Best Of Pittsburgh Feature

Best of Pittsburgh 2014

The results of our annual Readers' Poll

Pittsburgh Dining

Suzanne Cope connects old and new trends in food in new book

Small Batch: Pickles, Cheese, Chocolate, Spirits and the Return of Artisanal Foods looks at the four foods' histories and the resurgence of small-time production

Sukhothai Bistro

This Squirrel Hill restaurant merges the traditional flavors and preparations of Thailand with modern European-bistro aspirations

The bourbon news is good for Pittsburgh

An honor for Butcher and the Rye and local bartenders take a field trip

Arts

Artists in residence bring the earnest angst to the Mattress Factory

The pieces are linked by a sense of whimsy mixed with melancholy

On Stage

The Glass Menagerie at Pittsburgh Public Theater

A theater's 40th-anniversary production lets us once again hear Tennesee Williams' glorious song of sorrow

Macbeth at PICT Classic Theatre

David Whalen, as the eponymous king, is a sight to behold

A new dance work explores love and friendship between African-American men

"There are other things men of color do that can be viewed as self-hate."

Books

Jason Baldinger's new poetry collection travels the country

The 109 pages are imbued with the ghost of a restless Kerouac

Music

Exposed program brings Wareham back into the fold as Warhol soundtracker

New program has Tom Verlaine, Eleanor Friedberger and others writing songs for unreleased Warhol films

Boaz has high hopes for his Rostrum Records debut

"It feels like I'm being reintroduced to the game in a whole new manner."

Effects-pedal enthusiasts have a place to meet and swap this weekend

"It's rare to see a guitarist who doesn't use pedals these days."

Critics' Picks, Oct. 16-22

Local shows by tUnE-yArDs and The Stray Birds; a pair of emo heavy hitters; and Nick Ziegler returns from L.A. with The Forty Nineteens

On the Record with Ben Horowitz of The Gaslight Anthem

"For us to be able to play after Against Me! is insane to me. It almost feels disrespectful."

On Screen

The Judge

David Dobkin's over-stuffed film willfully careens between mystery, soap opera and comedy

Fury

This drama about a WWII tank crew is competently acted, but predictable and hamfisted

The Best of Me

A double-shot of romantic melodrama from the pen of Nicholas Sparks

The Book of Life

Wildly colorful exploration of Mexican folklore is undercut by cheap jokes

Housebound

Horror-comedy from New Zealand offers plenty of twisty fun

Short List

Short List: October 15 - 23

City of Asylum's 10th-anniversary Exiled Voices reading; Risk! Live comes to town; Clemente musical 21 world-premieres; John Hodgman is back.
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News+Features

Former New York Times columnist Bob Herbert on what's wrong with America — and how to fix it

"The important thing is to be organized and to stay with it."

Silent Vote: Tea-party Congressman Keith Rothfus is seeking a second term, so how come nobody seems to care?

Rothfus faces Democratic challenger Erin McClelland in November

Bill Delivered: Advocates hope city's legislation is just a first step in workplace rights for pregnant women

"I hope it sends a message to pregnant women that they have rights in the workplace."

Views

Lynn Cullen Live 10/20/14

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Lynn Cullen Live 10/17/14

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Lynn Cullen Live 10/15/14

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Documentary series focuses on environmental solutions, not problems

"Selling the solution can lead to inspiration and hope."

Savage Love

Your partner may regard his best friend as fun to have around, but not an equal partner.

Lynn Cullen Live 10/15/14

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