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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
Tei Shi makes introspective pop from the ground up

Tei Shi makes introspective pop from the ground up

“It’s an assertive, powerful thing to perform.”

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

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

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.

Every Democratic Pennsylvania Congressman supports single-payer health care

Pittsburgh-area congressman Mike Doyle joins four other Pennsylvania reps in supporting the U.S. House Medicare for All bill

Pittsburgh Steelers win home opener at Heinz Field

Our top 10 photos from the Steelers' 26-9 win over the Minnesota Vikings

Allegheny County is increasing its bus riders and cyclists, but six area state reps voted to reduce transit and bike funds

Pittsburgh is outperforming national trends in public transit and biking, but Republicans from Allegheny County want to cut funding for those things.

Pittsburgh White Supremacist Hardy Lloyd arrested in connection to incident detailed in Pittsburgh City Paper story

Lloyd has a history of violence and hateful activities in the Pittsburgh area, but his latest white supremacist activities led to his arrest.

Views

Lynn Cullen Live - 9/20/17

Audio & Video Archive

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.

Lynn Cullen Live - 9/19/17

Audio & Video Archive

Lynn Cullen Live - 9/18/17

Audio & Video Archive

Lynn Cullen Live - 9/15/17

Audio & Video Archive

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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