Vol. 23, No. 5
Local artists present complementary shows at adjoining galleries.
Craig Freeman's Cartoon Nihilism neighbors Fabrizio Gerbino's The Painting as Object
By Robert Raczka
Broken Down: Passed in 2010, a city tow-truck licensing ordinance faces a long haul
"The business license was a commonsense response to citizens being preyed upon."
By Halle Stockton
No Help Wanted: In filing to labor board, UPMC claims it has no employees
"They're proud to say it's their people who make them who they are — right up until it's time to treat those people fairly"
By Charlie Deitch
Troy Hill brewery makes barely alcoholic tea
"You wouldn't feel that great if you were doing this to catch a buzz."
By Hal B. Klein
In Leechburg, a cozy restaurant with above-average fare, reasonably priced
By Angelique Bamberg and Jason Roth
Soup N'at event offers soup and art for a good cause
Artist scoops up $1,000 at fundraiser
By AmyJo Brown
The Double Wide Grill on the South Side offers a zombie-themed Valentine's Day dinner and mixer
Even the undead gotta eat and meet
By Al Hoff
A conversation with political comic Lee Camp
"We're living in a time where everyone's got the attention span of a mongoose on meth."
By Bill O'Driscoll
A conversation with John Waters
The cult-favorite filmmaker discusses Andy Warhol's films and more.
Arlo Aldo releases first full-length, in between diaper changes
"It's no fun to get in at 2 a.m. when I know my son will inevitably be up at 5."
By Nick Keppler
The Frantic Heart of It and Playoff Beard team up for a split 10-inch
When it first came up, it was far from sure; for one thing, The Frantic Heart of It's Doug Weaver was in the hospital.
By Andy Mulkerin
DJ Petey C wraps up Red Bull competition win
"If you're a one-directional DJ, this isn't your type of battle."
By Rory D. Webb
Critics' Picks: January 30 - February 5
Local shows by Pallbearer, The Bad Plus, Sera Cahoone and Walk the Moon, plus a homecoming show for Anna Vogelzang at CMU
Recent records from Coastal Remedy, Act of Pardon, and one-time PSO music director Victor Herbert
City Theatre's Seminar
It's a fine play, sleek and funny, hitting exactly the right notes ... and it's utterly hollow.
By Ted Hoover
Kuntu Repertory's The Chelsea Arms
An easygoing musical complements Kuntu's resources and people.
By Michelle Pilecki
Pittsburgh Musical Theater's The Sound of Music
It's a solid production of a familiar favorite.
By Alan W. Petrucelli
Dustin Hoffman's light, cozy comedy boasts an A-list of gracefully aging British actors.
Oscar-Nominated Short Films
You decide which of these mini-films deserves a gold statue
By Chris Potter
A zombie-filled fairy tale is a sweet mid-winter diversion
Stand Up Guys
A shaggy-dog comedy about three aging gangsters needs better laughs
A chance for city to heal from a tragic death
If the public knew how little sexuality training most therapists receive, they'd be stunned.
Lynn Cullen Live 01/30/13
Audio & Video Archive
Lynn Cullen Live 01/31/13
Lynn Cullen Live 02/01/13
Lynn Cullen Live 02/04/13
Lynn Cullen Live 02/05/13
Short List: January 30 - February 5
By Mars Johnson
Baddies, bread service, and baked Alaska: Why Lilith is devilishly different
By Sarah Hamm
What does it mean to be “good at sex”?
By Jessie Sage
What's the "Lady Gaga of Vietnam" doing here in Pittsburgh?
By Ethan Beck
Kelli Shakur and FroGang empower Black girls through natural hair care, dolls, and more
By Kahmeela Adams-Friedson