Like so many former Western Pennsylvania company towns, Ford City is in dire need of a comeback

Like so many former Western Pennsylvania company towns, Ford City is in dire need of a comeback

‘This is our second chance at our second chance.’
Café Raymond, in the Strip District, makes a perfect stop for breakfast or lunch

Café Raymond, in the Strip District, makes a perfect stop for breakfast or lunch

It offers a selection of sandwiches, burgers, pastries and its popular blueberry-ricotta pancakes
A prominent local podcast marks three years

A prominent local podcast marks three years

Marta on the Move has hosted luminaries from Mayor Peduto to Alec Baldwin
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Like so many former Western Pennsylvania company towns, Ford City is in dire need of a comeback

‘This is our second chance at our second chance.’

Activists call for a ban on pre-K-5 suspensions

“Our youngest students in pre-K through fifth grade missed 3,160 days of school in the 2015-16 school year.”

Picturing Homestead

City Paper teams up with Instagram collective @SteelCityGrammers for a photo essay from Homestead

Music

Pittsburgh’s Ladyfest 2017 celebrates local lady music

“It’s nice to break down those walls and meet new people.”

Tomchess and his oud take center stage at Pittsburgh’s Hambone's

Pittsburgh’s King Fez and Tom Moran also join the evening

Xenia Rubinos taps hip hop, jazz and punk rock for her latest record, Black Terry Cat

She hits town with a three-piece to perform at Club Café

Pittsburgh’s The Petals release second album Meld

The songwriting has an improvisational, meandering feeling to it, without veering into long windedness

Arts

A prominent local podcast marks three years

Marta on the Move has hosted luminaries from Mayor Peduto to Alec Baldwin

Stage

The Christians at Kinetic Theatre

Playwright Hnath tells the story so as to draw in everyone, believer or not

In the Next Room or the vibrator play at Throughline Theatre Company

Playwright Ruhl runs herself, and us, ragged with her scattershot delivery

Clue: The Musical at the Summer Company

Stage version of the board game is lighthearted fun

Elisa-Marie Alaio guides fireWALL dance theater in another premiere

Stroking Its Ego will push the boundaries of sensuality and eroticism

Short List

Short List: June 21-28

Kaiju Big Battel at Multiple Choice; author Haroon Moghul; Silver Eye re-opens; David Blaine at the Byham

Food+Drink

Café Raymond, in the Strip District, makes a perfect stop for breakfast or lunch

It offers a selection of sandwiches, burgers, pastries and its popular blueberry-ricotta pancakes

New Orleans BBQ Shrimp

It’s a bit of a mystery how this iconic dish got its name.

The Importance of Garnish

“The rewards far outweigh the efforts.”

Deutschtown gets a new coffeeshop

“We really did this for the community.”

Screen

47 Meters Down

It’s a kinda-dumb shark-freak-out movie, which is OK for lazy summer thrills

Beatriz at Dinner

Miguel Arteta’s social critique pits one emphatic ordinary person against the wealthy

Rough Night

Despite a great cast, this R-rated comedy isn’t as funny as it should be

Sports

Young Pittsburgh Passion women’s football team ends season with playoff loss in Chicago

“We have played above everybody’s expectation of us.”

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

Mike Wysocki’s list of sports’ greatest winners and losers

We have the highest parade-to-person ratio in the nation, if that’s a thing

Blogs

Listen Up! June 28 Issue

Music from the artists covered in tomorrow's issue, today

OpenStreetsPGH returns to Downtown Pittsburgh

Photo highlights from OpenStreetsPGH's event in Downtown Pittsburgh

What Cheer? Brigade throws the most gracious party you’ll ever be a part of

If you've never seen What Cheer? Brigade, imagine a small army of folks wearing marching-band gear with the biggest smiles on their faces, running through the crowd and crowd-surfing through trumpet solos.

MP3 Monday: The Petals

This week, we're getting a sneak preview of the new album from The Petals.

Pittsburgh goes pink to support Planned Parenthood, denounce proposed GOP health-care cuts

A draft of the legislation crafted by Republican senators would defund Planned Parenthood.

WWE robbed fans at Money in the Bank and rubbed it in on Smackdown

Music writer/wrestling super-fan Meg Fair explains the women's Money in the Bank fiasco

U.S. Department of State brings Experience America trip to Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh was the city of choice for the U.S. Department of State’s annual Experience America trip this year, bringing 30 ambassadors from across the globe to explore the city's history, architecture, culture and technology.

Views

Lynn Cullen Live 06/23/17

Audio & Video Archive

Expanded gambling is a safe bet for Pennsylvania legislators

They’re essentially playing with what is known in casino parlance as house money

Savage Love

Two people can be absolutely crazy in love with each other and still not be good partners.

Books

A review of Geeta Kothari’s debut story collection, I Brake For Moose

While many of these stories end hopefully, there’s also a sense of fate at play.

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