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Stories for April 18, 2009

The Mysteries Of Pittsburgh

April 18
By Beth Accomando
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Coming of age films are filling the theaters these days. Recently we have seen coming of age tales play out in 1980s Pittsburgh ("Adventureland") and Northern Australia ("The Black Balloon"), and coming up we travel to 1970s New Jersey ("Lymelife").

State of Play

April 18
By Beth Accomando
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Here are the players in the mix of "State of Play" (opened April 17 throughout San Diego): a hotshot congressman in the midst of a scandal, his reporter friend who wants to help but also smells a story, a doe-eyed cub reporter (read blogger) who senses a big break, and a British female editor-in-chief who employs colorful language as she juggles new owners and a changing media landscape.