Music Feature

Local rock bands T-Tops and Night Vapor share a dark sensibility ... and a record release show

"They're both punk bands, but not in the obvious way that people would think of a punk band."

Pittsburgh Dining

The Slippery Mermaid

With a lengthy menu of creative rolls and tropical atmosphere, Sewickley's Slippery Mermaid makes sushi fun and exciting

A fledgling brewery's blond ale is a hit at Beers of the Burgh

Simplicity is a hallmark of Abjuration Brewing

Mount Washington's The Summit bar eschews traditional wings and burgers for better bar fare

"I think that's just how food is supposed to be."


Two photographers create imaginary scenarios to get at the truth

Sara Macel and Kelli Connell explore identity, family at Silver Eye Center

On Stage

Bricolage Productions' Saints Tour

It's children's theater for grown-ups, but kids like it, too

The Last Five Years at Front Porch Theatricals

You haven't heard voices like this sing with such power and depth since I don't know when

Comedian Kyle Kinane hopes for average

"Wow, thank you, Universe, for giving me this brief amount of time to tell jokes for a living."


Local rock bands T-Tops and Night Vapor share a dark sensibility ... and a record release show

"They're both punk bands, but not in the obvious way that people would think of a punk band."

On its new record, Baltimore's Noisem tackles some weighty issues

"Blossoming Decay has a metaphorical and literal meaning — metaphorical blossoming from the birth of a broken home, which is a personal reflection."

Wooly Woman gets in on the free music movement by giving away its new 7"

"It's hard to say plainly whether free music is a good or bad thing."

Critics' Picks, May 28 – June 3

Shows by Sinkane, Tame Impala and Sebadoh, plus the Pittsburgh Record Fest finds a new home

New Releases

Reviews of releases by Blood Pressure and Essential Machine

On Screen


Brad Bird's futuristic adventure is bogged down by poor storytelling and preachiness

Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock and Roll

A new doc looks at the country's thriving and quirky music scene in the 1960s and early 1970s


A sufficiently entertaining remake of the horror classic

Short List

Short List: May 27-June 3

OpenStreetsPGH gets bigger; Andy Warhol and Phillip Pearlstein's early days; Toonseum's "Little Nemo" tribute; Celeste Ng at Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures


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The Pittsburgh Promise was supposed to get more city youths into college. So why are so many black males left out of the equation?

"If you're not getting the Promise, you're clearly not getting the same opportunities as someone who is."

The Fight for $15

"I believe everybody is affected by workers making minimum wage."


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Hear From the Creators of the Saints Tour - CP TV

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Lynn Cullen Live 5/28/15

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Lynn Cullen 5/29/15

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What's working in the energy-conserving Pittsburgh 2030 District?

"Most building owners don't know how their buildings are performing."

Savage Love

"There are lots of straight guys out there who dig sexy underwear — and some mistakenly believe thongs qualify."

Lynn Cullen Live 5/27/15

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