On Stage Feature

Judah Friedlander is among the headliners at the inaugural Pittsburgh Comedy Festival

"I cannot wait to see footage of myself on YouTube that was shot on a [drunken] stranger's shaking flip phone."

Pittsburgh Dining

San Lorenzo Ristorante

The menu at this Lawrenceville restaurant straddles traditional and updated approaches to Italian food

Shrubdown offers the lowdown on shrubs, an do-it-yourself cocktail trend

"The confidence that comes from making things yourself is really empowering."

Some 75,000 bees are the latest residents of Downtown Pittsburgh

The Duquesne Club is sharing its roof with beehives — and collecting the honey

Arts

Matt Gondek and Brian Gonnella draw together

"We both grew up in comic books and cartoons of the same nature, so our styles just blend well together."

On Stage

The Gospel Singer at The Lab Project

This scrappy little troupe needs encouragement, but this production isn't doing them any favors.

Judah Friedlander is among the headliners at the inaugural Pittsburgh Comedy Festival

"I cannot wait to see footage of myself on YouTube that was shot on a [drunken] stranger's shaking flip phone."

Champing

Judah Friedlander talks with City Paper

Books

A local author's new book on Lucky Luciano

"People glorify the mob because there is an undoubted humanity in it, but we have so few facts about it."

Music

Chancellor Warhol brings his art-rap to the Warhol Museum

"It's like playing the biggest venue in the world to me. Like performing at Madison Square."

Washed Out releases a visceral Paracosm

Ernest Greene's authorial presence is never more than a fleeting silhouette

Benefits planned for Karl Hendricks after cancer diagnosis

Tim Midyett and Andy Cohen of Bottomless Pit headline a show at Brillobox on Friday

Critics' Picks: August 20 - 26

Local shows by OFF!, The Soil and the Sun, and Bombadil, plus the sixth edition of Skull Fest

New Releases

Recent music from Girl Scout and Jackie McDowell

On Screen

Mood Indigo

Michel Gondry's new film is slight, but whimsical and charming

The Giver

Phillip Noyce's adaptation of Lois Lowry's novel begins with an interesting premise but fails to follow through

The Expendables 3

This aimless actioner is only for the Expendables completist

If I Stay

Teenage girl tackles life, love and tragedy in this fairly low-key melodrama

Short List

Short List: August 20 - 27

The Moth is back in town; Bricolage gets Raw; Ed Piskor's Hip Hop Family Tree 2; and the National Air Sex Championship.

Listings

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News+Features

Gas Relief: New Braddock fueling station working to move customers toward biodiesel

"There's a benefit of collecting and recycling vegetable oil and reusing it as fuel"

Point of Law: Do 'safe passing' regulations really make it safer for cyclists if they're not enforced?

"From day one we suspected it would be very hard to write citations, because it's a judgment call."

Make or Break

Could an upstart apprenticeship program hold the key to Pittsburgh's future?

Views

Ashes to Ashes: New plan to deal with Mansfield plant's coal residuals isn't much of an improvement

"They want to use that exact same ash in a different way."

Stuff We Like

Biking, pork chops and ginger beer

Lynn Cullen Live 08/20/14

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