Vol. 23, No. 39
On the Record with Frank Coonelly, president of the Pittsburgh Pirates
"Our fans had already shown more patience than any fan base should ever be asked to show."
By Alex Zimmerman
Hometown Hero: For Neil Walker, Pirates success is extra special
"To see it as a fan, to be a part of it in the minors and to be here now — I couldn't ask for a better script"
By Lauren Daley-Maurer
Payoff Pitch: After 20 losing seasons, Pirates fans finally get something to cheer about
"I am the same fan no matter what the record is."
Chris Peters looks back on his time in the middle of the Pirates' losing streak
"The bottom line is: Not everyone gets multi-million-dollar contracts."
Writer Wrong?: Does the Pirates' current success mean that our past criticisms were off the mark?
Should the Nuttings and their upper-management team, including President Frank Coonelly, get a pass for one incredible year?
By Charlie Deitch
Gene the Werewolf leads the way with the first Pirates fight song in quite some time
The band's members hadn't even reached junior high the last time the Bucs had a winning season.
By Andy Mulkerin
A new casual eatery at Larimer's Bakery Square offers upscale pub grub
By Angelique Bamberg and Jason Roth
Host a fancy hot-dog bar at home
Some tips for hosting what's probably your first-ever playoff-baseball party
Wigle Whiskey to unveil two new products
"We want to have a full line of products that consumers can use to make an all-Wigle cocktail."
By Hal B. Klein
For now, at least, Quiet Storm's closing leaves local vegetarians feeling empty inside
"These restaurants aren't just places to eat. They're like sanctuaries for our values."
By Jessica Server
PCA Emerging Artist of the Year Lenka Clayton's interventions are clever, surprising and delightful.
Her schemes are clever, her touch is light, and her modus operandi is extremely flexible.
By Robert Raczka
A review of Jeffrey Condran's short-story collection A Fingerprint Revealed
Condran skillfully sketches the armature of moments.
By Bill O'Driscoll
With photos and oral history, a new book portrays Roberto Clemente mostly through the eyes of his family.
"There was so much pressure being Roberto Clemente, at that moment, I didn't want to be Roberto Clemente."
Damn this rain
The festival is much more than music
By Kate Magoc
VIA Festival returns for year four, featuring hip hop, noise and more
Every year, VIA has demonstrated that it has an ear for the sounds of subcultures
Mission Control Recordings hopes to help indie artists with structure
"We're mentoring artists to be the best that they can be."
By Rory D. Webb
Critics' Picks: September 25 - October 1
Local shows by Juniper Rising, Waxahatchee and Immortal Technique, plus a new album from The Bloody Seaman, and Aaron Pfeiffer returns home
On the Record with Billy Bragg
Or, Talking with the Folk Singer About Football
Cabaret at The Theatre Factory
Small company opens its season strong with the Kander & Ebb classic
By F. J. Hartland
Belgian troupe's Kiss & Cry blends performance disciplines; Unlisted: Second Steel explores city spaces
"You're watching a live film being made."
Montreal's Compagnie Marie Chouinard stages U.S. premieres here
New works are inspired by music by Satie, drawings by Henri Michaux
By Steve Sucato
Jem Cohen's film is essentially a dramatized essay about life and art
By Harry Kloman
There are the bones of a better film buried amid the headless dolls and cop-shop clichés
By Al Hoff
A rom-com that's pretty much like every other one you've seen
Like the cast of Jersey Shore made an After-School Special on the difference between hook-ups and relationships
Portrait of Jason
The 1967 cinema-verite profile of Jason Holliday's life as a gay black man and hustler
An enjoyable bio-pic documenting the 1970s rivalry between Formula 1 drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda
Shane Salerno's handsome documentary reconstructs the reclusive writer's life, as well as he can
Lynn Cullen Live 09/25/13
Audio & Video Archive
Lynn Cullen Live 09/26/13
Lynn Cullen Live 09/27/13
Lynn Cullen Live 09/30/13
Lynn Cullen Live 10/01/13
"There's nothing like dating or fucking a person of another background to help you see the humanity in everyone."
Short List: September 25 - October 2
Madwomen in the Attic Anthology Party
Sat., Dec. 7, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Audio & Video Archive
More Lynn Cullen Live
Workers at LGBTQ service center Persad vote to unionize with United Steelworkers
By Ryan Deto
An illustrated family holiday cookie recipe, passed down through generations
By Abbie Adams
Where do Allegheny County’s elected officials stand on the fight over fracking and cracker plants?
Pa. Treasurer Joe Torsella renews calls for Mark Zuckerberg’s ouster as Facebook board chair