On Screen Feature


The annual festival offers nearly two dozen films from Israel and around the world representing Jewish experiences from comic to dramatic

Pittsburgh Dining

Sawasdee Thai Kitchen

This tiny restaurant in Upper St. Clair departs from the boilerplate of local Thai menus

Brewing partnerships highlight Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week

Enthusiasts anticipate this year's eight "collaboration beers"

Local artisanal ice-cream maker Millie's Homemade ponders the challenges in expanding

"Getting 100 pounds of peaches that are at their peak ripeness — it's essentially impossible."


In miniature, larger-than-life-sized and in between, three artists impress at the Society for Contemporary Craft

What's shared by the artists is a keen aptitude for creating something glorious

On Stage

Sweden's Pontus Lidberg Dance makes its Pittsburgh debut

Company to perform revamped versions of recent works "Written on Water" and "Snow"

Quantum Theatre's All the Names

An inventive, site-specific adaptation views nostalgia and sorrow through an absurdist lens

Three Sisters at Carnegie Mellon School of Drama

Director Pamela Berlin draws from the cast provide an experience of deeply felt humanity.

A new adaptation of Strindberg's The Dance of Death; new productions of Othello and Streetcar Named Desire

Helena Ruoti and Sam Tsoutsouvas star for Kinetic Theatre in Strindberg's dark comedy

Best known for his podcast, Marc Maron brings his standup to town

Podcasting has granted Marc Maron what years of standup comedy could not: the freedom to stretch out and truly be himself


The Mountain Goats' Jon Wurster talks about Beat The Champ, the Best Show, and the moments he'll remember on his deathbed

"With John Darnielle's songwriting, I'm always forced to break out of that style and mindset to adapt to his chord structures and rhythmic patterns."

Lotus' Luke Miller, a.k.a. Luke The Knife, announced as surprise Pittsburgh Earth Day DJ

"People will be like, 'Whoop! Whoop!' When that hits, I know I got 'em."

Meeting of Important People expands its catalog with a new single

"We wanted to go into a more traditional studio setting since we've never done that."

Critics' Picks, April 16 - 22

Shows by Linear Downfall, Stranger Convention, Shakey Graves and Kid Ink

New Releases

Reviews of releases by Concealed Blade and Chip DiMonick

On Screen


The annual festival offers nearly two dozen films from Israel and around the world representing Jewish experiences from comic to dramatic


From Iceland, comes this affecting drama about grief, faith and heavy metal

The Longest Ride

From the pen of Nicholas Sparks, two intertwined romances ... plus bull-riding!

Salad Days: The DC Punk Revolution

A spotlight on the influential DIY hardcore and more scene of 1980-89


A young American tackles some particularly thorny relationship issues in this genre-bending film

True Story

James Franco and Jonah Hill play in straight in this crime-based docudrama about truth

Short List

Short List: April 15 - 21

Pittsburgh Earth Day; Harlem Renaissance feted at the Byham; Wilkinsburg Dream City Art; Bukowski tribute at brillobox


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Garfield tattoo shop goes online to pay for costly renovations

"We had to start the process over again."

Pennsylvania may be turning to online gambling to generate new revenue, but is it a smart bet?

"Most times, legal gambling is oversold by states and that can lead to disappointment."


Lynn Cullen Live 4/16/15

Audio & Video Archive

Activist entertains and informs with 'Communitopia' environmental-outreach program

"We are not going to depress people into action."

Savage Love

"He should try to see every woman he sleeps with as fully human, regardless of their genitals."

Lynn Cullen Live 4/15/15

Audio & Video Archive


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