Vol. 24, No. 13
Blight Plan: Is a proposed land bank the best way to deal with city's dilapidated properties?
City Paper roundtable: City councilors discuss land-bank proposal
By Alex Zimmerman
Court of Public Opinion
Sick of politics as usual? Spend your day watching neighbors try to knock each other off the ballot
By Chris Potter
A restored farmhouse in Leechburg offers a classic fine-dining menu with intriguing updates
By Angelique Bamberg and Jason Roth
The Quiet Storm sets up a new front at North Oakland's AVA Café + Lounge
Once the kitchen is fully built, the popular home fries and brunches should return
Sarah Thomas brings diverse experiences to Bar Marco's new wine room
"Organic chemistry has actually paid off."
By Hal B. Klein
Legume broadens appeal with "ridiculously cheap" lunch specials
"We're trying to feel out how to have a really nice-valued lunch, always."
By Jessica Server
Haylee Ebersole's Porous Sediments entices
The effect is that of stumbling upon a beach at low tide and discovering a universe of organisms.
By Lissa Brennan
Jennifer Myers' new and recent work emphasizes the spirit of Everywoman
This exhibit has a feel of immediacy, more akin to outsider art than to academic finesse
By Robert Raczka
With his latest graphic novel, Pompeii, locally based Frank Santoro is better received overseas than at home
"I've had more of an emotional response to this book than anything I've ever done."
By Bill O'Driscoll
A poem by Wendy Scott Paff
PigPen Theatre Co. remembers its CMU roots
"We're just actors who just picked up our instruments five years ago."
By Julia Cook
Hugh Masekela still "just making good music" nearly 50 years after "Grazing in the Grass"
"When I started playing music, there were no categories."
By Mike Shanley
Moemaw Naedon produces his own tracks
"The Chronic changed a lot for me and made me interested in the production side of it."
By Kayla Copes
Critics' Picks: March 26 - April 2
Local shows by Mindless Self Indulgence and Tacocat, plus Bobbito Garcia stops for a DJ set and book-signing, CureRock presents music to help fight adolescent cancer, and Jenesis Magazine celebrates 7 years
Recent music from Microwaves, Whoovez, City Love Story and Essential Machine
The REP's By the Way, Meet Vera Stark
The first act is certainly one of the funniest I've ever seen on stage.
By Ted Hoover
Rage of the Stage's Dorothy in Oz
Any play whose first line is "Shut the fuck up, Toto!" will appeal to the 12-year-old in everyone.
By Colette Newby
In her first period novel, Kathleen George tackles the Johnstown Flood
Set in 1989, The Johnstown Girls unravels a century-old mystery
By Angela Suico
The annual festival offers nearly two dozen films from Israel and around the world representing Jewish experiences from the comic and dramatic
By Al Hoff
Nymphomaniac, Vol. 1
Minus the graphic sex, Lars von Trier's film is just a heady, if mannered drama
By Harry Kloman
A mean adult invades a kids' spelling bee in this dark comedy
In a dystopic Chicago of the future, a teen makes a life-changing choice
Public Trusts: Proposed fracking under Deer Lakes Park could run afoul of state constitution
"It would be prudent for the county to investigate those questions"
Lynn Cullen Live 04/01/14
Audio & Video Archive
Lynn Cullen Live 03/26/14
Lynn Cullen Live 03/27/14
Lynn Cullen Live 03/28/14
Lynn Cullen Live 03/31/14
Short List: March 26 - April 3
The Carnegie asks "RACE: Are We So Different?," Cirque du Soleil returns, Pittsburgh Opera does La Bohème, and a book-launch for local author Dave Newman are among this week's events.
5th Annual Ice Gala
Energy Innovation Center
Sat., Jan. 25, 6-10:30 p.m.
Audio & Video Archive
More Lynn Cullen Live
Bill Nye wants residents of Mars, Pa. to get a free SodaStream
By Ollie Gratzinger
Where to celebrate the Lunar New Year with authentic Chinese flavors
By Maggie Weaver
Music meets the sexy and the strange for new Pittsburgh-only variety show Yinzer-lesque
By Amanda Waltz
Dan Koshute’s Music For The Film I’m a Stranger Here Myself is a masterclass in tone
By Josh Oswald