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Vin Diesel showing some love for Pittsburgh and co-star

By Tribune-Review
Actor Vin Diesel has been in Pittsburgh all month filming “The Last Witch Hunter,” and on Oct. 18, he made an appearance at the Penguins game at Consol Energy Center. The “Fast and Furious” star was shown waving to the …

Pittsburgh author: ‘Supernatural’ generally can be explained

By Rege Behe
There’s a reason why Western Pennsylvania is brimming with tales of ghosts and supernatural occurrences: Almost everything in America that’s weird, wild or strange has come through the region. “Pennsylvania is the …

Pittsburgh photo exhibit shines light on ‘Good’ work

By Tory N. Parrish
Bill Strickland could have chosen a different path — a wrong one — as a teen in the neighborhood of Manchester in the 1960s. Then he discovered art. “I was a public …

Review: Pittsburgh Opera opens season in ‘Grand and Glorious’ fashion

By Mark Kanny
Pittsburgh Opera’s season began as usual Oct. 18 at the Benedum Center, Downtown, but instead of a staged opera the company offered a gala concert with a generous sampling program of music …

Springdale tea house prepares for Halloween event

By Joyce Hanz
Nancy Pursh serves up an assortment of teas and homemade goodies at Alexandra’s Tea House, a traditional Victorian-style home in Springdale, and offers unique themed events throughout the year. The tea house …

Books

Pittsburgh author: ‘Supernatural’ generally can be explained

By Rege Behe
There’s a reason why Western Pennsylvania is brimming with tales of ghosts and supernatural occurrences: Almost everything in America that’s weird, wild or strange has …

Movies

Vin Diesel showing some love for Pittsburgh and co-star

By Tribune-Review
Actor Vin Diesel has been in Pittsburgh all month filming “The Last Witch Hunter,” and on Oct. 18, he made an appearance at the Penguins …

Museums, Galleries & Architecture

Superheroes teach lessons in real science at Toonseum exhibit

By Kurt Shaw
Batman has his suit of armor; Thor, his hammer; and Captain America, his shield. Each is legend. And while the stories behind the creation of …

Music

Review: Pittsburgh Opera opens season in ‘Grand and Glorious’ fashion

By Mark Kanny
Pittsburgh Opera’s season began as usual Oct. 18 at the Benedum Center, Downtown, but instead of a staged opera the company offered a gala concert …

Theater & Arts

Message of self-acceptance coming to Pittsburgh-area stages with ‘Skippyjon Jones’

By Kellie B. Gormly
Cats, noted for their pride, usually don’t have an inferiority complex about being cats. But not the fictional Siamese kitten  Skippyjon Jones, who wants to …

Dining Out

Snacks n’at: Kavsar Uzbek Halal Restaurant

By Michael Machosky
For hundreds of years, the Silk Road was the main land corridor connecting the Western world with the thriving, but distant cultures of the Far …

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Pittsburgh photo exhibit shines light on ‘Good’ work

By Tory N. Parrish
Bill Strickland could have chosen a different path — a wrong one — as a teen in the neighborhood of Manchester in the 1960s. Then …

Player's Advantage

Player's Advantage
Many casinos boost spending in nearby businesses

Ken and Diane Glozer visit a casino about once a month, gassing up the car for the two-hour drive, eating a couple of meals out …

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Personality Test

Personality Test: Eileen French
Eileen French is the kind of girl who lights up a room whenever she walks in. If it’s not her effervescence that immediately pulls you …

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So Many Questions

So Many Questions: ‘Tombstones’ actor Roché says vengeance isn’t always right
Boundaries aren’t always a bad thing. Neither are rules. But is all really fair in love and war? It’s a philosophical conversation that goes along …

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Architecture

Architecture
Hill District redevelopment plan shows great promise

Pittsburgh has had a number of urban-planning disappointments and a few outright disasters over the years. But it’s good to report that the recently released …

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