Arts Feature

The Skinny Building: an unlikely preservation success story for an unlikely Downtown structure

The episode is a welcome sign to anyone who wants Pittsburgh to continue to have a unique identity.

Pittsburgh Dining

Open Bottle Bistro

Small plates and Mediterranean entrees pair well with wine in this charming Shadyside spot

At Mt. Washington's Altius restaurant, Alan Uchrinscko offers a high-minded take on wine

"I know what I like and I do whatever I can to find it."

The Pittsburgh Public Market is raising funds to build a Market Kitchen

The rent-by-the-hour commercial kitchen will let entrepreneurial cooks get started

Arts

The Skinny Building: an unlikely preservation success story for an unlikely Downtown structure

The episode is a welcome sign to anyone who wants Pittsburgh to continue to have a unique identity.

Alexandre Arrechea's witty No Limits is a play on iconic architecture

Temporary large-scale sculptures liven Downtown

On Stage

Walldogs at Hatch Arts Collective

The intimate setting allows the raw energy of the stories to shine.

Dancing at Lughnasa at Little Lake Theatre

Brian Friel's luminous writing and strong performances enliven one seriously sad, somber play.

The Dumb Waiter at Dog & Pony Show

Pinter's classic one-act gets a gender twist.

Books

A review of Jim Daniels' story collection Eight Mile High

What's most memorable is the book's experimentalism

Music

Seizure Man specializes in cassettes

The local label is handling this year's Reddit Cassette Culture compilation

ChaRon Don returns after a few years of travel with a new album full of ideas

"My focus was on family and home. I was living the life: I was reading a lot."

Urban Music Education Project lets ChaRon Don help raise new MCs

"ChaRon is the greatest role model, because he's totally cool, and kind."

Critics' Picks: July 30 - August 6

A hip-hop festival featuring Talib Kweli, an "All-Scene" festival at Mr. Small's, Thoth Trio plays the Solar Concert Series and The Sablowskis release a kid-friendly punk album

On the Record with Shelley Johansson of Flood City Music Festival

"The level of talent that we attract has gone up and up and up."

On Screen

Boyhood

Richard Linklater's remarkable film illustrates a childhood over 12 years of captured moments

Get On Up

Chadwick Boseman finds the sweet spots in this jumbled presentation of Lifetime movie, comedy and musical numbers

I, Origins

This thriller asks: What if an eyeball held deep secrets about life?

Lucy

A woman operating with a fully engaged brain takes on drug lords in this action thriller

A Summer's Tale

Eric Rohmer's 1996 film about young people on holiday
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Signed Prints: Artist's work brings voice of the homeless off the street and into galleries

"I think it's easy for people to put the homeless in a box and make up stories about why they're homeless."

Anti-immigrant sentiment reaches fever pitch over Central American child refugees

"There are tens of thousands of Canadians living illegally in this country and I have yet to meet a Canadian who has been rounded up."

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Savage Love

A majority of sex-for-sex's-sake types are hoping to leverage it into something more at some point.

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