Vol. 21, No. 30
Keeping up with the Joneses
By Chris Briem
Gut Shot: Cancellation of UPMC vaccine center was unwanted surprise to Hazelwood
"You have no idea how this is being felt in the hearts of the people of Hazelwood."
By Chris Young
POG Disbands: Anarchist group calls it quits after nearly a decade of protests
"POG may be history but the ideals that gave POG identity thrive"
By Marty Levine
This Mount Washington spot offers all the pleasures of a neighborhood pub in a neighborhood best known for dress-up, date-night venues
By Angelique Bamberg and Jason Roth
An Uptown diner institution stakes out new territory Downtown
Beaver Brewing Company has big ambitions
"Make the beer taste good, but make it unique."
By Brian Tierney
Pennsylvania photographers get a new biennial
ontemporary photographers demonstrate a wide variety of styles and processes at Silver Eye
By Nadine Wasserman
A radical independent bookstore expands
The Big Idea moves to bigger digs in Bloomfield
By Robert Isenberg
Critics' Picks: July 29 -Aug 3
Local shows from Hayes Carll, Bilal, Wye Oak, Phantom Family Halo and Brain Idea.
By Andy Mulkerin
Craig Boliver's I Am Shark manages punk and emo bands local and national
"My goal is to kind of control everything."
Innervenus rolls out a new compilation of Pittsburgh metal bands
"I think this will be introducing a lot of people to some different stuff in the city."
New releases from The Chad Sipes Stereo, Slices and Matatu
The Black Lips bring retro rock and onstage hijinks to Mr. Small's
Even more than the fury of The Stooges, it was Pentecostal abandon Swilley wanted to replicate onstage
By Nick Keppler
Quantum locates another unlikely makeshift stage, this time for Twelfth Night
"It's all these grieving people who then just behave like lunatics."
By Bill O'Driscoll
Dead Man's Cell Phone
Ricardo Vila-Roger has directed with fine insight, keeping the multi-dimensional satire well paced yet never overplayed
By Gordon Spencer
The Full Monty
Just as the characters in Full Monty win us over with determination and sincerity, the Stage 62 company have us rooting for them from the beginning.
By Ted Hoover
The Moral Abyss Strikes Back
The most promising one-act is an inventively modern perception of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol
By Michelle Pilecki
Friends With Benefits
While amusing, Will Gluck's film hasn't got the cojones to really subvert the rom-com genre
By Al Hoff
A sort-of road-move buddy comedy that is a delectable and contemplative postmodern entertainment
By Harry Kloman
Captain America: The First Avenger
Entertaining, but more a prelude than a full realized narrative
By Charlie Deitch
Picking up a hitchhiker leads to predictable trouble in this not-quite predictable drama
Dishonor among thieves in this gangster pic set in the Congo
By the Book
Making the case for a (gasp!) new tax
By Chris Potter
Short List: Week of July 28 - Aug 2
RML Jazz Returns to Cioppino's
Cioppino Restaurant & Cigar Bar
Sat., Jan. 18, 7-11 p.m.
Audio & Video Archive
More Lynn Cullen Live
A dearth of flavor and underwhelming menu leaves little to recommend from newest Big Burrito concept
By Maggie Weaver
The displacement of Anthony Hardison from his Lawrenceville apartment is a microcosm of a neighborhood epidemic
By Ryan Deto
Know the score: legendary composer John Williams (Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Harry Potter) coming to Pittsburgh
By Hannah Lynn
Premiere: Members of 1,2,3 form new band, Animal Scream, and release first single
By Alex Gordon