Vol. 22, No. 30
Pittsburgh activists scramble in face of voter-ID law
"We've got a job that's so much bigger than any of us can handle."
By Lauren Daley-Maurer
Asbestos at Schenley High may have been less prevalent than believed
The district "would not have been able to get Schenley closed had it not been for the asbestos," says Kathy Fine, who opposed the move.
By AmyJo Brown
Suited to a T
The perfect summer sport … just watch out for hookworms
By Roxanne Tuinstra
La Cucina Flegrea
The specialties of Italy's Campi Flegrei are on offer at a new Downtown location
By Angelique Bamberg and Jason Roth
Here's a tip for making thicker, more custard-like yogurt.
The trick is in how you heat the milk.
By Bill O'Driscoll
Whiskies from India and other emerging markets arrive in Pittsburgh
"A lot of people are reluctant," but new whiskies "blow people away."
By Hal B. Klein
Cure's Justin Severino offers hog-butchering demonstrations, with a meal
The chef hopes to spark conversation about where food comes from
Impressionism in a New Light
Carnegie exhibit juxtaposes painting and photography from a time of artistic revolution
By Leo Hsu
M83's latest takes the form of a double album
It was fair to expect some freaky epics, some tales from topographic oceans. Yet most tracks are pop-song length.
By Aaron Jentzen
Lucid Music's fifth album recounts the duo's origins
"They know us at the Shadow Lounge, all that. We just don't feel like we necessarily have to stay in one lane."
By Andy Mulkerin
New VIA-operated venue opens in East Liberty
"6119 is the Venn diagram where the club meets the gallery."
By Patrick Bowman
New release from The Full Steam (formerly Yours Truly) and The Toys du Jour.
Critics' Picks: July 25 - August 1
Local shows by Heart, Heavy Breathing, Matisyahu, Janka Nabay, The Head and the Heart
This is, without question, the greatest Sweeney I've ever heard.
By Ted Hoover
August: Osage County
This production is spellbinding.
By Robert Isenberg
Toyer: An Unavoidable Tragedy
This Toyer is a grand experiment in theater, and the production far surpasses its outrageous script.
Suddenly Last Summer
These are meaty roles, among the best in the Williams canon, but the long monologues are difficult beyond mere verbosity.
By Michelle Pilecki
Bricolage offers immersive, interactive theatrical experience STRATA
Audiences won't know where they're going until they get there
Jazz Dance World Congress brings diverse performers to Pittsburgh
Events include performances, classes, panel discussions and more — all in celebration of the American art form of jazz dance
By Steve Sucato
Zvyagintsev's film is a critical mirror, reflecting a current morality — or really, amorality — in post-Soviet Russia
By Al Hoff
The Dark Knight Rises
A solid piece of entertainment that lacks the coherent themes and tension to be as provocative and enthralling as fans might have hoped.
Peace, Love and Misunderstanding
A clichéd dramedy about a fractured family embracing its inner and outer hippie
Pink Ribbons, Inc.
Lea Pool's documentary pulls the curtain back on the mega-branding efforts that are the many pink-ribbon campaigns for breast-cancer "awareness."
Beasts of the Southern Wild
This fable of survival, told from a child's perspective, is unlike anything in theaters this summer
The world is full of men who are turned on by wearing panties or a little lingerie
Lost by Forfeit
Poetic justice, at least, for Penn State
By Chris Potter
Lynn Cullen Live 07/25/12
Audio & Video Archive
Lynn Cullen Live 07/26/12
Lynn Cullen Live 07/27/12
Lynn Cullen Live 07/30/12
Lynn Cullen Live 07/31/12
Short List: July 25 - August 1
CASH UNCHAINED The Ultimate Johnny Cash Tribute
The Palace Theatre
Sat., Jan. 25, 8 p.m.
Audio & Video Archive
More Lynn Cullen Live
Bill Nye wants residents of Mars, Pa. to get a free SodaStream
By Ollie Gratzinger
Where to celebrate the Lunar New Year with authentic Chinese flavors
By Maggie Weaver
Music meets the sexy and the strange for new Pittsburgh-only variety show Yinzer-lesque
By Amanda Waltz
Now Playing: The Gentlemen, a Grateful Dead doc, and animated favorites
By Hannah Lynn