On Stage Feature

Local organizer brings touring Fierce! queer burlesque festival to town

"It's basically like performance art that incorporates stripping."

Pittsburgh Dining

Circolo Woodfired

This East Carson Street pizza and pasta venue fills a much-needed niche for food that's better than pub grub

New craft-beer doc features Brew Gentlemen

"They were the youngest people we had ever met who were starting a brewery."

Indulge your taste for bottled soda pop at Grandpa Joe's

"I thought how great it would be to have a bottle shop for sodas."


Antoine Catala: Distant Feel looks for a new path to empathy

The most unsettling part of the exhibition is that it is distinctly cold and un-touchy-feely

On Stage

Local organizer brings touring Fierce! queer burlesque festival to town

"It's basically like performance art that incorporates stripping."

Off the Wall's The Whale

Off the Wall might have found its best marriage of content and execution to date

Othello at Pittsburgh Public Theater

It's a fantastic production of the Shakespeare tragedy

Peter Pan at Pittsburgh Musical Theater

The show believes in itself so completely that it's impossible not to be charmed

A choreographer brings her dancers outdoors for PLAYGROUND: blacktop

"It lets the dancers just get inside their bodies for the enjoyment of moving."


In its second year, the Pittonkatonk May Day Brass BBQ is more than a music festival

"Music, it's not something we buy — it's not something we go to see. It's something we do."

Pokey LaFarge discusses his new record and making something new from a traditional sound

"My music is probably harder to describe than a lot of other people's."

Local author explores the rhythm section as "a musical virus."

"It's almost like thumbsucking."

Critics' Picks, April 30-May 6

Concerts by ... And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Steve Gunn, White Mystery, plus a few trailblazers of the blues

New Releases

Reviews of records by Mariage Blanc and Brazilian Wax

On Screen

The Salt of the Earth

A new documentary profiles "social photographer and a witness to the human condition" Sebastião Salgado

The Age of Adaline

The film's tricky, bittersweet mix of time-shifting and romance is done in by a plodding earnestness

Aspie Seeks Love

Local documentarian Julie Sokolow follows one man's search for romance

Clouds of Sils Maria

Multi-layered drama about an older actress confronting her new reality


A corrupt London cop tries to dodge gangsters and internal affairs

Kung Fu Killer

Teddy Chan's Hong Kong actioner is a mash-up of police procedural and martial arts

Misery Loves Comedy

This new doc asks dozens of comics: How does comedy work?

Short List

Short List: April 30 - May 3

Dance troupe Amanda Tarr & Company debuts; indie-horror fave Die Gstettensaga: The Rise of Echsenfriedl screens; GA/GI art-and-tech fest returns to Penn Avenue; Chris Tucker plays Heinz Hall


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Activists say Pittsburgh needs to find a place for more low-income families to call home

"Decent housing is becoming a little more difficult to find and afford."

Pittsburgh City Paper launches monthly comics journalism feature

"I'm interested in stories about people whose voices aren't often heard."

An Introduction to Gender Pronouns

"It took me 25 years to understand who I was and be OK with it."


Lynn Cullen Live 5/1/15

Audio & Video Archive

Lynn Cullen Live 4/30/15

Audio & Video Archive

Savage Love

"When I watch music videos of John Sebastian in his 20s, I cream my jeans."

Lynn Cullen Live 4/29/15

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