Vol. 21, No. 24
By Abby Mendelson
Stripping Away: Will tighter rules make strip clubs safer, or extinct?
"There is always going to be a market for looking at beautiful, naked people."
By Lauren Daley-Maurer
Summer Is For Blueberries
Now is the time to stock up
By Chris Potter
Like the trains of yore, Duke's appeal is its atmosphere: causal and comfortable, yet utterly idiosyncratic.
Tiki standby Lemon Hart 151 due to hit Pennsylvania soon
"I'd liken it to grilling with gas versus charcoal."
By Brian Tierney
Artists grapple with the uses and misuses of water.
"Among the most compelling works are those that achieve balance between the artistic, the informational and the political."
By Robert Raczka
Reviewing Eric Singer's mechanized visitors from the near future.
If there's a People's Choice Award for nerdy art gizmos, Singer is a serious contender.
By Robert Isenberg
Drinking the Guava
A poem by Joan E. Bauer
R. Stevie Moore leaves his bedroom after 40 years of musical diaries
"Theres nothing on the cutting-room floor and no outtakes. Its a vanity project but its also that I'm a diarist of sound, and that's pretty much why it's 400 albums."
By Mike Shanley
Critics' Picks June 17 - 21
Website brings the Pittsburgh music scene more of everything -- except sniping.
The point of Burghsounds is pure information, not taste-making.
By Margaret Welsh
Those Darlins bring their Southern charm to Brillobox
"I may have girly parts," sings Jessi Darlin, "But I have a boy's heart / I wanna be your bro."
By Justin Jacobs
On the Record With Haley Bonar
When I talked to my sister about doing the artwork for the record, I thought, "You should paint my face, and make me have a gold grill!"
By Andy Mulkerin
The play's long interrogation scenes are riveting, because Theo Allyn and Sam Turich are such perfect sparring partners.
The Book of Liz
The play's sweet disposition and somewhat sappy ending are certainly not something I anticipated.
By Ted Hoover
Out of This Furnace
Despite sturdy, believable performances, the play has no power.
By Gordon Spencer
An entertaining monster movie that ends in a hug
By Al Hoff
A visual gorgeous samurai flick that's often sluggish
By Harry Kloman
The Art of Getting By
High school is for moping
Cave of Forgotten Dreams
Filmmaker Werner Herzog visits Chauvet Cave
By Bill O'Driscoll
Hobo With a Shotgun
It's a non-stop bloodbath in this vigilante pic
The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls
Discover New Zealand's twin lesbian, yodeling, cross-dressing, sheep-, dog- and horse-loving singers-performers-activists
Comic Davon Magwood, on the eve of a by-the-bootstraps national tour.
"Just being a black dude at a Renaissance fair is awkward."
If it makes you uncomfortable to read what your daughter is reading online, stop reading it.
By Dan Savage
Raising the Bar: Friends, athletes pitch in for out-of-town Steelers fan
"I've got the best all-star team on my side."
By Jim Shearer
Short List: Week of June 16 - 23
Carmen Maria Machado, a Ten Evenings Author Presented by Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures
Carnegie Music Hall
Mon., Jan. 20, 7:30 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
More than 200 take to Pittsburgh streets for fourth annual Women's March
By Ollie Gratzinger
Pittsburgh has a lot of flipped homes recently. What does that mean for the region?