Amazing Cafe in Pittsburgh permanently closed after workers participate in one-day strike

Amazing Cafe in Pittsburgh permanently closed after workers participate in one-day strike

Owners of the South Side restaurant say the reasons for closure were financially motivated, workers say it was in response to the strike.
Documentaries on jazz legends John Coltrane and Lee Morgan

Documentaries on jazz legends John Coltrane and Lee Morgan

In the jazz canon, few musicians are as highly regarded as tenor saxophonist John Coltrane
Pittsburgh stakeholders disagree on how to fund affordable-housing programs

Pittsburgh stakeholders disagree on how to fund affordable-housing programs

“At some point, you have to take action if you honestly say you believe in this.”
Backyard Bioluminescence

Backyard Bioluminescence

It’s nearly firefly season in Western Pennsylvania
Members of Pittsburgh LGBT community criticize EQT sponsorship of Pride Parade

Members of Pittsburgh LGBT community criticize EQT sponsorship of Pride Parade

Pittsburgh LGBT groups are calling out the Delta Foundation for selling the naming rights for this year’s Pride Parade to EQT Corporation.

News+Features

Pittsburgh stakeholders disagree on how to fund affordable-housing programs

“At some point, you have to take action if you honestly say you believe in this.”

Pittsburgh nonprofits working to reduce transmission of HIV

“PrEP is for women, men, people of all genders and trans folks.”

Backyard Bioluminescence

It’s nearly firefly season in Western Pennsylvania

Music

Documentaries on jazz legends John Coltrane and Lee Morgan

In the jazz canon, few musicians are as highly regarded as tenor saxophonist John Coltrane

Baltimore’s Wildhoney hits Pittsburgh with a new record and a poppier sound.

“While we like guitars, and pedals are fun, it’s ultimately about the song.”

Pittsburgh’s Spectres having success doing more with less

“I just want to make rock ’n’ roll music that makes people dance.”

Critics' Picks, May 25-31

Check out shows this week from Cayetana, Old Crow Medicine Show, ’68 and more

New Releases

Serpentine's 'criminal hymnal'

Stage

Violet at Front Porch Theatricals

Front Porch has managed to summon the perfect person for every role

Ironbound at City Theatre

Rebecca Harris dominates the play as Darja

KG Dynasty premieres its debut showcase

Hip-hop dance troupe performs Infinity

A Conversation with Jim Breuer

The comic talks chemo, the Mets and online video

ABBEY: In the Red honors the legacy jazz great Abbey Lincoln

Production by SPdp and Soy Sos combines dance and live music

Short List

Short List: May 25-June 1

SuicideGirls Blackheart Burlesque; Carnegie Museum of Natural History explores The Power of Poison; OpenStreetsPGH is back; City Theatre cultivates Momentum

Food+Drink

The Colombian Spot, on the South Side, offers the fare of this South American country

On the menu: arepas, corncakes stuffed with various fillings including, metas, cheese, beans and even fries

Substitute Cool Whip for Sweet-Tooth Cravings

For someone who is overweight, can’t swim and is as pale as a pile of snow, the beach has never been my scene

The Nonino family is distilling tradition

“She can only achieve this result with the help of other women in the wineries.”

Pittsburgh City Paper Booze Battles: Spork vs. Apteka

Flowers and Tequila

Chateau D’Esclans Whispering Angel Rosé 2016

$21.99/750ml

Wheel and Wedge opens a new artisanal cheese shop in Lawrenceville

“I view it like the craft-beer movement 10 or 15 years ago.”

Sound Bite: Spring Ephemerals

Seeking culinary spring jewels on the forest floor

Screen

Everything, Everything

Teen rom-com between a cute boy and a cute girl, who can’t go outside

The Lovers

A dramedy about a longtime couple torn between their marriage and their affairs

Sports

The Bandwagon Jumper’s Guide to Pittsburgh Penguins Hockey

Here are a few tips to get through the remainder of the postseason with some degree of authenticity and dignity

This week in Pittsburgh Sports History

A look back at events that you’ve either forgotten about or never heard of in the first place

Cheap Seats: Grading the Pittsburgh Pirates through their first 40 games

Gerrit Cole gets less support than a single mother who married a deadbeat dad

Blogs

Amazing Cafe in Pittsburgh permanently closed after workers participate in one-day strike

Owners of the South Side restaurant say the reasons for closure were financially motivated, workers say it was in response to the strike.

Wilkinsburg elementary students moving into previously closed high school building

Due to extensive renovations, Turner Elementary students will move to the Wilkinsburg High School building for the 2017-2018 school year.

MP3 Monday: AllegrA

Look, listen and observe: It's Monday and streaming new music from AllegrA.

Chance the Rapper brings tour to Pittsburgh's PPG Paints Arena

Chance the Rapper performs at Pittsburgh's PPG Paints Arena

EQT Children’s Theater Festival continues this weekend in Downtown Pittsburgh

The EQT Children’s Theater Festival, a four-day Pittsburgh Cultural Trust production at various Downtown venues, continues through Sun., May 21.

Members of Pittsburgh LGBT community criticize EQT sponsorship of Pride Parade

Pittsburgh LGBT groups are calling out the Delta Foundation for selling the naming rights for this year’s Pride Parade to EQT Corporation.

DMC DJ Battles Makes Its Pittsburgh Debut at Room 16

The World's No. 1 DJ Competition, founded by Disco Mix Club, makes its Pittsburgh debut on Friday.

Pittsburghers protest local firm DCK Worldwide tied to detention-center construction

Protesters are calling on DCK Worldwide to pledge not to profit from U.S./Mexico border wall and detention centers.

Lighthearted people, heavy music: A chat with Skating Polly

Skating Polly came to Pittsburgh this week, playing Smiling Moose on Tuesday. CP music writer Meg Fair caught up with them by phone to discuss parents, working with your idols and their new album.

Views

Savage Love

“It was a pretty hard hit for us sexually and emotionally.”

The loss of Pittsburgh’s residency requirement for police officers could have a big impact on improved police-community relations

In 2013, more than 80 percent of city voters approved a measure making residency for police and fire personnel mandatory.

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Books

The state of American magazines and more at Creative Nonfiction’s Writers’ Conference

We check in with editors at The New Yorker and Harper’s

Listings

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