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Advocates say Pittsburgh’s drag performers need more latitude to shine

Advocates say Pittsburgh’s drag performers need more latitude to shine

“We’re trying to pull drag out of bars, so it’s more welcoming and more accessible, so other folks can see it.”

Specials & Guides

Love and Sex Issue

Can you have love without sex? Can you date without actually being in the same room? Can you get a sex chair in avocado green? We answer these questions and more in our 2018 Love and Sex Issue.

Asexuals can love love, just not sex

“It’s like going to see a movie your partner wants to see and you don’t.”

Pittsburgh has a secret club for those looking to explore their sexuality

“Most of what we do here is fantasy fulfillment.”

News+Features

Advocates say Pittsburgh’s drag performers need more latitude to shine

“We’re trying to pull drag out of bars, so it’s more welcoming and more accessible, so other folks can see it.”

How to get a Pennsylvania medical-marijuana card

According to the state health department, there are 83 practices in the Pittsburgh metro area that can certify medical-marijuana card applications.

Music

Andre Costello and the Cool Minors debut Resident Frequencies at Buhl Planetarium on Sat., Feb. 17

The band will be performing its new record live to a choreographed laser show

The Spirit of the Beehive perform at Club Café on Sun., Feb. 18

“I don’t want to be influenced too much by other stuff.”

Minneapolis’ Reina del Cid brings her new record and a new sound to Pittsburgh’s Smiling Moose

“I’ve always thought of myself as more of a storyteller than a confessional writer.”


Stage

In the Heat of the Night at Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company

A well-meaning and enjoyable 97-minute whodunit that nonetheless strains at its familiarity

Exhalations Dance Theatre weighs in on technology’s impact on humanity in its latest production, Kinetic Emotion

“Technology is something very relatable and impacts our lives every day.”


Food+Drink

Three meals at three Pittsburgh-area gentlemen’s clubs

What’s the etiquette for eating in front of a professional dancer trying to make a living?

City Paper is here to dispel some common drinking myths

Myth: Different drinks get you drunk in different ways

Chocolate Moonshine Co. brings (non-alcoholic) fudge treats to Lawrenceville

The name comes from an old story about neighbors mistaking a basement fudge-cooking operation with a secret moonshine distillery.

Screen

Fifty Shades Freed

You could live the whole rest of your life without seeing part three and be perfectly fine

Sports

The Pittsburgh Pirates have a history of players doing well after they are shipped out of Pittsburgh

A look at five players who found greener pastures after they were escorted out of the ’Burgh

The five most painful times a Pittsburgh sports legend wore another team’s uniform

Jagr, who’s worn many different uniforms against the Penguins, was always met with boos and even the occasional under-used hiss

Blogs

Sarah Huny Young and Damon Young throwing Black Panther party Feb. 17 at Ace Hotel

Celebrate Black Panther in style at the Ace Hotel on Feb. 17 at 9 p.m.

Pittsburgh teachers union returns to the negotiating table after unanimously authorizing strike

Last night, the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers voted to authorize a strike "if necessary"

Palm's Eve Alpert on Philadelphia, working slowly and making weird pop music

Palm plays Club Cafe Sun., Feb. 18 with IT IT and Spirit of the Beehive.


Views

Savage Love

Since you were planning to tell your parents eventually, the drama is inevitable.

Free Will Astrology

Books

Mark Whitaker’s new book Smoketown: The Untold Story of the Other Great Black Renaissance re-examines Pittsburgh’s past

Black renaissance in Pittsburgh suited the city itself: Born of commerce and business, it was brawny, corporeal and expressive

Jim Daniels’ Street Calligraphy

With each collection, Daniels retains a strong voice while refining the view of his past

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