Published on Thursday, 29 January 2015 2:45 pm by Peter Smith
francis-against-fracking   This has been percolating in alternative media some time, but it's getting new attention as Pope Francis prepares an encyclical on the environment, which is expected to address human-caused climate change. In 2013, two of Francis' fellow Argentinians, also environmental activists involved in a documentary, had a lengthy audience with the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 29 January 2015 2:30 pm by Scott Mervis
it-s-a-red-slumber-party-in-gory-new-dethlehem-video It starts off all cute and dreamy, but, look out, the new video from Dethlehem turns into the stomach-turning bloodbath you'd expect from Pittsburgh's metal knights. The video, for the song "Mystic Island" from the new album "Destroyers of the Realm," has four fangirls swooning for the boys of Dethlehem, and then turning the place into a red slumber ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 29 January 2015 10:37 am by Doug Oster
growing-succulents-in-cool-containers-winter-garden-funI planted this faux moss purse last year with Kristine and it's still thriving. Photo by Doug Oster Here's this week's segment on KDKA's Pittsburgh Today Live. I talk with Kristine about planting succulents in cool looking containers I got at Chapon's Greenhouse in Baldwin. I’ve fallen under the spell of succulents. Although they look formidable, ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 29 January 2015 1:07 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-01-29-14Penguins -The Post-Gazette's recap from last night's game. “We had a few opportunities. But we need to create more if we want to win a game.” - Sidney Crosby. -The Washington Post's recap. “When you get down four goals, you get really frustrated. Whether they just lost their tempers or were down enough, I don’t know. I don’t agree with some of the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 29 January 2015 10:14 am by Barbara Vancheri
tim-mcgraw-to-perform-at-oscars Tim McGraw will perform the Oscar-nominated song “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” for Glen Campbell at the 87th Oscars, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. The Oscars, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will air on Sunday, Feb. 22, live on ABC.   “We couldn’t think of anyone better than Tim McGraw to properly celebrate  Oscar ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 29 January 2015 9:28 am by
zotter-announces-pittsburgh-council-candidacyRandy ZotterBy Robert ZulloLongtime North Side community activist Randy Zotter formally announced his entry today into what could be a crowded race for the District 1 City Council seat currently held by incumbent Darlene Harris.Mr. Zotter, a carpenter from the Mexican War Streets, has also served as director of the Northside Community ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 28 January 2015 7:51 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
Published on Wednesday, 28 January 2015 6:01 pm by Elizabeth Bloom
liner-notes-vol-xivSnow got you down? Pick yourself up with music news, reviews and more:  From Unique at Penn: Vladimir Jurowski thumbs through an Ormandy score http://uniqueatpenn.wordpress.com/2014/10/26/vladimir-jurowski-studies-eugene-ormandys-changes-to-a-rachmaninoff-symphony/  From the Washington Post and the New York Times: Anne Midgette pans ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 29 January 2015 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
bad-forecastThe republican party refuses to recognize what the Affordable Care Act has meant to millions of Americans. They spread lies and false information, fear-mongering their way into killing it.  Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 28 January 2015 5:47 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
nhl-releases-rinaldo-suspension-video-01-28-15 The NHL's Department of Player Safety released its video explaining the eight-game suspension of Flyers center Zac Rinaldo in regards to his hit against Penguins defenseman Kris Letang Dec. 20. The suspension was announced Monday. Production of the video was delayed due to poor weather on the East Coast earlier this week. The video: For the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 28 January 2015 5:05 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
about-the-canadiens-01-28-15A preview of the Capitals. When and where: 8 p.m, EST, Verizon Center. TV: NBC Sports, SportsNet1, TVA. Record: 24-14-9, 57 points. The Capitals are in fourth place in the Neapolitan Ice Cream Metropolitan Division. Leading Scorer: Center Nicklas Backstrom, 48 points (15 goals, 33 assists). Last Game: 4-3 road loss to the Blue Jackets last night. ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 28 January 2015 3:44 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
brodeur-was-cool-to-fleury-01-28-15  It's doubtful anyone with a rooting interest in the Penguins will miss Martin Brodeur. After all, in 84 career games games against the Penguins, the future hall-of-famer who announced his retirement Tuesday, had a career record of 48-28-5. Marc-Andre Fleury appears to be an exception. “It's sad,” said Fleury (right, with Brodeur after the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 28 January 2015 2:56 pm by Maria Sciullo
godaddy-com-parody-of-budweiser-puppy-commercial-an-advertising-misfireGoDaddy.com has topped itself this time, offending thousands of people online days before the Super Bowl. The puppy perseveres through storms and dark of night, and finally makes it home with the help of some horsey friends. Melted hearts all around. In the GoDaddy version, the little fellow also bounds joyfully home. But "Buddy" is quickly ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 28 January 2015 1:15 pm by
wolf-s-unsolicited-advice-for-democratsGov. Tom Wolf plans to offer congressional Democrats some "unsolicited advice" when he speaks this aftenoon at their policy retreat in Philadelphia."I'm going to give them some unsolicited advice as to how you get elected in these trying times for Democrats," he said this morning.Wolf's unseating of Republican Gov.Tom Corbett was one of few...Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 28 January 2015 12:34 pm by Barbara Vancheri
let-it-snow-movie-looking-to-cast-5-year-old-boy-details-here Donna Belajac Casting is looking for a 5-year-old boy for a speaking role in “Let It Snow,” now shooting with a cast that includes Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Ed Helms, Diane Keaton, Anthony Mackie, Amanda Seyfried, June Squibb, Marisa Tomei and Olivia Wilde.     Here are the details from Belajac:    “Would like him to have a ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 28 January 2015 12:16 pm by
iray-vaughan-will-seek-6th-term-in-washington-countyBy Janice CromptonWashington County's longtime Republican commissioner Diana Irey Vaughan announced today she will seek a sixth term in office.Ms. Irey Vaughan, 52, of Nottingham, highlighted her experience meeting an ever-changing economy while continuing to grow jobs. Washington County is one of the few counties in the region to gain ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 28 January 2015 12:16 pm by
irey-vaughan-will-seek-6th-term-in-washington-countyBy Janice CromptonWashington County's longtime Republican commissioner Diana Irey Vaughan announced today she will seek a sixth term in office.Ms. Irey Vaughan, 52, of Nottingham, highlighted her experience meeting an ever-changing economy while continuing to grow jobs. Washington County is one of the few counties in the region to gain ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 28 January 2015 2:15 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-01-28-15Penguins -The Penguins acquired Maxim Lapierre from the Blues in exchange for Marcel Goc. -The Post-Gazette's recap from last night's game. "Even though they weren't playing, you want to prove to everyone that you can still play, and we found a way to win without them." - David Perron on playing without Sidney Crosby or Evgeni Malkin. -The ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 28 January 2015 1:37 am by Seth Rorabaugh
jets-at-penguins-01-28-15 -First things first, the Penguins acquired Maxime Lapierre from the Blues in exchange for Marcel Goc. Click here to get some details, Jim Rutherford's thoughts, a few highlights and our thoughts. -Oh by the way, there was a game which saw the Penguins snap a four-game losing streak with two third period power-play goals (despite the absences of ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 10:56 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
penguins-acquire-lapierre-from-blues-in-exchange-for-goc-01-27-15Following Tuesday's 5-3 home win against the Winnipeg Jets, the Penguins acquired center Maxim Lapierre (right) from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for center Marcel Goc. Lapierre, 29, has appeared in 45 games this season and has nine points (two goals, seven assists) as well as 16 penalty minutes. A native of Saint Leonard, Quebec, Lapierre has ... Read More and Comment