that Americans hate congress more than they hate Jar Jar Binks. Wow, that is low! Read More and Comment