Vol. 23, No. 50
Charlotte Paige: "I told [my son], ‘You can't eat it all at one time.'"
By Alex Zimmerman
Cuts in federal food benefits mean tightened belts for residents and charities alike
"It's not the downtrodden underneath the bridge. ... [T]hese are people who are employed."
By Rebecca Nuttall and Alex Zimmerman
Vickie Stevenson: "They give you so many hoops to jump through."
By Rebecca Nuttall
Michael Joynt: "I've learned to live simply."
Amy Gill: "Often it's that $15 that gets you through."
Big environmental challenges face incoming Peduto administration
"What really matters are the policies going forward."
By Ashley Murray
In argument about Produce Terminal's future, more than a building is at stake
By Chris Potter
This Mount Washington breakfast-lunch-and-late-night stop has some hits and misses
By Angelique Bamberg and Jason Roth
A luxury chocolate shop, Le Petit Chocolat, is a welcome addition to the South Side
"I've been welcomed by families who say, ‘Thank you for not being a bar.'"
Every night is light-up night at Bob's Garage in Blawnox
The lights illuminate a worthy cause: the Spirit of Christmas charity
By Hal B. Klein
South Side juice-stand owner attracts good luck
"What depressed me more than anything was the way that people were eating."
By Jessica Server
An exhibit explores the spaces where playgrounds meet modern architecture.
The Playground Project searches the globe for the best examples.
By Charles Rosenblum
Author's book recounts the after-effects of a rape in the heyday of peace-and-love
"I really intended to capture an era."
By Brett Wilson
Hoots on Hellmouth: A Conversation with Sean Hoots
"It's a blessing and a curse, the name."
By Allison Cosby
Chiptune band Anamanaguchi balances punk and dance
"The mosh pit's still there, but it's less violent and more euphoric."
By Tyler Crumrine
Longtime promoter Rich Engler releases memoir about his rock-show days
"We had the Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan ... you name it, they played the Stanley."
By Margaret Welsh
Critics' Picks: December 11 - 17
Local shows by Ryan Lee Crosby, Joseph Arthur and Starlight Girls, plus an epic party featuring Dutch drum-and-bass trio Black Sun Empire
Recent work from The Beauregards, The Damaged Pies and sound-collage artist David R. Mooney
By Andy Mulkerin
City Theatre's 2 Pianos 4 Hands
2 Pianos is a testament to the backbreaking work needed just to be "merely good."
By Ted Hoover
Tenth Annual Theatre Festival in Black & White: Holiday Edition! at Pittsburgh Playwrights
There's plenty of feel-good, chuckles, provocativeness and holiday cheer to go around.
By Michelle Pilecki
Bricolage's Animated Holidaze
It's the sort of show you'd present to an alien to explain the whole season.
By Colette Newby
Continuum Dance Theater's Object of DESIRE explores the American dream.
"We wanted to know what makes people tick, what motivates them, and what they desire most in the world."
By Steve Sucato
Tedious and simplistic, it's another road movie about an old man, his son and their journey of self discovery
By Harry Kloman
The Pervert's Guide to Ideology
Philosopher Slavoj Zizek examines various ideologies using popular films as texts
By Al Hoff
Lynn Cullen Live 12/11/13
Audio & Video Archive
Lynn Cullen Live 12/12/13
Lynn Cullen Live 12/13/13
Lynn Cullen Live 12/16/13
Lynn Cullen Live 12/17/13
Adjuncts, fast-food workers face similar plight
Relationship graveyards are crowded with tombstones that read, "Everything was great ... other than the sex."
Short List: December 11 - 19
The Palace Theatre
Tue., Dec. 10, 7:30 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