Vol. 22, No. 19
Pennsylvania universities are leading the way...in high tuition rates
"When states have to balance budgets, the first thing they cut is higher education."
By Charlie Deitch
Late Arrival: Port Authority finally running 2005 voter-registration bus ad
"It's unfortunate we had to wait so long."
By Lauren Daley-Maurer
For some in recovery, ancient rituals provide healing
By Abby Mendelson
Food gets a soundtrack of WYEP's Pairings
A radio deejay and a local chef match songs with meals
By Andy Mulkerin
A Japanese restaurant with an artistic approach to authentic cuisine
By Angelique Bamberg and Jason Roth
Root 174 hopes to establish new cocktail tradition
The cocktail list will be limited — with generally five drinks at a time — but will change frequently.
By Hal B. Klein
A new exhibit recalls a local ecological disaster.
Some 90 artists contributed to Reflections: Homage to Dunkard Creek
By Robert Raczka
Mystery Lovers Bookshop makes way for new owner.
Founding owners bow out after 22 years.
By Bill O'Driscoll
Damien Jurado reinvents on Maraqopa
"It was like I was an actor playing a role that I wasn't really in to, but I was good at playing."
By Margaret Welsh
The Beach Boys' complicated legacy
The quintessential American band of the '60s reunites to celebrate 50 years
By Aaron Jentzen
Kevin Finn returns with a new album of contemplative beauty
The longtime local folk musician has a tendency to paint with a sparing hand when it comes to lyrics.
New releases from The Woodpile, New Victorians, Michael Christopher, The Reformation
Critics' Picks: May 11 - 16
Local shows by R. Ring, Flux Pavilion, Here We Go Magic, Tragedy and Lee Fields.
Death and the Maiden
It might be the most important play you never saw.
By Ted Hoover
The Female of the Species
The Female of the Species plays with issues of gender and generational disputes with a wicked sense of humor and a good hand at farce.
By Michelle Pilecki
A local production of the Broadway hit falls short.
New dance works set to Bloom at fourth Annual newMoves Contemporary Dance Festival
The fest marks its first overseas guest and offers a bounty of regional talent.
By Steve Sucato
Many marvel superheroes join the fight in Joss Whedon's entertaining actioner
By Al Hoff
Silk Screen Film Festival
A slate of more than two dozen recent Asian and Asian-American films
Hit So Hard
The warts-and-all backstage drama of Patty Schemel, drummer for Hole
A gentle French-Canadian film about moving on from trauma
Lynn Cullen Live 05/09/12
Audio & Video Archive
Lynn Cullen Live 05/10/12
Lynn Cullen Live 05/11/12
Lynn Cullen Live 05/14/12
Lynn Cullen Live 05/15/12
Thoughtless, neglectful boyfriends are no fun, gender issues or no gender issues.
Short List: May 9 - 16
Oak Ridge Boys Christmas Show
The Palace Theatre
Fri., Dec. 6, 7:30-10:30 p.m.
Audio & Video Archive
More Lynn Cullen Live
Workers at LGBTQ service center Persad vote to unionize with United Steelworkers
By Ryan Deto
Pa. Treasurer Joe Torsella renews calls for Mark Zuckerberg’s ouster as Facebook board chair
Where do Allegheny County’s elected officials stand on the fight over fracking and cracker plants?
An illustrated family holiday cookie recipe, passed down through generations
By Abbie Adams