Pittsburgh’s indie-bookstore revival continues

Pittsburgh’s indie-bookstore revival continues

“The idea that independently owned bookstores are a thing of the past has been way overestimated.”
Miracle on Liberty

Miracle on Liberty

“We realized the only thing we could do was make it look like Christmas vomited everywhere.”
In wake of controversial shows, theater artists gather to discuss equitable casting

In wake of controversial shows, theater artists gather to discuss equitable casting

“Artistic directors and boards [of directors] must be aware something has to happen, not should.”
350 & Counting

350 & Counting

President-elect Donald Trump has dialed back some of his campaign rhetoric. But many are worried that he hasn't reeled in promises of defunding Planned Parenthood.
Pittsburgh celebrates Krampusnacht in Market Square

Pittsburgh celebrates Krampusnacht in Market Square

Pittsburghers celebrate with Krampus in Market Square

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In wake of controversial shows, theater artists gather to discuss equitable casting

“Artistic directors and boards [of directors] must be aware something has to happen, not should.”

Local cyclist takes on the Dirty Dozen in weight-loss journey

“The hard part of this is that there is another 363 days until I can prove I can do it.”

Pittsburgh City Council takes step to protect LGBT minors with conversion therapy ban

“There are kids that go into conversion therapy and kill themselves.”

350 & Counting

President-elect Donald Trump has dialed back some of his campaign rhetoric. But many are worried that he hasn't reeled in promises of defunding Planned Parenthood.

Music

Kristin Hersh of Throwing Muses and 50FOOTWAVE talks about her new solo record, near-death experiences, and finding balance in everything

“Balance just is. There isn’t anything else. Mathematically, there couldn’t be.”

Despite busy schedules and physical distance, the members of San Diego-based instrumental psych-rock band Earthless manage to stay on the same page

“We really don’t like to go too long without meeting up and playing on stage or getting together.”

Joined by bassist Harrison Bankhead, tenor saxophonist David Murray and drummer Kahil El’Zabar bring their long partnership to Pittsburgh

“I’m glad to be playing with him, because when we come together, there’s a certain power that I’ve never experienced with anyone else.”

This weekend, Pittsburgh indie-pop band Dinosoul releases a new EP and plays its biggest gig yet

Dinosoul’s intricate indie pop features lush instrumentals with compelling vocal duets

Stage

Lungs at Off the Wall Productions

Not once was my attention anywhere else.

The Lion in Winter at PICT Classic Theatre

An excellent cast makes this history play sing

Midnight Radio’s Holiday Spectacular! at Bricolage

The show feels at once effortless and meticulously produced

Point Park’s Ballet Off-Center program

“Portrait De Femmes” transported the audience to a surreal psychosexual world.

Short List

Short List: Dec 7-13

slowdanger’s “memory” dance; Michael Chabon visits with new novel; The Domesticity of Abandonment at SPACE; Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble

Food+Drink

Q&M’s Fish, Chik & Ribs in Plum offers smoky barbecue and excellent sides

Built from a store of family recipes, the menu is broader than is typical for a barbecue place

Tupelo Honey Teas opens up a new shop for tea and light fare in Millvale

“I want it to feel like an extension of my home. It’s warm and cozy.”

Miracle on Liberty

“We realized the only thing we could do was make it look like Christmas vomited everywhere.”

Brunello di Montalcino, Caparzo La Casa 2007

Price $19/glass or $90/bottle

White Chicken Chili

“In our post-college years, my friends and I developed a rotating menu of Sunday cooking.”

Part Three: The agony and the ecstasy of Pittsburgh Brewing Company, brewers of Iron City Beer

Yet another owner, Joe Piccirilli, attempts to reinvigorate Iron City, and fails

Screen

The Tower

Keith Maitland’s affecting documentary-ish film recounts the horror of the 1966 University of Texas at Austin mass shooting

The Handmaiden

This erotic crime thriller has antecedents in Victorian melodrama and the slow burn of Hitchcockian suspense

Nocturnal Animals

Tom Ford’s thriller which twists three plots is a well-performed intellectual exercise that lacks emotional engagement

Film Kitchen

Locally produced short films and videos highlight this monthly screening series

Sports

Pittsburgh’s Command B.R.O.S. are making a splash in the world of scenario paintball

“Anybody can play this game. All races, ages shapes and sizes.”

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown changes name to Ronald, media confused

The NFL takes the game too seriously when they fine guys for doing a four-pump twerk when three pumps is apparently the imaginary standard.

Trading Andrew McCutchen would send the Pittsburgh Pirates back to the bad old days

The Pirates seem content running a thrift store disguised as a baseball team.

Blogs

Martin Esquivel-Hernandez could be released tomorrow, Dec. 8

Tomorrow Esquivel-Hernandez could either be freed or deported without seeing a judge.

Donald Trump lost the declining, white working-class Southwestern Pa. towns he visited

Political pundits have been praising Trump's outreach to white working-class voters, but the Southwestern Pennsylvania working-class towns he visited voted against him.

Listen Up! Dec. 7

First Night Pittsburgh announces New Year's line-up

New and returning events for all ages Downtown on New Year's Eve

Pittsburgh’s Bloomfield neighborhood gets its first luxury lofts

Bloomfield, Pittsburgh's Little Italy, to gain 18 new luxury condos for sale at up to $451,000

With the goal of broadcasting on the FM band, 24-hour jazz station WZUM-AM approaches its Dec. 31 fundraising deadline

By Dec. 31, Pittsburgh Public Media needs to close on the purchase of a license that will bring the station to FM band at 101.1

Final week for "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat" at Quantum Theatre

Chamber opera based on best-selling Oliver Sacks book continues through Sunday

Attack Theatre's "Unbolted"

A review of Attack Theatre's latest new work

Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority responds to lead concerns with series of community meetings

At a community meeting last week, the Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority responds to lead concerns.

Pittsburgh celebrates Krampusnacht in Market Square

Pittsburghers celebrate with Krampus in Market Square

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