Published on Sunday, 25 January 2015 11:33 pm by Barbara Vancheri
me-and-earl-and-the-dying-girl-gets-standing-o-and-raves-at-sundance  It doesn’t get much better than this. A standing ovation at the Sundance Film Festival and rapturous reviews in Variety and The Hollywood Reporter. A headline on the Variety online review of “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” by critic Peter Debruge reads:  “Enthusiastically received at Sundance, this cancer-themed dramedy has the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 25 January 2015 8:33 pm by
workers-line-up-to-meet-wolfThere was an unusual sight in the Capitol on Friday evening: A line of people that started at the governor's reception room and stretched down the stairs and all the way through the rotunda to the Senate wing.Gov. Tom Wolf and his wife, Frances, had invited state workers in the Capitol region to meet them after the workday ended. The...Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 26 January 2015 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
broken-legacyThe NCAA recently reinstated Joe Paterno's wins after an overambitious and egregious punishment related to the Jerry Sandusky pedophile scandal. What JoePa knew and when he knew it is up for debate, but his coaching was not. It was the right thing for the NCAA to do, if a little late.  Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 25 January 2015 8:22 pm by Barbara Vancheri
and-the-first-sag-award-winners-are  Michael Keaton's momentum slowed tonight as Eddie Redmayne was named best actor at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. He dedicated his award, for "The Theory of Everything," to those living with ALS as Stephen Hawking is. Redmayne plays Hawking opposite Felicity Jones. Brit Redmayne, 33 and a newlywed, gave a lovely speech that ended with a ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 29 November -0001 7:00 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-01-25-15Penguins -Marc-Andre Fleury helped Blue Jackets forward Nick Foligno's team win the skills competition. -The results from the competition. -Can Sidney Crosby still chase down the Art Ross Trophy? An overtime goal by captain Tom Kostopoulos gave the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins a 3-2 win against the Norfolk Admirals. Matt Murray made 23 saves in ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 25 January 2015 12:27 pm by Barbara Vancheri
birdman-takes-top-producers-guild-honor-american-sniper-adds-60-million  Two big pieces of news:   “Birdman” was named the big winner at the Producers Guild Awards Saturday night and, at the box office, “American Sniper” added another $64 million to its gross, bringing it to $200 million.   “Birdman,” starring Michael Keaton, won the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 25 January 2015 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
iranian-diplomacySpeaker of the House John Boehner has invited Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to congress without consulting the POTUS. He is clearly thumbing his nose at Obama while also attempting to sabotage the nuclear talks with Iran. Way to start the new year, GOP!  Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 24 January 2015 8:55 pm by Doug Oster
free-books-garden-tools-bulbs-and-food-with-doug-sundayCome talk gardening at Wholey's on Sunday. Post-Gazette photo I'll be at Wholey's in the Strip District at 1 p.m. on Sunday January 25, 2015. I'm talking about how to eat healthy by growing your own food and then will be cooking Stuffed Trout with Sweet Potato, Onion and Spinach. I've got many of the latest garden books to giveaway, some cool garden ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 24 January 2015 2:52 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-01-24-15Penguins -The Penguins say Sidney Crosby required an injection to treat a lingering "lower-body" injury. -Marc-Andre Fleury (above) was selected by the all-star team captained by Blue Jackets forward Nick Foligno. -Click here for the rosters. -Two goals by Andrew Ebbett led the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins to a 4-2 win against the Norfolk ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 23 January 2015 3:00 pm by Natalie Bencivenga
settingtheseen-fit-fearless-and-fashionableThis week on Setting the SEEN, Sara and I decide to stick to our New Year's resolutions of staying fit, conquering fears and looking fashionable in the process (with help from Dona Jo Fitwear and Kiya Tomlin Uptown Sweats). We try our hand at indoor rock climbing at The Climbing Wall in Point Breeze. (I conquer a fear of heights, and Sara sticks to ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 23 January 2015 11:45 am by Scott Mervis
