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Pittsburgh City Paper's Democratic National Committee Live Blog: Day 3

Follow the action from day three of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia

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Food+Drink

Personal Chef: Brilliant Brownies by a Brainy Bicyclist

Unprocessed cacao is a superfood, and walnuts are brain food

Check out The Abbey on Butler Street, in Pittsburgh’s trendy Lawrenceville

The shortish menu is in the au courant gastropub mode

Edgar’s Best Tacos moves to a bigger, better location in the Strip District

Growth has been driven by customers seeking the true flavors of south-of-the-border fare

Gin flavors run deeper than juniper

The range spans tastes from citrus to a range of botanicals

Cherry Heering

Stage

Julius Caesar at Throughline Theatre

A bare-bones set and cross-gender casting are very Elizabethan, yet make for wonderfully modern theater

The Hound of the Baskervilles at Kinetic Theatre

It’s Sherlock for laughs

Jesus Christ Superstar at Stage 62

It’s one of the most impeccably sung productions of Superstar I’ve seen

An American Idiot for the Black Lives Matter era

“The struggles are very similar in terms of feeling like you are in a system that seems to be against you.”

Books

Two poets grapple with life-changing health issues

Jason Irwin’s A Blister of Stars examines life with birth defects; Ally Malinenko’s Better Luck Next Year looks at breast cancer

Lemon Sun

Music

With SuperMonkey Recording Co., Christian Groblewski aims to put Pittsburgh music on the map

“I’m trying to find the next Foo Fighters, the band that’s going to sell out arenas.”

On Paradise, the members of Vancouver’s White Lung refine their sound without losing their edge

“This mentality of making something sound vintage or old, I just don’t get it.”

Critics’ Picks, July 28-Aug. 3

Performances by Femi Kuti and the Positive Force, Esmé Patterson, See Through Dresses, Young Thug, Slipknot and Marilyn Manson

New Releases

Reviews of records by Nik Sea and Paul Labrise

Screen

Star Trek Beyond

Justin Lin’s film is all action, and somewhat less than even routine

Café Society

Once again Allen ponders notions of life, death, love, success, happiness and Jews

Short List

Short List: July 27 - August 2

Pittsburgh VegFest returns; Werner Herzog’s new tech doc at the Regent Square; comic Sandra Valls; OpenStreets expands to the North Side

Views

You don’t have to like Ted Cruz to respect his snub of Donald Trump

It’s rare to find someone in American politics willing to take a stand against his own party because it’s the right thing to do

A trio of female athletes will carry Pittsburgh’s hopes into the Summer Olympics

Once cornhole gets its Olympic credentials, we’ll quickly see more Western Pa. Olympians on this list.

Stuff We Like

Savage Love

Lynn Cullen Live 07/25/16

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News+Features

Pittsburgh Go: Catch Pokémon and get healthy around Pittsburgh

Every true Pokémon trainer knows that the proper mode of transportation is a bicycle

Pittsburgh breast-milk bank provides aid to mothers in need

“I was thinking every baby should have the best beginning.”

Explore Pittsburgh’s history with eight Olympic games

You’ll want to skip the near-drowning

Pittsburgh offers hundreds of different fitness classes designed to take participants out of their comfort zone

New exercise trends seemingly emerge weekly across the city

CMU student developing magnetic malaria treatment

“I knew I wanted to work on something that would help people.”

Weird Pittsburgh

RNC protests didn’t burn so bright in Cleveland last week

“Protesters were just outnumbered.”

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