Vol. 23, No. 17
Helping Out: Trevor Project offers hope to teens struggling for LGBT acceptance
"West Virginia has more advanced LGBT-bullying laws than Pennsylvania."
By Chris Potter
On social issues, mayoral candidates have similar positions, but different histories
"From same-sex partner benefits for city employees to economic development initiatives, mayors can have a huge impact."
By Lauren Daley-Maurer
Clean Slate: New faces will tackle PPS issues as board readies for largest turnover in decades
"Everyone should be paying as much attention to the school-board race as they are to the mayor's race."
By AmyJo Brown
A Show of Hands
Angel Mahnick teaches by example
By Abby Mendelson
A small family-run Thai restaurant in West View is a welcome addition to the North Hills dining scene
By Angelique Bamberg and Jason Roth
Sal's City Deli, in Downtown Pittsburgh, offers more the standard lunch fare
Try "beef on weck" without driving to Buffalo
On-tap cocktails offer distinctive flavor — and they're fast, too
"This is a completely different cocktail than you'd get if it were made by hand."
By Hal B. Klein
Meat and Greet
Local butcher touts one-on-one interaction with customers
A Heinz Architectural Center 20th-anniversary show suggests what really matters about the craft.
The center takes a cue from its own shows, which have leaned on and drawn from the audience's expertise.
By Charles Rosenblum
Safe Light challenges the notion that analog and digital photography are incompatible or oppositional
The stuff of black-and-white wet printing has been rearranged according to an unexpected logic to powerful effect
By Leo Hsu
Gangstagrass plays basically what you'd expect from a band called Gangstagrass
"There is a different language, but there are stories from country [songs] that would fit perfectly in hip hop."
By Nick Keppler
Bill Deasy finds a fresh start with the help of producer Chris Parker
Start Again has more stream-of-consciousness than we've come to expect from the former Gathering Field frontman.
By Andy Mulkerin
A local ensemble unites to re-create The Who's Tommy
"There's magic in those chords, and we all sort of feel it.
By Nicole Chynoweth
Critics' Picks: April 24 - 30
Local shows by Wussy, Tech N9ne and Twin Tigers, plus a benefit for local guitarist Dave Iglar
Recent music from Proseed, Jason Davis, and AccordionAnarchy
Our Class at Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre
A play from Poland potently explores a homegrown war atrocity.
By Ted Hoover
Comic and singer Sandra Bernhard returns to Pittsburgh for the first time in years with her new show
I Love Being Me, Don't You? blend music, comedy and feisty social commentary
By Bill O'Driscoll
A classic supernatural tale gets the operatic treatment at the Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival.
"I wanted to update the opera so it wasn't so much about the afterlife and ghosts, but about memory and loss of loved ones."
By Steve Sucato
Joseph Kosinski's flick is a patchwork of earlier sci-fi classics, plus one 1950s romance
By Al Hoff
The Angels' Share
Another winner in Ken Loach's canon of socially conscious, working-class character dramas
By Harry Kloman
The Company You Keep
A star-packed thriller that fails to make an exciting case
Matthew McConaughey plays another winning creep in this coming-of-age tale set in rural Arkansas
A feel-good musical comedy about a quartet of Aboriginal soul sisters
Half a fun doc about a venerable recording studio, half a film of Dave Grohl jamming with other musicians
If there were a way to bottle your kink, no one would ever need to take Adderall again.
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Audio & Video Archive
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Short List: April 24 - May 2
Puzzles & Pints
60 Minute Missions Escape Room
Wed., Jan. 22, 7-9 p.m.
Audio & Video Archive
More Lynn Cullen Live
A handy guide to all the Pittsburgh restaurants opening, closing, and 'coming soon' in 2020
By Maggie Weaver
After almost closing in October, the Harris Theater is coming back in a 'reel' big way
By Hannah Lynn
New DJ-focused music and art shop comes to Bridgeville
By Jordan Snowden
Where to celebrate the Lunar New Year with authentic Chinese flavors