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After falling victim to revenge porn, former Pittsburgh news anchor Darieth Chisolm speaks up

“I’ve been through probably one of the most embarrassing and extremely painful experiences anyone can ever experience.”

Picturing Duquesne

City Paper teams up with Instagram collective @SteelCityGrammers for a new neighborhood photo essay


Big Sandy flies into Pittsburgh Dec. 5 on Rev. Horton Heat’s Holiday Hayride

“I think this will really be a gas.”

Byron Nash blends art and business as a member of Co-CREATE’s Business Ignition Program Cohort

“In the last year I’ve been really in the mindset of: ‘What do I want, and what do I need to do to get there.’”

Chad VanGaalen performs at Pittsburgh’s Club Cafe Dec. 5

“I’m pretty weak, as far as organisms go”


A new book and a redevelopment plan reframe the legacy of Downtown’s Kaufmann’s building

Kaufmann’s was a purveyor of contemporaneity, not simply the focus of nostalgia that it has become.

may you live in interesting times, at 937 Liberty

Images of beauty and peril cling to the walls behind the ravaged books


The Old Man and the Old Moon at City Theatre

If you like deeply impassioned work, then PigPen Theatre Company is for you

Love’s Labor’s Won at Carnegie Mellon School of Drama

If you like Shakespeare, get thee to Love’s Labor’s Won

Short List

Short List: Nov 23-30

Stories Coming Together for LGBTQ causes; Suite Life fetes Billy Strayhorn; Bird Brains at the Aviary; Women of the World Poetry Slam


Dad’s Pub & Grub, in Monroeville, offers a fun, relaxed place for the whole family

Fill up on inventive hot dogs, big burgers, spicy wings and tasty fries

Bitter Ends Luncheonette opens in Bloomfield

The cozy spot offers breakfast and lunch, with produce from the owners’ farm

Two Hearted Ale, Bell’s Brewery



Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Martin McDonagh’s film offers plenty of his oft-cited crackling profanity, mordant humor and shocking violence

Justice League

The film builds strongly to the requisite epic battle

Last Flag Flying

Bryan Cranston, Laurence Fishburne and Steve Carell star in this dramedy about the costs of war


In honor of the NFL’s return to TD celebrations, Pittsburgh City Paper releases its All-Showboat Team.

He was once fined for one too many pumps in a twerking celebration.

This week in Pittsburgh Sports History

A look back at events that you’ve either forgotten about or never heard of in the first place


Spike TV's Bar Rescue looking for participants in Pittsburgh

Spike TV's Bar Rescue is scouting Pittsburgh for candidates for its upcoming season

Study shows Pennsylvania's tax structure benefits wealthy rather than lower-income workers

Republicans have made efforts to keep the wealthy's taxes low, even as a study from tech-company Trove shows the state's wealthiest could likely afford a tax hike.

Pittsburgh City Paper announces inaugural Pittsburgher of the Year Award; nominations taken until Dec. 6

City Paper is now accepting nominations for Pittsburgher of the Year.


Street Angel: Superhero for a Day and The Other Einstein

Takes on Jim Rugg and Bill Maruca’s comics series and Marie Benedict’s historical novel


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