Vol. 30, No. 8
February 20, 2019 - Pittsburgh City Paper
Volume 30 Issue 08
Allegheny County council candidate Bethany Hallam wants a countywide conversion therapy ban now
It is still legal in much of Allegheny County to use therapy or spiritual healing in an attempt to change a person’s sexual orientation from gay or bisexual to straight.
By Ryan Deto
State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe says reducing carbon dioxide emissions will kill his vegetables
"I enjoy my vegetables, and plants need CO2, so I want to make sure we have plenty of CO2 out there so we have green grass and green vegetables growing.”
Smallman Street redesign includes bike lanes, angled parking, and a public plaza
The resurfacing of Smallman Street will happen in tandem with the restoration of the iconic Produce Terminal.
By Janine Faust
Why that report ranking Pittsburgh among the nation’s worst traffic may be wrong
The report has been accused of having bias against dense cities, and other data conflicts with its conclusions.
Azorean Cafe brings island flavors to Pittsburgh
Everything is worth at least one bite
By Maggie Weaver
East End Brewing releases two new beers, in champagne bottles
If you tried them last year, they may taste different this time around
By Jordan Snowden
Pączki find life after Fat Tuesday
Local bakeries are happy to supply the demand for these calorie-rich, pre-Lenten treats
By Amanda Waltz
Talkin' Snack: Quaker's hidden Baked Cheddar gems
By Josh Oswald
The Mexican War Streets preserves community with annual progressive dinner
Dinner moves from house to house, starting and ending at The Mattress Factory
Talkin' Snack: Ranking vending machine pastries
They each cost $1, and they each expire on April fool’s day
By Hannah Lynn
Ice cream and margs are still good in the winter: tastiest food stories in Pittsburgh
Happy National Margarita Day, Pittsburgh!
Wigle and Omni Hotel team up for a bar crawl the way it should be: indoors
After years of being ignored by the video gaming industry, gamers with disabilities are building the community and technology they need
'It’s actually what I learned as a great escape from having a body that’s not able, and a mind that’s willing.'
By Billy Ludt
What's does the future hold for the historic buildings on the Garden Block in North Side?
'People can point fingers all across the board, they should have done this, and they should have done that. The entire community will lose these buildings.'
By Charles Rosenblum
New venue Liberty Magic opens with magician Eric Jones
If an expensive magic show geared toward adults seems like an unnecessary, but fun addition, you might be right
Form meets function at CMU’s Generous Feedback design exhibition
Carnegie Mellon University design students show off projects at the Miller Institute for Contemporary Art
Action Movement Revolution exhibit showcases diverse styles of local photographers
The exhibit at the Manchester Craftmen’s Guild runs through April 5
Clothes Make ... with chef Claudy Pierre of Arnold's Tea
By Tereneh Idia
Fair Moans and Assemble host first-ever DIY sex toy workshop
The inclusive, sex-positive collective and the community space take sex toy design into their own hands (so to speak)
Pittsburgh Grooveline: Thu. Feb. 21-Wed. Feb. 27
Go to bed as early or late as you want with these dance events.
Black History Month: Three Black female musicians to watch
Add these ladies to your 'must-listen' playlist.
Black History Month: Writing workshop with poet-artists Saretta Morgan and Bekezela Mguni tomorrow
Monday’s workshop culminates the Hillman’s Library month-long exhibit on the events of Ferguson, MO in 2014.
Black History Month: A love letter to A Different World
"I was transfixed, thinking that if this is what that life was like, then I was definitely bound for higher education."
Black History Month: Fiction by Black authors
Stories about love, with characters of color.
Black History Month: How Pittsburgh native Billy Porter stole the show at the Oscars
Porter's tuxedo-gown was the night's biggest and brightest fashion statement
Black History Month: How Frankie Knuckles changed music forever
By Alex Gordon
Pittsburgh Grooveline: Feb. 28-March 6
This week includes a benefit at Belvederes and a family-friendly ice dance.
Replay FX expands into esports with Pittsburgh Knights partnership
The deal will take the pinball and video game expo into new territory
In Mother Country, Irina Reyn explores — and foreshadows — the forced separation of immigrant families
'What I'm addressing is that sense of forced separation'
By Rege Behe
Italo disco is alive and well
The cult music genre is just as prevalent today as it was 20 years ago
7 Days of Concerts
What new bands and musicians can learn from The Flow Band
They’ve been performing in Pittsburgh for over 30 years, and they’ve still got it.
John Zobele, aka chris†††, dives deep on Deep Dark Trench
Word's aren't always needed to tell a story.
By Eli Enis
#MusicMonday Wrap-up: Feb 25
Dillon Francis returned to Pittsburgh and Lady Gaga won an Oscar.
Princess addresses fluidity in video concept piece, Out There
A mash-up of traditionally masculine and feminine notions that toy with gender roles and expectations
Backstage with props master Rikkilee Rose
By Lissa Brennan
I thought The Gun Show was going to be very bad, and I was wrong
It's a svelte 60-minute storytelling performance helmed by a charismatic lead and packed with some delightful little surprises
Paul Taylor Company returns to Pittsburgh with a new director and a program of Taylor Masterworks
'Because I couldn’t talk, dance became a way for me to communicate and get out all the feelings I had inside'
By Steve Sucato
Women in India learn to make their own pads in Period. End of Sentence.
The Oscar-nominated documentary short is now on Netflix
Celebrate Black History Month with these streaming shows and movies
Lynn Cullen Live - 2/26/19
Audio & Video Archive
By Lynn Cullen
Lynn Cullen Live - 2/25/19
Gab Around 'Tahn
What is the most overrated thing about Pittsburgh?
By Gab Bonesso
Op-Ed: We can finally see which bus will take us to the game
Public transit advocates and riders share why it's important the Port Authority removed the sports messages from buses.
By Pittsburghers for Public Transit
A new Kickstarter campaign has a terrible solution to your relationship problems
LoveSync is a technological solution to an interpersonal or relational problem.
By Jessie Sage
Free Will Astrology
By Rob Brezsny
Farm-to-table? Garden-to-table is faster
These are four great Pittsburgh restaurants who rely on gardens on-site to keep food fresh
Ibram X. Kendi, a Ten Evenings Author Presented by Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures
Carnegie Music Hall of Oakland
Mon., Oct. 14, 7:30 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