Vol. 24, No. 3
Winter Guide 2014
A selection of local happenings that should provide entertainment, edification and exercise this season
By CP Staff
Process Questions: Why are some city charter schools approved over others?
"The charter-school process is a very political one in Pittsburgh."
By Rebecca Nuttall
Molchany vs. Readshaw: Redistricting sets up big primary battle for local progressives
Molchany represents Readshaw's first election challenger in 12 years
By Chris Potter
Tsuki Japanese Restaurant
The sushi at this Penn Hills restaurant offers unexpected originality in an unexpected location
By Angelique Bamberg and Jason Roth
A new executive chef at Café Phipps brings a firm commitment to eating local and seasonal
"It's going to be really exciting in spring and summer, when things start coming up."
By Bill O'Driscoll
Bartender John White a storehouse of single-malt knowledge
"Often when I taste something, it brings me back to another time."
By Hal B. Klein
Vermicomposting benefits the soil — and our food supply
"It's crucial that our plant nutrients are returned to the earth."
By Jessica Server
At the Society for Contemporary Craft, ENOUGH Violence hits hard
There's nothing particularly graphic or gory, and that might be part of why we're shaken
By Lissa Brennan
Fiesta Flamenca takes a big step forward
"We wanted to keep that spirit of a big celebration of flamenco, but step it up a bit."
By Steve Sucato
Kristofer Collins' new poetry book sings of simple pleasures
Pennsylvania Welcomes You feels more like an outsider's embrace of a region too often concerned about what it isn't
By Fred Shaw
The Art of Paper Folding
The Stepkids' Jeff Gitelman talks about growing up in Moldova and playing with Lauryn Hill
"You can't expect to succeed if you are only putting in part time."
By Nick Keppler
Nox Boys present teenage garage rock on their first LP
"The first bassist left because he had to go to military school"
By Margaret Welsh
Pittsburgh stays connected at Jazz Connect conference
"Inspirational Solo Spots" included a talk by Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's Janis Burley Wilson
By Mike Shanley
Critics' Picks: January 15 - 21
Local shows by Rhett Miller, Diane Coffee, Nipsey Hussle and The Detroit Cobras
Recent music from Paint 31, Michele Bensen and Louis Con Carne
By Andy Mulkerin
Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre's Poe's Last Night brings author to life
We get a very real sense of Poe's writing, the twisted beauty of his prose
By Ted Hoover
City Theatre's South Side Stories steeped in Pittsburgh flavor
The diverse collection of stories spans the neighborhood's long history. You end up expecting Rick Sebak to walk on stage.
By Colette Newby
The Punk Singer
A new documentary looks at Kathleen Hanna, her band Bikini Kill and the 1990s riot-grrl scene
By Al Hoff
The Legend of Hercules
Renny Harlin's mythical actioner is just barely diverting
By Harry Kloman
Broken Circle Breakdown
A sick child upends a carefree couple's relationship in this heartfelt Belgian drama
Lynn Cullen Live 01/15/14
Audio & Video Archive
Lynn Cullen Live 01/16/14
Lynn Cullen Live 01/17/14
Lynn Cullen Live 01/21/14
As re-election season begins, trouble for Corbett.
My advice? Don't make babies with crazy people.
January 15, 2014 - Courthouse Tavern - CP TV
Short List: January 8 - 16
Daisy Chain Album Release Show
Sat., Dec. 14, 6:30 p.m.
Audio & Video Archive
More Lynn Cullen Live
Old-school Pittsburgh punks reunite to celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Clash's London Calling
By Lisa Cunningham
Hambone's reopened after paying over $13,000 in delinquent drink taxes
By Amanda Waltz
Ranking the things people cheered for at Pittsburgh’s presidential forum
By Ryan Deto
A lot of Pennsylvanians asked Google if they should break up with their boyfriends