Vol. 24, No. 5
Pittsburgh Left: Five things we learned about the eight Dems running for Pennsylvania governor
The candidates squared off in a Jan. 26 forum at CMU
By Charlie Deitch
Future Travel: Is $200 million for Downtown-Oakland BRT the best public-transit investment?
"We have so many communities that only have one bus per hour."
By Alex Zimmerman
Director Dismissed: Some call Astria Suparak's Miller Gallery departure a 'mistake'
"That's the sign of a bad situation, when a city doesn't recognize its own resources."
By Chris Potter
Port Authority's lost-and-found list catalogs our daily lives
Grit & Grace
Small plates with plenty of unexpected ingredients mark this new Downtown venue
By Angelique Bamberg and Jason Roth
Conflict Kitchen's latest cuisine focuses on North Korea, and that country's food challenges
"Sometimes we hand out the noodle water to people in line just as a conversation starter."
By Rebecca Nuttall
Locals offer portable draft-beer system
"You don't want to not be able to pour a beer because you forgot your nut wrench."
By Hal B. Klein
Local baristas test themselves in regional competition
"Pittsburgh has amazing baristas, and shop owners should reward their hard work by sending them to things like this."
By Jessica Server
Artifice and impersonation are a big unspoken theme in the Carnegie International
From painting the Hall of Architecture purple to cataloguing the James Bond mythos, artists explore things that aren't quite what they seem
By Nadine Wasserman
Chiharu Shiota transforms the Mattress Factory's newest space, partly with yarn
It's a glorious and lush new beginning for a structure past its century
By Lissa Brennan
My Girl — A Love Poem to Myself
R.A.R.E. Nation teams up with Jasiri X and 1Hood on new hip-hop collaborative
"It's not gonna help anybody unless we work from the inside out."
By Andy Mulkerin
Quilt returns with majestic Held in Splendor
Quilt stomps through the album purposefully, but not gravely
By Ian Thomas
The Beagle Brothers get a gig playing for a groundhog
"Not only are we getting our wardrobe together; we've been practicing outside in the cold."
Critics' Picks: January 29 - February 1
Local shows by Yellowcard, Lotus, Wilder Maker's Gabriel Birnbaum, and The Hold Steady, plus Snow Ball at Cattivo
At City Theatre, The Mountaintop treats King's final hours with imagination, audacity and humor
I can't tell you what happens in The Mountaintop, except to say it's nothing you expect
By Ted Hoover
Pittsburgh Dance Council brings troupe from shantytown to Downtown
"These young dancers were dancing to express themselves, to exist, to survive."
By Steve Sucato
The 2014 Oscar-nominated Animated short films screen
Catch these on the big screen before filling out your ballot
By Al Hoff
The 2014 Oscar-nominated Live Action Shorts
Five short films screen before the March awards show
A melodrama inspired by real people about a sanctuary for troubled pregnant teens
Lynn Cullen Live 01/29/14
Audio & Video Archive
Lynn Cullen Live 01/30/14
Lynn Cullen Live 01/31/14
Lynn Cullen Live 02/3/14
Lynn Cullen Live 02/4/14
The kink community is NOT a utopia of ultimate sexual enlightenment.
Short List: January 29 - February 8
African-American dance, a chili hike, a talk by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and more
Pittsburgh Mandolin Orchestra Christmas Concert
St Andrew's UP Church
Sat., Dec. 7, 6-7 p.m.
Audio & Video Archive
More Lynn Cullen Live
Steve Zappala, son of Allegheny County DA, is running for state House District 21
By Ryan Deto
Pittsburgh gets its own holiday earworm with "Black and Gold Christmas"
By Lisa Cunningham
Workers at LGBTQ service center Persad vote to unionize with United Steelworkers
A Pittsburgh holiday treat benefits Childrens Hospital for nearly 50 years
By Maggie Weaver