Vol. 22, No. 41
Out of the Comfort Zone: A wary response for proposed gas-drilling rules
"Nothing [in the bill] at this time says, ‘We're putting this in place of the ban'"
By Chris Potter
Sowing the Seeds: Can Obama's grassroots campaign deliver like it did in '08?
"In a close election, our grassroots infrastructure will ultimately make the difference in November."
By Lauren Daley-Maurer
Pin Head the Fireman
By Jimmy Cvetic
In North Oakland, this Caribbean eatery offers a taste of tropical sunshine
By Angelique Bamberg and Jason Roth
Om Nom Bake Studio makes its mark with unique baked goods
Its "pie for a pie" scheme hopes to put desserts on needy tables this Thanksgiving
Harvard and Highland, Kevin Sousa's latest venture, puts the focus on craft cocktails
Don't be surprised to see Sousa himself behind the bar from time to time.
By Hal B. Klein
Pop-up restaurant promises one-of-a-kind meals and experiences
"I love taking things out of the box and remolding them."
By AmyJo Brown
Vanessa German's Emerging Artist of the Year show is a qualified success.
Some of her assemblages have power, but too many are derivative.
By Nadine Wasserman
We review Pittsburgh's top three haunted houses.
Zombies, clowns, even weird elves are prepared to scare.
By Melissa Babyak
Readings by poet Sam Hazo and Brazilian poet Salgado Maranhão, plus a read-a-thon at Eljay's.
Blood of the Sun is "a perfect English rendering of Salgado Maranhão's deft expression."
Lock and Key Collective celebrates five years of punk records
"People underestimate the value of having a good local label."
By Andy Mulkerin
Torche lights a flame under straightforward rock 'n' roll
"I think we're a band that just naturally, progressively expands our sound."
Pittsburgh Camerata serves up choral LOLs in Apollo Unbound
"We threw in the enormous anachronism that, as sort of a promotional device, the Renaissance-era composer decides to finish writing the piece while live-streaming on the Internet."
By Margaret Welsh
New releases from Coronado, Stillborn Identity and The Squirrel Hillbillies
Critics' Picks: October 10 -16
Local shows by Hatebreed, Double Duchess and Crushed Out, plus a last hurrah for local doom-metal trio Brown Angel
Director Ted Pappas, very rewardingly, stresses the politics of the piece
By Ted Hoover
A truly rococo entertainment, The Rivals is lush and lovely, and long
By Michelle Pilecki
Theo Allyn alternates between classical monologue and childlike rambling at the drop of a skull
By Robert Isenberg
Ben Affleck directs a smart thriller about an unlikely rescue
By Harry Kloman
The Pittsburgh International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
The 27th annual event offers feature films, programs of shorts and parties
By Al Hoff
The co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, and the organization, are profiled
The pros and cons of bringing your dead pet back to life highlight this animated comedy
Searching for Sugar Man
Whatever became of the unknown American musician who was a early-1970s star in South Africa?
A six-film anthology of "shocking" horrors "caught on tape"
Lynn Cullen Live 10/10/12
Audio & Video Archive
Lynn Cullen Live 10/11/12
Lynn Cullen Live 10/12/12
Lynn Cullen Live 10/15/12
Lynn Cullen Live 10/16/12
Bull in the China Shop
A filmmaker comes to town with China in his sights
Most anti-choice-in-the-abstract men come to a very different conclusion when an unplanned pregnancy impacts them directly.
Sounding Board - October 3, 2012 - CP TV
Local Music Series
Short List: October 10 - 16
Memoir Series: Darrel McLeod
City of Asylum @ Alphabet City
Mon., Dec. 9, 7-8:30 p.m.
Audio & Video Archive
More Lynn Cullen Live
Cary Elwes is coming to Pittsburgh in April for The Princess Bride screening and Q&A
By Alex Gordon
Steve Zappala, son of Allegheny County DA, is running for state House District 21
By Ryan Deto
Pennsylvanians really love mini bottles of Fireball whiskey
Workers at LGBTQ service center Persad vote to unionize with United Steelworkers