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Winter Guide 2015

Don't let the cold keep you inside. Check out CP's Winter Guide for activities and events happening this season.

Pittsburgh Dining

Dorothy 6 Blast Furnace Café

This eatery along Homestead's Eighth Avenue offers satisfying fare, skillfully prepared

Brighten up winter with a citrusy cocktail

Try adding some blood-orange juice to a margarita

Five Points Artisan Bakeshop opens in Squirrel Hill, with an emphasis on same-day-baked bread

"Anything you bake that tastes good could end up here."


Three otherwise unrelated shows at the PCA draw on storytelling for their power

These are the works that inspire, provoke and resonate

On Stage

Comic Tommy Davidson is back in town

"I like to weave my show into a dialogue that everyone can identify with."


Journalist Russell Gold explores fracking in The Boom

"I came to the conclusion that fracking and natural gas were really misunderstood."

A Sudanese Lost Boy's harrowing memoir

"I said I would die searching for my family because life was so meaningless."


Flow Tribe brings New Orleans funk to town

"Katrina definitely made us come together and make it happen."

Torn and Frayed returns, two decades after winning the Graffiti Rock Challenge

"Osh and these guys brought me back from the rock 'n' roll graveyard."

The Love Letters release a debut effort with help from a New Pornographer

"I mentioned to him how I'd heard one of their songs in a University of Phoenix commercial."

Critics' Picks, Jan. 22-28

Local shows by Pharmakon and Ani DiFranco, plus a new release from Shaky Shrines and chaos comes to the Strip

New Releases

Recent music from The Commonheart, DJ Goodnight and The Anti-Psychotics

On Screen

American Sniper

Clint Eastwood's account of one celebrated Iraq war vet's life squanders opportunities to explore various thorny issues


Michael Mann's thriller about hackers is slick-looking, but missing plot and zing

Against the Sun

Drama recount true-life harrowing tale of being lost at sea in a raft

Big Muddy

A Canadian neo-noir that, despite nice scenery, can only end in trouble

The Tale of Princess Kaguya

An adaptation of a wistful Japanese folk tale, with plenty for kids and adults

The Wedding Ringer

It's a perpetual boys' night out, in this bromantic comedy

Short List

Short List: January 22 - 29

Downtown Gallery Crawl adds music series; City Theatre world-premieres Mr. Joy; adult spelling bee returns; new Rachel Carson documentary screens.


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Winter Guide 2015

Don't let the cold keep you inside. Check out CP's Winter Guide for activities and events happening this season.

High Priority: Why your choice for the Pa. Supreme Court may be the most important vote you cast all year

"It's probably going to have the biggest long-term impact of any race out there."

Despite sexual-assault allegations, Bill Cosby's Pittsburgh show will go on

Embattled comedian set to perform Feb. 21 at Heinz Hall

Mike Seate makes his living exploring a motorcycle subculture, on TV and in print

"They're just happy to see the stuff that they love on TV."


Lynn Cullen Live 1/23/15

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Lynn Cullen Live 1/22/14

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"Passive house" standards bring an old YMCA back to life

"Everything is better, everything is bigger."

Savage Love

"You are not and never will be a monster capable of swallowing another monster whole."

Lynn Cullen Live 1/21/15

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Lynn Cullen Live 1/20/15

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