Vol. 24, No. 25
After Obamacare gains, many low-income Pennsylvanians hoping for Medicaid expansion
"Coverage could be expanded right away: There's no reason to keep people waiting."
By Rebecca Nuttall
Bill Peduto wants a fitter Pittsburgh ... and he's trying to lead by example
"Having a mayor who is slugging around at 240 talking about fitness is disingenuous. And if I can do this, you can do it."
By Chris Potter
A proposed law would make it easier for the mentally ill to be treated, but would it come at the expense of their rights?
"Up until now, almost all mental-health legislation has been aimed at helping the highest-functioning individuals."
By Charlie Deitch
On the Record: A conversation with Dr. Karen Hacker, director of the Allegheny County Health Department
"The thing about public health is you do your best to try to see into the future"
By Alex Zimmerman
Cinco Mexican Restaurant
The broad menu at this regionally oriented restaurant lets diners revisit old favorites or sample new dishes
By Angelique Bamberg and Jason Roth
Mary Menniti's Italian Garden Project seeks to document and celebrate a horticultural tradition
"These guys are so old-school they're cutting-edge."
By Bill O'Driscoll
Grist House Brewing opens just across the river from town
The brewers are currently selling pints and growlers only on-site, but say they've been approached by a number of area bars.
By Hal B. Klein
The Affordable Care Act has changed the landscape for artists documented by the Healthy Artists project.
"I don't know that I would have been able to have insurance at all without subsidies."
At James Gallery, 11 artists fruitfully explore the possibilities of abstraction
Carrie Seid, David Henderson, Scott Turri and others offer forms ranging from the natural to the geometrically inspired
By Nadine Wasserman
Bartlesville, Oklahoma 1980
Mike Vallely talks about Black Flag, then and now
"Instead of letting the band and the music end on this unresolved, negative note, we chose to move it forward."
By Ian Thomas
UPMC's Musicians' Hearing Center helps local musicians protect their ears
"Even if you've lost quite a bit of hearing, it's never too late."
By Andy Mulkerin
Counting Crows' Adam Duritz on writing, hip hop and the band's next record
"With hip hop being as strong as it is, it's hard to not have good lyrics."
Sharon Van Etten branches out on Are We There
It's clearly the album she wanted to make from the very beginning, whether she knew it or not
JazzLive International Festival welcomes Puerto Rican salsa ambassadors
"It's promoting the whole region internationally as someplace to be."
By Mike Shanley
Critics' Picks: June 19 - 26
Local shows by Tegan and Sara, Sonny Landreth and D.R.I., plus the Summerland Tour brings '90s alt-rock bands to Stage AE
Evil Dead: The Musical at No Name Players
The whole thing's just a big, lowbrow burlesque aiming to be as silly (and bloody) as possible.
By Ted Hoover
Legally Blonde: The Musical at Pittsburgh CLO
The plot actually wants you to like it — and you will.
By Alan W. Petrucelli
Dancer and choreographer André Koslowski launches the Kelly-Strayhorn's East Liberty LIVE! series with a work-in-progress.
"I think stage design grounds the work in real life, rather than being a complete abstraction of it."
By Steve Sucato
Richard Ayoade's dark comedy about a man and his doppelganger adapts Fyodor Dostoyevsky's novella
By Al Hoff
22 Jump Street
This bromantic spoof and reboot is saved by its dynamic duo of stars
Times are bleak in a post-apocalyptic Australia, in this spare drama
Words and Pictures
Two solid leads can't quite elevate this dramedy out of the predictable
Lynn Cullen Live 06/18/14
Audio & Video Archive
Lynn Cullen Live 06/19/14
Lynn Cullen Live 06/20/14
Lynn Cullen Live 06/24/14
Just like successful monogamous relationships, poly relationships have limits.
Short List: June 19 - 26
Attack Theatre's Remainder/Northside begins; free Children's Museum Community Day; Row House Cinema opens in Lawrenceville; and monologuist faces depression with comedy.
Birth on the Border
City of Asylum @ Alphabet City
Tue., Oct. 22, 7-8:30 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