On Screen Feature

Southpaw

This boxing melodrama is a sweaty, sentimental journey down a well-trod avenue, but still a crowd-pleaser

Pittsburgh Dining

Tako

This Downtown restaurant offers an up-to-the moment take on taqueria fare

How much would privatizing liquor sales really help?

The pros and cons of a perennial Pennsylvania debate

The Pop Stop cart sells a variety of frozen treats on sticks

The best-selling "Elvis" popsicle is made with peanut butter, banana and honey

Arts

Mattress Factory installations explore sustainable design, detritus and more

Factory Installed includes artists from Pittsburgh and around the country

On Stage

Sharon's Grave at PICT Classic

Director Aoife Spillane-Hinks nurtures Keane's rich language and Celtic mythos with harshness as well as tenderness

The Drowsy Chaperone at Stage 62

It's a solid, beautifully sung new production with several knock-out moments

Medea at Throughline

This seems to be a very free adaptation, with modern language and very modern ideas

A New Kind of Fallout at Opera Theater

A new opera inspired by the work of Rachel Carson is frequently powerful

Books

Monster's Ink

The book reads like an extended metaphor for subconscious exploration

Music

What to do when chatting up alt-country provocateur Lydia Loveless

"I was the original shameless person."

Alt-music festival, X-Fest, returns after a nine-year hiatus

"We thought that we could create at a very cool show by essentially treating them as one festival."

Pittsburgh Blues Festival keeps it rolling for the Food Bank

Despite its budget, the festival has raked in a staggering amount of donations

New Releases

Recent records from Billy Price and Tommy Magik and The Wonderfulls

On Screen

Southpaw

This boxing melodrama is a sweaty, sentimental journey down a well-trod avenue, but still a crowd-pleaser

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence

Roy Andersson's film is a slow, dreamlike tour through a series of loosely connected and often absurd set pieces

Aloft

A troubled mother-son relationship is explored in this off-beat drama

Ant-Man

This rather slight entry into the Marvel canon is entertaining, if a bit muddled

Trainwreck

Amy Schumer proves jerky women deserve love, too, in this bawdy rom-com

Short List

Short List: July 22 - 30

Randy Newman at the PSO; Edward Hopper paintings at the Carnegie; 2015's final Open Streets; and Who Is Gil Scott-Heron? at the Hollywood

Listings

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News+Features

Recent Penn Plaza evictions highlight East Liberty's severe lack of affordable housing

"We cannot afford to lose that many units."

In the midst of a film-production boom, proposed Pittsburgh City Council measure would require film permit fees.

"It has to keep Pittsburgh as film-friendly as it already is."

International investigation of worldwide hackers' marketplace is rife with Pittsburgh ties

"Pittsburgh is a mecca for cyber-law enforcement."

For some neighborhoods, jitney is the only way to travel

"Everybody has an amount of money he wants to make. When he makes it, he goes home."

Views

Lynn Cullen 7/23/15

Audio & Video Archive

Savage Love

"Be reassured that things — your dick included — will most likely right themselves."

Lynn Cullen Live 7/22/15

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