Vol. 22, No. 12
Pittsburgh's Original Punks: The Pittsburgh Symphony
By Chris Potter
Music Guide 2012: Resource Guide
Music Guide 2012: How to (and how not to) start a band in Pittsburgh
Please follow our advice to the letter; it'll make you famous.
By Andy Mulkerin and Margaret Welsh
All Jazzed Up: Former DUQ staffers' online venture off to a quick start
"It's not just about the music, it's about relationships."
By Charlie Deitch
The pizzas, panini and salads at this Italian café are exceptional
By Angelique Bamberg and Jason Roth
Our reporter ponders the local scarcity of a Pennsylvania breakfast-meat staple
By Chris Young
Local homebrewers face off for honor
Categories include the familiar — such as pilsner and stout — and the exotic, like sour ale and "smoke-flavored and wood-aged beer"
By Hal B. Klein
A monumental Carnegie Museum show views the 20th century through the lens of Teenie Harris.
For the most part, the images here reflect not an indictment of America, but a desire to participate more fully in it.
Overlapping Memories explores what was left behind
A dominant mode of the show suggests that we remember as in dreams, details jumbled by some collage artist of our subconscious
By Bill O'Driscoll
A poem by Cj Coleman
Jon Quest takes on new adventures
The Penn Hills native is a solo MC and one half of Varsity Squad
By Rory D. Webb
Tracksploitation takes DJing to another dimension
The duo can be found performing in space-y headgear and suit jackets lined with electroluminescent wire, or T-shirts with sound-responsive graphics.
By Kate Magoc
New local releases from Vulture, Ghost Estate, Jay Ashby
Critics' Picks: March 22 - 27
Local shows by Said the Whale, Jeffrey Lewis, Fanfarlo and Kevin Seconds, plus a Guided by Voices tribute
The Monster in the Hall
I can't think of another playwright who could take such conflicted characters and weave them into such a hugely entertaining celebration of life and art
By Ted Hoover
The House That Carol Built
More a lacework than a tapestry, The House That Carol Built suggests, teases and jots the details of a life
By Michelle Pilecki
To join the latest social-media site from Dutch troupe PIPS:lab, you have to be dead
"I am active on Facebook," he concedes, "but it sometimes gives me a physical sickness."
By Robert Isenberg
The Hunger Games
The first book of Suzanne Collin's dystopic teen trilogy hits the big screen
By Al Hoff
A dramedy about making peace with the not-very-good people in one's life.
Jeff, Who Lives at Home
A bittersweet comedy about a loser-slacker who ventures out of the house
By Harry Kloman
The life and psyche of a bad cop unravel in this drama fronted by Woody Harrelson
21 Jump Street
Comic homage just about saves this re-boot of the cops-pose-as-teens TV show
Climate Warrior: A Penn State professor attacked for his climate research strikes back with a new book.
When climate research is attacked, consider the source.
A Climate Scientist Fights Back
Penn State professor discusses his new book on the climate wars
Lynn Cullen Live 03/21/12
Audio & Video Archive
Lynn Cullen Live 03/22/12
Lynn Cullen Live 03/23/12
Lynn Cullen Live 03/26/12
Lynn Cullen Live 03/27/12
You don't have to come out to friends and family about the stuff that turns you on.
Sounding Board [Local Music Series] - CP TV
Short List: March 23 - 29
The Race to the Moon: New Perspectives for the 50th Anniversary
Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University
Wed., Oct. 16, 7 p.m.
Audio & Video Archive
More Lynn Cullen Live
U.S. Steel exec out after company loses billions in value; still given $1.4 million payout
By Ryan Deto
Q&A with the partner of a sex worker — my husband
By Jessie Sage
Documentary The Last Scene needs your photos and videos from early 2000s emo and pop-punk shows
By Alex Gordon
Exhibit to commemorate Miles Saal's art and promote advocacy for mental health awareness in the Pittsburgh African American arts community