On Stage Feature

Isabella Rossellini brings Green Porno to Pittsburgh

"I have passions for both art and animals. To be able to bring them both together is miraculous."

Pittsburgh Dining

Dive Bar and Grille

The kitchen is a sort of freewheeling laboratory for a "what if" approach to re-imagining classic bar fare

At this year's Whiskey & Fine Spirits Festival, some traditional tastes stood out

Falling for a French apple brandy, a Pennsylvania rye whiskey and more

By your pie, this holiday season, you shall be judged

Fear not: There's some easier ways to make a pie crust

On Stage

Isabella Rossellini brings Green Porno to Pittsburgh

"I have passions for both art and animals. To be able to bring them both together is miraculous."

One misstep aside, Contemporary Choreographers is a strong program

Works by Luke Murphy and Ronan Koresh stand out

Evita at Stage 62

Three powerhouse leads head a sturdy production

Former Daily Show correspondent Wyatt Cenac brings his standup to town

"You got to bring people in and you don't want them to feel bad or weird."

The Trojan Women at Carnegie Mellon's School of Drama

The actresses do not merely shine, but are metaphorically on fire

W. Kamau Bell returns to Pittsburgh

"I couldn't be more proud of your horrible politics!"

Books

Serious Question (2)

By Stephen Pusateri

Music

Janis Ian talks about bullying and the indie-versus-major argument

"When it comes to a catalog like mine with 22 or 25 albums, being with a major in certain aspects makes a lot of sense."

Up-and-comer Tairey mixes art and hip hop

"I want this project to remind me that it is OK that I don't know who I am right now."

Pittpunk makes a comeback

"I saw the opportunity to reboot and start everything fresh."

Critics' Picks: Nov. 20-26

Local shows by Dinner and a Suit, The Apache Relay and Mike Doughty, plus album releases from rapper Amuck and cabaret singer Daphne Alderson

On the Record with Paul Giallorenzo of GitGO

"It's pretty much thinking of improvisation as an ideal state or a goal."

On Screen

Dumb and Dumber To

"Do I want to see Jeff Daniels change Jim Carrey's diaper?"

Pulp: A Film About Life, Death and Supermarkets

Well-made rock doc about the Brit-pop band

Short List

Short List: November 19 - 25

A Streetcar Named Desire at barebones; Trans*Voices brings trans stories; Craig Ferguson brings laughs; and Vintage Mixer brings back the past.
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News+Features

As CMU's Conflict Kitchen reopens, the discussion of Israeli-Palestinian hostilities continues

"It was really nothing more than Palestinians speaking about their lives."

ShotSpotter surveillance system to provide faster response to gunfire in Pittsburgh neighborhood

Burgess: Gunfire makes communities "feel like they're under siege."

Study: More Pennsylvanians with autism ‘getting tangled up' in criminal-justice system than ever

"Officers can't always tell the person has autism, so things can snowball really quickly."

Great American Beer Festival puts Pittsburgh brewers on display

"In an industry where competition is fierce, any chance to show off your product is welcome."

Views

Lynn Cullen Live 11/24/14

Audio & Video Archive

Narrative Arks: We need help envisioning a sustainable future

Jonas Salk wrote about dangers to the environment decades ago, so how come we still aren't listening?

Savage Love

"The last thing a panicking bondage bottom wants to see coming at them is a knife."

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