Vol. 23, No. 18
Heading for the Hills
Mayoral race shaping District 4 contest
By Chris Potter
Money Matters: From Act 47 to UPMC, mayoral candidates sound off on city's financial state
The city's financial picture has improved, but the new mayor will have plenty of work to do
By Charlie Deitch
Embarrassment of Riches: Affluent East End has three strong progressive council candidates to choose from
Mostly similar candidates do differ on key political issues
Local filmmaker seeks to restore famed inventor's reputation
R-Time at Rene's
A friendly, comfortable casual restaurant in the heart of East McKeesport
By Al Hoff
The native wild onion known as a ramp is the star of the annual Greene County festival
"You don't want to go home smelling like you haven't been, so eat some ramps."
After long wait, Cure adds liquor service
"I want people to come here to have an experience."
By Hal B. Klein
Herbal Skills: Group provides chance to learn/teach about herbs
"It's just the best way to learn about herbs."
By AmyJo Brown
Marc Burgess' Adult Arcade is a rewardingly disorienting trip
Lasers, sensor-activated lighting, abstract paintings and more made up this compelling, gallery-sized installation
By David S. Berger
A Carnegie show lets the audience make photos for display.
OH SNAP! is a fresh attempt at a portal exhibit meant to lure in new viewers.
By Robert Raczka
Critics' Picks: May 1 - 7
Local shows by Implodes, Ghostface Killah, Chappo and Jessica Hernandez, plus a film on Silkworm followed by a Karl Hendricks Trio performance
Edgewood Symphony celebrates a quarter-century
Edgewood is one of the smallest communities in the country to have its own symphony orchestra
By Margaret Welsh
The Josh and Gab Show uses music and comedy to combat bullying
"So much of it is autobiographical. Every story I tell is 100 percent true."
By John Lavanga
On the Record with Kelley Deal of The Breeders
"Back then, there were so many chicks in bands it was ridiculous."
Pittsburgh Public Theater's Clybourne Park
The play is chockablock with the juicy roles actors love and the explosive scenes they crave to play.
By Ted Hoover
Pittsburgh Playwrights' Ma Noah
A serious comedy features a bravura performance by Chrystal Bates.
By Michelle Pilecki
Romeo & Juliet at Carnegie Mellon School of Drama
Director Don Wadsworth goes "extreme" to yank Shakespeare's juvenile romance into the 21st century.
Dance giant Mark Morris brings his dancers — and musicians — to the Byham Theater.
"Music is my interest and the reason that I choreograph."
By Steve Sucato
Pain & Gain
Michael Bay's true-crime comedy seems to miss the point
In this film essay, five "experts" explain what Kubrick's The Shining was really about
Russian Film Symposium
Representations of the emerging middle class are this year's focus
How social-networking technology forces people apart informs this new ensemble drama
Lynn Cullen Live 05/01/13
Audio & Video Archive
Lynn Cullen Live 05/2/13
Lynn Cullen Live 05/3/13
Lynn Cullen Live 05/06/13
Lynn Cullen Live 05/07/13
When two people aren't good to each other, they should get the fuck away from each other.
Short List: May 1 - 8
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