M&J Bistro, on the South Side, offers excellent sushi and Asian-inspired fusion dishes

M&J Bistro, on the South Side, offers excellent sushi and Asian-inspired fusion dishes

Nothing about our meal was ordinary, and the highlights were superb
Judge Lester Nauhaus has a history of making questionable comments in the courtroom, but has he gone too far?

Judge Lester Nauhaus has a history of making questionable comments in the courtroom, but has he gone too far?

“You don’t have the right to just shoot off your mouth and say the first thing that comes into your brain when you’re sitting on the bench.”
Pittsburgh Pirates Preview 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates Preview 2017

Gerrit Cole leads a young pitching staff into the 2017 season
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

News+Features

Judge Lester Nauhaus has a history of making questionable comments in the courtroom, but has he gone too far?

“You don’t have the right to just shoot off your mouth and say the first thing that comes into your brain when you’re sitting on the bench.”

Mental-health advocates question U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy’s support for now-scrapped AHCA

“I have a ton a respect for him, and I don’t get it.”

Confusion grows over funding sources of meal-delivery programs

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

Music

Chicano Batman, in Pittsburgh April 2, draws on classic tunes for its modern sound

“Genres that our aunts and uncles and grandparents were listening to.”

Just a year after its debut record, Beach Slang launches a new album and tour

“A record a year is pretty necessary business for me.”

New Releases

Fictional Creature, by Llore

At just 18, Pittsburgh’s Daya has a Grammy, a platinum record and pop stardom

She travels so much that she barely has a permanent address

Critics' Picks, March 30-April 5

Take in performances from Ava Luna, Decorum, Soul Sucker and a charity show to benefit juvenile cancer research

Arts

Art and artifacts are the backdrop for the Carnegie Museum of Art’s new weekly yoga classes

“We want visitors to experience the museum in many different ways.”

Stage

Dancer and choreographer Lindsay Fisher gets Over Exposed

“It’s terrifying but at the same time liberating.”

Oedipus Rex at PICT Classic

The cast do declaim with the richest and most melodious voices

James Adomian, Aparna Nancherla and Reformed Whores headline the second annual Burning Bridges comedy festival

“I’m yelling the word ‘masturbating’ on the street!”

Food+Drink

M&J Bistro, on the South Side, offers excellent sushi and Asian-inspired fusion dishes

Nothing about our meal was ordinary, and the highlights were superb

Scone Thugs & Harmony: Lemon Lavender Scone

I shoved a so-fresh-it-was-OMG-still-warm scone into my gob while rushing to a meeting

Derek Stevens Opens Union Standard in Union Trust Building

Some drinks are named for the building’s architectural details

Onion Maiden graduates from a food cart to a restaurant in Allentown

Baked goods, vegan hot dogs and “Asian-American fusion” fare are modern comfort food

Tsingtao Lager

$32.52-33.99/case

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

Every spring garden starts with just a tiny seed

Screen

Personal Shopper

Kristen Stewart shines in this tale about ghosts and getting on with things

The Zookeeper’s Wife

Niki Caro’s film is an effective, if familiar, piece of war-based melodrama

Sports

Pittsburgh’s City of Play launches Ludovia, a ‘fitness class for social skills’

“As it gets monotonous, please commit to that feeling.”

Pittsburgh Pirates Preview 2017

Gerrit Cole leads a young pitching staff into the 2017 season

Coming off a down year, the Pirates are relying on an infusion of young blood to turn things around

“I think sometimes youth can be misconstrued as inexperience.”

Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole is looking for a bounce-back year in 2017

“He loves to compete, you’ve all seen him.”

Participation in the World Baseball Classic could give the Pittsburgh Pirates an edge

“All of those games are just like World Series games.”

New book, The Slide, chronicles the decline and resurrection of the Pittsburgh Pirates

“Without PNC Park, there would be no Pirates; without Kevin McClatchy, there would be no PNC Park.”

Recounting the greatest wrestling matches of all time on the eve of WWE’s WrestleMania

This writer recounts three of his favorite wrestling matches of all time, uses headline with great SEO

Ranking the Pittsburgh Pirates’ Top 10 third basemen of the past 50 years

Bobby Bonilla was so bad at third that Jim Leyland moved him after witnessing 67 errors in two seasons

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

Savage Love

“HIV-positive people shouldn’t lie to their sex partners. Obviously.”

Lynn Cullen Live 03/27/17

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Lynn Cullen Live 03/24/17

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Books

Poet Kayla Sargeson’s full-length debut

In these poems, nothing is out of bounds

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