Books Feature

Author and nurse Theresa Brown discusses hospitals, nursing and her new book, The Shift

“We set things up to work for us.”

Pittsburgh Dining

Pittsburgh’ Specialty Coffee Week is slated for Oct. 19-25

Events range from espresso-tastings and a home-brewing workshop to a lecture and Q&A session on farm-to-cup

Brandy makes a comeback

“If you’re a bartender, you can’t help but be interested in it.”


Charming downtown now boasts a spot that offers fine Italian and American dining


Brenda Stumpf explores decay and rebirth at Boxheart

The undercurrent of these works is the capability for continuance

On Stage

Lower Ninth at Caravan Theatre

A crisply staged one-act about a flooded New Orleans

Choir Boy at The REP

Somewhere here is a daring exploration of tough issues, melded with riveting a cappella gospel music

Dulcy at Pittsburgh Playwrights

It’s diverting, with plenty of the legendary Kaufman humor.

Jersey Boys at PNC Broadway Across America

How this won the 2005 Tony for best musical is one of life’s unsolved mysteries

A top Indian classical-dance troupe opens the Pittsburgh Dance Council season

Nrityagram Dance Ensemble performs Samyoga: An Ode to Love


A conversation with Built to Spill’s Doug Martsch

“I don’t think an artist who has all day to work on their art makes better art.”

On its new self-titled record, local four-piece Run Forever hits its stride

“Most labels would have been like, ‘Are you crazy? We don’t have time for that.’”

The first Layer Cake Music and Art Festival features a full day of music, comedians and live painters

“There are some really great people involved.”

Critics’ Picks, Oct. 1-7

Concerts by Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, Wayne “The Train” Hancock, Kadavar and MC Lyte

On Screen

The Martian

Ridley Scott’s science adventure is a crowd-pleaser, even if it misses the mark on being great

Finders Keepers

A wacky-but-true doc about two men fighting over one leg

The Intern

Nancy Myer’s new light comedy follows a May-December friendship

The Resurrection of Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts

Doc tracks the former pro-wrestling star as he fights back from years of substance abuse

Time Out of Mind

Spare drama invites viewers to experience homelessness

Short List

Short List: October 1 - 8

Inaugural poet Richard Blanco; free touring Ann Arbor Film Festival; Beethoven meets Coldplay at the PSO; and One Man Breaking Bad


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Pittsburgh City Paper obtains bipartisan state House task force recommendations on medical marijuana

Says any program should be operated by the state Board of Health

Independent candidate hoping to break up two-party election for state Supreme Court

Pennsylvania is one of just six states with partisan judicial elections

LEARN Bus helps new immigrants navigate their new home

“They are very aggressive about getting what America promises.”


Lynn Cullen Live 10/05/15

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Lynn Cullen Live 10/02/15

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Lynn Cullen Live 10/01/15

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Savage Love

“One asshole move — and cheating on Mr. Two Months was definitely an asshole move — does not an asshole make.”

Mike Wysocki has seen the future and it involves soccer and Dippin’ Dots

“No one is getting a helmet driven into their head by a 260-pound linebacker who runs faster than a Smart Car.”

Stuff We Like

The only purpose of English-only legislation is to obstruct the real business of government

I don’t know if English will ever become the official language of Pennsylvania, but I’m pretty sure that “idiocy” is the official language of Daryl Metcalfe.

Lynn Cullen Live 9/30/15

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