Vol. 24, No. 27
Under the Radar: Ride-share companies work to keep their service on the streets while drivers try to keep a low profile to avoid steep penalties
A hearing was held June 26 to force Lyft and Uber to immediately cease operating in Pittsburgh
By Dan Sleva
Project Silk takes an unorthodox approach to serving an often-invisible community
"It's not just about, ‘Oh, we need to tell someone to use a condom.' It's a lot more complicated."
By Alex Zimmerman
No Benefit: County decision to phase out domestic-partner benefits draws fire
"Does everybody think that just because marriage becomes available, homophobia goes away?"
By Chris Potter
Another new Nepalese restaurant in town is good news for fans of momos and other Asian specialties
By Angelique Bamberg and Jason Roth
Point Breeze's Make Your Mark Artspace & Coffeehouse offers coffee, vegetarian fare and a community space
"You sit in coffee shops and meet people and talk about politics or sports."
Il Tetto brings rooftop drinking to Downtown
"We all knew we were going to be busy, but we didn't know we were going to be this busy."
By Hal B. Klein
A fruitful artists' exchange at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
Jake Beckman, Jeanne Jaffe and Jennie Thwing explore the malleability of the material world
By Nadine Wasserman
New Penn Avenue gallery seeks to involve community
"What I imagined happening here was hosting shows that a more traditional gallery wouldn't do."
By Weenta Girmay
A new bus tour visits local film and TV shooting locations
"We've got so many different identities."
By Dan Willis
A local writer places his debut novel with a big publisher — and sells the movie rights
Thomas Sweterlitsch's Tomorrow and Tomorrow is a dark take on the future
By Bill O'Driscoll
- for Michael Wurster
Fitz and the Tantrums bring good pop — and a guitar — to Stage AE
"On the first album, it was all about Fitz's massive old organ and his old, out-of-tune piano."
By Julia Cook
Pittsburgh Winery provides a new, intimate place for local and touring acts
"The venue itself kind of reminds me of a speakeasy, because you don't really know it's there."
By Zach Brendza
Critics' Picks: July 3 - 9
Local shows by Swans, Fall Out Boy with Paramore, Yonder Mountain String Band, and Braid
Recent music from Mark Mangini and Instead of Sleeping
Twelve Peers' Cactus
A vampire drama with an identity crisis
By Ted Hoover
Progression, a new comedy set during a progressive dinner in Lawrenceville, premieres
Local indie filmmakers have a DIY distribution strategy
From the director of Once, a similar story but with less charm and more celebrities
By Al Hoff
Earth to Echo
Some tweens help an alien get back to his home planet in this E.T.-ish family film
A Hard Day's Night
This entertaining Beatles musical comedy is 50 year young
Lynn Cullen Live 07/02/14
Audio & Video Archive
Lynn Cullen Live 07/03/14
Lynn Cullen Live 07/07/14
Lynn Cullen Live 07/08/14
Better to have a nice, honest rejection than to find yourself in bed being pressured to do something you don't wanna do.
Stuff We Like
Short List: July 3 - 10
A two-day holiday Unblurred; local comics at Pittsburgh Improv; waterfall hike at McConnell's Mill; and Kubrick's little-seen debut feature at the Hollywood.
A Big Band Christmas
Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church
Sat., Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m.
Audio & Video Archive
More Lynn Cullen Live
Steve Zappala, son of Allegheny County DA, is running for state House District 21
By Ryan Deto
Pittsburgh gets its own holiday earworm with "Black and Gold Christmas"
By Lisa Cunningham
Workers at LGBTQ service center Persad vote to unionize with United Steelworkers
A Pittsburgh holiday treat benefits Childrens Hospital for nearly 50 years
By Maggie Weaver