Sound Bite: Spring Ephemerals

Sound Bite: Spring Ephemerals

“There’s more of a push among sustainable gardeners and green-minded folks to only harvest the leaves.”
Members of Pittsburgh LGBT community criticize EQT sponsorship of Pride Parade

Members of Pittsburgh LGBT community criticize EQT sponsorship of Pride Parade

Pittsburgh LGBT groups are calling out the Delta Foundation for selling the naming rights for this year’s Pride Parade to EQT Corporation.
Lighthearted people, heavy music: A chat with Skating Polly

Lighthearted people, heavy music: A chat with Skating Polly

Skating Polly came to Pittsburgh this week, playing Smiling Moose on Tuesday. CP music writer Meg Fair caught up with them by phone to discuss parents, working with your idols and their new album.
Summer Guide 2017

Summer Guide 2017

Our 2017 Summer Guide offers plenty to do, see and hear this season

Specials & Guides

Summer Guide 2017

Our 2017 Summer Guide offers plenty to do, see and hear this season

Summer Music

Summer Films

Summer Arts

Summer Stage

Summer Kids

Summer Outdoors

News+Features

Jury selection in sexual-assault cases like Bill Cosby’s present unique challenges

“You have to get jurors to give up their script and listen to the evidence presented.”

Congressman Keith Rothfus could be in danger as three Democratic challengers step up

“The Left is so angry that I even have 3 liberal opponents who have announced their campaigns to defeat me.”

Morose & Macabre’s annual Atrocity Exhibition returns to the Rex Theater

Scenes from the annual showcase of the bizarre, the dark and the disturbing

Music

Folk singer Chastity Brown’s Silhouette of Sirens triumphs through the pain; she plays Pittsburgh’s Club Café May 22

"I’m not in that place anymore, but I can full well fucking know what it’s like to go there.”

Greensburg community art hub, DV8, closing after 15 years with one final show

“It’ll be fun to celebrate together one last time.”

Critics' Picks, May 17-24

Check out shows this week from Chance the Rapper, Whitney, Pharmakon and Good Dude Lojack

New Releases

From 156/Silence and Ryan Hoffman

Stage

Attack Theatre’s latest pairs the troupe, for the first time, with outside choreographers

“We began to look at the totality of what Attack Theatre has become.”

The Pink Unicorn at Off the Wall

A one-woman drama has many comic moments and a few tough truths

Peter and the Starcatcher at Stage 62

This show’s fun is all in the theater of it

Short List

Short List: May 17-25

EQT Children’s Theater Festival; the Big Wig Ball; Nigerian writer Unoma Azuah; Cirque du Soleil’s Ovo

Food+Drink

Sound Bite: Spring Ephemerals

Seeking culinary spring jewels on the forest floor

The Railyard Tap Room, in Bridgeville, makes a good stop for inventive pub fare and plenty of beer

Scattered among the poutine, Scotch eggs, wings and burgers were a selection of Indian items

Really Simple Chicken in Za’atar

“Let’s share books and talk.”

Back to the old school with natural wine

“I fell head over heels in love with these types of wine.”

Strip District pop-up shop Steel City Salt Company expands to Millvale storefront

Favorite salt mixtures include Steeltown Garlic and Herb, or the Black and Gold, mixing Hickory Smoked Sea Salt and spices

Pittsburgh City Paper Booze Battles: Six Penn Kitchen vs. Club Café

We test a pair of amaretto sours

Pimm’s No. 1 Cup Liqueur

$19.99/750ml

Screen

The Lovers

A dramedy about a longtime couple torn between their marriage and their affairs

Alien: Covenant

In the Alien prequels, gross thing attacks space workers, but in slightly different settings

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Guy Ritchie’s re-do of the British legend is a royal mess

Hounds of Love

Ben Young’s debut is a well-constructed and deeply disturbing thriller

Norman

The life and times of a New York fixer in a low-key dramedy

Sports

Camp at Pittsburgh’s PNC Park helps deaf ballplayers realize that playing pro baseball is within their reach

“I want these kids to learn that they can do anything.”

This week in Pittsburgh Sports History

A look back at events that you’ve either forgotten about or never heard of in the first place

Blogs

MP3 Monday: AllegrA

Look, listen and observe: It's Monday and streaming new music from AllegrA.

Chance the Rapper brings tour to Pittsburgh's PPG Paints Arena

Chance the Rapper performs at Pittsburgh's PPG Paints Arena

EQT Children’s Theater Festival continues this weekend in Downtown Pittsburgh

The EQT Children’s Theater Festival, a four-day Pittsburgh Cultural Trust production at various Downtown venues, continues through Sun., May 21.

Members of Pittsburgh LGBT community criticize EQT sponsorship of Pride Parade

Pittsburgh LGBT groups are calling out the Delta Foundation for selling the naming rights for this year’s Pride Parade to EQT Corporation.

DMC DJ Battles Makes Its Pittsburgh Debut at Room 16

The World's No. 1 DJ Competition, founded by Disco Mix Club, makes its Pittsburgh debut on Friday.

Pittsburghers protest local firm DCK Worldwide tied to detention-center construction

Protesters are calling on DCK Worldwide to pledge not to profit from U.S./Mexico border wall and detention centers.

Lighthearted people, heavy music: A chat with Skating Polly

Skating Polly came to Pittsburgh this week, playing Smiling Moose on Tuesday. CP music writer Meg Fair caught up with them by phone to discuss parents, working with your idols and their new album.

Pittsburgh policing expert David Harris celebrates 50 episodes of Criminal (In)Justice podcast

The podcast explores the intricacies of the criminal justice system with input from local and national experts

Elimination of Pittsburgh advocacy group staffer’s job shocks arts community

GPAC deputy director had a focus on equity and inclusion in the arts

Views

Lynn Cullen Live 05/22/17

Audio & Video Archive

Lynn Cullen Live 05/16/17

Audio & Video Archive

Pittsburgh-based podcast Trump on Earth tries to keep pace with changing environmental policy

“They’re not easy topics to talk about in five minutes.”

Savage Love

Her explanation is that she has this constant sensation to pee.

Lynn Cullen Live 05/17/17

Audio & Video Archive

Lynn Cullen Live 05/19/17

Audio & Video Archive

Books

Judith Robinson’s Carousel

Poetry and fiction explores loss and the past

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