Arts Feature

Killer Heels combines history and fashion

Frick show isn’t just for stiletto afficionados


The Elbow Room returns to its original spot on Ellsworth Avenue in Shadyside

The menu now blends new recipes, dishes from the former Tavern 1947 and Elbow Room classics

Pittsburgh City Paper Booze Battles: Brillobox vs. Spoon

It’s a sloe-gin slugfest

Terra Vecchia Reserve Vermentino-Chardonnay 2014

Retail Price: $10/glass


“Like most comfort foods, pinakbet can be contentious.”

The Nepali Bazaar, in Brentwood, is a popular shop for Pittsburgh’s growing Bhutanese community

The grocery stocks flours, spice and less-common fruits

Cocktails should be fun

If beer and wine are the bread and butter of American imbibing, then cocktails are the banana split


Killer Heels combines history and fashion

Frick show isn’t just for stiletto afficionados


Loot at Little Lake

The less Orton-like the production became, the more the audience loved it

A History of the American Film at The Summer Company

There’s so much coming so quickly that plenty will surely tickle a funnybone


Local history professor explores the 19th-century origins of the Ku Klux Klan

Though they failed as the Confederacy, these men felt that had this new thing, this new invisible “nation”

Local comics creator seeks funds for new universe centered on superheroes of color

“I want to produce positive role models.”

Charlie Brice’s debut poetry collection impresses

Flashcuts Out of Chaos offers memory cultivated into narratives acting as cinematic moments


Brian Wilson brings Pet Sounds to the Benedum Center

“I had in my mind exactly what I wanted when I got to the studio.”

On the Record with Moon Baby

“I felt a little bit more free to just be crazy.”

Pittsburgh-based bands Mariage Blanc, Delicious Pastries, Sleep Experiments and Host Skull join forces to create the Golden Magnet musical collective

“The objective is to join together and pool our collective resources and challenge one another to continue to put out high-quality art.”

Critics’ Picks, Aug. 25-31

Performances by Korn and Rob Zombie, Tarana, Sheila E. and a visit from the Sonic Unrest Tour

The inaugural FEST FEST FEST at City Grows seeks to break free from the male-dominated festival mold

“We definitely aimed to have the lineup be a bit more diverse, since we’re very tired of the boys’ club.”


Kubo and the Two Strings

Perhaps best of all are the film’s ravishing visuals and lyrical sensibility


A new financial thriller looks at how powerful women fare on Wall Street

Southside With You

Richard Tanne’s sweet, low-key film recreates the Obamas’ first date in the summer of 1989

The Innocents

Polish nuns, who suffered violent assaults during the war, find redemption through kindness

Little Men

Gentrification threatens the friendship of two boys in Ira Sachs’ latest drama

War Dogs

This comedy about war profiteers is all bro and no bite

Short List

Short List: August 24 - 31

Pittsburgh Comedy Festival returns; a Neu Kirche art showcase; Free Jesus Poems About Jesus; the Moth Mainstage at the Byham


Lynn Cullen Live 08/29/16

Audio & Video Archive

Lynn Cullen Live 08/25/16

Audio & Video Archive

Savage Love

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey shouldn’t get off so easy on for-profit education ties

“Schools like the one Toomey invested in are bad for Americans.”

Lynn Cullen 08/24/16

Audio & Video Archive

Lynn Cullen Live 08/23/16

Audio & Video Archive

Lynn Cullen Live 08/22/16

Audio & Video Archive


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Affordable-housing advocates to boycott Pittsburgh’s Whole Foods

“The issue will be whether the dispute fueling the boycott of Whole Foods will be important enough to customers to create economic damage.”

New running program gets local homeless-shelter residents active

“Every time we get out there and run and walk together, when they come back, they feel good.”

Weird Pittsburgh this week: Kylo Ren masks, Ek Tha Tiger, more naked running

Kylo Ren masks, Ek That Tiger hacks, more running in the nude


Penn State and Pitt meet again, but is it a real rivalry?

Rivalries are all about creating an identity through a nemesis

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