Arts Feature

The History Center could have made more of its tribute to American ingenuity and sacrifice during World War II

The exhibit comes just to the cusp of some valuable critiques

Pittsburgh Dining

Mambo Italia

A neighborhood pizza venue in Sewickley offers charm and well-prepared pies

Los Campos Mexican Grocery supplies food staples, plus tamales on Sundays

The popular masa dumplings run only $1-2 each

Why events like the Pittsburgh Whiskey & Fine Spirits Festival might be worth your while

The best feature is the side-by-side tasting


The History Center could have made more of its tribute to American ingenuity and sacrifice during World War II

The exhibit comes just to the cusp of some valuable critiques

On Stage

The Piano Lesson at Pittsburgh Playwrights

Theater returns to the August Wilson Center with a potent production

Sunset Baby at City Theatre

Dominique Morisseau’s play is a feast of words

Good Kids at Pitt Stages

The play delivers a solid judgment on the pervasive problem of sexual assault

A Servant to Two Masters at the Public

A commedia dell’arte classic gets a British-music-hall makeover

Contemporary Choreographers largely hits home

High-energy works highlight the annual Point Park University program


Poet Peter Oresick’s new collection is a stirring retrospective

Iconoscope includes new and selected work dating to 1990


Watain’s Erik Danielsson discusses ritual, avoiding black-metal formulas, and the challenges of using fire in performances

“Watain performances do indeed go beyond the established concept of a rock concert in the sense that they serve as crossroads between this world and the untamed, chaotic chasm of hungry darkness that lies beyond its borders.”

Warhol curator switches hats to become a recording artist

“I’ve always wanted to make a real, studio-quality record.”

Locally based hip-hop blog The Daily Loud finds national popularity

“I couldn’t rap or sing, so me being an artist was out of the question.”

Critics’ Picks, Nov. 19-25

Concerts by King Diamond, Kate Voegele, Summit Station and KRS-One and Rakim

New Releases

Reviews of records by David & The Disasters and Crooked Cobras

On Screen

Love the Coopers

Jessie Nelson’s holiday comedy-with-a-message is about as formulaic as they come

The 33

This docudrama about the trapped, and then rescued, Chilean miners is a hokey, dumbed-down feel-gooder


Ethiopian drama looks at how young girls get caught up in the clash between human rights and traditional culture

Nasty Baby

A low-key dramedy set among Brooklyn hipsters about making a baby turns dark

Short List

Short List: November 18 - 23

Quantum raises Chickens in the Yard; poet Ed Roberson reads; Ursula Rucker is her Father’s Daughter; and the Carnegie has designs on Silver to Steel


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Propel charter schools, Chatham University want to change the culture of inner-city education with Pittsburgh Urban Teaching Corps

“There’s a need for people who have that passion to make a difference in urban schools.”

Harking to 1972’s Mod Trolley, the Port Authority and the Carnegie roll out retro buses and a new exhibit

“It was like looking at a record album going down the street.”

Upstart Code Red Wrestling brings pro wrestling and an animal-welfare fundraiser to Century III Mall

“I used to come here and sit on Santa’s lap. Now I come here and do this.”


Lynn Cullen 11/23/15

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A state law requires recycling old TVs — but doesn’t make it feasible to do so

“We see more TVs every year.”

Savage Love

“So here’s what you can do: Chill the fuck out.”

Stuff We Like

Duquesne women’s basketball might be the most successfully consistent sports program in the city

They even beat Suzie McConnell-Serio’s Pitt Panthers. That would be like Daniel beating Mr. Miyagi in the All-Valley Karate Tournament.

Lynn Cullen 11/18/15

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