Music Feature

Marshall Crenshaw sidesteps the traditional album making process, with the help of Kickstarter

"I found a label, and dealing with a label was a bunch of shit, as usual."

Pittsburgh Dining

Wild Sage

This warm, comfortable Allison Park restaurant is the creation of an ambitious chef unafraid of experimenting with flavor and fusion

A new brewery comes strong out of the gate

Serving Spoonwood

Smoke Barbecue Taqueria re-opens in its new Lawrenceville location

More chairs, more tacos and new machine that cranks out fresh tortillas

On Stage

Cuban troupe Malpaso makes its Pittsburgh debut

"The idea of bringing a contemporary dance company from Cuba to Pittsburgh just seemed like an immediate yes."

Attack Theatre co-founders Michele de la Reza and Peter Kope return to the stage

Between marks troupe's 20th season with a show staged on somebody else's set

For the Tree to Drop at PICT Classic

A new play moves Antigone to a plantation during slavery days

The Wiz at Carnegie Mellon Drama

The knock-out performers fling these numbers into the rafters

The Phantom of the Opera at PNC Broadway Across America

Bigger? Not really. Better? Some might agree

Books

The Brentwood Anthology is a strong collection out of a local poetry workshop

These are writers seriously engaged in the art of poetry

Action

By Jill Khoury

Music

Marshall Crenshaw sidesteps the traditional album making process, with the help of Kickstarter

"I found a label, and dealing with a label was a bunch of shit, as usual."

Beyond: Microtonal Music Festival showcases the widening landscape of the genre

"Whether that's microtonal is up for debate. That's where the ‘Beyond' comes in."

Local rapper Hubbs gets a hand from "super producer" Git Beats

"After hearing the song, Git was like, ‘I want to do a whole project.'"

Critic's Picks, Feb. 26-March 4

Shows by The Twilight Sad, Sleater-Kinney, Mutilation Rites, plus a showcase of local hip hop

New Releases

Reviews of EPs by As Ladders and Cruces

On Screen

What We Do in the Shadows

New Zealand filmmakers (and funnymen) re-invigorate the vampire comedy

The DUFF

The high school social order gets another comic airing in this better-than-average comedy

Hot Tub Time Machine 2

Don't bother climbing into this unfunny sequel

Maps to the Stars

Hollywood is a toxic pit of self-delusion and corrosive behavior posits this pitch-dark satire

Short List

Short List: February 27 - March 2

Bricolage's 24-hour-play festival B.U.S. turns 10; magician Paul Gertner does TrickFlicks; Ira Glass presents Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host; author Sheri Fink speaks

Listings

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News+Features

Reaching a Consensus: Indecision holding up Sheraden school sale

"these buildings could go to good use for somebody, and it needs to happen soon."

Changing Times: Activists say proposed health legislation is a step forward for trans rights, whether it passes or not

"By me and other people telling our story, it makes me a real person and not an object."

On the Record with Frank Nelson of the Pittsburgh Polar Bear Club

"People ask, 'How do you prep for it?' There is no preparation."

Views

Lynn Cullen Live 2/27/15

Audio & Video Archive

Lynn Cullen Live 2/26/15

Audio & Video Archive

Acting State Police Commissioner Marcus Brown has earned his job and his uniform

This is not about a uniform; it's about the progressive ideas on policing held by the man now wearing that uniform

Savage Love

"I've recommended adultery to so many husbands and wives over the years that I've lost track."

Lynn Cullen Live 2/25/15

Audio & Video Archive

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