Music Feature

The Gathering Field reunites with a new album after a dozen years

"In my brain or in my heart or something, I'd been stockpiling songs."

Pittsburgh Dining

Randita's Organic Vegan Café

A charming vegan restaurant in Saxonburg is worth the drive

A new gluten-free brewery is already expanding

Aurochs migrates to bigger digs in Emsworth

The Lomito food truck adds a storefront location in Bloomfield

The signature Lomito Completo steak sandwich is worth stopping for

Arts

An exhibit showcases classic album covers by a forgotten local artist

Hill District native Mozelle Thompson illustrated albums for artists from Ella to Elvis

On Stage

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot at Througline Theater

The production has an emotional core that never wavers.

SCarrie The Musical at Bricolage

An unabashedly mustachioed Connor McCanlus tackles Carrie's fragility, vulnerability and rage, with more comedy than terror.

Queens of the Blues at New Horizon

In a show where God doubles as a backup dancer, it's probably wise to cast aside the idea of blasphemy

Internationally known troupe makes rock-infused Pittsburgh debut

Michael Clark Company to showcase reworked and newer dances

Books

Local novelist explores an infamous shooting

"This was a guy that was pretty politically motivated."

Music

Pitt Jazz Seminar concert features Terri Lyne Carrington, Esperanza Spalding

"These women are some of the most important musicians of our time."

The Gathering Field reunites with a new album after a dozen years

"In my brain or in my heart or something, I'd been stockpiling songs."

Pittsburgh's '80s funk band The Assignment gets new life from Internet interest

One seller on Discogs.com had a copy of "Jammin' to the Beat" on vinyl priced at $40

Critics' Picks, Oct. 30-Nov. 5

Local shows by Rubblebucket, Blonde Redhead and Timeghost, plus Halloween at the Cantina with Brenmar, and a jazz event at the Heinz History Center

New Releases

Recent music from The Lampshades, Surface Level Records and The Hills and the Rivers

On Screen

Birdman, (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Alejandro González Iñárritu's brash and funny film is a welcome return to the A-list for Michael Keaton

John Wick

Those who can sit through bloody garottings and gruesome headshots will find a better-than-average bang-bang action flick

Horns

In this dark-comedy-slash mystery, growing a set of horns proves a useful detecting tool

Short List

Short List: October 29 - November 5

The Carnegie's giant Duane Michals retrospective; Geeksdanz goes All Souls Day; Microscopic Opera does Frida Kahlo; and Flood Tide film premieres
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News+Features

Animal-cruelty case highlights problems in state's animal-protection statutes

"The only thing I can do is make sure this doesn't happen again."

Uplifting Experience: Artists use humor, creativity to raise breast-cancer awareness

"If you face it with a sense of humor it's easier."

Views

Savage Love

"Buying sex toys for kids is a hurdle most parents can't clear."

When pink stinks: the questionable partnerships of the Komen Foundation

"The foundation looks more like part of the problem than a means to a cure."

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