Blogs Feature

The 90s returned to Pittsburgh last weekend with Salt N Pepa, Vanilla Ice, Coolio, more

Photos from the I Love The 90s tour featuring Coolio, Salt N Pepa, Vanilla Ice and more.


Sound Bite goes huntin’ for pawpaws with Andrew Moore

Celine Roberts goes hunting for pawpaws with Andrew Moore, author of Pawpaw: In Search of America's Forgotten Fruit.

Italian restaurant Cibo in Regent Square re-opens under a new chef

Its ethos appears to be that flavorful food doesn’t have to be complicated

Curried Green Tomato Soup

A group of folks would gather, bringing salads, breads and drinks, to pair with the soups.

412 Food Rescue takes up urban gleaning

Hidden Harvest targets food trees in parks and backyards

Hop Farm Provision with homegrown lime basil

$8 / pint

The Old Fashioned never goes out of style

A salute to a drink with tangled roots and deep personal ties


The new Frick Environmental Center hits all the marks

It’s a public building and classroom that makes all its own energy


Russian Grand Ballet visits with Sleeping Beauty

“The lighter it looks, the more power it takes to perform.”

Hannibal Buress and the art of “why?”

“I would ask weird stuff to kinda get people off balance.”

The Censor at Throughline Theatre Co.

A lot of the fun is guessing where Williams is going to take us in the second act.

Pittsburgh New Works Festival

The festival of one-acts’ Program D offers some strong work


Jimmy Cvetic’s new poetry collection

Beware of the Dog brandishes an over-the-top sense of honesty



Calliope: The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society celebrates four decades of advocating roots-based music

Its mission has satellites around the city, with a venue on the PCA’s lower floor, music classes taught at a nearby college, and concerts produced in collaboration with other arts organizations

On Golden Sings That Have Been Sung, Rockford, Ill.-based singer-songwriter Ryley Walker expertly arranges every element

From instrumentation to vocalization, Walker seeks to demonstrate full control of his faculties at all times

Critics’ Picks, Sept. 22-28

Performances by the Handsome Family, Miserable and a jam-packed Thrival lineup

Pittsburgh-based musician AllegrA releases her solo debut

“I was raised with rhythm in my blood.”



Oliver Stone’s profile of Edward Snowden is a competent and mildly interesting bio-pic

Hieronymus Bosch, Touched by the Devil

The doc works hard to be a mystery, but in the end, there’s merely information, not revelation

The Hollars

A dysfunctional family gets its act together when facing a crisis in this dramedy

My Blind Brother

An indie comedy that flips the script on sibling rivalry and diabilities

Short List

Short List: Sept. 21-27

City Theatre’s puppet regime; Downtown’s fall Gallery Crawl; The Toxic Avenger sings; Penn Avenue Arts in Motion


A local activist at the Dakota Access pipeline, plus a new documentary on West Virginia and coal

“I believe that you put your body on the line for things that you believe in.”

Savage Love

Lynn Cullen 09/21/16

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Lynn Cullen Live 09/20/16

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Lynn Cullen 09/19/20

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City Paper's live coverage of Donald Trump's visit to Pittsburgh

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is in Pittsburgh today and so are the protesters.

A number of Somali Bantu refugees have resettled in Pittsburgh, but how are they adjusting?

“I am Somali Bantu, but that does not mean that I am not also American.”

Questions stymie one group’s years-long battle for open government

“It’s about as cut-and-dried as World War II.”

Weird Pittsburgh: Angry cyclists, anthem threats and a Linda Blair sighting in York County

“Anyone not honoring this request to be respectful will be removed from the stadium.”


Fall Arts Preview

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


The Pittsburgh Harlequins bring rough-and-tumble rugby to appreciative fans

Big runs usually have to be earned with stiff arms and churning through tackles

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