Vol. 21, No. 28
Costs of Deflation: Will proposed charter-school changes leave districts flat?
"We're concerned about initiatives that take away local control of public education."
By Chris Young
Test of Wills
Pet Project: New city-council mascot comes from an unlikely source
"I don't know how good of a council person he is, but he has a heart."
By Lauren Daley-Maurer
Director Named: Shiner takes the reins at Warhol Museum
The museum's Milton Fine Curator of Art takes over for longtime director Tom Sokolowski
By Bill O'Driscoll
Arsenal Cider House and Wine Cellar
Now, more fruit wines available -- and at more places
An inventive restaurant that rewards foodies and gourmands alike
The caipirinha, Brazil's national drink, finds a home in Pittsburgh
"It's one of those drinks where you make one, then everyone sees it and says, I want that.'"
By Brian Tierney
Dis[Locating] Culture: Contemporary Islamic Art in America samples its themes, but not coherently.
As with most exhibitions with comprehensive ambitions, the work on display is quite diverse in style and the show lacks aesthetic coherence.
By Nadine Wasserman
All Good Festival convenes jam bands south of Pittsburgh
The lineup is a who's who of the jam-band world: Umphrey's McGee, Dark Star Orchestra, Furthur.
By Justin Jacobs
Critics' Picks: July 15 - 20
By Andy Mulkerin
The Maxipads reunite for a friend
They played as often as they could, with the worst bands they could find; toured the "dumbest" towns they could think of; and released two genuinely entertaining albums.
By Margaret Welsh
By Andy Mulkerin and Gordon Spencer
Who to look out for at All Good
We note five acts you might want to stick around for at the festival
Jason Dille and Kate Neubert-Lechner are such appealing performers that you're ready to overlook pretty much anything if you can be assured these two characters will find happiness.
By Ted Hoover
Love Changes Everything
The show consists of four leads and an energetic supporting cast, and every one is a joy to watch.
By Robert Isenberg
Baker & Tarpaga Dance Project explore race and gender in Beautiful Struggle.
"The words beautiful' and struggle' are opposites."
By Steve Sucato
A spare, but intriguing historical drama from Kelly Reichardt highlights pioneer women
By Harry Kloman
A Better Life
A poignant drama about illegal Mexcian immigrants
An Italian thriller starts well but fails to close the deal
By Al Hoff
Comedy for these times: killing one's boss
During an apocalyptic crisis, people go loco, as usual
A mercilessly unfunny film that should be locked up
Comedian and Daily Show co-creator visits to make you laugh
and defend Planned Parenthood.
"To watch women's health care be used as a political pawn and bargaining chip in our system is what drove me over the brink."
Short List: July 14 - 20
Torus Eyes/Ky Vöss/Doors In The Labyrinth
The Government Center
Sun., Oct. 20, 8-11 p.m.
Audio & Video Archive
More Lynn Cullen Live
Finding the freedom to 'f*ck like an animal'
By Jessie Sage
Roll the dice on Mana Boardgame Tavern in the North Side
By Amanda Waltz
31 Days of the Undead: Frankenweenie
By Al Hoff
SEIU Healthcare labor union endorses independent DA candidate Lisa Middleman
By Elise Lavallee