Vol. 22, No. 52
One last look at our last year on Earth
Robbie's Super-Stuff Super-Licious BBQ
This Forest Hills venue offers straight-up Southern barbecue of chicken, beef and pork, with all the sides you'd expect.
By Angelique Bamberg and Jason Roth
Homemade pierogies are available at South Side bars
Flavors range from traditional cheese-and-potato to black bean and corn
By Lauren Daley-Maurer
Local seasonal beers offer additional holiday treats
"There are no rules. There's usually some spice involved, but there doesn't have to be."
By Hal B. Klein
Soured no more: eating sauerkraut the right way eases a lot of bad memories
Made from scratch — cabbage and salt, fermented in a barrel — it was an entirely new experience
By AmyJo Brown
At Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, blanch not at The White Show
It's all about one color, but it's far from monotonous
By Robert Raczka
In the Marcellus Shale Documentary Project, photographers take a nuanced approach to a complex topic
This powerful and well-conceived exhibition addresses a timely issue with intelligence and honesty
By Leo Hsu
In the company of Pittsburghers, learning how to enjoy the spectacle that is Art Basel Miami Beach
When looking at a Basquiat I've never seen before, I've found that it's possible to forget about the big crowds and bad lighting
By Sarah Humphrey
Two coming-of-age novels set in Pittsburgh: a wry account of life among the millennials and a graphic-novel hybrid delving into sci-fi.
New works by Salvatore Pane and Daniel McCloskey are worth a look.
By Bill O'Driscoll
The Red Apron
Legs Like Tree Trunks call Pittsburgh home — sometimes
"I'm a firm believer that the music you create is inspired by literally everything you've ever come into contact with."
By Amanda Wishner
What are you doing New Year's Eve?
There are plenty of opportunities to check out good music while the ball drops.
By Andy Mulkerin
Palermo Stone's R.A.R.E. take on hip-hop
The one-time Mac Miller hype man just released his third solo album — but his work with kids is just as important to him
New releases from The Mixus Brothers, The Long Time Darlings and Nevada Mountains
Critics' Picks: December 26 - 31
Local shows by Instead of Sleeping, Moon Hooch and Foxy Shazam, plus a holiday party from the folks at Timebomb
Tom Hooper's film is a moving adaptation, directed with relentless intimacy and beautifully performed
By Harry Kloman
This Is 40
Judd Apatow's self-indulgent comic spin on the familiar travails of domesticity mostly falls flat
By Al Hoff
The film is a Giant Blinking Light that Earth's glaciers are melting and disappearing at an astonishing pace
A tepid comedy, filled with familiar comic set-ups, stitched together with nothing but contempt for the viewing audience
The 1966 spaghetti Western that launched myriad imitators
When you're feeling like the third wheel, it's because you're probably functioning as the third wheel.
Short List: December 26 - 31
Pittsburgh Songwriters Circle CD Release
The Roots Cellar
Fri., Dec. 6, 7:30 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?
An illustrated family holiday cookie recipe, passed down through generations
By Abbie Adams