Check out The Abbey on Butler Street, in Pittsburgh’s trendy Lawrenceville

The shortish menu is in the au courant gastropub mode

Edgar’s Best Tacos moves to a bigger, better location in the Strip District

Growth has been driven by customers seeking the true flavors of south-of-the-border fare

Gin flavors run deeper than juniper

The range spans tastes from citrus to a range of botanicals

Cherry Heering


An American Idiot for the Black Lives Matter era

“The struggles are very similar in terms of feeling like you are in a system that seems to be against you.”


Two poets grapple with life-changing health issues

Jason Irwin’s A Blister of Stars examines life with birth defects; Ally Malinenko’s Better Luck Next Year looks at breast cancer

Lemon Sun


On Paradise, the members of Vancouver’s White Lung refine their sound without losing their edge

“This mentality of making something sound vintage or old, I just don’t get it.”

Critics’ Picks, July 28-Aug. 3

Performances by Femi Kuti and the Positive Force, Esmé Patterson, See Through Dresses, Young Thug, Slipknot and Marilyn Manson

New Releases

Reviews of records by Nik Sea and Paul Labrise


Café Society

Once again Allen ponders notions of life, death, love, success, happiness and Jews

Short List

Short List: July 27 - August 2

Pittsburgh VegFest returns; Werner Herzog’s new tech doc at the Regent Square; comic Sandra Valls; OpenStreets expands to the North Side


A trio of female athletes will carry Pittsburgh’s hopes into the Summer Olympics

Once cornhole gets its Olympic credentials, we’ll quickly see more Western Pa. Olympians on this list.

Stuff We Like

Savage Love

Lynn Cullen Live 07/25/16

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