Arts Feature

A review of Rhythm, Repetition & Pattern at SPACE

It’s minimalism but with just enough humanity

Pittsburgh Dining

Smoq Pitt

This Brookline barbecue joints excels where it matters — with smoked meats

Why some of us like bitter better

And the fascinating science behind a "dangerous flavor"

Doce Taqueria opens up on the South Side

Freshly prepared, $3 tacos should be a good fit for East Carson Street


A review of Rhythm, Repetition & Pattern at SPACE

It’s minimalism but with just enough humanity

Hunt Institute show focuses on birds’ nests

They’re complex architectural marvels, built one piece at a time

Art project highlights African-American-owned businesses

Some participants said they felt alien or invasive in a business serving the black community

On Stage

Lucky Guy at Little Lake Theater

Nora Ephron’s play is a slightly sentimental valentine to New York tabloid journalism


A review of Autumn House’s Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry

The well-edited collection spotlights much local talent


Martin Sexton hits the road with new Mixtape

"Unless an album is The White Album or Abbey Road, they tend to be a bit more uniform in their tracks."

Hip-hop duo The Come Up tides fans over with a new nine-song project

"We got so much music in the stash."

On its latest EP, Chrome Moses embraces a new era and an analog sound

"These are the songs we wrote with Clarence behind us."

Critics’ Picks, June 25-July 1

Concerts by Tanlines, Eve 6, DMX and Purple

On the Record with Ryan Naideau of Nude Beach

"We still haven’t gone to a nude beach all together."

On Screen

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

The quirky coming-of-age, coming-to-terms-with-death teen dramedy


Yes, you can be a style icon in your 90s: Iris Apfel shows you how

Felix and Meira

French-Canadian drama about an unlikely relationship between a young Hasidic mother and the secular man she meets

Talking about death about at the Pittsburgh premiere of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

"You’re always aware of it, and you discover it in new ways."

Where Hope Grows

Typical family-oriented, faith-based film about guy getting his life in order by being kind for once

Short List

Short List: June 24 - July 2

Photography show London/Pittsburgh; Phat Man Dee’s European bon voyage; investigating real-life murders; comedian Gloria Bigelow


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The Allegheny County Public Defender’s office is in better shape than it was three years ago but ‘a lot remains to be done’

"The office is not perfect, but it’s much better. We’ve come a long way"

Perry High School librarian heads to the Internet to get her students the books they want to read

"You need to see yourself in literature or else why read it."

Henry Redd Uppington’s career as a Pittsburgh superhero was over before it started

"Pittsburgh, unlike Gotham, evidently has no place for a superhero, only the weathered images of the idea of a superhero."


Lynn Cullen Live 6/29/15

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Lynn Cullen Live 6/26/15

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Lynn Cullen Live 6/25/15

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Savage Love

"My hunch is that this relationship has been over for a while, but your boyfriend lacks the decency to put you out of your misery."

Lynn Cullen Live 6/23/15

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Lynn Cullen Live 6/24/15

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