Vol. 21, No. 52
Bright Ideas for a New Year: A few ideas to improve our region in 2012 and beyond
"Once Americans decide they want to do something ... they'll figure out nine different ways to do it."
By Lauren Daley-Maurer and Al Hoff
Honor Roll Reversal
By Chris Potter
A Downtown venue offers good, old-fashioned burgers and beer, with a few updated twists
By Angelique Bamberg and Jason Roth
Strip District Meats
Your one-stop for beef and pork, as well as ostrich, antelope and alligator
Deflating the Bubbly
A painless -- and champagne-less -- way to save money this New Year's
By Hal B. Klein
Felix de la Concha offers an impressive exhibit of paintings of one building: Fallingwater.
The painter took on the iconic Frank Lloyd Wright structure indoors and out, in all seasons.
By Robert Raczka
A review of The Water Books, a new collection by poet Judith Vollmer
At its frequent best, Water Books is both lyrically engaging and intellectually stimulating.
By Bill O'Driscoll
Working the Red Eye, Pittsburgh to Vegas
Elliott Sussman prepares for his first release with Reltone Records
Your average singer-songwriter doesn't keep a kazoo on his harmonica rack.
By Andy Mulkerin
Swaggnation lights up the airwaves at WRCT
The months-old hip-hop show has snagged interviews with rappers like Snoop Dogg
By Margaret Welsh
Critics' Picks: December 29 - January 4
Local show by Carrie Rodriguez, a 7-inch release with Code Orange Kids, a holiday show with Punchline and New Year's Eve at Mr. Small's.
New releases from The Beauregards, Pittsburgh Sinfonietta and Lisa Miles.
By Andy Mulkerin, Gordon Spencer and Mike Shanley
A slow-burner that's as much about our troubled times as it is about one troubled man
By Al Hoff
2011 Films of Note
A brief round-up of some of the year's better films, from arthouse to grindhouse
Ron Placone spices his annual year-end comedy show with sketches and music.
Touring comics C.J. Harlow and Pittsburgh native Andy Picarro are among the guests.
A person can safely explore degrading fantasies so long as he/she is capable of compartmentalizing them.
False Choice: Deception prevails on abortion law
For Republicans ... reproductive decisions are the one area where ‘individual consumers' -- i.e. women -- can't be trusted.
Fifth Avenue, Oakland
Fifth Avenue, Uptown
An Afternoon at Sonny's Bar
Short List: December 29 - January 3
Puzzles & Pints
60 Minute Missions Escape Room
Wed., Jan. 22, 7-9 p.m.
Audio & Video Archive
More Lynn Cullen Live
A handy guide to all the Pittsburgh restaurants opening, closing, and 'coming soon' in 2020
By Maggie Weaver
After almost closing in October, the Harris Theater is coming back in a 'reel' big way
By Hannah Lynn
Posts from Democratic state House candidate Heather Kass reveal Trump support and opposition to Obamacare
By Ryan Deto
Two Allegheny County councilors call for charges on West Mifflin police following alleged assault of teenage girl