Vol. 24, No. 15
Unsettled Arguments: Fight over Jordan Miles' jury award is likely just beginning
"I think it's disheartening for this to even be a topic, or a possible consideration."
By Alex Zimmerman
Neighborhood Watched: Residents say negative picture of Homewood painted at Miles' trial is a ‘shame'
"Homewood is not the community most people think it is."
By Rebecca Nuttall
After Iraq, the ring holds few terrors for Sammy Vasquez Jr.
"Maybe we get a black eye or a busted nose, but at the end of the night we're both going home."
By Charlie Deitch
The Pub Chip Shop
An East Carson Street venue offers British-style quick fare, from fish and chips and meat pies, to doner kebabs and pasties
By Angelique Bamberg and Jason Roth
A butcher shop on Butler Street, in Lawrenceville, gets new owners
And the recipe for the popular kielbasa from the former Foster's Meats is part of the deal
By Chris Potter
The much-maligned grasshopper bounces back at Pittsburgh bars
"People make fun of you for ordering a grasshopper, but they secretly want to drink the grasshopper."
By Hal B. Klein
At Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, installations by Keith Lemley and Meghan Olsen play off one another
Past Presence and A Mind of Winter employ similar materials to different ends
By Lissa Brennan
The artist behind Fraley's Robot Repair gets a full-scale exhibit.
Toby Fraley's whimsical creations put a human face on robots.
By Angela Suico
Today I Am Judy Garland
A poem by Bernadette Ulsamer
Fanfarlo takes book-learning as seriously as music-making
"I admit we aren't exactly the Sex Pistols."
By Nick Keppler
Danny Brown showcases two personalities on his third album
Old is half a collection of harsh drug raps, half a pulsing barrage of electronic beats
By John Lavanga
DreamOn Festival brings The Foreign Exchange to Market Square
Besides the headliner, there's a film premiere and three days of local music
By Andy Mulkerin
Critics' Picks: April 9 - 15
Local shows by KRS-One, The Julie Ruin, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Dan Croll and The Tillers
On the Record with Matt Zeoli of Household Stories
"A lot of bands are doing Kickstarter-funded things; we decided to take care of it all ourselves, even if it took some extra time"
City Theatre's Grounded
Kelly McAndrew turns in one of the most fully realized, harrowingly thought-through performances I've ever had the privilege to see.
By Ted Hoover
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's Don Quixote returns with fresh faces in the lead roles
Classic comedic work also features new sets and costumes
By Steve Sucato
The Unknown Known
Filmmaker Errol Morris points his lens at Donald Rumsfeld, but the former Secretary of Defense proves elusive
Nymphomaniac, Vol. II
Lars von Trier's tale of one woman's sexual history continues
By Harry Kloman
This loose-limbed doc takes viewers to a Serbian brass-band contest
By Al Hoff
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
The Marvel superhero returns to battle thorny issues such as abdicating freedom for security
Watch men squabble over football players in this comedy about the NFL draft
Two people in the massive city of Mumbai become friends via mis-delivered lunch box
Look out! The mirror is haunted, in this new supernatural thriller
An engaging doc rooted in hard physics looks at the search for the smallest bit of matter
Lynn Cullen Live 04/09/14
Audio & Video Archive
Lynn Cullen Live 04/10/14
Lynn Cullen Live 04/11/14
Are Toomey and Casey dumbing down the justice system?
The world is full of people deriving all sorts of secret thrills from all sorts of shit.
Short List: April 9 - 17
The Wham City Comedy Tour visits; Planetwalker John Francis speaks; Sister Spit brings the queer consciousness; and Quantum Theatre revives a classic political satire.
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
Harris Theater continues film screenings under direction of Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
By Amanda Waltz
I voted for myself and won a seat on my township's board of commissioners
By Josh Oswald