Vol. 23, No. 35
Death Panels: Republican-led House committees are killing LGBT anti-discrimination bills before they get ever get a chance to live
"Every bit of momentum is in favor of equality — except for Rep. Metcalfe."
By Chris Potter
Escaping Intolerance: LGBT Russian citizens seeking asylum from persecution in Pittsburgh and across the country
"The law ... is meant to put homosexuality back in the closet."
By Dan Sleva
Want an honest debate about gas? You have to do some digging
Reyna Restaurante Mexicano
This Strip District spot is the Mexican restaurant — comfortable, authentic and delicious — Pittsburgh has been waiting for
By Angelique Bamberg and Jason Roth
Mount Washington's Micro Diner is a great stop for all-day breakfast – and late-night meals
The diner is open until 4 a.m. on weekends.
By Lauren Daley-Maurer
Proper Brick Oven becomes a beer-drinker's paradise
"There are so many amazing local breweries popping up. It's important to me that we focus on them."
By Hal B. Klein
Cooler temps, plentiful rain meant bumper crop of wild mushrooms
"This was the largest bloom of chanterelles that I've seen in over a decade."
By Jessica Server
A show of work by pioneering African-American artist Elizabeth Catlett.
Much of her work accessibly blends art, social commentary and activism.
By Nadine Wasserman
We interview local magicians ... and come away with dating tips.
"Learning to think on your feet is an important skill that people could take from a magician."
By Jeffrey Allen Federowicz
Jim Daniels' new poetry collection is clear-sighted about the past, without nostalgia.
The speaker in these poems is a faithful son/friend and realist, unafraid to point out his own faults and others'.
By Fred Shaw
Starfucker's Joshua Hodges talks about writing music and hanging out alone on a creepy beach
"It is fun to tour, but you have to reset sometimes."
By Nick Keppler
Garage-punks Nic Lawless and Young Criminales release first full-length
In person, Lawless is reserved, and speaks in noncommittal, elusive sentences; on stage, he and the rest of the band hemorrhage charisma.
By Margaret Welsh
Wreck Loose is far from a shut-in band
"The stuff that really stuck was stuff that grabbed me instantly and never let go."
By Kira Scammell
Critics' Picks: August 28 - Sept 5
Local shows by Bobby Long, Shigeto and Weekend, plus an album release for Masters of the Universe, and a RAW Artists event featuring Badboxes, Yuri and Ricardo Iamuuri
Recent music from Ray Dawn and Michael Christopher
By Andy Mulkerin
In the Heights at Carrnivale Productions
A talented cast tackles the audacious music and sappy story of this Broadway hit.
By Ted Hoover
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at The Summer Company
Instead of the idea of emotions boiling just under the surface, we get loud.
By Michelle Pilecki
A documentary argues that keeping orcas in captivity at theme parks isn't good for the whales, or the people who work with them
By Al Hoff
Ain't Them Bodies Saints
An escaped con tries to reunite with his family in this lean period drama
Timely subject matter doesn't make this political thriller any better
By Charlie Deitch
The Spectacular Now
A winning, if somewhat bittersweet, coming-of-age romance
Lynn Cullen Live 08/28/13
Audio & Video Archive
Lynn Cullen Live 08/29/13
Lynn Cullen Live 08/30/13
Lynn Cullen Live 09/03/13
A guy can get wrapped up in giving someone pleasure and then discover that his dick has wandered off.
Short List: August 28 - September 5
Baja Bar and Grill
Fri., Nov. 15, 7 p.m.
Audio & Video Archive
More Lynn Cullen Live
Introducing Pittsburgh Record Label Roundup: The diverse and plentiful selection of the city's record labels
By Jordan Snowden
Plasmid draws inspiration from a parenting book for its latest release, Hot Dog People
Can we please talk about this ridiculous sprawling mansion in Gibsonia?
By Amanda Waltz
Aspiring film documentarian aims to become the 'Dave DiCello of film'
By Lisa Cunningham