Vol. 24, No. 30
In Memoriam: Victor Navarro Jr.
He'd always led a strangely dignified life, albeit on the fringes
By Andrew McKeon
Following Up: PrideFest altercation raises as many questions about police policy as it does about the officer's conduct
ACLU head calls PrideFest altercation "important incident" for young Peduto administration
By Alex Zimmerman
Gift Box: For Jimmy Cvetic, a locally-shot boxing film offers a chance for local kids to step into the ring.
"If you're not willing to risk hearing no, you'll never hear yes."
By Charlie Deitch
The Allentown venue is an elder statesman of Pittsburgh fine dining, but hardly stuck in the past
By Angelique Bamberg and Jason Roth
With the new Dulcinea Bakeshop, the Strip District gets a bakery
Bacon-topped cinnamon rolls are an early choice for signature item
By Al Hoff
After devastating blaze, Perle and NOLA return with enhanced drinks list
"We took all the things we wanted to make better, and we did that."
By Hal B. Klein
A digital-only art group goes meatspace at Assemble
"We prefer art that can only be done digitally."
By Nick Keppler
Review: Sean Jones' Im•pro•vise
They took the old-school approach, recording live with everyone in the same room
By Mike Shanley
Exit Interview: Sean Jones
The renowned jazz trumpeter wants Pittsburgh to know, even though he's leaving for a job in Boston, Pittsburgh is still his home
By Zach Brendza
Campaign to start Pittsburgh jazz wax-figure exhibit takes to Indiegogo
"I'm going directly to people who love music."
By Margaret Welsh
Critics' Picks: July 23 - 29
Local shows by Jack Wilson, MH the Verb and Jurassic 5, plus a new program from C Street Brass, a hits compilation from Anti-Flag, and the return of Mayhem Festival
Recent music from Casino Bulldogs, Harlan Twins and R. Cook
By Andy Mulkerin
Fixing King John at No Name Players
A playwright updates — and improves upon — third-tier Bard.
By Michelle Pilecki
Romance at Kinetic Theatre Co.
David Mamet's farce is funny, mostly in that puerile sense of humor that finds giggles in every naughty word.
Side Show at Stage 62
The musical story of the conjoined Hilton sisters is one worth telling
By Gwendolyn Kiste
A New Death at Throughline Theatre
It's interesting watching playwright C.S. Wyatt construct a cosmology by divine law, but for a comedy it's airless and deadly.
By Ted Hoover
Writing on the walls, throughout the ages
Hatch Arts' Walldogs ranges from Biblical times to today
By Kayla Berkey
A Most-Wanted Man
This contemporary spy thriller paints a downbeat portrait of toiling in the shadows
The Dance of Reality
A surreal autobiographical tale from idiosyncratic Chilean filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky
And So It Goes
A tepid, predictable rom-com that doesn't make much effort
The Purge: Anarchy
It's broader and marginally deeper than its predecssor, but still pretty junky
Not funny or sexy; just a waste of actors and iPads
Wish I Was Here
Moderately amusing dramedy about domestic problems, with a drizzle of quirk
The series for local and independent film does a special road edition at the Hollywood Theater
By Bill O'Driscoll
A Conversation with Bill Maher
"Two states have regular, roll-up-a-fatty-and-watch-SpongeBob marijuana, which is pretty amazing."
Carbon Nation: Pittsburgh will host hearings on EPA's emission-reduction plan
If enacted, the rule would be the first national attempt to limit carbon emissions
Lynn Cullen Live 07/23/14
Audio & Video Archive
Lynn Cullen Live - 07/25/14
Lynn Cullen Live 07/28/14
Lynn Cullen Live 07/29/14
Don't round "online flirtation" up to "cyber infidelity" unless you want to make yourself miserable.
Stuff We Like
Short List: July 23 - 30
The Lovelace Puppet Festival honors a local pioneer; Unsmoke Artspace goes carnival; Summerfest celebrates Happy Hour!; and world-class soccer at Heinz Field.
Bill Toms & Hard Rain and 8th Street Rox
Sat., Dec. 7, 8-11 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