Vol. 23, No. 37
The Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts offers boundary-pushing theater, dance and visual art — and one very large rubber ducky
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust festival runs Sept. 27-Oct. 26.
By Bill O'Driscoll
Fall Arts Preview 2013
Upcoming art, film, stage, dance, music and more
Fall Film Preview
Comedies, thrillers and tales ripped from the headlines fill the fall film schedules
By Al Hoff
Fall concert calendar features the return of some acts we haven't seen in years
Sigur Ros, Billy Bragg, Justin Timberlake highlight the next few months of live music in Pittsburgh
By Andy Mulkerin
From light- and sound-based installations and the massive Carnegie International to solo shows by local artists, a rundown of fall's offerings.
By Nadine Wasserman
Fall dance brings everything from showcases of local talent to international touring companies
By Steve Sucato
New work and premieres of all sorts dominate the season's stage offerings.
Recent Broadway hits, new work by locally based talents and more.
An international festival goes Pittsburgh, plus visits from name authors and rising talents.
Readers include Michael Chabon, George Saunders, Amy Tan, E.L. Doctorow and Terry McMillan.
In Oakland, labor fight with UPMC takes to streets in weekend protest
"The only way to get a bully to change his ways is to stand up to him."
By Chris Potter
On the Record with Richard Barcaskey
Director of the Constructors Association of Western Pennsylvania
By Lauren Daley-Maurer
On transportation funding and privatizing liquor sales, Corbett hopes for a do-over this autumn
"This was more or less Corbett's summer of discontent."
True tales of local transit
Tan Lac Vien
A new restaurant in Squirrel Hill expands the local Vietnamese offerings
By Angelique Bamberg and Jason Roth
The demise of Gullifty's has some Pittsburghers seeking out new dessert spots
More than fish and city views, Monterey Bay offers some memorable sweet plates
By Charlie Deitch
City's first "Cocktail Week" to focus on Pittsburgh bars, bartenders
"There are a lot of people who don't realize there is a thriving cocktail scene here, but it's here and it's real."
By Hal B. Klein
Coffeehouse baker Megan Drew has a vision
By Jessica Server
A Conversation with Reza Aslan
Scholar and Zealot author discusses the historical Jesus
Clayton Days Revisited is a nice idea — and a lost opportunity.
These images come off as precious and contrived.
The Haitian Art Gallery shows great art for a good cause.
Some of the paintings are surrealistic, precisely naturalistic or impressionistic, and more than a few show awareness of modernism.
By Robert Raczka
J.D. Eicher and the Goodnights concentrate on the lyrics
"I've always loved story-songs; I love to create those stories."
Lina Allemano Quartet eschews the expected
"A bass player could be melodic; the horns could be accompanying it."
By Mike Shanley
Former Sun King Dan Bubien returns with less reggae, more soul
When Bubien was laid off earlier this year, it was sad ... and fortuitous
Critics' Picks: September 11 - 17
Local shows by Robert DeLong, Portland Cello Project with Jolie Holland, Jumpcuts and Tim Farrell
Recent music from Summer-Winter, Andrew JD and Tiger$eyes
All My Sons at The Playhouse REP
If only all playwrights set about to craft plays this monumental.
By Ted Hoover
Sister's Summer Catechism at City Theatre
Richards' quick wit and one-line zingers keep her "students" laughing for nearly two hours.
By F. J. Hartland
The Lion King at PNC Broadway Across America
The entire cast was top-notch, but L. Steve Taylor leads the pack as Lion King Mufasa.
By Alan W. Petrucelli
A sometimes amusing, sometimes thoughtful mockumentary about man and computers set in the early 1980s
The first 20 minutes of David Twohy's futuristic actioner is pretty head-scratching
American Made Movie
Documentary primer on decline of manufacturing could use more analysis
In a World ...
Ensemble comedy about the cutthroat world of voice-over work
Gentle Canadian drama, based on real events, about fighting the system, even at age 87
Lynn Cullen Live 09/11/13
Audio & Video Archive
Lynn Cullen Live 09/12/13
Lynn Cullen Live 09/13/13
Lynn Cullen Live 09/16/13
Lynn Cullen Live 09/17/13
A fun atmosphere can help alleviate insecurities.
September 11, 2013 - The Claddagh Irish Pub - CP TV
ABSOLUT Cilantro Shandy
Short List: September 11 - 18
Erin Burkett & Virgil Walters with Eric Susoeff, Max Leake and Eric DeFade
The Blind Pig Saloon
Tue., Dec. 10, 8-11 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
Just me and my sax: a Q&A with comedian and Pittsburgh-native Jon Daly
Pennsylvanians really love mini bottles of Fireball whiskey
By Ryan Deto
Steve Zappala, son of Allegheny County DA, is running for state House District 21