Vol. 23, No. 52
Y U No Write Real Story?
A look back at the year's top stories in memes
By Charlie Deitch
A CMU research paper becomes an inadvertent target of social-media anxiety
By Chris Potter
A modern take on the traditional Jewish deli opens in Squirrel Hill
Nu makes the argument that such cuisine deserves to be served alongside the world's favorites
By Angelique Bamberg and Jason Roth
Local writer goes gluten-free in new lifestyle book
Expect information on exercise, even beauty tips — but for many, the recipes will be the draw
By Andy Mulkerin
Gus's Café distinguished by beer list, gluten-free menu
"Everyone's doing 'all the beers you can do,' but we want to do something a bit more intelligent."
By Hal B. Klein
Bar Marco's Jamilka Borges shares a Puerto Rican holiday treat
Borges opts for holiday dishes from home, including "the Puerto Rican version of eggnog."
By Jessica Server
Works of embedded Civil War artists at the Frick
Civil War Era Drawings reflects the 19th-century primacy of the illustrated weekly
By Ray Cavanaugh
Artist Scott Hocking finds meaning and resonance in cast-offs from Detroit and industrial tailings from Pittsburgh
Coronal Mass Ejection blends elements of a Bible theme park and decommissioned steel mills
By Nick Keppler
We review the first 50 pages each of Mason Radkoff's wonderful debut novel and Adam Matcho's darkly funny essay collection
Radkoff's The Heart of June depicts its characters lovingly; Matcho's The Novelty Essays seeks sanity amid mall madness.
By Bill O'Driscoll
Two unusual memoirs confront disease with humor and introspection.
Short reviews of Marilyn Bates' Bloodwork and Micki Myers' It's Probably Nothing.
Critics' Picks: December 26 - January 2
New Year's shows by Charles Bradley, Rusted Root and The Harlan Twins, plus a visit from Pity Sex
CP music writers look back on 2013
Albums we loved, shows we made (or missed) and limbs we broke this year
Lukas Read returns home to Pittsburgh with a new solo album
"It's putting space — reverb, which is a synthetic representation of space — within a space."
Recent music from Mario Dones, They Eat Their Own, and Tricycle Bicycle Cycle
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Justin Chadwick's bio-doc of Nelson Mandela feels like a long historical pageant with the drama drained
The Wolf of Wall Street
Martin Scorsese's comedy is a cautionary tale that insists on having a wild time
By Al Hoff
The Great Beauty
A colorful Fellini-esque exploration of life among Roman intellectuals
Two aging boxers pair up for a final fight, in this tepid comedy
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Ben Stiller's version of takes a decidedly more pro-active turn
Saudi Arabia's first feature looks at how a young girl deals with its restrictive society
State Supreme Court ruling lights up gas-drilling backers
Learn more about women's bodies — that's how you avoid being one of those men women complain about.
Short List: December 26 - January 2
The Lamp Theatre
Fri., Nov. 15, 8-10 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