Vol. 28, No. 46
November 14, 2018 - Pittsburgh City Paper
Volume 28 Issue 46
Opioid overdoses of high-profile names like Mac Miller re-ignite national conversations about the epidemic
But what steps can actually be taken to stop this scourge?
By Ryan Deto
A very vegetarian non-Thanksgiving
How I learned to stop worrying and give up the turkey.
By Amanda Waltz
The Beehive bids farewell with a week of events
After 28 years, the funky South Side coffeehouse prepares to close its doors.
Hold the Turkey
Ditch the turkey and try our list of vegetarian-friendly restaurants open this Thursday
Archive project at Heinz History Center documents reactions to Tree of Life
“It's like trying to archive the ripples of a stone.”
By Hannah Lynn
Pittsburgh offered $6.7 billion in a failed bid for Amazon HQ2, one of the largest incentive proposals ever
Leaders said the bid brought institutions together and garnered bipartisan support, but it’s unclear if it will be useful in the future.
Pittsburgh Public School board member says signature was forged on letter in support of Amazon bid
A letter sent to Amazon from the school district contained a signature from board member Kevin Carter; he denies seeing or signing any letter.
Bring some gum, a wet wipe, and an empty stomach to Tana Ethiopian Cuisine in East Liberty
If you like to keep clear boundaries between your food, Tana is not for you.
By Maggie Weaver
Eat'n Park and Klavon's Ice Cream team up for a collaboration worth smiling about
The limited-edition Smiley Cookie ice-cream sandwiches come in six flavors, from chocolate chip cookie dough to mint chocolate chip
Try these thanksgiving-adjacent cocktails
It’s the perfect seasonal spirit: spicy and warm, but versatile enough to please the pickiest drinker.
Three hours at the Pittsburgh Whiskey & Fine Spirits Festival
It unspools like a liquor-soaked three-act play, revealing a wide spectrum of human behavior throughout the evening.
By Craig Mrusek
Funky Fly Project is growing up
Jazz is shaping all of them at a major point in their lives.
By Jordan Snowden
Rex Theater: Uplifting the South Side community
Carson Street has more to offer than just weekend sidewalk throw up
Aesop Rock and TOBACCO come together for Malibu Ken
Prepare to have your face melted off. Or, to at least watch someone else’s face melt.
Q&A with Billy Brouse of Papadosio
It can be read two ways: Content Coma, as in a state of peaceful happiness, or Content Coma, as in substance or material.
Venue Guide: Rex Theater
Pittsburgh Public Theater stages the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Sweat
It's a bleak, sardonic, charming production that sticks to you long after the show ends
By Alex Gordon
Bodiography’s longest running dance series is back
The program of repertory works choreographed by current and former Bodiography members runs November 16 and 17 at the Byham Theater.
By Steve Sucato
The incomplete feminism of Widows
It's at times fun, gripping, and if you want, "empowering."
Joel Edgerton's Boy Erased
There's forgettable dialogue and unimaginative direction, but the subject sticks nonetheless.
Q&A with comedy duo/married couple/Arcade Comedy creative directors Jethro and Kristy Nolen
"If I wasn’t performing with my husband, I’d be in the front row cheering, because I’m his biggest fan."
By Gab Bonesso
Your T-Shirt’s Fantastic Voyage: Rethinking the fashion industry
According to the World Bank, 20 percent of the global industrial water pollution comes from the fashion industry.
By Tereneh Idia
Aging in the sex work industry
"I wish I had known that striving to reach standardized images of beauty, the ones that have been shoved down my throat since I was a little girl, was a waste of time."
By Jessie Sage
Free Will Astrology
By Rob Brezsny
Lynn Cullen Live - 11/20/18
Audio & Video Archive
By Lynn Cullen
Lynn Cullen Live - 11/14/18
Lynn Cullen Live - 11/15/18
Lynn Cullen Live - 11/16/18
Lynn Cullen Live - 11/19/18
Winter activities for getting into the holiday spirit
To distract from the harshness of winter’s chill, Pittsburghers have created their own traditions and customs, making the season more bearable, and the landscape more colorful.
By Alexander Popichak
Be kind to your Pittsburgh artists this holiday season
More shoppers are skipping holiday sales and buying from their local arts community, but is it enough?
Three unexpected recipes to spice up your holiday season
One of them is sushi
Celebrate Hanukkah with your fellow Pittsburghers
Pittsburgh has some new exciting ways to give for the holiday
There are new ways to give in Pittsburgh this holiday season, and they look fun.
What are Pittsburgh musicians’ favorite ways to spend the holidays?
The TV show holiday episode is better than holiday movies
Pittsburgh City Paper Holiday Guide 2018
Things to do, eat, and see this holiday season
By CP Staff
10 local charities worth supporting this season
Donate the gift of volunteering for the holidays
Local musicians discuss their favorite Christmas covers
From “O Holy Night” to The Killers
Top 10 not so popular holiday movies
Holiday Cookie Table
Who said cookie tables are just for weddings? There's no holiday cookie like a Pittsburgh cookie.
By Lisa Cunningham
Latinx & Proud! Series: Carlos Andrés Gómez
City of Asylum @ Alphabet City
Tue., Jan. 21, 7-8:30 p.m.
Audio & Video Archive
More Lynn Cullen Live
Two Allegheny County councilors call for charges on West Mifflin police following alleged assault of teenage girl
By Ryan Deto
The displacement of Anthony Hardison from his Lawrenceville apartment is a microcosm of a neighborhood epidemic
Concert announcements for late winter and early spring in Pittsburgh
By Jordan Snowden
More than 200 take to Pittsburgh streets for fourth annual Women's March
By Ollie Gratzinger