Vol. 21, No. 42
EPA considering new air-quality rules for fracking sites
New rules would employ existing technology and best practices to limit emissions
By Bill O'Driscoll
Occupy Pittsburgh's first 72 hours, in pictures
Mud Slide: Raja, Fitzgerald have made race for county exec a messy one
"What it comes down to is a battle of personalities."
By Charlie Deitch
Voters asked to increase property taxes for library funding
Tax increase would mean $25 more annually for $100,000 home
By Chris Young
Local homebrewers score points at charity event
By Hal B. Klein
Don't let the mall location or the quirky menu titles dissuade you from visiting this worthy Japanese and Korean restaurant
By Angelique Bamberg and Jason Roth
Seeking Out Heirloom Apples
A cold spring may have reduced this year's crop
A Conversation With Meredith Mileti
The Mount Lebanon author talks about her new chef-centric novel, set partly in Pittsburgh
By Al Hoff
W. Kamau Bell, the comedian who can end racism in "about an hour," gets his first stand-up gig in Pittsburgh.
"When the president is a born-again Christian from Texas, it's just easier to take one side or the other."
Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk visits with his new novel.
Damned is narrated by a 13-year-old girl who's found herself in hell.
Poets to read at Awesome Books
R. Weis makes music from everyday sounds
"I knew everyone would immediately think of those Jingle Bells' dogs, so I made these dogs sound like they went to Julliard."
By Andy Mulkerin
By Margaret Welsh and Andy Mulkerin
Synth-pop band Future Islands returns with a new song cycle
Herring may sound from the outset like a slightly unhinged, pipe-smoking uncle.
Critics' Picks: October 21 - 25
Local shows by Ivan Lins, Black Coffee, David Bromberg and Sebadoh, plus a tribute to Rabindranath Tagore
Mud City Manglers and Plastered Bastards team up for a 7-inch
It's the first thing the Manglers have released since 2001.
By Margaret Welsh
The End of the Affair
This is a naked production in every way; even Tony Ferrieri's magnificent set looks like a building ripped in half.
By Robert Isenberg
Modern-dance icon Paul Taylor returns with a program of new and classic work.
Paul Taylor Dance Company performs 1982's "Mercuric Tidings" and 2010's "Three Dubious Memories."
By Steve Sucato
Mary Lipple is a subtle, intelligent actress easily accessing the emotions and memory that keep the 80 minutes moving.
By Ted Hoover
The Pittsburgh International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
The 26th annual event offers feature-length films, programs of shorts and parties.
A jaundiced dissection of corporate ambition and a well-paced thriller
By Harry Kloman
A bloodthirsty alien heats up the South Pole in this horror prequel-remake
This teen romance is more wispy than heartfelt
A British lad finds his power in cooking, in this bio-pic
Mellon Green is people. It's people!
By Chris Potter
Short List: October 20 - 23
By Mars Johnson
Evergreen Cafe owner's car is still out front, now just "loading" in the loading zone every half hour
By Ali Trachta
Pittsburgh says goodbye to the Penn Avenue "butthole window"
By Amanda Waltz
Affordable-ish Housing in Pittsburgh: Hilltop fortress edition
By Michael Machosky
Andy Warhol wins perpetual fame in his ancestral homeland
By Bill Zlatos