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Reel Q: The Pittsburgh International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival

The 30th annual event offers feature films, programs of shorts and parties

Pittsburgh Dining


Bloomfield welcomes a restaurant that offers both Italian and Venezuelan cuisines

Amid the ongoing road work in Bloomfield/Garfield, Bantha Tea Bar opens on Penn Avenue

The cozy space incorporates art, plenty of teas and even a discarded trolley rail

Pairing cheeses and beers with cheesemonger Richard Derzic Jr.

What curds to consume with your stouts, porters and saisons


PNC’s new office tower is green — but just how green?

“Bests” are far better for funny anecdotes than for serious discussions of sustainability.

On Stage

The Diary of Anne Frank at the Public

Pamela Berlin’s direction fills every movement with significance.

I.D. at New Horizon Theater

It’s fast, breaks down the fourth wall, and the audience can’t help but watch it.

The Outgoing Tide at Apple Hill

The director and cast fill this play with huge humanity.

Death of a Salesman at the Red Masquers

Mark Yochum elicits Willy Loman’s bitterest edge.

Dance legend Joan Myers Brown and Philadanco return

“Unless there is a check attached, I don’t need another thing on the wall.”


A Conversation with Gerald Stern

The acclaimed poet and Pittsburgh native visits



Surviving members of The Zombies reunite to tour their biggest album for the first time

“That album sells more each year now than it ever did back when it was released.”

Stars’ Torquil Campbell on the power of vulnerability

“The world doesn’t want you to be weak, the world doesn’t want you to be soft.”

On the Record with Kinky Friedman

“If you fail at something long enough, you become a legend.”

On his second release in less than a year, hip-hop artist Tairey hones his craft

“People ask me who my songs are about. I never tell them, of course.

Critics’ Picks, Oct. 8-14

Concerts by Valerie June, Marsha Ambrosius, Level & Tyson and Birdcloud

On Screen

Reel Q: The Pittsburgh International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival

The 30th annual event offers feature films, programs of shorts and parties


Denis Villeneuve’s U.S./Mexico border drama is a taut, dread-filled thriller

He Named Me Malala

A fine introduction to a singular young woman, and an adequate primer on the larger issue of denying education to girls

In My Father’s House

A documentary that depicts the challenges of mending fatherless families


There are a lot of crazy costumes and extravagant CGI sets in this Peter Pan backstory

The Walk

A pretty cheesy docudrama salvaged by the last-reel spectacle of wire-walking between the Twin Towers

Film Kitchen

It’s a Halloween-themed installment of this monthly series for local and independent

Short List

Short List: October 7 - 15

Pittsburgh first full-scale Maker Faire; Verdi’s Nabucco at Pittsburgh Opera; City Theatre opens with The Night Alive; and Anita Diamant at Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures


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‘Living’ Frick Park welcome center more than half completed

“This project has been a long time coming.”

Steve Larchuk says he can beat Keith Rothfus in 2016 and save the economy in the process

“I want to be the somebody who does something.”

Municipal ID cards would provide greater access at a lower cost

“This can open up opportunities.”

East Liberty residents question city concessions to Penn Plaza owners

“We should not be giving away any piece of public land up for private development.”

John Fetterman is very tall, but this is not another story about his height

"People lump me in with unconventional candidates. Nothing could be further from the truth. This is what I've been doing for the last 20 years in one way or another."


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Wysocki waxes nostalgic: Quaaludes, cheap seats and world titles

“In those days, you could blow cigarette smoke in someone’s face during the game and they just had to deal with it.”

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