Arts Feature

The artist behind Fraley's Robot Repair gets a full-scale exhibit.

Toby Fraley's whimsical creations put a human face on robots.

Pittsburgh Dining

The much-maligned grasshopper bounces back at Pittsburgh bars

"People make fun of you for ordering a grasshopper, but they secretly want to drink the grasshopper."

The Pub Chip Shop

An East Carson Street venue offers British-style quick fare, from fish and chips and meat pies, to doner kebabs and pasties

A butcher shop on Butler Street, in Lawrenceville, gets new owners

And the recipe for the popular kielbasa from the former Foster's Meats is part of the deal


At Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, installations by Keith Lemley and Meghan Olsen play off one another

Past Presence and A Mind of Winter employ similar materials to different ends

The artist behind Fraley's Robot Repair gets a full-scale exhibit.

Toby Fraley's whimsical creations put a human face on robots.

On Stage

City Theatre's Grounded

Kelly McAndrew turns in one of the most fully realized, harrowingly thought-through performances I've ever had the privilege to see.

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's Don Quixote returns with fresh faces in the lead roles

Classic comedic work also features new sets and costumes


Today I Am Judy Garland

A poem by Bernadette Ulsamer


Fanfarlo takes book-learning as seriously as music-making

"I admit we aren't exactly the Sex Pistols."

Danny Brown showcases two personalities on his third album

Old is half a collection of harsh drug raps, half a pulsing barrage of electronic beats

DreamOn Festival brings The Foreign Exchange to Market Square

Besides the headliner, there's a film premiere and three days of local music

Critics' Picks: April 9 - 15

Local shows by KRS-One, The Julie Ruin, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Dan Croll and The Tillers

On the Record with Matt Zeoli of Household Stories

"A lot of bands are doing Kickstarter-funded things; we decided to take care of it all ourselves, even if it took some extra time"

On Screen

The Unknown Known

Filmmaker Errol Morris points his lens at Donald Rumsfeld, but the former Secretary of Defense proves elusive

Nymphomaniac, Vol. II

Lars von Trier's tale of one woman's sexual history continues


This loose-limbed doc takes viewers to a Serbian brass-band contest

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

The Marvel superhero returns to battle thorny issues such as abdicating freedom for security

Draft Day

Watch men squabble over football players in this comedy about the NFL draft

The Lunchbox

Two people in the massive city of Mumbai become friends via mis-delivered lunch box


Look out! The mirror is haunted, in this new supernatural thriller

Particle Fever

An engaging doc rooted in hard physics looks at the search for the smallest bit of matter

Short List

Short List: April 9 - 17

The Wham City Comedy Tour visits; Planetwalker John Francis speaks; Sister Spit brings the queer consciousness; and Quantum Theatre revives a classic political satire.


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Unsettled Arguments: Fight over Jordan Miles' jury award is likely just beginning

"I think it's disheartening for this to even be a topic, or a possible consideration."

Neighborhood Watched: Residents say negative picture of Homewood painted at Miles' trial is a ‘shame'

"Homewood is not the community most people think it is."

After Iraq, the ring holds few terrors for Sammy Vasquez Jr.

"Maybe we get a black eye or a busted nose, but at the end of the night we're both going home."


Lynn Cullen Live 04/11/14

Audio & Video Archive

Lynn Cullen Live 04/10/14

Audio & Video Archive

Capitol Offenses

Are Toomey and Casey dumbing down the justice system?

Savage Love

The world is full of people deriving all sorts of secret thrills from all sorts of shit.

Lynn Cullen Live 04/09/14

Audio & Video Archive

Pieces of Pittsburgh


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