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Import Export: Martín Esquivel-Hernandez travelled more than 5,000 miles to be with his family, but five years later he faces deportation

“I knew if I didn’t make it, they were going to suffer without their father supporting them.”

Food+Drink

Thai Tamarind occupies a charming spot along Bellevue’s Lincoln Avenue

The menu offers the usual Thai curries and noodle dishes, plus a lengthy selection of chef’s creations

Insurrection AleWorks focuses on sour beers — very carefully

“Patience is key.”

Conflict Kitchen’s latest menu features North American cuisine with Haudenosaunee offerings

“There are 562 indigenous nations throughout the U.S., and they have their own separate culinary histories.”

Jägermeister (and tonic)

Price $42.99 / bottle

Pittsburgh City Paper Booze Battles: Spork vs. Dive

Dark and Stormy

Arts

A look at Drap-Art and the Re:NEW Festival’s juried show

Amidst the remnants and relics of technology and consumption, there remains an eternal hopefulness

At Future Tenant, D.S. Kinsel’s new exhibit tackles a taboo word

What is missing is the artist’s reckoning with his material

Stage

Little by Little at South Park Theatre

The evening, while not terrible, never raises any interest

With Impulse, Texture decides that less is more

“First impressions and stereotypes can affect how your art is looked at.”

Martha Graham Dance Company marks its 90th anniversary

Program includes Graham classics and new works inspired by her legacy

Music

In its seventh year, the VIA Festival returns to East Liberty and finds fresh ways to facilitate conversations and community through new art, music and media

“It’s a more zoom-out perspective of major trends that are happening, and we’re just trying to explore pieces.”

Kentucky-based folk singer taps into a tradition of pastoral simplicity and nostalgia

“I have a drive to write when there is that kind of longing present.”

Critics’ Picks, Sept 29-Oct. 5

Performances by Dressy Bessy, the Legendary Pink Dots, Pity Sex, Mutlu and the inimitable Tom Jones

New Releases

A review of the latest from Brett Staggs

With a new EP, Pittsburgh-based duo Victory at the Crossroads puts forth a message of positive change

Onstage, the band’s side-by-side set-up represents more than comfort

Screen

Queen of Katwe

Mira Nair’s inspirational story of a young Ugandan chess champion triumphs over its formulaic parts

Deepwater Horizon

Peter Berg’s docudrama recounts the catastrophic events on the Gulf of Mexico drilling rig

Morris From America

Strong performances from Markees Christmas and Craig Robinson pay off in this coming-of-age tale

The Magnificent Seven

Denzel Washington heads up a diverse group of gunslingers in this Western re-boot

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

A scattering of whimsy and great sets can’t make Tim Burton’s film wholly engaging

Train to Busan

Korean thriller about zombies on a train ably hits its genre marks

Seed: The Untold Story

A new documentary sounds the alarm about our neglect of seeds and biodiversity

Views

Savage Love

“There are times when unburdening yourself is absolutely the wrong thing to do.”

From Radio Raheem to Eric Garner and beyond, will this country ever ‘Do the Right Thing’ about black men dying at the hands of police

“Once I saw that film, my eyes were opened to the shit-storm that an unequal society can rain down on certain segments of our population.”

Lynn Cullen Live 09/28/16

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News+Features

Dennis Roddy on the death of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review's print edition

"As a journalist I can find nothing good about the disappearance of even a bad newspaper, much less one so simultaneously luminescent and toxic as was The Trib."

The city’s 311 response line has handled all kinds of calls over the past 10 years

“We don’t want to be thought of as the complaint center.”

A list of bizarre calls received by the 311 response line

Caller wanted to know how many minutes were left on their cellular phone.

Russia sends Metropolitan Community Church pastor packing for working with LGBT activists

“I knew they weren’t going to send me to some prison someplace, but I won’t pretend it was pleasant.”

Lessons in Equality

This school year, transgender kids at all Pittsburgh public schools now have the right to use their chosen names, pronouns and bathrooms that match their gender identity

[SPECIALS & GUIDES]

Fall Arts Preview

Upcoming art, film, stage, dance, music and more

[SPORTS]

AntiGravity Fitness offers relief for sport- and fitness-related injuries

“The tingling and numbness I used to feel — gone.”

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