Vol. 21, No. 27
13 Ways of Looking At UPMC
A poem by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center PR department
Zone Defense: State bill seeks to usurp communities' rights to restrict drilling
"It's the state using its powers for the benefit of corporations to get rich."
By Chris Young
Nude dancer says strip-club rules invasive, unnecessary
"It reduces our job to a gyrating backdrop."
By Lauren Daley-Maurer
On the Record with Pitt School of Medicine professor Dr. Richard Beigi
One man's quest brings frozen custard to the Waterfront
By Charlie Deitch
Local Bar and Restaurant
A new casual dining venue on the South Side offers pub grub and great views
Shaking Up a Classic
Alcoholic milkshakes are back
By Brian Tierney
ModernFormations' 10th-anniversary show is a vivid cross-section of local artists.
Perhaps the strongest motif is a sort of wry sylvan melancholy.
By Bill O'Driscoll
Historian Rob Ruck traces what was won -- and lost -- when baseball integrated.
Raceball explores "how the major leagues colonized the black and Latin game."
By Jody DiPerna
Local MC Beedie is ready for the boom bap big time
"There were times when I should've got some food or paid my bills, but I chose music instead."
By Rory D. Webb
By Andy Mulkerin
Animal Collective lives with the hype post-Merriweather Post Pavilion
"The only sane way to approach it is to play what's true to us right now. And if it appeals to people, that's great. If not, we'll deal with the consequences."
By Justin Jacobs
Critics' Picks: July 8 - 13
M.O.T.O.'s Paul Caporino takes on a Pittsburgh backing band
This spring's Japan trip -- in support of a hits compilation that a Japanese label released -- came only weeks after the earthquake and tsunami in Sendai.
House & Garden
Ayckbourn was so busy working the stopwatch he forgot to create fully-realized characters.
By Ted Hoover
A Hotel on Marvin Gardens
Pretending to play a complicated table game is nearly as difficult as controlling a live animal onstage, and this small cast rises to the task.
By Robert Isenberg
New ballet company adds "Texture" to dance scene
"It has a really nice hodgepodge feel to it and has something for everyone in it."
By Steve Sucato
The joyous rebirth of a man in his 70s forms the heart of Beginners, a quirky dramedy from writer-director Mike Mills
By Al Hoff
Life's troubles are played mostly for laughs in Tom Hank's mild comedy
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Car-robot-killers take over Chicago! But not as much fun as it sounds.
A doc that looks at one man's gift: breaking horses with respect
Future Reading: What would losing the 2011 season mean for Pittsburgh? Here's a peek.
"Without the Steelers to root for, Pittsburgh sports fans decide to rally behind the Pirates."
By Jim Shearer
Short List: July 7 - 14
By Bill O'Driscoll, Brendan Sullivan and Andy Mulkerin
Clown VS Puppet
Tue., Oct. 15, 8 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