Vol. 23, No. 34
Ike Taylor plays crucial role in Steelers defense — even if it's not always clear in the highlight reels.
By Charlie Deitch
Don't Call It Rebuilding
After a disappointing 2012 season, the Steelers are back with plenty of new talent — and lots of the same old swagger
Former punter Josh Miller hits the road to document Steelers fandom — and help some former football heroes
Bangers and Smashmouth: The British fan's guide to Steelers football
The Steelers take on the Vikings Sept. 29 at London's Wembley Stadium
By Andy Mulkerin
Power Steering: New law governing PAT board makes it uncertain who'll be driving the bus
"I've never seen any other board or authority in the state like this."
By Lauren Daley-Maurer
All Gassed Up: CBS Radio hands over the mic to natural-gas boosters
"The industry likes to say they operate in good faith. But the absence [of dissenting voices] suggests they aren't."
By Chris Potter
Out of the Woods?
Can Brentwood put its past behind it? Will we let it?
By Frances Sansig Monahan
This Sewickley venue offers the ideal experience of tapas — casual, sociable, affordable and delicious
By Angelique Bamberg and Jason Roth
Come for the football ... stay for the hand-dipped ice cream
New East Liberty bar offers respite from the grind
Daytime workers in search of a Mad Men-style business lunch won't go thirsty
By Hal B. Klein
At Braddock pizza oven, community spirit is baked right in.
By Jessica Server
Large-scale computer-generated art intrigues at Wood Street
It's mathematical, geometrical, computational and methodical
By Robert Raczka
Brief reviews of exhibits at SPACE and Silver Eye Center
Crowdsourced asked artists to collaborate with the public; Carrie Furnaces honors a local industrial landmark.
By Bill O'Driscoll
Local author offers the Civil War-era diary of an ordinary Western Pennsylvania woman
"She's one of us."
By Olivia Lammel
Onetime Pittsburgher Mathew Tembo returns with Afro Roots
"When I went back home, I started thinking about my own music: ‘Those people are right, why do I play reggae?'"
Casino Bulldogs hit their stride with fifth album
"One thing that's nice about having been playing for five years is that we're a lot more efficient now."
Singer-songwriter competition holds finals this week
"The whole idea is promoting local business and local art."
Critics' Picks: August 21 - 27
Local shows by Rickie Lee Jones, The Queers, The Dwarves, Stranger Convention and Geographer, plus a reunion for a pair of local street-punk bands
Recent music from Mars Jackson and The Camp
By Rory D. Webb
Crimes of the Heart at Little Lake
Fast is good — as long as subtext and nuance don't get lost in the shuffle.
By Ted Hoover
Cemetery Club at Pittsburgh Playwrights/MerryRam
Having the most fun with scenery-chewing is undoubtedly Claire Fraley, as the scarily outrageous and tragically scared Lucille.
By Michelle Pilecki
The Act of Killing
What allows people to be so cavalier about killing in their youth, then to discuss it like Grandpa remembering a summer picnic?
By Harry Kloman
The World's End
A comedy about friends, beer and the end of the civilization
By Al Hoff
A great Cate Blanchett performance highlights Woody Allen's new drama
This lackluster corporate-espionage thriller doesn't give one much to be scared of
Designing Down Demand
"We cannot supply our way out of the issue."
Lynn Cullen Live 08/21/13
Audio & Video Archive
Lynn Cullen Live 08/22/13
Lynn Cullen Live 08/23/13
Lynn Cullen Live 08/26/13
Lynn Cullen Live 08/27/13
"We provide no ‘socially appropriate' sexual outlets for 14-year-olds, masturbation aside — which, let's face it, can get monotonous."
Short List: August 21 - 29
Catscams / Five Foot Arm / Skeletonized
Fri., Nov. 22, 9-11:45 p.m.
Audio & Video Archive
More Lynn Cullen Live
Winghart's whiskey bar hit by a four-alarm fire, one firefighter injured
By Ryan Deto
Get ready for the new Mister Rogers movie with Joy Ike's cover of "Won't You Be My Neighbor?"
By Jordan Snowden
Module to commence ground-breaking on mixed-income housing development in Garfield
By Amanda Waltz
Pittsburgh region’s manufacturing employment at lowest point in modern history