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Pittsburgh’s LGBT sports leagues provide a safe space and competitive spirit

“It’s less about the competition and it’s more about creating an environment to allow people to be themselves.”


Five Minutes in Food History talks amari with Alyssa McGrath of Casbah Mediterranean Kitchen and Wine Bar

“The producers are using what is at hand, what emphasizes the terroir of that specific region.”

The Breakfast at Shelly’s diner is a good reason to visit Pittsburgh’s Hilltop neighborhoods

Here you can find eggs, pancakes, burgers, fries and local touches like kielbasa and pierogie

New York City’s Casellula Cheese and Wine Bar is looking to open an outpost in Pittsburgh’s North Side

The small-plates venue hopes to be part of City of Asylum’s Alphabet City development

Alcoholic Sparkling Water is So Hot Right Now

“I prepared myself and took a sip. To my surprise, it was delightful.”

Barbecue with a Twist

“It is one of my go-to dishes for meat eaters and non-meat eaters.”


The New American Garden documents sea changes in landscaping

Exhibit celebrates the work of pioneering firm Oehme, van Sweden


Seven Guitars at Pittsburgh Playwrights

The dramatic wallop delivered is real.

Peribáñez at Quantum Theatre

This work is especially poignant alfresco.

Weekend Comedy at South Park Theatre

Mindless fluff is fine if it consistently hits the comedy bull’s eye.

Pittsburgh Ballet’s annual Ballet Under the Stars returns

Hartwood Acres showcase includes The Man in Black and a world premiere


Pittsburgh’s City of Asylum teams with West Coast publisher to issue works in translation by persecuted writers

Initiative will feature a book a year from City of Asylum residents


Chicago hardcore punk rippers the Repos make their Pittsburgh debut at Skull Fest 8

“We don’t play a lot. We’re not going to start playing a lot.”

Skull Fest must-sees

Precautions will be necessary if you’d like to hear past the age of 50

Critics’ Picks, Aug. 18-24

Performances by Dick Dale, I Disappear, Bayside and the Melvins, plus the annual Monroeville Jazz Festival

New York City-based artist Emily Yacina brings her intimate pop to the Mr. Roboto Project

“I find that I can be much more experimental with my music when I’m performing live.”

New Releases

Reviews of releases by The Blue-Hots and R. Cook

Pittsburgh punk ’n’ rollers the Mud City Manglers celebrate their 20th anniversary

“It’s so cheesy-sounding, we just love playing music together.”


Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World

Werner Herzog’s new documentary looks at how humans are working with the internet and other new technologies

Florence Foster Jenkins

Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant and Simon Helberg mug up a storm in this period bio-comedy about truly terrible singer

The Innocents

Our Little Sister

Sausage Party

Short List

Short List: August 17-23

Center for the Arts Artist of the Year; Style Week Pittsburgh kicks off; Bike Fest returns; Offerman and Mullaly do the Benedum


Lynn Cullen Live 08/19/16

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Lynn Cullen 08/18/16

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Savage Love

“The secret to a good relationship is keeping it downright dirty!”

Pittsburgh City Paper moves event listings online to provide more food, sports and features coverage

“The goal is to give you useful, informative, well-written stories from the front of the book to the back.”

Grassroots Green Homes connects neighbors to save energy

“It’s just been good to have that community feel.”

Lynn Cullen Live 08/17/16

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Lynn Cullen Live 08/16/16

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Pittsburgh’s LGBT sports leagues provide a safe space and competitive spirit

“It’s less about the competition and it’s more about creating an environment to allow people to be themselves.”

Picturing Millvale

City Paper teams up with Instagram collective @SteelCityGrammers for a photo essay about Millvale

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“Having lateral mobility is key.”

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