On Stage Feature

The last piece of August Wilson's playwrighting legacy comes home

"This is an opportunity to see, ‘Where do the ideas and attitudes of August Wilson come from?'"

Pittsburgh Dining

Dinner Lab, a subscription-based, pop-up restaurant venture, makes its Pittsburgh debut

"What that means for diners is an experimental, one-of-a-kind experience."

One Thirty One East

This Carnegie restaurant presents a confident tour of intriguingly combined flavors, in a coolly elegant setting

Two popular breweries open new neighborhood outposts

Voodoo Brewery expands to Homestead, and Full Pint sets 'em up in Lawrenceville


BoxHeart scours the globe for its Art Inter/National

Works range from intriguing to spectacular, and occasionally mesmerizing

On Stage

The last piece of August Wilson's playwrighting legacy comes home

"This is an opportunity to see, ‘Where do the ideas and attitudes of August Wilson come from?'"

Boeing Boeing at CLO Cabaret

What irritates me about sex farces is the way the playwright transforms the cad into a loving, monogamous husband

Ghosts at Off the Wall

The play is an exercise in gradually dismantling 19th-century mores

The Boy Friend at Point Park Conservatory

Even as musicals go, The Boy Friend is light fare

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre offers three masterworks by three choreographic giants

Pieces by Robbins, Kylián and Morris are featured


Enabler's Jeff Lohrber uses a revolving-door lineup to his advantage

"If you don't like the band because someone isn't there, you didn't like the band in the first place."

Outside of the box: Multiple influences merge to create Badboxes

"We live in a culture that can be very hard on people. We so often need to tweak ourselves in order to fit into a certain category."

Point Park's new record label signs its first artist, singer-songwriter Hannah Jenkins

Jenkins' reference points fit nicely into pop's current obsession with folky singer-songwriters who ooze tasteful amounts of heartbreak

Critic's Picks, March 5-11

Shows by Cannibal Ox, Jonathan Richman, Charlie Parr, and two chances to see Cashmere Cat

New Releases

Reviews of Records by The Silver Thread and Greg Hoy

On Screen


Andrey Zvyagintsev's multi-layered drama depicts a Russian everyman fighting against institutional corruption

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Everybody is up to the same thing in this sequel to the 2011 hit about British retirees in India


Plenty of this caper gets by — like any good con — on the easy charm and good looks of its stars

The Lazarus Effect

This clunky horror thriller makes a good case for simply staying dead

These Final Hours

In this Australian indie, a man and girl look for closure during Earth's last hours

Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead

Zombies have overrun the bush in this Australian horror-comedy

Film Kitchen

Short films from local and independent artist are the focus of this monthly screening

Short List

Short List: March 5 - 8

New photography shows at 707 and 709 Penn; Autumn House poetry reading at Chatham; comedian Brian Posehn at the Rex; Kenny Barron and Cyrille Aimee at MCG Jazz


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In Pittsburgh, charter-school approval seems next to impossible, and possible changes in Harrisburg could make it even tougher

"I wouldn't say the prospects are too good for getting a charter approved."

City, county leading the region, country with paid parental leave for municipal employees

"We know when parents get to spend time with children early on, all of society benefits."

Service Worker: Motivational speaker John Stahl-Wert helps individuals achieve satisfaction through service

"I'm far more interested in serving someone who has a dream and a passion than in serving my own."


Savage Love

"Break up now, before his feelings of rejection and your feelings of resentment metastasize into an explosive case of mutual loathing."

Lynn Cullen Live 3/4/15

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