Arts Feature

Five local art projects that thought outside the box in 2014

From house-sized installations to performing birds, artists pushed art in Pittsburgh in new directions

Pittsburgh Dining


The former Suburban Room in Dormont is reborn with beer-friendly burgers, wings and Bacon Stix

We explore affordable alternatives to Champagne

Champagne-like wines from other regions of France offer an outstanding value

Beyond applesauce: An apple-pear-ginger marmalade proves a good method for using up exess fruit

The marmalade's deep-orange color is lovely, and the flavor's great


Five local art projects that thought outside the box in 2014

From house-sized installations to performing birds, artists pushed art in Pittsburgh in new directions

On Stage

Classics Redux in Pittsburgh Theater 2014

From An Iliad to Seven Guitars, it was a good year for old standbys on stage.

Off the Wall's Or,

It's one of the most charming plays I've had the pleasure of seeing in quite some time

Pittsburgh Playwrights' Ubuntu Holiday

This well-meant play is an educational experience rather than a truly theatrical one

Eight dance shows that left audiences captivated

A one-woman show, and dance inspired by neuroscience were among the highlights of 2014


It was a year for notable debuts in fiction by local authors

Bacharach, Shotland, Sweterlitsch among the names publishing first novels


Katie Hate represents young faces in the rock scene

"There's a theme that we want people to catch onto eventually."

Pittsburgh's 2014 in Music

Some hits and misses from the year as compiled by our music writers

Critics' Picks, Dec. 25-31

Dopapod plays the Rex, local notables Badboxes and Brooke Annibale have hometown headline shows and Pandemic and Edgar Um bring Uproot Andy to town for New Year's Eve

New Releases

Recent music from Devil's Holler and Klaymore

On Screen

Big Eyes

Tim Burton's bio-pic about the real-life fraud behind the popular big-eye paintings is his best film in years

Into the Woods

Rob Marshall's film adaptation of the 1987 Broadway musical is suitable entertainment, if you'll let it be

2014 Films of Note

A brief round-up of some of the year's lesser-seen, but still good (and good-ish) films

Goodbye to All That

Dramedy about a newly divorced dad can't quite find its groove

The Imitation Game

Well-produced true-life tale about World War II code-breakers, in which its main character remains enigmatic

The King and the Mockingbird

Delightful mid-century animated adaptation of Andersen's "The Shepherdess and the Chimney Sweep"

National Gallery

Frederick Wiseman's latest lengthy doc takes a provocative stroll in and about the famed British art museum

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

It's another night of museum exhibits getting up to no good — this time at the British Museum


A respectful, but curiously flat, look at the remarkable and harrowing World War II experiences of Louis Zamperini

Short List

Short List: December 24 - 30

Motown the Musical hits Heinz Hall; DJ Buscrates is back in town; Blade Runner on the big screen; First Night for New Year's Eve


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Endpaper: After 30 years, South Side's City Books closing

"City Books was one of the literary centers in Pittsburgh for many years"

12 Stories of Note: A look back at a dozen tales that shaped Pittsburgh in 2014

From Tom Corbett's history-making defeat to Josh Harrison's All-Star season, 2014 went by in a flash

Greatest Gift

By Jimmy Cvetic


Savage Love

"There are tons of people out there who aren't psychopaths who can describe their romantic histories in the same apocalyptic terms that you do."


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