Vol. 21, No. 39
The Old College Try
Big money an old story in Pitt athletics
By Chris Potter
PAT's legacy would make regional transit system a tough sell
"Working with them is one thing, but marrying them is another
the alimony is too high"
By Lauren Daley-Maurer
Test Question: Will state drug tests for welfare really come at a savings?
"Applying for benefits doesn't make you a criminal. It shouldn't mean you are treated like one."
By Kate Giammarise
On the Record: Lynn Swann
By Charlie Deitch
A new Peruvian restaurant broadens the scope of Pittsburgh's Latin American cuisine
By Angelique Bamberg and Jason Roth
Too Many Apples
By Al Hoff
Long misunderstood, absinthe makes a comeback
"Those who purchase absinthe in the hopes of having a drug-like experience will always be sorely disappointed."
By Hal B. Klein
A poem by A. M. Brant
A "rebel bookseller," a writer-in-residence and this year's Drue Heinz winner are among this week's talkers and readers.
Andrew Laties argus for not just the existence but the necessity of the indie bookshop.
By Bill O'Driscoll
'Burgh-born Boy Wonder
In One Wind frontman Angelo Spagnolo impressed during his time at CAPA High
By Mike Shanley
New albums from Caroline Savery, Brett Staggs and Falling Andes
By Andy Mulkerin
Critics' Picks: Sept 30 - Oct 6
The opening of Alia Musica's new season, plus local shows from Vandaveer, Shunda K and Yo! Majesty, and Ray Bonneville and Andy Friedman
Lock and Key Collective celebrates its fourth birthday
"At first it was just, I have a full-time job, music is what I love; I'll put money into this and throw it against the wall.' But some of the bands now are selling more records."
Shinji Masuko, of DMBQ and Boredoms fame, returns to Pittsburgh with a more contemplative solo instrumental record.
"All my music is made under the calm and peaceful mind."
By Margaret Welsh
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)
The extremely enthusiastic performers go as far into the world of comedic excess as possible with no hesitation.
By Ted Hoover
Without the strength of its music, Godspell is just a tired old show.
By Robert Isenberg
After 11 years of international belly-dance success, Zafira Dance Company plays its last show.
Zafira's run has included tours in Ireland, Spain, Austria, the Netherlands, Australia, Ukraine and Russia.
By Steve Sucato
After a slow start What? provides answers.
For a film about baseball number-crunching, Moneyball has a fair bit of heart.
A dramedy about the possibility of death, with lots of witty dialogue that occasionally permits a few moments of truth
By Harry Kloman
A well-produced and surprisingly emotional doc about Formula 1 racer Ayrton Senna
Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
Who will survive the backwoods battle of hillbillies and frat boys in this comedy?
When a health-care battle metastasizes
Short List: Week of September 29 - October 4
4th World Conference on Breast and Cervical Cancer
Arsenal Cider House (Finleyville)
Mon., Oct. 21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Audio & Video Archive
More Lynn Cullen Live
Masala House Indian Bistro brings 'first-of-its-kind' dining experience to Pittsburgh
By Maggie Weaver
Roll the dice on Mana Boardgame Tavern in the North Side
By Amanda Waltz
31 Days of the Undead: Frankenweenie
By Al Hoff
Gab, social media site that helped radicalize Tree of Life shooter, is on its last legs, according to AG
By Ryan Deto