Vol. 21, No. 40
Chief Concerns: Accountability issues strain Harper's bond with black community
"Before the badge, before the uniform, you are a black man in Pittsburgh."
By Chris Young
Arresting an Old Woman for Booking Numbers
By Jimmy Cvetic
Surgical Strike: Onerous abortion bill could force providers to close
"The solution isn't to make the service inaccessible."
By Lauren Daley-Maurer
Attention snackers: Downtown gets a pretzel shop
Tana Ethiopian Cuisine
This East Liberty venue offers cuisine full of bright flavors and made to be shared with friends
By Angelique Bamberg and Jason Roth
In a Pickle
Far-flung drinking ritual thrives in Bloomfield bar
By Hal B. Klein
The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts' leg of the Pittsburgh Biennial offers art evoking a chaotic world.
Curator Adam Welch features 16 works, mostly room-sized installations.
By Bill O'Driscoll
The Moth StorySLAM hits Pittsburgh. Plus: Small Press Festival, cybersecurity author Misha Glenny.
The highest-scoring Moth teller joins the winners of nine subsequent monthly slams at Pittsburgh's GrandSLAM championship.
Punk icon and writer Henry Rollins turns photojournalist with a new book.
"What globalization is doing to that country, what their economy is doing is interesting to me, boom or bust."
By Andy Mulkerin
Love You Becky Thatcher puts local bands on tape
The first half of Ride Me There is mostly lo-fi, weirdo Americana; the second alternates between noisiness and unpolished pop
By Margaret Welsh
Bring the Beats Back
Second annual VIA Festival brings cult heroes and educational workshops to town
By Kate Magoc
Critics' Picks: October 8 - 12
On the Record with Rob Mazurek
"I want to stretch the tongue out, split the sky, and taste the furthest star."
By Mike Shanley
A quick guide to what's going on each night of VIA
Last of the Line
Page after page of exposition, characters repeat lines, thoughts and feelings and we get people talking to nobody endlessly.
By Ted Hoover
Lost Boy Found in Whole Foods
Playwright Tammy Ryan has really done her research, and her heart, as always, is in the right place.
By Robert Isenberg
The Ides of March
Like so many political candidates, the film promises more substance than it delivers
By Al Hoff
The same heartwarming life lessons, but now with more fighting robots
"Rats, Bats and Cats" is the theme of the Oct. 11 edition of the screening series for local and independent film and video
John Sayles' ambitious but over-stuffed drama recounts the American-Filipino battle of the early 20th century
A well-made new zombie film tracks the undead in Africa
Skating Party: NHL kicks off season on the rocks before heading to the ice
What does one say to Gary Bettman at a party put on by the league that he runs? Is it polite to boo him in person?
By Jim Shearer
Short List: Week of October 6 - 13
By Charlie Deitch
The Glitter Box Theater
Sun., Nov. 17, 2 p.m.
Audio & Video Archive
More Lynn Cullen Live
New paper details how Pittsburgh is no longer a post-industrial city
By Ryan Deto
Garfield restaurant Fish Nor Fowl's transition to pasta pays off
By Maggie Weaver
Now Playing: Local Pittsburgh film roundup, Nov. 15-21
By Hannah Lynn
Aspiring film documentarian aims to become the 'Dave DiCello of film'
By Lisa Cunningham