Vol. 23, No. 38
A conversation with Diane Ravitch
By Chris Potter
Storm Shelter: Penn Avenue coffeehouse finds temporary shelter at AVA while search for a permanent home continues
"It's pretty exciting, two iconic places getting displaced, and then they join forces."
Outside seating is a plus at this Shadyside venue, but the well-prepared Turkish food is a year-round asset
By Angelique Bamberg and Jason Roth
Pittsburgh Canning Exchange seeks to demystify the food-storage process
Besides classes, a canned-good Exchange Party is being organzied
By Bill O'Driscoll
Local tiki enthusiasts hope to turn the tide with weekly Tiki Lounge gathering
"This is a type of drink, when made well, that's still pretty unknown by most people."
By Hal B. Klein
Grow Pittsburgh event offers chance to boost urban agriculture — and stay atop of local food trends
By Jessica Server
Ben Matthews' paintings are retro advertisements from an alternate universe
The works synthesize Victorian carnival posters, 1950s ads and zany botanical subjects
By David S. Berger
Performance artists Nina Sarnelle and Scott Andrew take their work to a bigger stage with group.
"The idea is total control."
By Nick Keppler
Houses come from California with sounds from abandoned homes
"There are a lot of remnants of people's dream towns that didn't pan out."
By Andy Mulkerin
Ahmad Jamal recalls the Pittsburgh of his youth — and addresses how the city treats jazz today
"You better tell the folks in our hometown to get on the ball and put some 24/7 stations on playing the music."
By Rory D. Webb
New Miller Gallery exhibit features art from the Riot Grrrl movement
"We were interested in how Riot Grrrl has influenced our friends, peers and artists working today."
By Margaret Welsh
Critics' Picks: September 18 - 24
Local shows by Sigur Rós, Laura Veirs and Angel Olsen, plus Billy Mays III returns home as The Infinite Third
On the Record with Scout Niblett
"I feel like what I do is blues music in the psychology of it."
By Ian Thomas
Pittsburgh Irish & Classical's A Skull in Connemara
The richness of the play lies in the extended stage business and physicality.
By Michelle Pilecki
Little Lake's Is He Dead?
A resurrected Mark Twain farce holds up.
By Ted Hoover
Throughline Theatre' Saving the World
A wacky play veers between brilliance and sophomoric humor.
By F. J. Hartland
Prolific Texture Contemporary Ballet goes Nearly Wild
Works include a ballet set to music by Kid Cudi
By Steve Sucato
A taut police procedural, set in mainland China, that pits cops against drug gangsters
By Al Hoff
A rather lightweight and overly broad comedy about a Jane Austen-themed resort
A witless and surprisingly violent comedy that trades on dusty stereotypes about American mobster and French people
Thanks for Sharing
Three men work through their sex addictions in this well-meaning, low-key dramedy
"There's a definite feeling ... that it's really the right thing to do, despite the fact that it's a little bit more expensive."
Lynn Cullen Live 09/18/13
Audio & Video Archive
Lynn Cullen Live 09/19/13
Lynn Cullen Live 09/23/13
Lynn Cullen Live 09/24/13
The failure to immediately answer certain questions in the negative is equal to answering in the affirmative. For example: "Is that your butt plug?"
Short List: September 18 - 26
The Disco Biscuits
Fri., Nov. 15, 8 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