pittsburgh city paper http://wesa.fm en Do Peduto's Appointments Reflect Diversity of the City? http://wesa.fm/post/do-pedutos-appointments-reflect-diversity-city <p>Mayor Bill Peduto appointed 45 people to serve on 11 boards, authorities, and commissions in the City of Pittsburgh Monday. The <a href="http://triblive.com/news/allegheny/5723976-74/board-authority-members#axzz2wQ3mt2yB">appointments</a> are said to represent the most diverse class in the history of the city.</p><p>Pittsburgh City Paper Editor Chris Potter says many of the new appointees are <a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/news/2014/03/17/peduto-announces-45-new-appointments.html?page=all">notable</a> for the experience they bring to the city’s leadership.</p><p>He’s looked at previous mayors like Bob O’Connor, who also boasted a diverse administration, and says Mayor Peduto is matching up well. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 18:13:11 +0000 Essential Pittsburgh 26191 at http://wesa.fm Do Peduto's Appointments Reflect Diversity of the City? A Wide World of Art Coming to Pittsburgh This Fall http://wesa.fm/post/wide-world-art-coming-pittsburgh-fall <p>There are many exciting arts events coming to Pittsburgh this fall. From the 35th anniversary of the Mattress Factory to feminist punk rock and of course, a big ‘ol rubber ducky.</p><p>Bill O'Driscoll, Arts &amp; Entertainment Editor for the Pittsburgh City Paper says installations from the Mattress Factory's <a href="http://www.mattress.org/index.cfm?event=ShowEvent&amp;id=357">Detroit in Residence</a> exhibit use found objects to their advantage.</p><p>"It was opportunity rather than devastation."</p><p>He found the basement exhibit from <a href="http://www.mattress.org/index.cfm?event=ShowArtist&amp;eid=116&amp;id=578&amp;c=Current">Scott Hocking </a>especially notable. It utilizes the imagery of the Carrie Furnace in Rankin and salvaged figures from a bible theme park for "a mediation on post-industrial society." Wed, 18 Sep 2013 22:40:25 +0000 Heather McClain 16778 at http://wesa.fm A Wide World of Art Coming to Pittsburgh This Fall Sci-Fi Marathons, Indie Films and Classic Flicks Coming in the Next Week http://wesa.fm/post/sci-fi-marathons-indie-films-and-classic-flicks-coming-next-week <p>Pittsburgh theaters offer a wide range of films in a number of unique theaters. Dormont’s <a href="http://www.thehollywooddormont.org/special-events/">Hollywood Theater</a> houses niche film festivals, indie movie one-night previews and classic flicks while other theaters around the city will show big screen blockbusters and new documentaries. Pittsburgh City Paper film critic Al Hoff helps parse out the good from the bad.</p><p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 19:49:23 +0000 Katherine Blackley 14617 at http://wesa.fm Sci-Fi Marathons, Indie Films and Classic Flicks Coming in the Next Week City Paper Critic Says "Pacific Rim is So Much Better Than the Trailer" http://wesa.fm/post/city-paper-critic-says-pacific-rim-so-much-better-trailer <p>A diverse array of films are hitting screens around town. One film of note for the average Pittsburgher is <a href="http://www.pghcitypaper.com/pittsburgh/a-new-york-heartbeat/Content?oid=1670232">A New York Heartbeat</a>. Pittsburgh City Paper film critic, Al Hoff says movie makers attempted to make Pittsburgh look like Brooklyn in the 1950s. When Hoff asked the film creator why the film was shot in Pittsburgh, she was told it's because of the city’s “gritty alleys, rusty bridges and lack of contemporary graffiti.” Hoff describes the film as a small-scale movie, with a low budget feel, but not bad if you’re looking for an off-beat love story and views of Pittsburgh. Fri, 19 Jul 2013 22:09:39 +0000 Heather McClain 13445 at http://wesa.fm City Paper Critic Says "Pacific Rim is So Much Better Than the Trailer"