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Pennsylvania education advocates making big push for fair school funding

"Pennsylvania's funding system is broken."

Pittsburgh Dining

Sienna Mercato Mezzo

This Downtown eatery delivers well-conceived versions of Italian classics

All this rain means some vegetable are showing up early

This spicy fruit-and-peppers salsa can use up a lot of garden surplus

What's behind the punch renaissance?

"It was a cultural, communal thing."


A photography show goes Around the Body

These images interpret the show's title by literally obscuring or absenting the body itself

An exhibit traces the formative years of Andy Warhol, Philip Pearlstein and Dorothy Cantor

The works function like historical artifacts

Carolyn Wenning's Studies in Topophilia

Portraying images that in real life are vibrant and colorful in shades of black and gray was a happy accident

On Stage

Brewed at No Name Players

There's no explaining this noisy tragi-comedy


A conversation with Mudhoney's Steve Turner

"I don't think we're necessarily a one-trick pony, but we're not a super-diverse band."

The All Good Music Festival brings CAKE, Primus, Thievery Corporation and more within driving distance of Pittsburgh

"We're gonna bring what All Good brings, and set the stage for a really special festival experience."

The Jazz on the Steps series brings live music to Homewood residents

"Daily life for everyone can be challenging, but this is a positive and creative outlet."

Critics' Picks, July 2-8

The DreamOn festival, plus concerts by theSHIFT, Pink Martini and Arstioir

New Releases

Reviews of records by Grand Piano and Bunny Five Coat

On Screen


An overly long, rote tale of kids and a dog fighting crime, dressed up in patriotic ribbons

Saint Laurent

Bertrand Bonello's biography of iconic French fashion designer is a loose, languid two-and-a-half-hour-long affair 

Magic Mike XXL

This film is a mess, but nobody cares because male strippers!

The Overnight

A comedy of manners that asks awkward questions about adult sleepovers

Ted 2

Pretty much the same as Ted 1

Short List

Short List: July 1-7

Creepy dolls at Unblurred; the Regatta returns; it's Christmas at KidsPlay; Smokey Robinson joins the PSO


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Pennsylvania education advocates making big push for fair school funding

"Pennsylvania's funding system is broken."

Picking colors for Pittsburgh's Three Sisters Bridges should not be a ‘publicity stunt'

"At minimum, they should be identical."

A Day with Strong Ambitious Women

"I'm trying to change the image that has been painted for them, and what they made these children believe is beauty..."


Lynn Cullen Live 7/07/15

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Lynn Cullen 7/06/15

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Lynn Cullen Live 7/2/15

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Savage Love

"Tell him about these fantasies and you do it with a smile on your face and a bone in your jock."

On issues of race, gender and sexual orientation, it's time to get on the right side of history

I'm done pretending that there are two valid sides to these issues

Lynn Cullen 7/1/15

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Lynn Cullen Live 6/30/15

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