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Animal Tales

Animal Tales

City Paper’s Animal Issue: Bats, cats, penguins and everything in between
Allegheny GoatScape offers novelty, sustainability as the herd embarks on a mission to clean up Pittsburgh

Allegheny GoatScape offers novelty, sustainability as the herd embarks on a mission to clean up Pittsburgh

“We want to make sure that these guys are not eaten, but are eating.”
Howl Hiss & Hello

Howl Hiss & Hello

Working at an animal shelter isn’t what you’d expect
Pokey LaFarge mixes things up for the better on ‘Manic Revelations’; plays Pittsburgh July 1

Pokey LaFarge mixes things up for the better on ‘Manic Revelations’; plays Pittsburgh July 1

“You reinvent and reinterpret yourself almost on a daily basis, especially as an artist.”
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Animal Tales

City Paper’s Animal Issue: Bats, cats, penguins and everything in between

Get up close and personal with this team of penguins at Pittsburgh’s National Aviary

“Our birds are ambassadors for their wild counterparts.”

Flathead catfish are an impressive predator in Pittsburgh’s rivers

“When they dig, it feels like your forearms are getting ripped out of your body.”

Pittsburgh aviation team rescues animals along the East Coast

“It started as, ‘Let’s save some dogs,’ and it’s really transformed into ‘We’re really helping people.’”

Honey-bee swarms are key to fighting population decline

“We’re losing approximately 40 percent of our bee population every year.”

Yappy hour at Pittsburgh’s dog parks

The place where everyone knows your name

Can you take roadkill home and eat it?

It turns out the answer is yes, with some caveats

Inside the Hall of Birds at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History

“We want to make people feel like this is not just something to rush through. It’s an exhibit, a destination to connect with.”

News+Features

Some bats show resistance to deadly white-nose syndrome

“It’s still going to take a long time to get them back”

Allegheny GoatScape offers novelty, sustainability as the herd embarks on a mission to clean up Pittsburgh

“We want to make sure that these guys are not eaten, but are eating.”

Howl Hiss & Hello

Working at an animal shelter isn’t what you’d expect

Music

Pokey LaFarge mixes things up for the better on ‘Manic Revelations’; plays Pittsburgh July 1

“You reinvent and reinterpret yourself almost on a daily basis, especially as an artist.”

Chicago’s No Men brings its sharp edge and driving rhythms to Pittsburgh

“We want to sound like one unit instead of three separate musicians.”

Pittsburgh’s Honey gears up for release of mostly sinister/slightly sweet Mock Pop

The album doesn’t wallow in darkness like a teenage nihilist

Arts

At Wood Street, robots draw a Martian landscape and copy the Bible

The immediate reaction of some viewers will be to anthropomorphize these machines

Stage

Acclaimed belly-dancer Michelle Sorensen makes her Pennsylvania debut

“The solo is heavily influenced by horror films, theater, and contemporary and classical Indian dance movements.”

A Gathering of Sons at Pittsburgh Festival Opera

More allegorical than narrative, Gathering taps into atavistic traditions of community

Short List

Short List: June 29-July 6

Famed actor Mark Rylance marks the Battle of Homestead; Jim Norton at the Improv; Solar SUNdays at the Science Center; July 4 at the Point

Food+Drink

Senyai Thai Kitchen, in Shadyside, offers some new dishes in a well-designed space

Among the worthy dishes: golden mushroom and crab curry

Needle & Pin brings dozens of gins to Dormont

“We’ve already had a lot of guest interactions where they’ve had kind of this eureka moment.”

Pittsburgh City Paper Booze Battles: The Commoner vs. Spoon

This week, we try the Martinez

Kilchoman Machir Bay Single Malt Whisky

$26/2.8-ounce pour

NYC’s Wafels and Dinges makes its debut at Kennywood Amusement Park this summer

It’s a simple menu, pairing waffles with a variety of sweets ranging from dulce du leche to strawberries

Screen

Baby Driver

Edgar Wright’s film is a crime actioner wrapped in a quirky musical rom-com

Band Aid

In Zoe Lister-Jones’ dramedy, a couple find it helps to sing about what’s wrong with their marriage

The Survivalist

Life in this dystopic drama is filthy, fraught and feral

Sports

Pittsburgh pickleball tournament attracts more than 400 players while raising money for Parkinson Foundation

Cardiovascular exercise, like pickleball, has been shown to slow the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and promote mobility

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

A mediocre division may be a huge break for the Pittsburgh Pirates

The Pirates are still in it because everyone else in the division isn’t much better

Blogs

What you need to know about Pittsburgh Police body cameras and public access to footage

While many Pittsburgh police officers have already been equipped with body cameras, footage won't always be accessible to the public.

Rejected cover designs from Pittsburgh City Paper's Animal Issue

Behind-the-scenes of this week's Pittsburgh City Paper cover design

Health-care workers, policy experts and politicians question Sen. Toomey’s commitment to opioid epidemic

Sen. Pat Toomey proposed shrinking funds to Medicaid expansion, which advocates say have helped in the battle against the opioid epidemic.

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.

Views

Sally Wiggin: A positive relationship with animals can lead to natural balance

I came to appreciate the greater connection between wildlife and humans during my first trip to Africa

Savage Love

Lynn Cullen Live 06/23/17

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