Vol. 24, No. 31
The Skinny Building: an unlikely preservation success story for an unlikely Downtown structure
The episode is a welcome sign to anyone who wants Pittsburgh to continue to have a unique identity.
By Charles Rosenblum
Alexandre Arrechea's witty No Limits is a play on iconic architecture
Temporary large-scale sculptures liven Downtown
By Nadine Wasserman
Signed Prints: Artist's work brings voice of the homeless off the street and into galleries
"I think it's easy for people to put the homeless in a box and make up stories about why they're homeless."
By Ashley Murray
Anti-immigrant sentiment reaches fever pitch over Central American child refugees
"There are tens of thousands of Canadians living illegally in this country and I have yet to meet a Canadian who has been rounded up."
By Charlie Deitch
At Mt. Washington's Altius restaurant, Alan Uchrinscko offers a high-minded take on wine
"I know what I like and I do whatever I can to find it."
By Hal B. Klein
Open Bottle Bistro
Small plates and Mediterranean entrees pair well with wine in this charming Shadyside spot
By Angelique Bamberg and Jason Roth
The Pittsburgh Public Market is raising funds to build a Market Kitchen
The rent-by-the-hour commercial kitchen will let entrepreneurial cooks get started
A review of Jim Daniels' story collection Eight Mile High
What's most memorable is the book's experimentalism
By Bill O'Driscoll
Seizure Man specializes in cassettes
The local label is handling this year's Reddit Cassette Culture compilation
By Julia Cook
ChaRon Don returns after a few years of travel with a new album full of ideas
"My focus was on family and home. I was living the life: I was reading a lot."
By Andy Mulkerin
Urban Music Education Project lets ChaRon Don help raise new MCs
"ChaRon is the greatest role model, because he's totally cool, and kind."
Critics' Picks: July 30 - August 6
A hip-hop festival featuring Talib Kweli, an "All-Scene" festival at Mr. Small's, Thoth Trio plays the Solar Concert Series and The Sablowskis release a kid-friendly punk album
On the Record with Shelley Johansson of Flood City Music Festival
"The level of talent that we attract has gone up and up and up."
Walldogs at Hatch Arts Collective
The intimate setting allows the raw energy of the stories to shine.
By Gwendolyn Kiste
Dancing at Lughnasa at Little Lake Theatre
Brian Friel's luminous writing and strong performances enliven one seriously sad, somber play.
By Ted Hoover
The Dumb Waiter at Dog & Pony Show
Pinter's classic one-act gets a gender twist.
By Michelle Pilecki
Richard Linklater's remarkable film illustrates a childhood over 12 years of captured moments
By Al Hoff
Get On Up
Chadwick Boseman finds the sweet spots in this jumbled presentation of Lifetime movie, comedy and musical numbers
This thriller asks: What if an eyeball held deep secrets about life?
A woman operating with a fully engaged brain takes on drug lords in this action thriller
A Summer's Tale
Eric Rohmer's 1996 film about young people on holiday
By Harry Kloman
Corbett re-election bid may be hard to watch
By Chris Potter
A majority of sex-for-sex's-sake types are hoping to leverage it into something more at some point.
Stuff We Like
Lynn Cullen Live 07/30/14
Audio & Video Archive
Lynn Cullen Live 07/31/14
Lynn Cullen Live 08/01/14
Lynn Cullen Live 08/04/14
Lynn Cullen Live 08/05/14
Short List: July 30 - August 6
By Heather Schor
Big screen, little lies: Pittsburgh is being gaslit about IMAX theaters
By Rachel Wilkinson
Drink and be merry at these Pittsburgh holiday pop-up bars
By Amanda Waltz
Whimsical Christmas cocktails, a soup surprise, extra cozy coffee, and more Pittsburgh food news
By Ali Trachta
The Millvale Food + Energy Hub reopens to celebrate local nonprofits
By Matt Petras