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Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival welcomes crowds to medieval re-creation

By Alice T. Carter
Fans of “Game of Thrones,” “The Quest” or “Lord of the Rings” may never get to journey to the flat-screen worlds of Westeros, Everealm and Middle Earth. But beginning Aug. 23, they can immerse themselves in some of the gentler, …

Review: Front Porch’s ‘Parade’ marches to obvious conclusion

By Alice T. Carter
Alfred Uhry and Jason Robert Brown’s “Parade” is a musical I wish I could love. With themes of justice delayed and denied and the abundance of intrigue and political posturing surrounding a …

‘Sin City’: Rodriguez, Miller talk noir, not society

By The Los Angeles Times
When director Robert Rodriguez and legendary comic-book author Frank Miller released their movie “Sin City” in 2005, they had few expectations they’d ever make a sequel. In fact, they weren’t sure audiences …

Art Festival on Walnut draws people to Shadyside from all over

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Kirill Novikov finds inspiration for his paintings on the road. That’s not unusual, since he has spent a large part of his life moving around. A native of St. Petersburg, Russia, he …

Take a lap of luxury in your dream car at Pittsburgh International Race Complex

By Bob Karlovits
Cruising through curves in a Ferrari is the stuff of a gearhead’s dreams. Those dreams will come true for some on Aug. 23 and 24 when Adventure Supercars will bring its fleet …

Books

Review: ‘Whiskey Tango Foxtrot’ sends up social media, Internet fanatics

By Patty Rhule
If you find little to laugh about in the revelations that the National Security Agency peeps into the online lives of ordinary Americans to combat terrorism, settle in with David Shafer’s of-the-moment new novel, “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.” Shafer’s savvy, sardonic …

Movies

‘Sin City’: Rodriguez, Miller talk noir, not society

By The Los Angeles Times
When director Robert Rodriguez and legendary comic-book author Frank Miller released their movie “Sin City” in 2005, they had few expectations they’d ever make a …

Museums, Galleries & Architecture

Art Festival on Walnut draws people to Shadyside from all over

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Kirill Novikov finds inspiration for his paintings on the road. That’s not unusual, since he has spent a large part of his life moving around. …

Music

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to honor Lorin Maazel

By Tribune-Review
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will honor former music director Lorin Maazel at the upcoming season’s first series of concerts Sept. 19 to 21. Maazel, who …

Theater & Arts

Review: Front Porch’s ‘Parade’ marches to obvious conclusion

By Alice T. Carter
Alfred Uhry and Jason Robert Brown’s “Parade” is a musical I wish I could love. With themes of justice delayed and denied and the abundance …

Dining Out

Savoy’s supper-club atmosphere makes it more of an event than a dine-n-dash

By Sarah Sudar
Savoy radiates a sexy and sophisticated vibe that can be picked up even before walking through the front door. This restaurant acts more like a supper club, offering food and, …

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Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival welcomes crowds to medieval re-creation

By Alice T. Carter
Fans of “Game of Thrones,” “The Quest” or “Lord of the Rings” may never get to journey to the flat-screen worlds of Westeros, Everealm and …

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Player's Advantage

Player's Advantage
Arrest over ‘lucky number’ talk rattles casino dealers

Criminal charges against a former Meadows Casino roulette dealer could have ominous implications for dealers throughout Pennsylvania, say co-workers and one of his supervisors. “This …

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Personality Test

Personality Test: Ned Schano
It’s only fitting that the director of communications for the Senator John Heinz History Center lives on the nation’s only remaining wood-block street. With Pittsburgh …

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So Many Questions

So Many Questions: Howie Mandel wants people to get the AFib facts
We can transplant hearts, repair or replace valves and even implant a pacemaker to ensure the heart keeps beating. But cardiac problems can still bring …

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Architecture

Architecture
Don’t judge Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh’s addition by its cover

In art, as in life, good intentions don’t always produce the best results. If you’ve ever looked at that awkward swooping addition to the front …

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