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‘Foxcatcher’ filmmaker Miller drawn to odd story

By Michael Machosky
It was such a strange, shocking and unlikely crime that seemed almost implausible — even for Hollywood. The scion of one of the nation’s most illustrious family names and one of its greatest fortunes, John du Pont, started his own …

Review: Witherspoon loses her vanity and herself in ‘Wild’

By Roger Moore
Reese Witherspoon finds a role worthy of her in “Wild,” playing a woman who hikes her way out of a tragic past, one painful step at a time. The film sends Cheryl ...

Review: Wallis, Jamie and Jay Z bring ‘Annie’ back to life

By Roger Moore
“Annie,” a musical that the decades have rendered into a punchline, is modernized, made more streetwise and brought back to life in a production backed by Jay Z and various members of ...

Jamison fans are still cheering on ‘Voice’ singer from Ross Township

By Kellie B. Gormly
Wednesday night, Chris Jamison stood on stage with the other three finalists on NBC’s “The Voice,” waiting during that nerve-wracking pause before show officials announced the winner. When his name was the ...

Auditions for Broadway’s Carole King musical coming to Pittsburgh

By Tribune-Review
Producers of “Beautiful — The Carole King Musical” on Broadway are coming to Pittsburgh on Feb. 21 as part of nationwide open casting calls for a new Carole King and other cast members. There also will be auditions in New York ...

Toast of the Town: Explore Lawrenceville’s many watering holes

By Michael Machosky
Pittsburgh sure has a lot of bars. In fact, according to a study by Infogroup Targeting Solutions, we have the most bars per capita in America. (That would be 11.8 per 10,000 of ...

Western Pennsylvania area’s holiday spirit is still shining bright

By Kellie B. Gormly
One of the things visitors and residents love about Pittsburgh is the many whimsical, festive things the area offers during the yuletide season. Before that big day arrives, get in the spirit ...

Books

Sewickley-based writer encourages young readers to unearth the truth

By Rege Behe
Given the success of “The Hunger Games” and “Divergent” novels, Heather Terrell realizes her young- adult fantasy books with a dystopian setting aren’t breaking new ...

Movies

‘Foxcatcher’ filmmaker Miller drawn to odd story

By Michael Machosky
It was such a strange, shocking and unlikely crime that seemed almost implausible — even for Hollywood. The scion of one of the nation’s most illustrious ...

Museums, Galleries & Architecture

Art review: ‘Obsessions’ at Space gallery in Cultural District

By Kurt Shaw
Six artists from around the country explore the nature of compulsion in “Obsessions,” an exhibit at Space gallery in the Cultural District, Downtown. “These artists ...

Music

Jamison fans are still cheering on ‘Voice’ singer from Ross Township

By Kellie B. Gormly
Wednesday night, Chris Jamison stood on stage with the other three finalists on NBC’s “The Voice,” waiting during that nerve-wracking pause before show officials announced ...

Theater & Arts

Auditions for Broadway’s Carole King musical coming to Pittsburgh

By Tribune-Review
Producers of “Beautiful — The Carole King Musical” on Broadway are coming to Pittsburgh on Feb. 21 as part of nationwide open casting calls for a new Carole King and other cast members. There also will be auditions in New York ...

Dining Out

Snacks N’At: Yule Haus, Holiday Market, Downtown

By Kellie B. Gormly
You won’t find your standard food-stand snack fare at Yule Haus. That’s too ordinary and Americanized for the German-themed Peoples Gas Holiday Market, located in ...

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‘Last Comic’ winner Reep makes stop at Pittsburgh Improv

By Matt Wohlfarth
Jon Reep is dancing his way into the ’Burgh for a weekend of laughs at the Pittsburgh Improv in Homestead. A native of Hickory, N.D., ...

Player's Advantage

Player's Advantage
Regional casinos need own personality, consultant says

Casinos must develop a unique personality to keep or attract customers, a marketing expert says. For years, “regional casinos have pretty much relied on convenience,” ...

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Personality Test

Personality Test: Nikol Marks
Nikol Marks is one of the fortunate people who can say they love their jobs. As a physician assistant at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, ...

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So Many Questions

‘Gotham’ actor: Fear of being on thin ice motivates Penguin
Taking the reins as the manipulative Oswald Cobblepot on Fox’s “Gotham,” Robin Lord Taylor has managed to nudge the character who eventually will become The ...

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Architecture

Architecture
New book looks at value to city of Mellon Square

Susan Rademacher doesn’t spare the details in describing soot-blackened, smog-ridden Pittsburgh in the years just before and after World War II. In 1930, she reminds ...

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Summer Jam