Arts & Entertainment



 Vin Diesel stars as ‘Kaulder’ in "The Last Witch Hunger."
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Vin Diesel stars as ‘Kaulder’ in "The Last Witch Hunger."

Real by reel: Fall movie lineup is flush with real-life subjects -- and a splash of fun

As the days grow shorter, the films turn darker, more thoughtful and awards-worthy as five dozen new titles show.


 LA band Mac Sabbath.

Music preview: Mac Sabbath runs on drive-thru metal

Manager Mike Odd talks about the LA cover band on an anti-fast food campaign, performing at Altar Bar on Tuesday.



 From left, David Cabot as Elliot Patterson, and Cary Anne Spear as Anna Patterson in rehearsal for The Rep's "The Country House."

Stage preview: The family's the thing in The Rep's 'The Country House'

The Rep presents the local premiere of a dramedy by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies.



 Chris Pine, Margot Robbie and Chiwetel Ejiofor in "Z for Zachariah."

Movie review: Three actors create a harrowing new world order

“Z for Zachariah” is not your typical apocalypse film, thanks to high anxiety and actors Margot Robbie, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Chris Pine.


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Stage preview: 'Educating Rita' a lesson in frugality

The play starring Martin Giles and Karen Baum takes the place of the more populous “Saint Joan” on PICT’s schedule.



Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre gets on the grid in Chicago

The Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre brings Mark Morris’ “Sandpaper Ballet” to the Chicago Dancing Festival.


 

Tuned In: British star charms in PBS series 'Arthur & George'

“Doc Martin” star Martin Clunes takes on a new role as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.



TV review: Amazon’s 'Hand of God' pilot is a bit of a slog

Drama series is more good than great but it benefits from a talented cast and central mystery.


 


Breakfast With


Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Adam Baldwin

Adam Baldwin plays a naval officer in TNT’s “The Last Ship.” In real life, he is a political conservative in a sea of Hollywood liberals.



Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Lea Delaria

She has a huge fan base playing Big Boo on “Orange Is the New Black,” but Lea DeLaria’s longtime supporters know she can do much more.


 

Art & Architecture


Art notes: Edinboro art professor in Banksy's 'Dismaland'

Two sculptures by Edinboro University art faculty member Dietrich Wegner are included in Banksy’s “Dismaland Bemusement Park” in Britain.



Children's Museum of Pittsburgh receives grants

With money from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation and Chevron, the Children's Museum will start maker spaces in West Virginia.


 

Gaming Plus


Games: Get set for ‘Star Wars' to enter the Disney Infinity galaxy

Disney feels the pressure as the 3.0 version of the popular video game series is released to fans.



Game review: ‘Rare Replay’ a piece of gaming history

The Xbox One exclusive “Rare Replay” is an unrivaled compilation of classics from an iconic studio on the occasion of its 30th birthday.