Vol. 23, No. 46
Yasumasa Morimura's recreations of famous scenes are heavily populated — by him
The results range from disquieting to hilarious
By Lissa Brennan
By Bill O'Driscoll
Proposal to drill beneath Deer Lakes Park raises questions of safety, government procedure
"We need a lot more research into the long-term health risks before we start drilling under our public parks."
By Charlie Deitch
Reinstated: Arbitration panel puts fired officer back on the job
"You have to have a way to hold the workforce accountable to standards of ethics and performance."
By Alex Zimmerman
Bill is Due: Peduto's ascent to the mayor's office comes with great expectations from the citizenry and himself
"I have my work cut out for me."
By Chris Potter
Lawrenceville's Franktuary offers Pennsylvania-only drink menu
"I want to give as much money as I can to people that we know."
By Hal B. Klein
Local foodies extol the virtues of canning
Legume chef heads up event to celebrate a growing food trend entrenched in old-school techniques.
By Jessica Server
Proper Brick Oven and Tap Room
A welcome addition to Downtown's need for dining spots between deli and haute cuisine
By Angelique Bamberg and Jason Roth
The owners of Pamela's open Nu, a "modern Jewish bistro," in Squirrel Hill
On the menu: Montreal smoked meat" — a new-to-Pittsburgh beef brisket that is salted and dry-cured
Michael W. Cox's Against the Hidden River is a strong short-story collection
His characters would be outside looking in — if only they knew (or could admit) what they really wanted
Sebadoh returns with a sober take on middle age
"That's sort of his main thrust: examining different parts of the difficulty of human relationships."
By Mike Shanley
The Spring Standards gets by with help from its fans
"In the case of Pittsburgh, we're really lucky to have Paul Steigerwald on our side."
By Andy Mulkerin
Alex Stanton unveils Townsppl album ... and new music school
"That became a big part of the mission: to get guitarists to play with other musicians."
By Margaret Welsh
Critics' Picks: November 13 - 19
Local shows by Denver Broncos UK, Lil Rev and Basia Bulat, plus Kaytranada, Jerome LOL and Groundislava play a special Stackin' Paper party
On the Record with Landon Knoblock of CACAW
"I read a lot of science fiction."
[title of show] at company of pittsburgh
So what's it about? Itself.
By Ted Hoover
Hecuba at Point Park Conservatory
The intimate staging pushes the passion right into the audience.
By Michelle Pilecki
The Wedding Singer at Stage 62
The musical is a valiant effort to polish a lazy script into something entertaining.
By Colette Newby
Experiences with hearing loss inspire a dance work
Murphy/Smith Dance Collective presents See What I Hear
By Steve Sucato
The 32nd annual Three Rivers Film Festival continues through Nov. 23
Films this week include a documentary about Harry Dean Stanton and a coming-of-age story set in post-Soviet Georgia
By Al Hoff
Thor: The Dark World
A warmed-over buffet of what you'd expect in a comics-based film
Blue Is the Warmest Color
The love affair of two young lesbians is charted over its rise and fall in this French drama
The Best Man Holiday
Catch up with the characters from 1999's The Best Man in this over-stuffed dramedy
Good/funny/subversive drag is a burlesque on what it means to be male, not a denigration of what it means to be female.
Lynn Cullen Live 11/13/13
Audio & Video Archive
Lynn Cullen Live 11/14/13
Lynn Cullen Live 11/15/13
Lynn Cullen Live 11/18/13
Lynn Cullen Live 11/19/13
Short List: November 13 - 21
By Mars Johnson
In Growing Up Yinzer, famous natives from Joe Namath to Billy Porter reflect on the city and its impact
By Rachel Wilkinson
A forgotten 1909 incident shows how Pittsburgh has — and hasn't — moved on from racialized violence
By David S. Rotenstein
Pittsburgh says goodbye to the Penn Avenue "butthole window"
By Amanda Waltz
Near-total isolation of juvenile girls at the ACJ raises concerns of illegal solitary confinement
By James Paul