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Pittsburgh eateries have their own gourmet touch with sliders

By Tribune-Review
Good things can come in small packages — like mini-sandwiches or sliders. Sports bars have been offering mini-burgers for years, but the slider trend is now getting an gourmet touch at several area restaurants. They pop up as lunch offerings, …

Art Review: ‘Palimpsests: Ghost Signs of Pittsburgh’ at Filmmakers

By Kurt Shaw
They’re all around us, fading signs of times gone by. In a city like Pittsburgh, history is inescapable. And that’s no more true than at Pittsburgh Filmmakers Galleries in Oakland where the …

In Pittsburgh, to celebrate Shakespeare or not is the question on 450th celebration

By Alice T. Carter
If there’s a shortage of birthday candles this month, William Shakespeare may be to blame. On April 23, the Elizabethan poet and playwright will turn 450 and area admirers are planning celebrations. …

Comic Brad Williams won’t sweat the ‘small’ stuff at Pittsburgh Improv

By Matt Wohlfarth
Comic Brad Williams comes to the Pittsburgh Improv for a weekend of big laughs from April 17 to 19. Williams doesn’t care what you call him, from little person to dwarf to …

Redbeard’s keeps it casual, but adds upscale tastes

By Kellie B. Gormly
Although Redbeard’s Sports Bar & Grill still caters mostly to the casual crowd, the restaurant — with locations in Mt. Washington and Downtown — will soon be adding more upscale entrees, like …

Tomaro, Jones trumpet tunes of the silver screen

By Bob Karlovits
Mike Tomaro and Sean Jones see distinct advantages to performing jazz that has played a role in the movies. For Tomaro, it is a simple way to come up with a “jazz-concert …

DVD reviews: ‘Philomena,’ ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’ and ‘Ride Along’

By Garrett Conti
“Philomena” (2013, PG-13, 98 min., $29.98) Nominated for four Academy Awards, including best picture and best adapted screenplay, “Philomena” was one of the pleasant surprises of 2013. The British film, based on …

Books

New John Wayne biography hits target dead center

By Douglass K. Daniel
Who’s that on the cover of Scott Eyman’s splendid biography of Hollywood’s most enduring movie star? Surely that wavy-haired young fellow in the suit and tie isn’t John Wayne. Where’s the Stetson, the Winchester rifle, the six-shooter, the boots and …

Dining Out

Pittsburgh eateries have their own gourmet touch with sliders

By Tribune-Review
Good things can come in small packages — like mini-sandwiches or sliders. Sports bars have been offering mini-burgers for years, but the slider trend is …

Movies

DVD reviews: ‘Philomena,’ ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’ and ‘Ride Along’

By Garrett Conti
“Philomena” (2013, PG-13, 98 min., $29.98) Nominated for four Academy Awards, including best picture and best adapted screenplay, “Philomena” was one of the pleasant surprises …

Museums, Galleries & Architecture

Art Review: ‘Palimpsests: Ghost Signs of Pittsburgh’ at Filmmakers

By Kurt Shaw
They’re all around us, fading signs of times gone by. In a city like Pittsburgh, history is inescapable. And that’s no more true than at …

Music

Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band to play Consol on April 22

By Michael Machosky
Imagine going into the recording studio to cut some new songs for the first time in years — always a daunting prospect. It would be …

Theater & Arts

In Pittsburgh, to celebrate Shakespeare or not is the question on 450th celebration

By Alice T. Carter
If there’s a shortage of birthday candles this month, William Shakespeare may be to blame. On April 23, the Elizabethan poet and playwright will turn …

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Comic Brad Williams won’t sweat the ‘small’ stuff at Pittsburgh Improv

By Matt Wohlfarth
Comic Brad Williams comes to the Pittsburgh Improv for a weekend of big laughs from April 17 to 19. Williams doesn’t care what you call …

Player's Advantage

Player's Advantage
Casinos hurt themselves with tight slots, consultants say

Casinos chase away customers with a combination of tight slot machines and too much free play for the wrong bettors, two gambling consultants say. “The …

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Personality Test

Personality Test: Justin Severino
For Justin Severino, good news just keeps coming. The highly decorated graduate of the Pennsylvania Culinary Institute has enjoyed success at his Butler Street business, …

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So Many Questions

So Many Questions: Dr. Steven Farber details struggle with addictions in ‘As Sick as Our Secrets’
P icture in your mind a drug addict. Now picture that person wearing a white coat, making a diagnosis, even operating — while high. That …

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Architecture

Architecture
Wright, Kaufmann family collaboration displayed at New York museum

NEW YORK — No architect has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art here so often as Frank Lloyd Wright. And the museum is …

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