Vol. 24, No. 18
Irina Koukhanova's Artist of the Year show at BoxHeart constructs a society where proud rebellion confronts subjugation
The symbol of a bird, with scythe-shaped beak and coal-black feathers, is flawless, crisply communicative and richly evocative
By Lissa Brennan
Tickets for Rides: PUC cites ride-share drivers
"I think it would be political suicide to shut us down."
By Dan Sleva
PIRC Up: Languishing crime-reduction program getting new life from new administration
"Very few other strategies can produce any results; this really is all there is."
By Rebecca Nuttall
In places like Bloomfield, Dave Feehan evangelizes for urban streetscapes
"Bloomfield is an important, iconic Pittsburgh neighborhood — one of the 10 best Little Italys in the United States."
By Abby Mendelson
East Liberty's Spoon offers new cocktail-tasting menu
"Our goal is to get as many different textures, flavors, and as much glassware as we can on one menu."
By Hal B. Klein
Sienna Mercato Emporio
An Italian restaurant highlighting meatballs finds a home in the Cultural District
By Angelique Bamberg and Jason Roth
Mac-and-cheese to go: Pittsburgh's newest food truck will serve the popular comfort food
The Mac & Gold truck hits the streets this week
By Bill O'Driscoll
Ben Opie premieres Concerto for Orkestra, his first long-form composition
"I wanted to do something big, and this was the idea that seemed like the best opportunity."
By Mike Shanley
Action Camp's new album centers on Pennsylvania disasters
It's not all doom and gloom, though
By Andy Mulkerin
Pittonkatonk festival brings Balkan brass bands to town
"I felt like it was time that we gave Pittsburgh its own festival."
By Margaret Welsh
Critics' Picks: April 30 - May 7
Local shows by Miss May I, A Minor Forest, Marisa Anderson, Doug Paisley and Dance Gavin Dance
Recent music from Rob Eldridge and Steve Pellegrino
By Andy Mulkerin and Seth Pfannenschmidt
Fringe Fest Spotlight
Dan Stiker gives Pittsburgh its first Fringe Festival
The two-weekend program highlights edgy and below-the-radar performances
Candida at Pittsburgh Public Theater
George Bernard Shaw's skillful, smartly crafted piece of Edwardian puffery
By Ted Hoover
Alexandra Bodnarchuk debuts her new work CONNOTATIONS: unknown.
"We allow ourselves to be pushed to the brink in order to come back from it."
By Steve Sucato
The Railway Man
An old-fashioned but stirring drama about war and remembrance
By Harry Kloman
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Some good special effects and welcome tenderness help swing this actioner into the positive zone
The Other Woman
A not-very-funny revenge comedy that continually undercuts its girl-power premise
By Al Hoff
Biphobia will thrive so long as most bisexuals remain closeted.
Too Much Drama?
Wilson Center furor may be missing the point
By Chris Potter
Lynn Cullen Live 04/30/14
Audio & Video Archive
Lynn Cullen Live 05/01/14
Lynn Cullen Live 05/02/14
Short List: April 30 - May 7
New art at Unblurred gallery crawl; guerilla gardener Ron Finley; Comfort Zone at Pittsburgh Playwrights; a new live bird show at the Aviary; and more.
By Mars Johnson
Baddies, bread service, and baked Alaska: Why Lilith is devilishly different
By Sarah Hamm
What does it mean to be “good at sex”?
By Jessie Sage
What's the "Lady Gaga of Vietnam" doing here in Pittsburgh?
By Ethan Beck
Kelli Shakur and FroGang empower Black girls through natural hair care, dolls, and more
By Kahmeela Adams-Friedson