Arts & Entertainment



 Bill Murray and Jaeden Lieberher star in "St. Vincent."
Bill Murray and Jaeden Lieberher star in "St. Vincent."

Movie review: 'St. Vincent' is wholly pleasing

Bill Murray plays the title role in “St. Vincent” about a grumpy retiree whose life is changed when a single mom and boy move in next door.


 Keanu Reeves stars in "John Wick."

Movie review: Stylish, violent 'John Wick' meanders

They stole his 1969 Mustang and killed his dog so the retired assassin returns to the lethal life in “John Wick” starring Keanu Reeves.



 Scene from "Last Days in Vietnam": Aboard the USS Kirk, crew members signal the Chinook to hover over the deck and drop its passengers. April 29, 1975.

Movie review: 'Last Days in Vietnam' a balanced reflection of the war

There’s revelation and heartbreak in Rory Kennedy's flawless documentary “Last Days in Vietnam.”



 Douglas Smith, Ana Coto, Olivia Cooke, Daren Kagasoff and Bianca Santos star in "Ouija."

Movie review: 'Ouija' geared to spook out tweens

“Ouija” turns product placement on its horror head as teens try to connect with a friend who suddenly dies in PG-13 rated movie.


Movies »


Movie review: 'Other Side lets zombies run amok

Locally made movie “The Other Side” is about a wife who goes  missing at the start of a zombie apocalypse in a fictional Pennsylvania town.



New film studio breaks ground in McKees Rocks

Island Studios is expected to open in six months, just in time for the spring filming season.


 

Music »


Artist Jeremy Casella headlines a night of music at New City Church

The Johnstown native will perform Friday evening at the Downtown venue as part of Cafe 304.



How long should bands play?

In the modern concert world, the 30-minute set doesn't cut it anymore -- Warped Tour aside -- and fans often come expecting a marathon.


 
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Fall arts preview

The Black Keys members Dan Auerbach (front) and Patrick Carney.
There's plenty to do and see around Pittsburgh during the autumn season.

From festivals to concerts, here's an index to help you plan all the fun in the coming months.


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    Tuned In: NBC turns to another comic book hero

    Special effects overwhelm character in the rejiggered pilot for NBC’s comic book adaptation “Constantine.”



    Radio notes: 'Thin Man Returns'

    Mystery is in the air for “The Thin Man Comes to Pittsburgh.”


     

    Books


    There's a kind of decadence to reading in bars

    For me, it started in San Francisco — probably a mix of that gloriously extroverted city combined with my 23-year-old new-drinker self.



    Lecture preview: Children's book duo Klassen and Barnett favor experimental approach

    The author and illustrator of “Sam and Dave Dig a Hole” will speak at the Carnegie Library Lecture Hall in Oakland.


     


    Breakfast With


    Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Gen. David Petraeus

    U.S. retired Army general and former CIA director David Petraeus has found civilian life a stimulating alternative to the military.



    Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Christie Rampone

    Olympic gold medalist and U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team captain Christie Rampone talks about the game, her children and the challenges.


     

    Art & Architecture


    Natural History Museum reaches out to over-21 crowd

    Carnegie Museum of Natural History opens doors to the nightlife crowd with “Haunted Museum ... After Dark.”



    Art notes: AAP exhibition at The Mine Factory is a winner

    Curator Thomas Sokolowski has organized an impressive exhibition of works by five AAP members for The Mine Factory, East End.


     

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