Vol. 21, No. 33
On The Record with Duquesne University law professor Bruce Ledewitz
By Michael Macagnone
Broken Street, Broken Promises: Neighbors say city hasn't delivered on crumbling Lombard Street
"This could be a lovely street. I just want the city to be a good neighbor."
By Chris Young
How Emmai Alaquiva beats new paths with hip-hop music instruction
By Abby Mendelson
Economics 101: Students heading back to class for first time since Corbett budget cuts
"We are not going to ask our students ... to make it all up."
Smoke Barbecue Taqueria
A Homestead venue brilliantly combines fantastically smoked meats on freshly made tortillas, dressed with updated traditional toppings
By Angelique Bamberg and Jason Roth
A Bellevue coffee shop boasts special days for pies and pancakes
By Lauren Daley-Maurer
A large-scale touring show of Pittsburgh-tied artist Romare Bearden offers insight into his creative process.
Bearden's strength was his ability to absorb, embrace and experiment with the many things that interested him and that shaped him.
By Nadine Wasserman
Lost Pittsburgh School is fun, trenchant satire.
The beauty of the satire is that it criticizes without pointing a finger or naming names.
By Robert Raczka
Tally Hall charts its own course from Ann Arbor to Brooklyn -- and indie success
The group could write a textbook on YouTube-era self-promotion.
By Nick Keppler
Critics' Picks: Aug 18 - 23
Local shows from The Missing, Handsome Furs and Kittie, and the return of The Big Beatles Show.
By Andy Mulkerin
A Taper's Life
Steve Toney likes recording concerts for posterity, but he's not hiding microphones down his pants.
The Two Man Gentlemen Band brings old-time music to Thunderbird Café
"I don't think anybody wants to hear a song about Grover Cleveland."
On the Record with ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons
"I do a fairly decent lost soul' and religious nut,' along with your half-crazed, street corner eye-on-the-inside.'"
By Margaret Welsh
We're watching banal writing ... on purpose!
By Ted Hoover
Spirited performances of toe-tapping tunes can't overcome a clumsy script.
By Gordon Spencer
Choreographer Maria Caruso builds a new work around a simple sofa.
Sectional Sentiments moves Caruso from contemporary ballet to a dance-theater feel.
By Steve Sucato
A documentary looks at the tragicomic life of a chimp raised to be human
By Al Hoff
A contemplative indie drama about altering one's life
A re-boot of the 1985 vampire flick proves fresh and entertaining
More entertaining soap opera than meaningful drama of civil-rights era
A rom-com that takes place over two decades fails to engage
30 Minutes or Less
Save nearly two hours by not seeing this unfunny comedy
What Trees Do
By Bill O'Driscoll
Baum Boulevard, Friendship
Short List: Week of August 17 - 24
Ghost Stories for Grownups
Green Tree Public Library
Wed., Oct. 16, 7-8 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