On Stage Feature

Broadway star Billy Porter brings Kinky Boots home to Pittsburgh

The CAPA and CMU grad also anticipates what follows his big hit

Pittsburgh Dining

Aviva Brick Oven

Offers the easy-pleasing appeal of a pizzeria with an atmosphere — and often recipes — clearly a cut above

The Biblical Botanical Garden at Rodef Shalom illustrates useful plants of the ancient Near East

“The Bible was not interested in describing horticulture.”

The Livermore re-opens with a focus on Italian food-and-wine pairings

“We want to give a village-to-village, province-to-province perspective.”

Arts

Rolling Hills, Satanic Mills plumbs landscape painting at the Frick

“All landscapes are meant as homes for our imagination.”

On Stage

Broadway star Billy Porter brings Kinky Boots home to Pittsburgh

The CAPA and CMU grad also anticipates what follows his big hit

The Wedding Singer at Pittsburgh CLO

It’s a well-worn journey that’s mildly interesting

Pine at South Park Theatre

While the premise is certainly rife with possibilities, this story never quite gels

Books

A People’s History of Pittsburgh and Brewology

A new compendium of Pittsburgh snapshots; an illustrated dictionary about beer

A Po’ boy at Peter’s Pub

Music

At 78 and with myriad health issues, surf-rock legend Dick Dale plays through the pain

“I’ve been living like this for the past 15 years, but I’m still here and opening my eyes each morning.”

Old Game celebrates its new music video with a release show

“We really wanted to make sure the public had a place to see a project of this magnitude.”

Critics’ Picks, July 30-Aug. 5

Concerts by R. Ring, Bootsy’s Rubber Band, Total Control and Death From Above 1979

New Releases

Brand new records from local bands Roulette Waves and Six Speed Kill

On Screen

Testament of Youth

James Kent adapts Vera Brittain’s memoir of love and loss during World War I

Pixels

An amusing idea is lost in this underdeveloped, unfunny nerd-bro comedy

A Lego Brickumentary

Everything you knew and didn’t know about the iconic toy bricks

Vacation

An unnecessary re-boot of the 1983 comedy, now with more vulgar comedy

Paper Towns

Much of the film follows the tired formula of examining the world of guys obsessed with unattainable girls

Short List

Short List: July 29 - August 6

Three Rivers Storytelling Festival; Uncumber Theatrics’ Mingled; kayaking the blue moon; and Reservoir of Jazz

Listings

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News+Features

Lawsuit over fracking near schools in Mars School District could have statewide legal impact

“It should not be around schools, or residents, or farmland; I mean, it’s ridiculous.”

A Guide to Raising City Chickens

In light of Pittsburgh's newly updated zoning ordinance on backyard farm animals, are you dreaming of raising chickens? Worried about the recent Centers for Disease Control warnings about kissing and snuggling your chickens?

Views

Lynn Cullen Live 7/31/15

Audio & Video Archive

Lynn Cullen Live 7/30/15

Audio & Video Archive

Guest Opinion: Innovation at risk as states ban telemedicine for medical abortions

“Many people seek to restrict the rights of women to their own bodies while at the same time dictating how physicians and other health-care providers practice medicine.”

Savage Love

“You’re 18 years old, you’re headed to college, and you and your boyfriend don’t click sexually. Break up.”

Lynn Cullen Live 7/29/15

Audio & Video Archive

Lynn Cullen 7/28/15

Audio & Video Archive

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