Vol. 23, No. 26
After Dowd: Officials say constituents won't suffer when councilor leaves District 7 post
Councilor Pat Dowd resigning in July to head new nonprofit
By AmyJo Brown
Road Trip: We spend a weekend traveling through post-apocalyptic Pittsburgh in The Last of Us
"Infrastructure is crumbling faster than the bridges on PennDot' s structurally-deficient bridge list"
By Charlie Deitch
The End of the World as We Know it
A conversation with CMU grad and video-game developer Neil Druckmann on the revolutionary, The Last of Us
Where higher education sees trouble, a local initiative sees opportunity
By Abby Mendelson
This Strip District quick-bite eatery offers a mash-up of local favorites and American diner standards
By Angelique Bamberg and Jason Roth
There is likely a salad green growing near you
Lamb' s quarter is a self-sustaining weed that is delicious to eat
By Bill O'Driscoll
Long obscure, ‘Super Punch' may be poised for the big time
I'm obsessed with amari, and it was amazing to find one I've never heard of before."
By Hal B. Klein
Customers rallying behind soon-to-be-evicted Istanbul Grille
Eatery being forced out for convenience-store expansion
An exhibit by an artist famed for painting live to jazz
When Al Bright lets loose, the results still have the power to startle.
By Robert Raczka
A review of Yona Harvey' s poetry collection Hemming the Water
These poems go where they go, modulating artfully, bristling with intelligence
By Mike Schneider
Texas Men, Texas Women
— for Sherrie Flick
After a long journey, Smiling Moose owner Mike Scarlatelli celebrates 10 years with a grin
"People [used to think] it was all gutter punks and bikers. And it mostly was."
By Andy Mulkerin
Mind Cure Records provides history lessons along with music
"The thing I got swept into, which I still really love, is hanging out in record stores with people telling stories."
It's back to basics for some established local musicians on the Old Head/Outsideinside split 12-inch
"There was a more stripped-down style of rock ' n' roll that we wanted to do."
By Margaret Welsh
Critics' Picks: June 27-July 1
Local shows by Os Mutantes; St. Vincent and David Byrne; The Front Bottoms; and Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, plus an indie-rock cruise on the Gateway Clipper
Recent records from Shad Ali and Theia Collides
Kopit and Yeston' s Phantom at Pittsburgh CLO
This version of the story is messier, but in many ways more interesting.
By Robert Isenberg
Side By Side By Sondheim at CLO Cabaret
What a joy to hear these four singers perform material worthy of their considerable talents.
By Ted Hoover
With its The Green Swan, The Pillow Project digs deeper into improv
Artistic director Pearlann Porter says she' s finally realizing her "Freejazz" style
By Steve Sucato
Journey to Italy
A marriage begins to crumble in this stylish 1954 drama from Roberto Rossellini
By Al Hoff
World War Z
When it comes to a global zombie pandemic, Brad Pitt is Mr. Fix-It
I Killed My Mother
An assured debut from a young Canadian filmmaker about a troubled mother-son relationship
The downside of being an urban destination
By Chris Potter
"If your docs are unwilling to discuss and prioritize your sex life, you need new ob-gyns."
Lynn Cullen Live 06/26/13
Audio & Video Archive
Lynn Cullen Live 07/1/13
Lynn Cullen Live 07/2/13
Short List: June 26-July 4
2020 President's Wine and Cheese
The Sleeping Octopus
Thu., Jan. 23, 6-9 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
Music meets the sexy and the strange for new Pittsburgh-only variety show Yinzer-lesque
By Amanda Waltz
Where to celebrate the Lunar New Year with authentic Chinese flavors