Vol. 24, No. 24
Art exhibit canceled after dispute over boycott of Israel
Palestinian artists' withdrawal nixes Mattress Factory show
By Bill O'Driscoll
Happy ending for Dan Savage's amateur-porn film festival, after it moves from Dormont to Lawrenceville
"The films are explicit but also very artful and real. The ‘porn' label is there due to the sexual nature of the shorts, but it's not really porn."
By Nick Keppler
Dan Savage's amateur-porn film festival depicts erotica "with humor and compassion"
"Growing up, I never thought it'd be my job to sit there and watch porn for two days."
This Downtown restaurant offers an appealing old-school "industrial" atmosphere with a contemporary American menu
By Angelique Bamberg and Jason Roth
Dino Lopreiato is a baker by day, drummer by night
"Other musicians drink whiskey all night and sleep all day."
By Andy Mulkerin
Atlas Bottle Works offers new Butler Street destination for beer drinkers
"We'll be pretty liberal about opening up beers to let people taste them and try them out."
By Hal B. Klein
Wood Street Galleries gets Electrified
Installations by Edwin van der Heide and Alexandre Burton might shock you — almost literally
By Lissa Brennan
Quick hits on three Arts Fest exhibits.
Carlan Tapp's The China Express, Edith Abeyta's "O:ne:ka'" and Rose Clancy's "Diversion" all have environmental themes.
Melinda Colaizzi releases her first full-length of bluesy rock
"I had that industry mentality hanging over me — everyone telling me this kind of music was dead."
Benefit show helps punk community remember Ultimatics bassist Tommy Osh
"He wouldn't want us bumming around any more than we already have."
Grand Piano's new LP showcases rock and brass
Leap Year is the band's first album recorded in a full studio
Critics' Picks: June 11 - 17
Local shows by Andy D and Pity Sex, plus Curtis Harding plays the second week of the Arts Festival, and Chaka Khan headlines Pride in the Street
Recent music from Troxum, Sephus Lee and Ira Soul
Unseam'd Shakespeare's Orlando
It's a wild theatrical play of and on words, time, gender, sex, culture and more.
By Michelle Pilecki
Waiting for Godot at PICT Classic
The big surprise is that it's often funny yet reverential, both to Beckett's text and the movement style of Laurel and Hardy.
Acting Out: The Pittsburgh Pride Theater Festival
Two one-act comedies, and two dramas, make for a well-crafted evening's entertainment
Noises Off at Pittsburgh Public Theater
This is a show specifically built to wow anyone who sees it.
By Ted Hoover
Local dance troupes and voguing battle highlight PrideFest's dance showcase
Seven acts take to two outdoor stages
By Steve Sucato
Maree ReMalia's The Ubiquitous Mass of Us explores how we take up space
"We reflect issues of territory and question the bounds of our identities."
The Fault in Our Stars
If you're prone to tears, wear something waterproof to this sad, sweet romance about teens with cancer
By Al Hoff
Edge of Tomorrow
Doug Liman's time-loop actioner is a fun trip
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Life gets darker and more complicated for the Vikings and their pet dragons
A beautifully filmed drama about two Polish women negotiating a tragic past
A moody tale about disaffected teens from the latest member of the Coppola filmmaking family
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A lack of straight shooting in gun debate
By Chris Potter
Teenagers are waiting longer to have sex, and nearly 40 percent of 18-year-olds of both sexes are not yet sexually active.
Short List: June 12 - 19
Pride Fest and Pride in the Streets take over Downtown; Squonk's latest blows up at the arts fest; Evil Dead: The Musical; and Miranda Sings in Munhall.
Write or Die, Halloween Reading event
Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Tue., Oct. 22, 6-8:45 p.m.
Audio & Video Archive
More Lynn Cullen Live
What to expect from President Trump’s visit to Pittsburgh on Wednesday
By Ryan Deto
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh receives major grant to update Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
By Amanda Waltz
Chelsey Engel's debut novel, A Summer of Fever and Freedom, explores life as an LGBTQ person during the turbulent summer of 1969
By Jordan Snowden
ScareHouse's "Scream District" won't open in time for the Halloween season
By Alex Gordon