Music Feature

After tours with Riff Raff and Mac Miller, DJ Afterthought is making his mark in the Pittsburgh hip-hop scene

“The DJ’s voice got smaller and smaller to the point where most DJs are comfortable being that guy in the back, just playing music. For me, it’s more personal.”

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Pittsburgh Dining

Mia Madre Trattoria

This Kennedy Township restaurant offers traditional, home-style Italian-American fare

Freshly made soups are a reason to stop by Downtown’s Sal’s City Deli

“Probably my favorite soups to make are the ones with a lot of color.”

Tiki bar Hidden Harbor debuts in Squirrel Hill

Rum is king, but there are also gin and bourbon drinks

Arts

Captured by Indians explores warfare and culture in 18th-century Pennsylvania

The exhibit emphasizes the time period’s complexity

At Neu Kirche, steel mills and warfare

Fiona Amundsen’s Like a Body Without Skin explores historical echoes

On Stage

Some Brighter Distance, at City Theatre

Tracy Brigden directs a jittery production that, though energetic, maybe lacks cohesion

Ciara, at Quantum Theatre

The work requires a consummate actor: Mary Rawson in a superlative-filled performance

Books

A review of Dave Newman’s new poetry collection

These poems are both realist and romantic

Music

After tours with Riff Raff and Mac Miller, DJ Afterthought is making his mark in the Pittsburgh hip-hop scene

“The DJ’s voice got smaller and smaller to the point where most DJs are comfortable being that guy in the back, just playing music. For me, it’s more personal.”

Montreal’s Young Galaxy aims to hold on to youthful idealism

Lyrically, Falsework’s existential musings seem to contemplate the trade-off inherent to creative pursuits, elevating the songs beyond the realm of mere pop

Critics’ Picks, Feb. 4-10

Performances by Kid Cudi, Grant-Lee Phillips, Noura Mint Seymali and Voivod

The Red Western aims to double listenership with two new releases

“Maybe people will pay more attention to all 10 songs instead of just the first couple.”

New Releases

Reviews of releases by the Pittsburgh Songwriters Circle and The Zou

On Screen

The 2016 Oscar-nominated documentary short films screen

Catch these on the big screen before filling out your ballot

The Finest Hours

Craig Gillespie’s rescue actioner is fairly rote, but the real-life tale is a good one

45 Years

Andrew Haigh’s melodrama examines a long-time marriage recalibrated by a bit of news

Film Kitchen monthly screening series for local and independent artists

A documentary about the Pittsburgh comedy scene is the centerpiece

Short List

Short List: February 4 - 11

New shows at Pittsburgh Glass Center and Morgan Contemporary Glass; New Horizon’s The Ballad of Emmett Till; Resonance Works

Listings

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News+Features

Two women declared candidacy for the Pa. legislature for the 2016 election. Will more run?

“The idea you hear is women don’t feel like they’re qualified to run.”

Cyclists wonder why Pittsburgh streets and sidewalks were plowed, but bike lanes went untouched

“It’s entirely reasonable to expect bike lanes plowed and city-owned sidewalks taken care of within 72 hours of a snowfall.”

Pittsburgh’s St. Clair neighborhood to get an urban farm and new housing

“This is really going to be a public community garden for the broader community.”

Views

Lynn Cullen 2/05/16

Audio & Video Archive

Lynn Cullen Live 2/4/16

Audio & Video Archive

Wysocki: Pro basketball is still buzzing around Pittsburgh

We used to have the Condors, so named because the owners knew the franchise was doomed.

Savage Love

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Lynn Cullen 2/03/16

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