Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner calls on Pittsburgh mayor to end partial lead-line replacements

Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner calls on Pittsburgh mayor to end partial lead-line replacements

Water experts say partial lead service-line replacement does more harm than good
Trump Puppet highlights Pittsburgh's weekly Tuesdays With Toomey protest

Trump Puppet highlights Pittsburgh's weekly Tuesdays With Toomey protest

March includes debut of No You're the Puppet Theater
Minus the Bear isn’t finished

Minus the Bear isn’t finished

Talking Minus The Bear's 16-year career with bassist Cory Mulchy
Don’t Buy New, Just Swap (Seeds, That Is)

Don’t Buy New, Just Swap (Seeds, That Is)

Every spring garden starts with just a tiny seed
President Trump’s budget proposal would make Sen. Toomey’s sanctuary-city bill ineffective

President Trump’s budget proposal would make Sen. Toomey’s sanctuary-city bill ineffective

Trump's proposal to cut the federal funds that Toomey is hoping to withhold would undermine his bill to end sanctuary cities
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Wilson

Craig Johnson’s dark comedy is adapted from Daniel Clowes’ graphic novel

News+Features

Confusion grows over funding sources of meal-delivery programs

“I’m afraid whatever happens, it’s not going to be good."

Many Pittsburghers oppose privatization of the city’s water system

“We don’t think any level of privatization, whether that’s full privatization or public-private partnership, are the answer to PWSA’s problems.”

Lincoln-Lemington brownfields present development challenges

“Before they do any development, it’s got to be clean.”

Pittsburgh Retro Gaming Expo celebrates a renaissance of old-school video-game design

Independent game studios over the past few years have drawn the industry back toward old-school, traditional game play

Wheel America

Some group of immigrants is always at the bottom of the wheel of hate

Music

At 21, Pittsburgh’s Amir Miles is taking his music career into his own hands

“I think if you decide to drop out of college to be a musician, you need to be meticulous in your planning.”

Portugal. The Man Soundtracks the #Resistance

“It’s good to cause some kind of commotion.”

New Releases

A review of We Hold Hands and We Jump

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s vast archive goes digital

Users can explore show posters, programs, performance details and audio recordings from its 120-plus-year history

Critics' Picks, March 23-29

Check out performances this week from Bang on a Can All-Stars, Touche Amore, Fishbone, Concealed Blade and more

Arts

Checking in with Bassem Youssef, “the Jon Stewart of Egypt”

Satirist co-headlines Pittsburgh Humanities Festival

Jackie Hoysted explores belonging at BoxHeart

Hoysted simultaneously excites a detail-driven brain and massages a grief-stricken heart

Pittsburgh Humanities Festival runs March 24-26

Guests include writers from The Onion, rock critic Robert Christgau and local comics creators Ed Piskor and Yona Harvey

Stage

The Guard at City Theatre

The Guard is a banquet for the eye as well as the mind

Daddy Long Legs at Pittsburgh Public Theater

The production is a jaunty good time

Beth Corning and dance legend Donald Byrd ask WHAT’S MISSING?

“We are allowing the audience to see what is happening from very different perspectives”

A Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre collaboration with Dance Theatre of Harlem yields generally positive results

“Brahms Variations” proved a delightful showcase of DTH dancers’ classical pedigree and youthful energy

Short List

Short List: March 23-29

Author Elena Passarello and Animals Strike Curious Poses; PICT Classic’s Oedipus Rex; art about homelessness; Pittsburgh Opera’s Turandot

Food+Drink

Don’t Buy New, Just Swap (Seeds, That Is)

Every spring garden starts with just a tiny seed

Bruneaux, a fine-dining French restaurant, opens in Sewickley

The menu here is formal and traditional, but not mired in the past

The Best Tuna Salad (on a Salad)

Think of this tuna salad like it is the first Tinder message you send to a prospective date

The Bloody Mary, and variations on a theme

Celebrating a quirky and quintessential brunch cocktail

Pittsburgh City Paper Booze Battles: Ace Hotel vs. Smallman Galley

The I’m-fucking-sick-and-still-have-to-drink edition

Gluten Free Goat opens a storefront bakery and café in Garfield

Sweets stand ready to dispel concerns that gluten-free baked goods are bland or stodgy

Screen

Raw

Julia Ducournau’s arty horror/coming-of-age film finds power and desire in a teenage girl’s cannibalism

The Sense of an Ending

A well-produced and well-acted British drama about revisiting one’s past

Wilson

Craig Johnson’s dark comedy is adapted from Daniel Clowes’ graphic novel

Sports

Pittsburgh Riverhounds are hungry to start a new season

“We are excited to play and we will be exciting to watch.”

Pittsburgh’s Alex Shabalov vies for his fifth U.S. Chess Championship on March 28 in St. Louis

The Latvian-born grandmaster won his first championship at 11

Ranking the best Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitchers of all time

Kent Tekulve looked more like an accountant or a dentist than a closer

Blogs

Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner calls on Pittsburgh mayor to end partial lead-line replacements

Water experts say partial lead service-line replacement does more harm than good

Music To Sweep To 13: Fela Kuti

Today we're sweeping to the menacing funk of Fela Kuti.

Trump Puppet highlights Pittsburgh's weekly Tuesdays With Toomey protest

March includes debut of No You're the Puppet Theater

Report shows Pennsylvania fracking companies paying few fines for environmental infractions

PennEnvironment's new reports shows that only 17 percent of fracking violations were accompanied by fines.

Minus the Bear isn’t finished

Talking Minus The Bear's 16-year career with bassist Cory Mulchy

MP3 Monday: C. Scott

Dude makes hip-hop beats built for lyrics, but they're good-to-go as is.

Air-quality expo scheduled for Sunday just outside of Pittsburgh

Event to provide information about fighting air pollution in the region

Final performances of 'Virginia Woolf' at Pittsburgh's Cup-A-Jo Productions

Two showings remain of a strong production of Edward Albee's classic drama

A+ Schools launch Vote School Board First campaign

A+ Schools' campaign aimed at raising awareness of Pittsburgh's upcoming school-board election.

Listen Up! March 22

Views

Lynn Cullen Live 03/27/17

Audio & Video Archive

Lynn Cullen Live 03/24/17

Audio & Video Archive

Savage Love

“Is there any way I could lick your boots clean after the show?”

Lynn Cullen Live 03/22/17

Audio & Video Archive

Books

Jane the Rat

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