Dancing With the Green Fairy: Part One

Dancing With the Green Fairy: Part One

Cecil Usher guides us through the history and mystery of dancing with the green fairy
Most Listable City

Most Listable City

Pittsburgh looks good on travel-writing lists, but the genre’s history makes you wonder how much of an honor it really is
Southern Tier’s Pittsburgh brewpub wows with fresh beer and friendly service

Southern Tier’s Pittsburgh brewpub wows with fresh beer and friendly service

“Without the Pittsburgh market’s support, we wouldn’t be the brewery we are today.”
Angela Washko and <i>Hacking/Modding/Remixing as Feminist Protest</i>

Angela Washko and Hacking/Modding/Remixing as Feminist Protest

“I try to learn about the motivations of those who feel threatened by women’s liberation.”
Jeff Rosenstock is just a normal guy making anti-capitalist power pop

Jeff Rosenstock is just a normal guy making anti-capitalist power pop

“I wanted these lyrics to be punk as fuck.”

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Most Listable City

Pittsburgh looks good on travel-writing lists, but the genre’s history makes you wonder how much of an honor it really is

Meet an Iranian-American doctor dedicated to serving rural Pennsylvanians

“I go to the areas that have a hard time maintaining physicians.”

Know Your Rights

Since President Trump's recent executive orders, immigration enforcement has changed. But the law hasn't.

Music

Jeff Rosenstock is just a normal guy making anti-capitalist power pop

“I wanted these lyrics to be punk as fuck.”

Genesis tribute band The Musical Box knows what it likes

“I think keeping that music alive is important.”

Critics' Picks, Feb. 23-Mar. 1

Performances from Potty Mouth, King Chip, Weird Omen and more

New Releases

A review of One Man Wrecking Crew by Cledus and the Cadillacs

Strangeways unites art scenes through unpredictable dance parties

“We’ve now crossed the threshold where it is more strangers than friends.”

Arts

Angela Washko and Hacking/Modding/Remixing as Feminist Protest

“I try to learn about the motivations of those who feel threatened by women’s liberation.”

Edward Eberle Retrospective at Contemporary Craft

It’s among the more beautiful solo shows in years

A Carnegie exhibit asks visitors to contribute interpretations of artworks

The stories might be droll, obnoxious or nonsensical

Stage

Annual showcase highlights choreography by Point Park dance faculty

Program features Kiesha Lalama and other talents

Short List

Short List: Feb. 22-Mar. 1

An Evening with Baby Dee; inaugural Black Bottom Film Festival; Showcase Noir; Battle of the Slams regional poetry slam

Food+Drink

Dancing With the Green Fairy: Part One

Cecil Usher guides us through the history and mystery of dancing with the green fairy

Eighteen Café, in Squirrel Hill, offers a unique menu of memorable kosher food

The pastrami is made from cured salmon, the reuben with smoked beets

Simple Red Sauce

Twelve tablespoons of salted butter. That is not a typo.

CSA Day is a reminder about the importance of local agriculture

“We need to innovate.”

Southern Tier’s Pittsburgh brewpub wows with fresh beer and friendly service

“Without the Pittsburgh market’s support, we wouldn’t be the brewery we are today.”

Hibiki Suntory Japanese Harmony Blended Whisky

$64.99/750 ml

Pittsburgh City Paper Booze Battles: Blue Dust vs. Round Corner Cantina

Drinking White Russians with El Duderino

Screen

The Great Wall

Zhang Yimou combines Chinese spectacle with action, a buddy movie and freaky monsters

Toni Erdmann

The fractured relationship between a businesswoman and her offbeat dad is the focus of this German dramedy

Bitter Harvest

A melodrama set in 1930s Ukraine combines romance with rebellion

Fist Fight

Richie Keen’s comedy about feuding teachers gets a failing grade

The Red Turtle

A beautifully animated film about a castaway and the new life he creates

Sports

Community events scheduled in advance of opera honoring Pittsburgh Negro League legend Josh Gibson

“There could be opera fans in tuxedos and nice suits and fans in baseball jerseys and caps.”

Pittsburgh’s Steel City FC is keeping players on the pitch

“There were two men’s teams in our area, and I wanted that same kind of outlet for women.”

Wysocki: Pittsburgh needs to step up its college-basketball game

In Pittsburgh, the two best teams in college basketball this season are the Carnegie Mellon Tartans and the LaRoche Redhawks

Blogs

Scenes from Friday's 'RISE UP for Trans Equality!' protest and rally in Downtown Pittsburgh

Pittsburghers protest Donald Trump's recent action against the protection of trans rights

Pittsburghers call on PWSA to improve water quality and service

At today's PWSA board meeting new coalition Our Water Campaign called for better water quality.

Review: Gregory Porter at August Wilson Center

A review of Gregory Porter's performance at August Wilson Center this week.

Listen Up! Feb. 22

Pittsburgh police release security camera video but not officer body-camera footage in arrest of Steelers coach Joey Porter

After releasing security camera footage from a January incident involving Steelers coach Joey Porter, police say they won't release body camera footage taken at the scene.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh hosts “A Celebration of Seeds” on Saturday

Library's annual Seed and Plant Swap features seed stories, conversations with gardening experts, hands-on activities for children and teens, and a selection of free seeds and plants

Dance for a good cause tomorrow night at Pittsburgh's In Bed By Ten

Early-evening dance party benefits Western Pennsylvania Fund for Choice

Pittsburgh protesters continue to hound Senator Pat Toomey during recess

Planned Parenthood and hundreds of protester with "Tuesdays with Toomey" visited Sen. Pat Toomey's Pittsburgh office this week

U.S. Congressman Keith Rothfus dodges 130 constituents in first week back in district

Rothfus has a history of dodging the press, and now he appears to be avoiding his constituents.

Views

Deitch: The arrogance and complacency of Congressional Republicans will be their downfall

Keith Rothfus is a clueless, arrogant sycophant.

Savage Love

“Be the change you want to see in the sack.”

Books

Poet Jim Daniels continues fruitfully mining memories of his youth in a blue-collar town

The formula feels fresh even as he mines memory in the face of aging family and the city’s changing landscape

Things I Left Behind Me

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