Vol. 22, No. 37
Exhibits this fall address big issues.
Art shows exploring health care, energy extraction, warfare, poverty and feminism are among the highlights.
By Nadine Wasserman
Fall Arts Guide 2012
Fall dance ranges from classic ballet to edgy modern dance, flamenco and more
Visiting troupes presented by the Kelly-Strayhorn and Pittsburgh Dance Council are among the highlights
By Steve Sucato
Fall Arts Guide: Music
Summer may historically be considered concert season, but some of this year's biggest tours are poised to hit town this fall.
By Andy Mulkerin
Fall Film Preview
Comedies, historical dramas and tales ripped from the headlines fill the fall film schedule
By Al Hoff
The stage season focuses on contemporary American themes, but travels overseas and into the past, too.
Productions range from Born Yesterday and The Producers to Philip K. Dick, South Side Stories and Argentinean chamber opera.
By Bill O'Driscoll
Venues of all sizes host literary names from the locally renowned to the world-famous.
Highlights include visits from novelist Jeffrey Eugenides, U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey and comics hero Neil Gaiman.
Evidence Control: University of Pittsburgh law professor David Harris' new book lobbies for change in post-arrest police procedures
"Someday, we'll look back and wonder why it took so long."
By Chris Potter
On the Record With Amy Goodman of Democracy Now!
"You have a small circle of pundits on television who know so little about so much, explaining the world to us and getting it so wrong."
Brentwood's young bear the burden of a legacy that is older than they are
By Frances Sansig Monahan
The Blind Pig Tavern
This South Side bar offers a satisfying, pig-centric menu of pub grub
By Angelique Bamberg and Jason Roth
A new frozen-yogurt shop on East Carson Street offers tasty treats
Late hours means it's a great alternative to bar-hopping
By Lauren Daley-Maurer
Steeped in history — and vinegar — "shrubs" add new flavor to cocktails
While chefs have long added vinegar to round the edges of a dish, Legume's Alex Osgood found the results are just as effective in a cocktail
By Hal B. Klein
Plans for a North Side bar from the partners of the former Firehouse Lounge and Embury have fallen
And a pending liquor license may stall the opening of Embury on the South Side
By AmyJo Brown
Latest effort to revive a decommissioned city pool gets mixed results
At Lawrenceville's Project: Lido, some good visual art couldn't salvage an uninspiring event
By Sarah Humphrey
Hidden America, by Jeanne Marie Laskas
Local author vividly depicts the people in underappreciated jobs, from coal miners to truck drivers and landfill workers
Mark Mallman gets in the van to make music — and doesn't get out
"I want to explore the ideas of venue — push the limits of what a venue is."
ID Labs Studios prepares to move across the river
"We've been fighting with what we have to deal with here in terms of the size and layout of the place for so long, that it's just gonna be a big relief for us to move."
By Rory D. Webb
Gypsy and His Band of Ghosts release debut EP
"Folk was appealing because you could play it with a full band, or you could play with just a guitar on the street corner."
By Margaret Welsh
New releases from Judith Avers, Paul Labrise and the Trees, and Maesion
Critics' Picks: September 12-18
Local shows by Kishi Bashi, Steve Earle, GZA and Maria Minerva
August: Osage County
At the heart of August is the titanic collapse of the American family
By Robert Isenberg
Becky's New Car
The production projects a certain self-conscious charm, but can't compensate for an overwritten script
By Michelle Pilecki
The Drowsy Chaperone
In the recent spate of meta-musicals, Chaperone might be the most meta of them all
By Ted Hoover
Caravan Theatre tackles a play about madman science-fiction author Philip K. Dick.
"To get into his mind space was a challenge to say the least."
By Nick Keppler
Acclaimed choreographer's new work explores the history of African-American humor.
"Laughter is food for the soul, but I also know comedy is rooted in pain."
Sleepwalk With Me
Mike Birbiglia mines his personal and professional life for this comedy
Richard Gere's sleek, rich and amoral character is back, in this thriller set in the financial world
For a Good Time, Call ...
A rom-com of sorts about two women who starts a phone-sex line
Contemporary Indian is the setting for this adaptation of Tess of the d'Urbervilles
Lynn Cullen Live 09/18/12
Audio & Video Archive
Lynn Cullen Live 09/12/12
Lynn Cullen Live 09/13/12
Lynn Cullen Live 09/14/12
Politicians gather, and ignore the crisis just outside the door
Why shouldn't penetration toys be readily available to your niece? Girls shouldn't have to resort to plastic bananas.
Local Vocals - Episode 4 - CP TV
Short List: September 12-18
Smallest Show in Town - Homeward Bound!
Arcade Comedy Theater
Sat., Dec. 14, 6-7:30 p.m.
Audio & Video Archive
More Lynn Cullen Live
Old-school Pittsburgh punks reunite to celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Clash's London Calling
By Lisa Cunningham
Hambone's reopened after paying over $13,000 in delinquent drink taxes
By Amanda Waltz
Ranking the things people cheered for at Pittsburgh’s presidential forum
By Ryan Deto
A lot of Pennsylvanians asked Google if they should break up with their boyfriends