On Stage Feature

A Conversation with Bill Maher

"Two states have regular, roll-up-a-fatty-and-watch-SpongeBob marijuana, which is pretty amazing."

Pittsburgh Dining

Alla Famiglia

The Allentown venue is an elder statesman of Pittsburgh fine dining, but hardly stuck in the past

After devastating blaze, Perle and NOLA return with enhanced drinks list

"We took all the things we wanted to make better, and we did that."

With the new Dulcinea Bakeshop, the Strip District gets a bakery

Bacon-topped cinnamon rolls are an early choice for signature item


A digital-only art group goes meatspace at Assemble

"We prefer art that can only be done digitally."

On Stage

Fixing King John at No Name Players

A playwright updates — and improves upon — third-tier Bard.

A Conversation with Bill Maher

"Two states have regular, roll-up-a-fatty-and-watch-SpongeBob marijuana, which is pretty amazing."

Romance at Kinetic Theatre Co.

David Mamet's farce is funny, mostly in that puerile sense of humor that finds giggles in every naughty word.

Side Show at Stage 62

The musical story of the conjoined Hilton sisters is one worth telling

A New Death at Throughline Theatre

It's interesting watching playwright C.S. Wyatt construct a cosmology by divine law, but for a comedy it's airless and deadly.

Writing on the walls, throughout the ages

Hatch Arts' Walldogs ranges from Biblical times to today


Review: Sean Jones' Im•pro•vise

They took the old-school approach, recording live with everyone in the same room

Exit Interview: Sean Jones

The renowned jazz trumpeter wants Pittsburgh to know, even though he's leaving for a job in Boston, Pittsburgh is still his home

Campaign to start Pittsburgh jazz wax-figure exhibit takes to Indiegogo

"I'm going directly to people who love music."

Critics' Picks: July 23 - 29

Local shows by Jack Wilson, MH the Verb and Jurassic 5, plus a new program from C Street Brass, a hits compilation from Anti-Flag, and the return of Mayhem Festival

New Releases

Recent music from Casino Bulldogs, Harlan Twins and R. Cook

On Screen

A Most-Wanted Man

This contemporary spy thriller paints a downbeat portrait of toiling in the shadows

The Dance of Reality

A surreal autobiographical tale from idiosyncratic Chilean filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky

And So It Goes

A tepid, predictable rom-com that doesn't make much effort

The Purge: Anarchy

It's broader and marginally deeper than its predecssor, but still pretty junky

Sex Tape

Not funny or sexy; just a waste of actors and iPads

Wish I Was Here

Moderately amusing dramedy about domestic problems, with a drizzle of quirk

Film Kitchen

The series for local and independent film does a special road edition at the Hollywood Theater

Short List

Short List: July 23 - 30

The Lovelace Puppet Festival honors a local pioneer; Unsmoke Artspace goes carnival; Summerfest celebrates Happy Hour!; and world-class soccer at Heinz Field.


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In Memoriam: Victor Navarro Jr.

He'd always led a strangely dignified life, albeit on the fringes

Following Up: PrideFest altercation raises as many questions about police policy as it does about the officer's conduct

ACLU head calls PrideFest altercation "important incident" for young Peduto administration

Gift Box: For Jimmy Cvetic, a locally-shot boxing film offers a chance for local kids to step into the ring.

"If you're not willing to risk hearing no, you'll never hear yes."


Lynn Cullen Live 07/28/14

Audio & Video Archive

Lynn Cullen Live - 07/25/14

Audio & Video Archive

Carbon Nation: Pittsburgh will host hearings on EPA's emission-reduction plan

If enacted, the rule would be the first national attempt to limit carbon emissions

Savage Love

Don't round "online flirtation" up to "cyber infidelity" unless you want to make yourself miserable.

Lynn Cullen Live 07/23/14

Audio & Video Archive


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