Vol. 21, No. 51
System Recheck: One final glimpse at the stories that made 2011
There was a nasty election and a new governor, and Hines Ward became the king of the dance
By Charlie Deitch
A poem by Jimmy Cvetic
An inventive use of fresh ingredients adds up to a satisfying and surprising dining experience
By Angelique Bamberg and Jason Roth
The spiced alcoholic holiday drink is an alternative to egg nog
By Chris Young
Make Mine An Old Fashioned
Preservations use happy hour to celebrate history
By Hal B. Klein
The Warhol's leg of the Pittsburgh Biennial spotlights provocative work by local female artists.
Everything from breastfeeding to a ventriloquist's dummy to the legacy of Gertrude Stein is explored in Gertrude's/LOT
By Nadine Wasserman
The Tides of Provincetown encapsulates a full century of American art.
From classical-realist portraiture to digital photography, as created at the tip of Cape Cod.
By Nick Keppler
The Day the Empire Fell is a veteran local peace activist's episodic memoir.
Vincent Eirene recalls protesting Vietnam, protesting at Carnegie Mellon ... and the day he just walked into Los Alamos National Laboratory.
By Bill O'Driscoll
The Long Time Darlings release first full-length
The band fits within a tradition of music that has done well in Pittsburgh: Some of these tunes could as easily be mistaken for ZZ Top, or George Thorogood.
By Andy Mulkerin
New releases from The Garment District, Action Camp and John O'Hallaron
By Andy Mulkerin and Margaret Welsh
Critics' Picks: December 22 - 23
Local shows by Josh White, Now You See Them and White Wives, plus Manny's annual Festivus celebration
Mega-Def mixes hip hop, metal and funk
The band samples, mimics, deconstructs and pays homage to the blues and to rock masters like Joe Perry, Slash and Bowie.
By Kate Magoc
The Early November gets back together, comes to town in late December
The early-'00s band bridged some of the gaps in the emo game
Handsomely filmed, but a manipulative and sentimental tale of a boy and his horse at war
By Al Hoff
El Bulli: Cooking in Progress
A doc looks behind the scenes at the influential avant-garde Spanish restaurant
The Adventures of Tintin
The Belgian reporter makes faithful, if glossy and a bit frantic, transition to the big screen
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
A journalist and a punkish hacker take on a decades-old crime in this moody thriller set in Sweden
Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol
Falling off a skyscraper has never looked so fun in this frothy actioner.
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
A sequel to this Holmes re-boot is less funny and more incoherent than the first
Gas Attack: The head of the state DEP goes on the offensive ... against researchers
"Krancer's words often make it sound like the DEP is more aligned with the gas industry than with those who are trying to protect public health."
Lynn Cullen Live 12/19/11
Audio & Video Archive
Lynn Cullen Live 12/21/11 - PART 1
Lynn Cullen Live 12/21/11 - PART 2
Lynn Cullen Live 12/22/11
Lynn Cullen Live 12/23/11
Harrisburg moves to lance a boil
By Chris Potter
Pre-come can contain "viable, pregnancy-inducing sperm."
Fifth Avenue, Uptown
Short List: December 22 - 29
25th Anniversary Community Day
Andy Warhol Museum
Sun., Oct. 20, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Audio & Video Archive
More Lynn Cullen Live
Roll the dice on Mana Boardgame Tavern in the North Side
By Amanda Waltz
Finding the freedom to 'f*ck like an animal'
By Jessie Sage
31 Days of the Undead: Frankenweenie
By Al Hoff
Bike Pittsburgh counted 123 vehicles parked in city bike lanes yesterday
By Ryan Deto