Vol. 24, No. 20
Lost Bill: As a city councilor, Bill Peduto fired a shot for gun control. Was he shooting blanks?
"Nobody should be afraid of enforcing a law"
By Rebecca Nuttall
Transit Route: PAT looking for input on the agency's future direction
"This is the moment to decide, ‘Where do we want to go as a region?'"
By Alex Zimmerman
Salud Cuban American Restaurant and Lounge
Pittsburgh now has a spot for easy, breezy Cuban fare
By Angelique Bamberg and Jason Roth
The pop-up monthly Cornucopious market lets purveyors and eaters explore the local food scene
It's a chance for chefs to experiment with dishes that might not be ready for a prime-time dinner service, says organizer Kit Mueller
Mount Washington's The Summit popular with neighbors and pros alike
"On Fridays and Saturdays, we never know what's going to happen."
By Hal B. Klein
Pittsburgh Artists Against Fracking sounds an alarm
Exhibit includes more than 100 works by 80-some artists
By Robert Raczka
Reviews of recent poetry by Jessica Server and Robert Walicki
Sever the Braid and A Roomful of Trees both deal with filial trauma.
By Bill O'Driscoll
James Jackson Toth wants you to think about the words
"It doesn't have to be political or especially personal, but say something that's gonna change somebody's day. Or their life."
By Brian Taylor
Mandolin Orange brings Appalachian tradition into modern times
"Regardless of what era you're being inspired by, you can only really write about the times that you have to be living in."
By Julia Cook
Bastard Bearded Irishmen keep it (mostly) Irish on new album
"We always feel like, ‘Man, we have to be doing just Irish music.'"
By Andy Mulkerin
Critics' Picks: May 15 - 21
Local shows by John Prine and Angela Perley & the Howlin' Moons, plus The Ulysses Project interprets the Joyce book through free jazz, and the Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival presents its annual production
On the Record with Robert Pollard
Guided by Voices' frontman was in town earlier this month for an exhibit of his collage art
By Mike Shanley
Acclaimed actor Edwin Lee Gibson splits time between Pittsburgh and New York to help at-risk youth here
"I think about ... what these young people are able to do because they're so much smarter than we are."
By Angela Suico
City Theatre's Hope and Gravity
Michael Hollinger seasons the whole enterprise with intelligence, compassion and just good old-fashioned quality playwriting
By Ted Hoover
The Devil's Arithmetic at Prime Stage
A strong adaptation of a young-adult novel on the Holocaust
By Michelle Pilecki
Doubt, A Parable at Stage 62
An uneven production of the Pulitzer-winning play
By F. J. Hartland
A good cast can't save this self-conscious, downbeat tale of working-class folks in trouble
By Al Hoff
Million Dollar Arm
Yet another underdog sports tale that hits every predictable base, but fails to score
Lynn Cullen Live 05/20/14
Audio & Video Archive
Is campus protest a sign of things to come?
By Chris Potter
The line between buzzed enough to go for it and too drunk to consent can be fuzzy and subjective.
Short List: May 14 - 20
The Warhol turns 20 with a bash; Silver Eye's Here & Now maps the queer experience; The Butler author Wil Haygood speaks; and Peter and the Starcatcher hits town.
A Fire on Venus
New Hazlett Theater
Thu., Oct. 17, 8 p.m. and Fri., Oct. 18, 8 p.m.
Audio & Video Archive
More Lynn Cullen Live
This is the last year of Ian Brill's Vault installation at Spirit; here are all the shows happening there before it's gone for good
By Jordan Snowden
Pitt paper shows parking spaces near East Liberty busway station are under utilized by 30 percent
By Ryan Deto
Pittsburgh Alligators: Where do they come from; where do they go?
By Hannah Lynn
Three Pennsylvania official state animals are vulnerable to climate change