Vol. 24, No. 21
Summer Guide 2014
Living in a bubble: Our 2014 Summer Guide offers plenty to do, see and hear this summer.
Summer Arts + Exhibits
Summer Fairs, Festivals + Special Events
In new exhibit of after-hours gay clubs, local historian unearths the city's LGBT legacy
"It's a Pittsburgh history of gayness; you just can't separate the two."
By Charlie Deitch
Expert panel recommends technology, cultural changes at Port Authority
"The customer must be the focus of the entire strategic plan. The riders here feel a little bit left out."
By Alex Zimmerman
The life and times of legendary local jazz sideman Lou Schreiber
"There are very famous people — you only have to say their first name and everyone knows who they are. In Pittsburgh jazz circles, Lou is one of those."
By Abby Mendelson
The varied cuisine of the old Silk Road is available at this new Uzbekistan restaurant in Mount Washington
By Angelique Bamberg and Jason Roth
Yovi's Hot Dogs in Market Square is your local source for Chicago-style Italian beef
The roast-beef sandwich is dipped in jus and smothered in pickled hot peppers
The Brew Gentlemen open their long-awaited Braddock brewery this week
"I think we have everything dialed in right now."
By Hal B. Klein
Tom Sarver's Occasional Market takes over 707 Penn
Sarver again adapts the concept of "store," in this case riffing on art-gallery-as-store
By Robert Raczka
Eclectic Gallerie Chiz highlights work by Caroline Bagenal and Don Dugal.
Bagenal's abstract sculptures and Dugal's sometimes-surreal drawings comprise Nature & the Metaphysical.
By Nadine Wasserman
A new book on Rachel Carson illuminates her environmental foremothers, colleagues and heirs
"I wanted to show that she stood on the shoulders of other women, starting with her mother."
By Bill O'Driscoll
TO BE A WOMAN
T. Mitchell Bell mixes pop and environmental politics on new album
Witness, however, mostly avoids preaching
From Kellee Maize to Lady Gaga, artists find that brand deals can take the place of a label
"What's the type of relationship? What's the philosophy behind the collaboration?"
By Kate Magoc
Critics' Picks: May 22 - 25
Local shows by Trans Am, Old Gray and Ingrid Michaelson, plus a festival of new music with pieces rarely performed in Pittsburgh
Recent music from Connect and Locks & Dams
By Andy Mulkerin
Pittsburgh Playwrights' Comfort Zone
Playwright Youngblood is a good old-fashioned storyteller
By Ted Hoover
South Park Theatre's A Love Affair
A romantic comedy looks back on four decades of marriage.
By Gwendolyn Kiste
In this reboot, the monster looks great, but the story is a mess
By Al Hoff
A period romantic drama that incorporates mildly provocative issues of gender and race
Adam Sandler family-themed comedy is less vulgar , but only so-so funny
Ernest and Celestine
Charming French-Belgian animated feature about two unlikely pals, a mouse and a bear
John Stolz warns of danger when past, present drilling practices collide
"Our goal is to help DEP do their job better."
Lynn Cullen Live 05/21/14
Audio & Video Archive
If you don't want to be the kind of person who cheats on his boyfriend, you'll have to find one who shares your kink or is willing to share you.
Short List: May 22 - 29
Everything Is Terrible! visits the Melwood; fireWALL Dance stages its first full-length show; Box Heart Gallery goes modern+contemporary; and Jarmusch's Dead Man screens at the Hollywood.
Nights of Grief and Mystery
This Is Red
Tue., Oct. 15, 7-9:30 p.m.
Audio & Video Archive
More Lynn Cullen Live
U.S. Steel exec out after company loses billions in value; still given $1.4 million payout
By Ryan Deto
Q&A with the partner of a sex worker — my husband
By Jessie Sage
Documentary The Last Scene needs your photos and videos from early 2000s emo and pop-punk shows
By Alex Gordon
Exhibit to commemorate Miles Saal's art and promote advocacy for mental health awareness in the Pittsburgh African American arts community