Many Pittsburghers oppose privatization of the city’s water system

Many Pittsburghers oppose privatization of the city’s water system

“We don’t think any level of privatization, whether that’s full privatization or public-private partnership, are the answer to PWSA’s problems.”
Pittsburgh Riverhounds are hungry to start a new season

Pittsburgh Riverhounds are hungry to start a new season

“We are excited to play and we will be exciting to watch.”
Checking in with Bassem Youssef, “the Jon Stewart of Egypt”

Checking in with Bassem Youssef, “the Jon Stewart of Egypt”

Satirist co-headlines Pittsburgh Humanities Festival

News+Features

Many Pittsburghers oppose privatization of the city’s water system

“We don’t think any level of privatization, whether that’s full privatization or public-private partnership, are the answer to PWSA’s problems.”

Lincoln-Lemington brownfields present development challenges

“Before they do any development, it’s got to be clean.”

Pittsburgh Retro Gaming Expo celebrates a renaissance of old-school video-game design

Independent game studios over the past few years have drawn the industry back toward old-school, traditional game play

Wheel America

Some group of immigrants is always at the bottom of the wheel of hate

Music

At 21, Pittsburgh’s Amir Miles is taking his music career into his own hands

“I think if you decide to drop out of college to be a musician, you need to be meticulous in your planning.”

Portugal. The Man Soundtracks the #Resistance

“It’s good to cause some kind of commotion.”

New Releases

A review of We Hold Hands and We Jump

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s vast archive goes digital

Users can explore show posters, programs, performance details and audio recordings from its 120-plus-year history

Critics' Picks, March 23-29

Check out performances this week from Bang on a Can All-Stars, Touche Amore, Fishbone, Concealed Blade and more

Arts

Checking in with Bassem Youssef, “the Jon Stewart of Egypt”

Satirist co-headlines Pittsburgh Humanities Festival

Jackie Hoysted explores belonging at BoxHeart

Hoysted simultaneously excites a detail-driven brain and massages a grief-stricken heart

Pittsburgh Humanities Festival runs March 24-26

Guests include writers from The Onion, rock critic Robert Christgau and local comics creators Ed Piskor and Yona Harvey

Stage

The Guard at City Theatre

The Guard is a banquet for the eye as well as the mind

Daddy Long Legs at Pittsburgh Public Theater

The production is a jaunty good time

Beth Corning and dance legend Donald Byrd ask WHAT’S MISSING?

“We are allowing the audience to see what is happening from very different perspectives”

A Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre collaboration with Dance Theatre of Harlem yields generally positive results

“Brahms Variations” proved a delightful showcase of DTH dancers’ classical pedigree and youthful energy

Short List

Short List: March 23-29

Author Elena Passarello and Animals Strike Curious Poses; PICT Classic’s Oedipus Rex; art about homelessness; Pittsburgh Opera’s Turandot

Food+Drink

Bruneaux, a fine-dining French restaurant, opens in Sewickley

The menu here is formal and traditional, but not mired in the past

The Best Tuna Salad (on a Salad)

Think of this tuna salad like it is the first Tinder message you send to a prospective date

The Bloody Mary, and variations on a theme

Celebrating a quirky and quintessential brunch cocktail

Pittsburgh City Paper Booze Battles: Ace Hotel vs. Smallman Galley

The I’m-fucking-sick-and-still-have-to-drink edition

Gluten Free Goat opens a storefront bakery and café in Garfield

Sweets stand ready to dispel concerns that gluten-free baked goods are bland or stodgy

Cataloguing Foods Facing Extinction

Slow Food’s Ark of Taste brings attention to foods we may lose

Screen

Raw

Julia Ducournau’s arty horror/coming-of-age film finds power and desire in a teenage girl’s cannibalism

The Sense of an Ending

A well-produced and well-acted British drama about revisiting one’s past

Wilson

Craig Johnson’s dark comedy is adapted from Daniel Clowes’ graphic novel

Sports

Pittsburgh Riverhounds are hungry to start a new season

“We are excited to play and we will be exciting to watch.”

Pittsburgh’s Alex Shabalov vies for his fifth U.S. Chess Championship on March 28 in St. Louis

The Latvian-born grandmaster won his first championship at 11

Ranking the best Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitchers of all time

Kent Tekulve looked more like an accountant or a dentist than a closer

Blogs

PETA marks World Water Day with demonstration in Downtown Pittsburgh

A demonstration by PETA in Pittsburgh today showed the cost of animal food products.

A new incubator in Pittsburgh, FUTUREMAKERS Labs, debuts at Kelly-Strayhorn Theater

There's a new incubator in Pittsburgh for artists and entrepreneurs seeking to network and expand their resources.

Bike-advocacy group survey says cyclists support driverless-car testing in Pittsburgh

Data from Bike Pittsburgh's survey shows cyclists and pedestrians feel safer with driverless cars on the road.

Ta-Nehisi Coates in Pittsburgh

Author speaks about writing at the Pitt Contemporary Writers Series

Music To Sweep To 12: Waterparks and Dirty Beaches

In this week's Music To Sweep To, we're listening to terrifying music and checking out the largest indoor waterpark in the world.

‘Yinzers Against Jagoffs’ PAC forms demanding more accessibility from U.S. Rep. Keith Rothfus

The Republican Congressman from Sewickley has never held a town hall during his six-year term.

MP3 Monday: Amir Miles

Views

Savage Love

“Is there any way I could lick your boots clean after the show?”

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