Vol. 30, No. 5
January 30, 2019 - Pittsburgh City Paper
Volume 30 Issue 05
Pittsburghers spend way too much money on takeout
At about $200 a month, Pittsburgh spends the second most on takeout of any city in the U.S. and is an outlier among Rust Belt cities
By Ryan Deto
Ex-KDKA producer wonders why exactly he was fired for calling Tom Brady a ‘known cheater’
Michael Telek referred to Brady as a cheater in a KDKA chyron, was told he would be reprimanded, but was then fired.
Art Institute of Pittsburgh shutting down permanently in March
The for-profit institute has faced several financial challenges over the years, not to mention one of the worst student return-on-investment rates in the U.S.
State Attorney General charges PWSA on 161 counts for lead water line violations
Pittsburgh water authority has admitted to failing to notify residents about lead water line replacement and not sampling new lines fast enough.
By Janine Faust
Pittsburgh set to welcome Dolly Parton's Imagination Library program
If the funding is approved, the city will receive $250,000 from the foundation to set up an Imagination Library program in Pittsburgh for local children to receive one book a month.
By Hannah Lynn
What’s behind those “unhealthy air quality” warnings in Pittsburgh?
The Pittsburgh region has experienced several inversions over the last several days, trapping industrial pollutants closer to the surface.
How many parking spots does the new Penn Plaza development really need?
Finding heaven at Casa Brasil
At Casa Brasil, no towering skewers of meat float around the restaurant
By Maggie Weaver
Essential Bar Tools, Part IV
If you dig garnish, peel citrus, or make juleps, this list is for you
By Craig Mrusek
This week's tastiest food stories in Pittsburgh
A new wine bar is coming to an old church in Rankin; Nashville hot chicken has arrived in Oakland; and we have recommendations on where to eat on Valentine's Day.
Bunker Projects questions the effects of consumerism with A Better Home and Garden
The duo exhibition includes sculptures and installations by Selena Hurst and Derek Peel.
By Amanda Waltz
Black History Month: Preserving history through photographs
Celebrating the work of Charles "Teenie" Harris and Njaimeh Njie
By Lisa Cunningham
Black History Month: Experience the immersive noise and weighty beauty of August Wilson Center's Familiar Boundaries. Infinite Possibilities exhibit
Familiar Boundaries. Infinite Possibilities is on view through March 24.
Black History Month: African American musicians encouraged to apply for Pittsburgh Symphony fellowship
The deadline for applying to the EQT Orchestra Training Program is Mon., Feb. 11.
Black History Month: Creators of Dapline! speak at CMU to discuss importance of Black gestures
Andre Zachery and Lamont Hamilton talking today at Porter Hall about the social and historical influences behind their revelatory choreographic work.
Black History Month: Dr. Willie Parker explores his life as a Christian reproductive justice advocate and abortion provider in book
The country still desperately needs people to fight for reproductive rights, and who understand that, fundamentally, abortion is a type of healthcare
Black History Month: Black-owned business directory launches in Pittsburgh
Cocoapreneur aims to sustain Black neighborhoods and communities in the region
Pittsburgh Grooveline: Thu., Feb. 7-Wed. Feb. 13
Dance, dance, dance, dance, dance ...
Black History Month: If you dig horror, sci-fi or fantasy, you need to read Victor LaValle
LaValle brings a fresh and much-needed perspective to genres in which people of color are rarely or poorly represented.
Q&A with writer Hanif Abdurraqib
DJ Afterthought comes home
After a brief stint in Nashville, the rising producer is back in Pittsburgh to continue blurring the lines between EDM and hip hop
By Jordan Snowden
Delicious Pastries bids farewell (kinda)
The local pop group closes out with a final show at Howlers
7 Days of Concerts
Concert Announcements: New shows coming to Pittsburgh
John Mayer, SunSquabi, Noah Jones, and more
Squirrel Hill's new venue, The Marquee, will not open in foreseeable future
"All of the current shows will be cancelled, and we will refund all of those who have purchased tickets over the coming days."
#MusicMonday Wrap-up: Feb. 4
Pittsburgh Symphony announces 2019-2020 season
Highlights include Indiana Jones and a tribute to Aretha Franklin
Tamara Tunie stars in Pittsburgh Public Theater’s reimagining of The Tempest
New PPT leader Marya Sea Kaminski makes local directorial debut with all-female take on Shakespeare’s classic tale.
Backstage with costume designer Suz Pisano
“The costume enhances the movement; it doesn’t create it.”
By Lissa Brennan
Backstage with technical director Aaron Tarnow
'Work fast,' and other advice
Pittsburgh Public Theater makes The Tempest feel new again
Tamara Tunie leads a truly spectacular take on Shakespeare's magic tale.
Halfway to Dawn celebrates the life and career of Pittsburgh jazz great Billy Strayhorn
The dance-theater piece explores Strayhorn's life as an openly gay African-American jazz composer in the 1930s-60s
By Steve Sucato
Broad City, High Maintenance, and Grace and Frankie tackle aging, loneliness, and weed
In these shows, as in real life, weed proves as ageless as friendship
The Story of Babar: The Money-Grubbing Elephant Who’s Better Than You
In France, even the elephants are classier than Americans
By Josh Oswald
Lynn Cullen Live - 1/30/19
Audio & Video Archive
By Lynn Cullen
Lynn Cullen Live - 1/31/19
Lynn Cullen Live - 2/1/19
Lynn Cullen Live - 2/4/19
Tereneh Idia on the anti-aging industry
What kind of system values us, especially women, for only 10-15 years of our 78 years of life expectancy in the United States?
By Tereneh Idia
When hypochondriacs get sick
“If it’s not a head cold, it’s definitely fatal.”
By Gab Bonesso
Trump feels left out after Congress sang happy birthday to a Tree of Life survivor
And why that is so very, very wrong
Sex positivity means accepting vanilla desires along with the kinks
“I think the missionary position is pretty close to perfection.”
By Jessie Sage
Free Will Astrology
By Rob Brezsny
Pittsburgh City Paper 2019 Winter Guide
By CP Staff
Digital Marketing Workshop - Agency Tactics to Super Charge your Marketing
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Pittsburgh - Monroeville
Wed., Oct. 16, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 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