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
Published on Wednesday, 24 December 2014 7:01 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-12-24-14Penguins -The Post-Gazette's recap from last night's game. "They put us in a hole early. We just have to be better prepared." - Chris Kunitz. -The Tampa Tribune's recap. “That line hasn’t really been together for a couple of weeks now, but they are finally back healthy. They showed what they can do, and it was pretty impressive.’’ - Lightning coach ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 24 December 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
hands-up-santaPeace on earth, good will toward Santa.  Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 23 December 2014 7:31 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
Published on Tuesday, 23 December 2014 7:21 pm by John Hayes
reader-deer-photosSubmit your deer photos to outdoors@post-gazette.com. Include name, age (for minors), town, county of hunt, points if antlered and optional details. Please include phone number (not for publication).   Greg Traynor of Canonsburg. I harvested this great 8-point with my crossbow and adaptive hunting setup. The guys from Whitetail ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 23 December 2014 5:50 pm by Barbara Vancheri
where-you-can-see-interview-on-christmas-in-pittsburgh   As reported in a news story on our site, the SouthSide Works Cinema will open “The Interview” on Christmas Day. So far, it appears to the be the only Pittsburgh theater taking the plunge.    If seeing the most talked about movie of the year weren’t enticement enough, the theater will give patrons who wear an American flag (pin ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 23 December 2014 5:29 pm by Mike White
dinucci-brumbaugh-named-state-players-of-the-year Quarterbacks Ben DiNucci of Pine-Richland and Brett Brumbaugh of South Fayette had record-breaking seasons, and it earned them the Pennsylvania players of the year for their respective classifications. The Pennsylvania Football Writers All-State teams were released Tuesday, and DiNucci (pictured to the left) was selected the Class AAAA Player ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 23 December 2014 3:57 pm by Dan Gigler
heinz-field-gigapan-an-island-in-the-sun The Pittsburgh Gigapanorama project took another cool, huge and interactive photo from during Sunday's game at Heinz Field (after the sun finally made an appearance in the second half.  Read the description below then click on the photo above to check it out. IF YOU WERE THERE THEN, FIND YOURSELF! This highly detailed gigapixel panorama ... Read More and Comment