pittsburgh-rock-n-roll-legends-awards-who-should-get-them-and-why-they-don-t-make-sense Sadly, there are no Pittsburgh artists in the actual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, so it wasn't a bad idea for someone to create a Pittsburgh Rock ’N Roll Hall of Fame, even if it is just a plaque at the Hard Rock Cafe. Last year, the founding organization, created as charity event for the Cancer Caring Center (so we can't be too critical), got off on ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 23 January 2015 11:15 am by
fitzgerald-makes-good-on-promise-to-sell-suvCounty Executive Rich Fitzgerald (Darrell Sapp/Post-Gazette)By Molly BornBuy a new car recently? You could be driving the SUV that drove Rich Fitzgerald to the brink with Chelsa Wagner last fall.The 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee once issued to the Allegheny County executive was sold at auction last month for $4,900 after he turned over the keys in...Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 23 January 2015 11:15 am by
allegheny-county-unloads-fitzgerald-s-suvCounty Executive Rich Fitzgerald (Darrell Sapp/Post-Gazette)By Molly BornBuy a new car recently? You could be driving the SUV that drove Rich Fitzgerald to the brink with Chelsa Wagner last fall.The 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee once issued to the Allegheny County executive was sold at auction last month for $4,900 after he turned over the keys in...Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 23 January 2015 11:06 am by Mike White
billy-knight-tom-richards-head-pbc-hall-of-fame-classForty-five years ago, a kid from Braddock scored 41 points in a WPIAL basketball playoff game. The kid went on to be an All-American at Pitt and played a long time in the NBA. That 41-point effort by Billy Knight still stands today as the most points scored in a WPIAL Class AA playoff game. The "kid" is now 62 and will be back in Pittsburgh this ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 23 January 2015 10:21 am by Barbara Vancheri
new-batch-of-sag-presenters  Jared Leto, Lupita Nyong’o, Jeff Goldblum, Matthew Beard, Colin Farrell, Emmy Rossum, Andy Samberg, Liev Schreiber and Reese Witherspoon have been added to the list of presenters for the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday. They join already announced Patricia Arquette, Adrien Brody, Ellar Coltrane Kevin Costner, Laverne Cox, ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 23 January 2015 3:18 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-01-23-15Penguins -Sidney Crosby (right) will miss the All-Star Game due to an undisclosed injury. -NHL rules dictate Crosby must skip Tuesday's game against the Jets if he misses the All-Star Game. -Rick Tocchet wants more from the fourth line. -“He’s really been the same player all the time. You’ve really got to give him a lot of credit. It doesn’t matter ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 23 January 2015 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
deflatedBill Belichick and company are up to their old tricksy tricks. Or at least it would appear that way. Whether or not the Patriots are guilty of cheating, this is the last thing the NFL wants people talking about before the Super Bowl.  Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 22 January 2015 10:53 pm by Craig Meyer
reed-s-late-game-heroics-lift-colonials-to-63-59-win EMMITSBURG, Md. – A certain guilt lingered inside Marcquise Reed in the final 30 seconds of a tightly-contested game. On his Robert Morris team’s previous possession – with Reed running the point and his team down two – the freshman missed an open teammate with a clean look at a game-tying shot. With 21 seconds remaining and the Colonials trailing ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 22 January 2015 10:48 pm by Craig Meyer
rapid-reaction-robert-morris-63-mount-st-mary-s-59EMMITSBURG, Md. -- Robert Morris came away with what was perhaps its most dramatic win of the season, a 63-59 overtime victory on the road against a Mount St. Mary's team that has knocked it out of the Northeast Conference tournament in each of the past two seasons (of course, this isn't the same Mount St. Mary's team from those years, nor is it the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 22 January 2015 8:25 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
crosby-to-miss-all-star-game-forced-to-skip-tuesday-game-against-jets-01-22-15 Penguins center Sidney Crosby will not play in the NHL's all-star game Sunday due to an undisclosed injury. The team announced his injury tonight. Additionally, as a result of missing the All-Star game, the NHL will not permit Crosby to play in Tuesday's home game against the Winnipeg Jets. In order to prevent players from skipping the all-star ... Read More and Comment