Vol. 24, No. 33
Despite improvements in water quality, risks of river recreation can be hard to measure
By Alex Zimmerman
We Need Justice Too urges increased community role in preventing, solving crime
"People have to talk to the police to help solve the crimes that plague our community. But if the police don't protect witnesses, they become victims."
By Rebecca Nuttall
Peduto urges U.S. immigration office to remain in city as immigration workers and advocates voice concern
"The relocation is completely contrary to the mission of the agency," say staffers of the federal agency that handles lawful immigration
By Chris Potter
In the Bag
Bagpipes echo in the highlands of the North Hills
By Abby Mendelson
Bama's Southern Kitchen
If you're desperately seeking smoky barbecue, this Brookline venue should be your first stop
By Angelique Bamberg and Jason Roth
Southern BBQ and all the fixin's — served in a waffle cone
Find the South Side BBQ Company food truck to try the Bar-B-Cone
Milkman Brewing delivers new flavors to the Strip
"We really want to focus on some of the hops that haven't gotten that much exposure,"
By Hal B. Klein
Pittsburgh struggles to revamp its "percent for art" law
Set-aside for local artists, inclusion of authorities loom as possible sticking points
By Bill O'Driscoll
A review of Wendy Scott's poetry collection Soon I Will Build An Ark
Her speaker builds a poetic world using strong images: a hummingbird feeder and bottles of Jagermeister, among others.
By Fred Shaw
Critics' Picks: August 13 - 18
Dowsing comes to town, MCG Jazz mixes jazz and hip hop, RANT returns to Lawrenceville and a show to raise money to fight MS at Hartwood
STC Fest looks to showcase local hip hop at the Rex
"In time, it can be built into a larger-scale platform like A3C and SXSW."
By Julia Cook
The Garment District brings former Ladybug Transistor bassist back into the music spotlight
"Maybe I wasn't actively producing or putting out music, but I knew I would get back to it eventually."
By Andy Mulkerin
On the Record with Geoff Rickly of United Nations
"I wanted an outlet for the more aggressive sensibilities I was feeling."
By Gregg Harrington
Quantum Theatre's Tamara
Besides being a tremendous challenge, Tamara is also a lot of fun
By Michelle Pilecki
Shuffle, Ball Change ... and Die!
It's an embarrassment of bitches, so to speak
Suite Surrender at Apple Hill
Even in a genre as illogical as farce, Suite strains credulity well past the breaking point
By Ted Hoover
New York-based choreographer Marjani Forte offers a work about recovery.
Choreographer collects stories of getting over mental illness and addiction
By Steve Sucato
Into the Storm
Watch as a tiny plot and TV actors get whirled up in a super-tornado
By Al Hoff
Magic in the Moonlight
Woody Allen's film is a drawing-room comedy of manners that lays most of its cards out early and plainly
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
The green warriors are back, but do they need to be?
A charming rom-com eventually gets bogged down with genre tropes
Lynn Cullen Live 08/19/14
Audio & Video Archive
Lynn Cullen Live 08/13/14
Lynn Cullen Live 08/14/14
Lynn Cullen Live 08/15/14
Lynn Cullen Live 08/18/14
People who are into humiliation scenes want to be in control until the scene starts.
Stuff We Like
Soccer, summer fruit and sweet soul music
Short List: August 13 - 20
Fundraiser for the Carrie Deer sculpture; Fermentation on Wheels hits town; the Biennial keeps rolling out; and Phenomenon the Poet returns.
Toi Derricotte, Writing the Difficult Poem: A Writing Workshop
Kelly Strayhorn Theater
Sat., Dec. 7, 1-3 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