Vol. 22, No. 34
2012 Steelers Preview
Out of the Shadows: East Liberty club receives unusual complaints
"All of a sudden, we got all this increased pressure"
By AmyJo Brown
Making Concessions: New transit worker contract will stave off PAT cuts for now
"Now the burden rests with the Port Authority, the county and, most importantly, the state."
By Lauren Daley-Maurer
Dog Days in Pittsburgh
A collection of canine-related warnings around town
Once again, the Steelers' offense starts the season with something to prove
Says new offensive coordinator Todd Haley, "We have a chance to be a pretty versatile group that can hurt you in a number of ways."
By Charlie Deitch
Replacement refs add uncertainty to NFL season
"You do hope [the NFL] can get something done and we can get the real guys back," says backup QB Byron Leftwich. "But if not, we've just got to go out there and play."
80-Year Book: Steelers history recounted in Encyclopedia
"I thought everyone had a story to tell."
Olives and Peppers
A casual Italian spot that offers pizza and pasta, as well as more refined entrees
By Angelique Bamberg and Jason Roth
Downtown's Simpatico Espresso offers coffee and personalized service
A recently expanded menu now includes smoothies
Steven Kowalczuk teaches the art of the cocktail
"It's a lot of liquor, and some motivational speaking."
By Hal B. Klein
A former bank in Lawrenceville is being rehabbed as a bar and restaurant
Tender Bar & Kitchen won't be lacking local history
The August Wilson Center offers a rare chance to see Richmond Barthé's exquisite sculptures in person.
Barthé was interested in capturing not only the material but also the spiritual essence of his subjects.
By Nadine Wasserman
Light, Matter, Memory captivates at Wood Street.
Highly varied yet oddly compatible, each of these works is capable of stirring something in the human psyche.
By Robert Raczka
Kathleen George discusses her sixth detective novel.
Set in Pittsburgh, Simple explores the seamy side of politics.
By Andy Tybout
Dad is my co-pilot
Two Cessnas — rocker Slim and his son, George — seem to be on a similar life trajectory.
By Andy Mulkerin
Lava Lounge Revives Emo Glory Days
"People love the singalongs and dancier stuff like The Postal Service, The Faint, and Head Automatica."
By Gregg Harrington
Critics' Picks: August 22 - 28
Local shows by Guardian Alien, Blackberry Smoke, Maps & Atlases, Tigers Jaw, and Elikeh
On the Record with Josh Verbanets of Meeting of Important People
"I now have all these boring late-20s and early-30s things to think about."
By Rick Moslen
Actors get to be directors and/or let down their theatrical hair.
By Michelle Pilecki
The Last Romance
Joe DiPietro is writing specifically what his audience wants
By Ted Hoover
Jordin Sparks is outplayed by Whitney Houston in the cautionary entertainment melodrama
By Al Hoff
A New Jersey filmmaker pretends to be an Indian guru in order to examine how religion works
2 Days in New York
Lynn Cullen Live 08/22/12
Audio & Video Archive
Lynn Cullen Live 08/23/12
Lynn Cullen Live 08/24/12
Lynn Cullen Live 08/27/12
Lynn Cullen Live 08/28/12
New Magee policy may be missing the point
By Chris Potter
Arithmetic precludes gays and lesbians from hewing to the "bro code" where dating exes is concerned.
Local Vocals - Episode 1 - CP TV
Short List: August 22 - 28
70 x 7 at Friday Faith Cafe
Friday Faith Cafe
Fri., Dec. 6, 7-9 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?
Pittsburgh Holiday Market Spotlight: Dawn Wallhausen of Dawn Glassworks
By Amanda Waltz