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Saigon to Pittsburgh: the queen of bánh mì

Saigon to Pittsburgh: the queen of bánh mì

Lucy Sheets does business with insight and a smile
CP Podcast: Can a fantasy football team of only "morally upstanding" players hold its own?

CP Podcast: Can a fantasy football team of only "morally upstanding" players hold its own?

"No Patriots."
Can socialist ideals gain support in Pittsburgh?

Can socialist ideals gain support in Pittsburgh?

“If people look into their family trees, they might realize they have been a socialist all along.”
The Me Toos and the Spectres debut their split release at James Street, Sept. 23

The Me Toos and the Spectres debut their split release at James Street, Sept. 23

“They were pretty adamant about recording everything live.”
Proposed legislation could increase protections for victims of domestic violence

Proposed legislation could increase protections for victims of domestic violence

“Guns and domestic violence are a deadly combination, and the current law is just not enough.”
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mother!

Darren Aronofsky’s psychological thriller is surreal, gross, darkly funny and stuffed with allegories

News+Features

Can socialist ideals gain support in Pittsburgh?

“If people look into their family trees, they might realize they have been a socialist all along.”

Proposed legislation could increase protections for victims of domestic violence

“Guns and domestic violence are a deadly combination, and the current law is just not enough.”

Old-time South Siders recall the community-building legacy of Charlie Samaha

“He really was the unofficial mayor of South Side.”

Stage

The Battle of Homestead Foundation’s The Homestead Strike of 1892

The actors are multi-cast in many roles on various sides of the conflict

Pittsburgh premieres of two notable plays

City Theatre moves ahead without Tracy Brigden and with A Funny Thing …; Little Lake opens Middletown

In the Company of Ghosts at New Hazlett Theater

“I find that these ghosts take over and represent me in a new identity in the world.”

Short List

Short List: Sept 21-28

Art by LaToya Ruby Frazier and Sandra Gould Ford; Ian Cheng’s digital simulation at the Carnegie; Downtown Gallery Crawl; free stuff at RADical Days

Food+Drink

Saigon to Pittsburgh: the queen of bánh mì

Lucy Sheets does business with insight and a smile

Liam’s Fish, Wings, & Things offers Southern-fried food in Wilkinsburg

A simple but varied menu includes chicken wings, frog legs and fried green tomatoes

412 Food Rescue spawns 724 Food Rescue

Food-saving initiative begins in five surrounding counties

Pittsburgh City Paper Booze Battles: Cure vs. Umami

How does the Bamboo cocktail fare?

Sazerac

It is a cocktail of immeasurable beauty

A homebrewer fulfills his dream at Eleventh Hour Brewing

“I brew what I like to drink — which is pretty much everything.”

Screen

mother!

Darren Aronofsky’s psychological thriller is surreal, gross, darkly funny and stuffed with allegories

Stronger

David Gordon Green’s bio-pic is mostly about PTSD, and developing the skills to deal with it

Brad’s Status

Mike White’s low-key comedy is amusing if you can take another tale of a self-absorbed, mildly neurotic middle-aged man

Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk

A new documentary chronicles the decades of a DIY community, plus Green Day

Sports

The real fantasy-football game is pretending that the NFL doesn’t have major character flaws

I love the game of football. I’m just not crazy about the NFL or some of the people playing it.

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

Blogs

Katy Perry brings "Witness: The Tour" to Pittsburgh

Photo highlights from Katy Perry's concert at PPG Paints Arena

Tim Russell and Lucky 'The Painproof Man' Munro Team Up for Hurricane Relief

“A lot of people have been affected by Hurricane Irma, in the United States and elsewhere, but people tend to forget these are Americans, too.”

Final weekend for 'The Scottsboro Boys'

Four performances remain of scathing musical The Scottsboro Boys

Poll shows support for legal recreational marijuana, Pennsylvania Auditor General says time to legalize is now

A Franklin & Marshall College poll shows that 59 percent of Pennsylvania voters now say recreational marijuana should be legalized.

New musical work honoring enslaved African laborers is performed tonight

"Unburied, Unmourned, Unmarked" receives free showing at the Carnegie Mellon School of Music, Trevor Weston, Edda L. Fields-Black, Tameka Cage Conley, Vanessa German

Uber marks one-year anniversary of driverless car launch

Uber ATG will be adding a new and improved model to its fleet of driverless cars.

Video of alleged police brutality incident in Pittsburgh draws ire, raises questions

A video taken Sept. 19 shows a Pittsburgh police officer repeatedly punching a man in the head.

Views

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Author and environmentalist Patricia DeMarco offers Pathways to Our Sustainable Future

“If you can find things that work in a place like this, you can help people see a way forward.”

Savage Love

If you truly make your husband miserable, he should leave you.

Books

A Conversation with Osama Alomar

The City of Asylum writer-in-residence from Syria on style, substance and not being understood

Scott Silsbee’s poetry collection Muskrat Friday Dinner

The booziness feels cultivated as carefree philosophical stance

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