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Heading to Pittsburgh’s Skull Fest? Our guide has got you covered

Heading to Pittsburgh’s Skull Fest? Our guide has got you covered

Bring a bunch of earplugs for you and your forgetful friends. Punks don’t let punks get tinnitus!
Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer must be remembered by continuing her fight against hate

Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer must be remembered by continuing her fight against hate

These people were wrong and their ideology is evil. Heather Heyer intended to be there to tell them that.
While PWSA and Veolia squabble over who’s to blame, some call for quicker action to address Pittsburgh’s lead crisis

While PWSA and Veolia squabble over who’s to blame, some call for quicker action to address Pittsburgh’s lead crisis

“It seems to me that there’s so much we don’t know, but from everything I’ve reviewed it seems there’s culpability to be shared.”
Roller-derby playoffs hit Pittsburgh’s David L. Lawrence Convention Center

Roller-derby playoffs hit Pittsburgh’s David L. Lawrence Convention Center

“Everyone has their reasons for playing and I can’t wait to share that with Pittsburgh.”
Squonk Opera in China: Week Two

Squonk Opera in China: Week Two

Dispatches from Squonk Opera's second week at Qingdao International Beer Festival
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While PWSA and Veolia squabble over who’s to blame, some call for quicker action to address Pittsburgh’s lead crisis

“It seems to me that there’s so much we don’t know, but from everything I’ve reviewed it seems there’s culpability to be shared.”

Etna and Sharpsburg believe a trail can bring economic revitalization to the riverfront towns

“I can see people in our business district all the time now. A trail can only enhance all of that.”

Music

Heading to Pittsburgh’s Skull Fest? Our guide has got you covered

Bring a bunch of earplugs for you and your forgetful friends. Punks don’t let punks get tinnitus!

Blød Maud belies its own apparent nonchalance with a haunting, hook-filled EP

“It’s like a kid where, if you tell them to do something, they won’t do it.”

Soccer Mommy shoots and scores with new release, Collection; plays Pittsburgh Aug. 19

“If it’s scary, it usually turns out pretty good.”

Arts

Program matches local artists with immigrants and refugees

“There’s something incredibly valuable about inserting artists into communities in an in-depth way.”

Stage

Pittsburgh Comedy Festival features W. Kamau Bell and improv troupe North Coast

Fourth annual festival features some 45 acts over five days

Cloud 9 at Throughline Theatre Co.

It’s like a strange collision between Gilbert and Sullivan and Eugene Ionesco

Dancer-choreographers key to Pittsburgh Ballet’s annual free show

Hartwood Acres concert features original works and excerpts of classical favorites

Short List

Short List: Aug. 17-24

Quantum Theatre world-premieres Red Hills; Style Week Pittsburgh; the PSO’s free send-off concert; solar-eclipse viewing

Food+Drink

Mad Noodles, on the South Side, offers far more than Asian-American cliches

The menu is anchored by about a dozen noodle soups and plates, with some rice dishes and stir-fries

Beet and Rainbow Carrot Slaw Salad

Convincing people to try a raw beet was the ultimate challenge.

Hot Weather, Cold Drinks

We could all use a drink

North Side’s Casellula café is offering monthly cheese classes

“We want to give people information so they are no longer intimidated by the idea of ordering a cheese plate.”

Screen

Wind River

A terse crime drama set on a Native American reservation

Step

An engaging documentary about a Baltimore girls step team, working for both artistic and academic success

In This Corner of the World

This Japanese anime set during World War II offers a wistful and affecting depiction of quiet resilience

Sports

Roller-derby playoffs hit Pittsburgh’s David L. Lawrence Convention Center

“Everyone has their reasons for playing and I can’t wait to share that with Pittsburgh.”

Not all of Pittsburgh’s historical sports venues have met the wrecking ball

If you’re looking to see Three Rivers Stadium, Pitt Stadium, Duquesne Gardens or the Civic Arena, they can be seen only in pictures on the internet

Blogs

"Sorry, I was thinking about love": A Night with Rozwell Kid, Chris Farren and Great Grandpa

A couple got engaged, a single song was played six times and a singer got sweaty.

Final weekend for "Mr. Burns — a post-electric play"

12 Peers Theater production follows "The Simpsons" after civilization

Re-opened Brew House art space gets gallery hours

Gallery resurfaces with alumni show for former resident artists

Pennsylvania politicians sound off on Trump’s latest Charlottesville comments, others silent

Sen. Bob Casey and Sen. Pat Toomey were critical of Trump saying neo-Nazis and counter-protesters were equally to blame for the violence in Charlottesville, Va.

Very Smart Brothas makes the move to Gizmodo

VSB's Damon Young discusses the blog's big move, and his new book

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey condemns President Trump's comments on Charlottesville violence

At a Facebook small business event in Pittsburgh today, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey called President Donald Trump's comments on Charlottesville offensive.

Squonk Opera in China: Week Two

Dispatches from Squonk Opera's second week at Qingdao International Beer Festival

An NYC road trip to check out Progress UK wrestling

An NYC road trip to check out Progress UK wrestling, Havoc, Joey Janela

Lynn Cullen Show returns to Pittsburgh City Paper on Tuesday Aug. 15

Lynn Cullen Live returns Aug. 15

Southwestern Pennsylvania Republicans are taking heat for condemning neo-Nazis

Some people on social media are critical of local representatives' comments, requesting they echo Trump's initial comments condemning "many sides."

Views

Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer must be remembered by continuing her fight against hate

These people were wrong and their ideology is evil. Heather Heyer intended to be there to tell them that.

Critics say budget bill’s environmental provisions would gut the permitting process

“The agency that I left in 2003 bears no resemblance to the agency we have now”

Savage Love

I’m having an extremely difficult time getting intimate with my boyfriend of four years.

Lynn Cullen Live 08/15/17

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