Vol. 22, No. 51
Plotting a Course: Corbett finally seems ready to deal with transportation funding
"Neither the governor or I are interested in coming in and putting a Band-Aid over this."
By Lauren Daley-Maurer
Silence Kills: Local mothers urging neighbors to speak up for their neighborhoods and for justice
"Just a little piece of information ... could lead to an arrest."
By AmyJo Brown
Forging community connections at an Ohio Valley food pantry
By Abby Mendelson
Stack'd Burgers & Beer
Build your own burger, with toppings galore
By Angelique Bamberg and Jason Roth
When the weather gets cold, consider porridge
Tis the season to try a new breakfast grain
By Al Hoff
Downtown's Omni William Penn hotel revisits its Prohibition past
The cocktail menu leans heavily on classic pre-Prohibition cocktails
By Hal B. Klein
Food Gifts to Go
Strip District offers edible gifts for everyone on your nice list
Portraits of local arts folks themselves comprise a fine exhibit at 707 Gallery.
This project is flush with the artistic risk of unpredictability.
By Robert Raczka
Potent verse fills Michael S. Begnal's fourth collection
The poet ranges from Irish-American themes and empathy for caged animals to appreciations of protopunks the Stooges
By Bill O'Driscoll
Hits of 2012 (plus a few misses)
We highlight the personal favorites of some of our regular music contributors.
By Andy Mulkerin
Dirty Faces return with their first album in more than five years
Underground Economy is a tightly wound collection of catchy, weird, danceable rock songs, delivered with Terry Carroll's trademark yowl.
By Margaret Welsh
After 25 years, a glimpse of a mysterious North Side venue
Sleep Experiments staged its album release in the Elks Lodge's long-dormant 3rd floor
By Aaron Jentzen
New releases from The Garment District, The Awful Waffles and Pairdown
Critics' Picks: December 19 - 25
Local shows by The SpacePimps and Krewella, plus holiday-themed celebrations featuring the likes of School of Athens, Triggers and Endless Mike and the Beagle Club
Off the Wall's Gruesome Playground Injuries
Good writing and a strong production compensate for familiar material.
By Ted Hoover
The story is pure pulp, a thinly sketched mystery that is mildly entertaining junk food.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Not a bad movie, but Peter Jackson's film has enough flaws to chalk it up as "glossy and fun but middling"
It's everything you'd expect from a Tarantino film: button-pushing, too long, self-indulgent, funny
WDVE personality Bill Crawford is finally at the top of his comedy game, but it was a long road
"My sense of humor is in full bloom in this city."
By Ali Trachta
The Pittsburgh Green House shows that reducing energy use is easier than you think.
"Caulk's a good thing."
Lynn Cullen Live 12/19/12
Audio & Video Archive
Lynn Cullen Live 12/20/12
Lynn Cullen Live 12/21/12
You need to seize control of your sexuality, or your sense of estrangement from it will only continue to grow.
Short List: December 19 - 25
Auditions for The Outsiders
Prime Stage Theatre Rehearsal Studio
Sun., Nov. 17, 5-8 p.m.
Audio & Video Archive
More Lynn Cullen Live
Garfield restaurant Fish Nor Fowl's transition to pasta pays off
By Maggie Weaver
New paper details how Pittsburgh is no longer a post-industrial city
By Ryan Deto
What Have We Done tackles environmental concerns with art exhibit and workshop series
By Amanda Waltz
Aspiring film documentarian aims to become the 'Dave DiCello of film'
By Lisa Cunningham