Vol. 30, No. 3
January 16, 2019 - Pittsburgh City Paper
Volume 30 Issue 03
How Summer Lee’s new UNITE PAC plans to bring everyone into the political fold
The PAC’s goal is to find and support candidates who can speak genuinely on issues like poverty, immigration, criminal justice, and rights for LGBTQ and disabled people.
By Ryan Deto
Taste30 presented by Pittsburgh City Paper
By Josh Oswald
Pittsburgh Women’s March to focus on progress, connections amidst national divide
Two years after grappling with its own conflict, 2019 Women’s March on Pittsburgh hopes to rebuild bridges even as the national organization breaks down.
By Janine Faust
New sexual harassment and assault service for PA students, low-wage workers to be announced
The “MeTooPA” helpline, which will be run by the Pittsburgh-based Women’s Law Project, will provide free legal consultation for cases concerning sexual violence
As a potential storm approaches, Pittsburgh's snow plow tracker still down for upgrades
While it won’t be ready by this wintry weekend, a new version of Pittsburgh’s Public Plow Tracker site is expected to be up and running by the end of the month.
Louis C.K.'s nonapology tour makes its way to Pittsburgh
All three shows have sold out
By Hannah Lynn
Pittsburgh politicians and constituents call on Sen. Pat Toomey to reopen federal government
In December, Toomey voted to fund the federal government without funds for a border wall, but is now asking Democrats to negotiate further with President Trump.
Pittsburgh's self-driving cars were supposed to revolutionize mobility and transit. But their future isn’t what you think.
The autonomous-vehicle industry is now tamping down expectations of what they can accomplish, meaning the wait for self-driving cars could be decades or maybe forever.
Arts organizations and businesses offer free perks to furloughed federal workers
By Amanda Waltz
State Rep. Sara Innamorato wants every eligible Pennsylvania voter automatically registered
Innamorato’s bill is part of a package from state Democrats meant to boost statewide voter turnout and voter protections.
Fresh fish is changing the tides of East Liberty
A menu of familiar classics also includes charming, unexpected turns
By Maggie Weaver
Getting tipsy at TGI Fridays
Part of an ongoing series exploring classic cocktails at chain restaurants
By Craig Mrusek
The tastiest food stories in Pittsburgh this week
From a revived diner to a city-wide taco tour, check out what's new in food this week.
Climb to the roof of Africa with Pittsburgh’s newest food truck
The menu includes samosas, Tanzanian flatbread, beef skewers with homemade fries, and more
Art exhibit made from restaurants’ plastic waste focuses on sustainability
“It is just so easy to visualize how much waste is generated. Almost every time you order a beverage, a disposable plastic straw is plunked into your glass whether you asked for it or not.”
Walter Hood's "Curtain Call" aims to recall Lower Hill's past through literal images and metaphorical experiences
Photos in "Curtain Call" come from a series of neighborhood barbecues at St. Joseph's House of Hospitality, “the best backyard in the Hill District"
By Charles Rosenblum
Top 5 Local Places to Buy Art Supplies
Graphic designer Maya Puskaric shares her favorite spots
By Maya Puskaric
Clothes Make ...
Q&A with artist Linda Wallen
By Tereneh Idia
Silverkeim reminds us it’s OK to spend time alone with his debut album, The Company You Keep In The Empty Moments
“Can you be alone with yourself? And do you like the company you keep in the empty moments?”
By Jordan Snowden
7 Days of Concerts
Hemlock for Socrates returns from musical hiatus with Barometrics
After setting aside music for parenthood, Kegan Heiss and Heather Shore release a new album and film.
DowntownCDC announces new live music venues
Music City Downtown brings new entertainment to Downtown Pittsburgh
Slim Forsythe hangs up his hat (for now)
The country-bluegrass legend saw the closure of Nied's as something of a sign
By Alex Gordon
Concert Announcements: New shows coming to Pittsburgh
Megaticket is back
Gregory Alan Isakov returns to Pittsburgh for sold-out show at Mr. Smalls
"People ask me, 'What does this song mean to you?’ I’m so bored with that. I want to know what it means to you.”
By Lauren Daley-Maurer
#MusicMonday Wrap-up: Jan. 21
Backstage with Fight Director Randy Kovitz
“I want the audience to be completely repulsed by this violence.”
By Lissa Brennan
After five years, theater-centric online magazine Pittsburgh in the Round is growing
"The whole point is to level the playing field"
Pittsburgh Opera reimagines a Mozart classic to channel stories of modern refugees
"The Syrian refugee crisis ... was a really interesting and powerful connection to this opera."
Netflix documentary Fyre recounts the chaos of Fyre Festival
What makes the unraveling of Fyre Festival so funny and fascinating is that most of the people who got hurt, either in the organizing or the attending, are very very wealthy.
Docuseries 7 Days Out explores dog shows, NASA missions, and other major events
It’s interesting to watch people who are extremely passionate about what they do, even if what they do is breed fancy dogs to look even fancier.
On Wednesday's Masked Singer, another unmasking, another Steeler
Did you know Terry Bradshaw has recorded five albums? Nicole Scherzinger sure didn't.
Smiley Face Killers: The Hunt For Justice examines possible serial murders in Pittsburgh
The new Oxygen series debuts with a look at the mysterious death of Dakota James.
Streaming in the Snow: What to watch during the (possible) winter storm
Candy Land: A horrifying metaphor for life’s mundanity
Life is really just flipping the top card off the deck and making the best of what you got.
'Oh, God. Why!?' Pittsburgh mourns the loss of an anxiety-free Super Bowl
Lynn Cullen Live - 1/16/19
Audio & Video Archive
By Lynn Cullen
Lynn Cullen Live - 1/17/19
Looking past the MLK hashtags
We are stuck on the chorus, but it looks like we can sing the whole song.
Gab Around ‘Tahn
Gab Bonesso tests Brillobox patrons on their Steelers knowledge
By Gab Bonesso
Carnegie International, Borat voice, and the quest for the perfect painting
By Shawn Cooke
Can single women trust couples looking for a third on online dating apps?
Some couples are often derogatorily referred to as “unicorn hunters.”
By Jessie Sage
Free Will Astrology
By Rob Brezsny
Tania Grubbs: I AM, Volume 5 Space
City of Asylum @ Alphabet City
Wed., Oct. 16, 7-9 p.m.
Audio & Video Archive
More Lynn Cullen Live
U.S. Steel exec out after company loses billions in value; still given $1.4 million payout
By Ryan Deto
Q&A with the partner of a sex worker — my husband
By Jessie Sage
Documentary The Last Scene needs your photos and videos from early 2000s emo and pop-punk shows
By Alex Gordon
Exhibit to commemorate Miles Saal's art and promote advocacy for mental health awareness in the Pittsburgh African American arts community