On Stage Feature

Texture Contemporary Ballet offers another packed showcase

Recent and premiere works by the burgeoning young company mark Synergy

Pittsburgh Dining

Cole Cafe

This Glenshaw breakfast-lunch spot by exemplifies the appeal of a typical diner in nearly every way

The expanded East Liberty state store might augur further improvements

Could outdated liquor outlets be next in line?

The new Downtown lunch spot Simple Ingredients is just that

Salads and wraps are custom-made from fresh-that-day ingredients

Arts

Pittsburgh Glass Center pairs glass artists and non-glass artists to strong effect.

This exhibition illustrates that artists new to the medium will go to lengths to expand its potential.

Hannah Grace Clark paints Ancient Gods & Hidden Worlds

It's a collection of gentle giants, stoic guardians and centered watchers.

A new exhibit considers antique encyclopedias

One of the show's great pleasures is its juxtaposition of disciplines and eras

On Stage

Pittsburgh New Works Festival

The festival features one-acts exploring death, dying, superheroes and insomnia

Texture Contemporary Ballet offers another packed showcase

Recent and premiere works by the burgeoning young company mark Synergy

Books

If You Like Piña Coladas

by Carolyne Whelan

Music

Code Orange solidifies its spot among hardcore royalty

"We want to make the heaviest record of this year, and we also want to make the weirdest record of this year."

Ennui returns with a new lineup, first record in years

"Some days I spend hours and hours and hours on one little sound."

Tom Roberts keeps accompaniment alive at the Hollywood Theater

"You just have to have a good knowledge of music from that era and roll with it."

Critics' Picks: Sept. 25-Oct. 1

Local shows by Dessa, The Afghan Whigs and Jill Barber, plus a GLCC benefit with Joe Stevens and a once-in-a-lifetime local show from Balkan brass legend Boban Marković

New Releases

Recent music from The Van Allen Belt and Ferdinand the Bull

On Screen

This Is Where I Leave You

Shawn Levy's ensemble dramedy about a dysfunctional family is a middling trifle

The Zero Theorem

This darkly screwball fantasia might be Terry Gilliam's bleakest vision yet

The Boxtrolls

A new stop-motion animated film about monsters proves engaging

Love Is Strange

Financial woes cause a longtime gay couple to separate in this sensitive drama

The Maze Runner

More teens trying to survive dystopias – and mazes!

The Skeleton Twins

SNL vets Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig shine in this dramedy about prickly siblings

Short List

Short List: September 24 - October 2

LightLab performances series focuses on dance; Café Con Leche brings Latino culture to Friendship; the Downtown Gallery Crawl turns 10; and Syrian writer Osama Alomar visits.
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News+Features

Shot in the Arm: Jewish Healthcare Foundation raising HPV awareness

"Parents are not willing to consider the sexuality of their 10- or 12-year-old."

Swearing

"I like to swear and swearing should be as natural as breathing."

Views

Lynn Cullen Live 09/29/14

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Clashing Over Carbon

Critics say the Clean Power Plan would be more flexible if it provided ... fewer options

Savage Love

"Not everyone in an open relationship is comfortable being out about it."

Lynn Cullen Live 09/26/14

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