Vol. 30, No. 2
January 9, 2019 - Pittsburgh City Paper
Volume 30 Issue 2
After a sexual harassment case rocked the Mattress Factory in September, are Pittsburgh artists ready to embrace the museum again?
“No cultural institution's legacy is bigger than its employees’ rights."
By Ryan Deto
Pittsburgh Filmmakers' move marks new beginning for the organization
“We’re returning to [Filmmakers'] roots, where we’re going to be offering artists services and short-term classes. We're just not going to be servicing universities anymore.”
By Amanda Waltz
Resisting arrest charges dropped against Pittsburgh activist Blak Rapp Madusa
Melanie Carter, aka Blak Rapp Madusa, was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, defiant trespassing and failure to disperse in 2018
Sexist cartoons in the Post-Gazette draw ire from Pittsburghers
The P-G fired its last cartoonist because they "wanted clever and funny instead of angry and mean.”
Study: Childhood asthma worsened by emissions near Mon Valley’s Clairton Coke Works
Two Duquesne University doctors discovered several children had significantly exacerbated asthma following a recent fire at the U.S. Steel facility.
By Janine Faust
Café Du Jour offers an eclectic menu that refuses to be categorized
By Maggie Weaver
Break bread with your neighbors at Enrico Biscotti Company’s First Friday Dinners
“In Pittsburgh, that’s all we do — eat together.”
Ranking Pennsylvania’s rye whiskeys
Western Pennsylvania invented rye whiskey, here are the details on three state favorites.
CP investigates The Bureau, the new East Liberty coffee shop from The Vandal
Joey Hilty and Emily Slagel, business partners behind popular Lawrenceville joint The Vandal, have branched out from dinner service to coffee.
Should the Abrams House in Squirrel Hill be preserved or demolished?
The fate of the eccentric postmodern residence is in the hands of City Council
By Charles Rosenblum
There Are Black People in the Future controversy inspires community artwork-in-residence program
Alisha Wormsley and the Office of Public Art are seeking proposals from people living in various Pittsburgh neighborhoods.
LGBTQ+ artists assert their identities for The Self, Realized: Queering the Art of Self-Portraiture
The show kicks off Brew House's new Prospectus series.
Remembering Pittsburgh Artist John Riegert
GoFundMe aims to honor his memory with public art
By Lisa Cunningham
Bestselling mystery author Annette Dashofy shares secrets to her success
By Rege Behe
"These are hard times. Still, the past is worse": Historian Jill Lepore discusses her new book These Truths
Lepore speaks at Carnegie Music Hall on Mon., Jan. 14
Album release preview: Interview with local debut artist Tied Heart
Tied Heart’s premier album drops Jan. 18
By Jordan Snowden
Artist to watch: James Wolff
Turn on your Bandcamp notifications
7 Days of Concerts
How performing is boosting Scratchy Blanket member Shannon Keating’s self-confidence
“It’s having confidence and being honest with how you feel.”
"Open minds are encouraged": Brillobox debuts open-format, monthly dance party on Saturday
Resident selectors DJ Shoe and DJ Aesthetics are at the helm
Show Preview: Vanessa Collier at Moondog's
Don’t miss the soulful blues of Vanessa Collier this Saturday
After three years of social media silence, Badboxes is back
And there's plenty of new music on the way
#MusicMonday Wrap-up: Jan. 14
Yes, DiGiorno really did throw a weekend-long party in the South Side.
Venue Guide: The Mr. Roboto Project
Storytelling event We Are The Weirdos gives a live platform to women
“There's just like this electricity in the room.”
By Hannah Lynn
Backstage with Theatrical Dresser Kari Kramer
“Often I meet people while they’re in their underwear.”
By Lissa Brennan
Support the Girls is a sweet and biting comedy about the service industry
It’s a funny and honest story about a Hooters-adjacent restaurant and the women who keep it afloat, or don’t.
If Beale Street Could Talk is a mesmerizing story about love and injustice
It’s about love, but it's also about how a corrupt justice system eats away at everything it touches.
Rust Creek takes on backwoods Kentucky for a middling survival thriller
You may never use GPS again.
There are two Fyre Festival documentaries — and you should probably watch them both
The most enthralling part of Fyre Festival has always been the documentation of Fyre Festival.
Life can’t be an Outback Steakhouse. No rules is just wrong
Trying to act responsibly in the absence of responsibility
By Josh Oswald
You are never too young or too old to make healthy, scary changes in your life
In other words, swerve if you gotta swerve
By Tereneh Idia
When did we stop appreciating the simple things?
I’m just worried that we are all trying our hardest to “keep up with the Joneses” and frankly, I think the Jones family is wack.
By Gab Bonesso
Jeff Verszyla weathers current tropical depression
Discussing body representation with a Pittsburgh-based body-positive figurative artist
"I remember making art about sex even before I ever had sex."
By Jessie Sage
Free Will Astrology
By Rob Brezsny
Lynn Cullen Live - 1/15/19
Audio & Video Archive
By Lynn Cullen
Lynn Cullen Live - 1/9/19
Lynn Cullen Live - 1/10/19
Lynn Cullen Live - 1/11/19
Lynn Cullen Live - 1/14/19
Crafthouse Stage & Grill
Fri., Jan. 24, 9 p.m.
Audio & Video Archive
More Lynn Cullen Live
Bill Nye wants residents of Mars, Pa. to get a free SodaStream
By Ollie Gratzinger
Owners of Parker’s in Brookline have traded breakfast for booze with their latest venture
By Maggie Weaver
Where to celebrate the Lunar New Year with authentic Chinese flavors
Pa. GOP House Speaker Mike Turzai is retiring
By Ryan Deto