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Pittsburgh City Paper's Democratic National Committee Live Blog: Day 2

CP is live at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia

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Food+Drink

Stagioni offers well-prepared seasonal Italian cuisine

Relocating to the South Side from Bloomfield has served the restaurant well

Beans aren’t just for hearty winter fare

The humble bean is perfect for fast and easy summer-time meal options

Bees are just one of the new features of Arsenal Cider’s expansion in Penn Hills

Locally produced honey will be used to make mead

Chocolate fudgies, just like grandma used to make

“She looked at me, flashed a little smile, and nodded, as if to say, ‘They taste right, too.’”

Arts

Associated Artists’ 105th Annual is a strong sampling of work from the region

Motifs include an agreeably (pre)historic concern with animals and nature

Street Side Karoake brings the mics to the sidewalk

“There’s something about karaoke that makes people really vulnerable.”

Stage

Come Back, Little Sheba at The Summer Company

Director Justin Sines brilliantly evokes the intimate, crepuscular despair of William Inge’s 1950 work

Shrek The Musical at Pittsburgh CLO

The CLO production features a cast of top-quality performers

Texture’s season-opener features two collaborations with Cello Fury

Both groups start with classical foundations and build out

Books

A Conversation with Mary-Louise Parker

“I wanted to put something out there that informed me or haunted me.”

Music

Boston-based band Quilt is informed by a wide-open musical approach

“There was no intention behind our music. We just wanted to be a band.”

England’s indie-rock Bloc Party still evolving after 17 years

“There isn’t a prescribed formula when it comes to making music.”

The four-track tape recorder gets its day in the sun with new Pittsburgh lo-fi compilation

A Chronology of Survival: The Lo-Fi of K.M. Gainfort celebrates the catalog of Mirkwood Recordings

Critics' Picks: July 21-27

Performances by Daughter and Jeff Rosenstock, plus Jam on Walnut, Steel City Fest and a triple-threat of Heart, Joan Jett and Cheap Trick

New Releases

A review of Reggie Watkins’ The Jimmy Knepper Project: Avid Admirer

Screen

Ghostbusters

This remake of the 1984 comedy is an amusing enough outing

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

An over-the-top farce that revisits the boozy ladies from the 1990s TV show

The Fits

An evocative coming-of-age story about a tomboy becoming a teenage girl

The Infiltrator

Docudrama about a U.S. Customs agent who took on Pablo Escobar’s drug empire

Short List

Short List: July 20-26

“Farm Boy to Fabulous” Robert Hensley; a comic Hound of the Baskervilles; Steel City Kitty Burlesque at the Rex; Hemingway’s Summer Poetry Series Grand Finale

Views

What’s in store for Pittsburgh’s new public park?

“Our current goal is to leave it as pristine and natural as possible.”

Lynn Cullen Live 07/26/16

Audio & Video Archive

Savage Love

Tell him he can love you and love the other guy at the same time.

Mike Wysocki’s Mount Rushmores of Pittsburgh sports

It’s pre-steroid-era Bonds, so the shape of his head would be normal-sized.

Stuff We Like

Lynn Cullen Live 07/20/16

Audio & Video Archive

Lynn Cullen Live 07/19/16

Audio & Video Archive

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News+Features

The Shit List: Our guide to 10 state legislators from the Pittsburgh area who need to clean up their act

We considered the politicians’ support of homophobic, xenophobic, anti-labor and environmentally-unfriendly legislation

Second-annual Picklesburgh returns to the Rachel Carson Bridge

Everything from regular dills to pickle IPAs were on display

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News of the weird from all over Western Pennsylvania

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