Vol. 24, No. 34
Gas Relief: New Braddock fueling station working to move customers toward biodiesel
"There's a benefit of collecting and recycling vegetable oil and reusing it as fuel"
By Ashley Murray
Point of Law: Do 'safe passing' regulations really make it safer for cyclists if they're not enforced?
"From day one we suspected it would be very hard to write citations, because it's a judgment call."
By Alex Zimmerman
Make or Break
Could an upstart apprenticeship program hold the key to Pittsburgh's future?
By Chris Potter
San Lorenzo Ristorante
The menu at this Lawrenceville restaurant straddles traditional and updated approaches to Italian food
By Angelique Bamberg and Jason Roth
Some 75,000 bees are the latest residents of Downtown Pittsburgh
The Duquesne Club is sharing its roof with beehives — and collecting the honey
Shrubdown offers the lowdown on shrubs, an do-it-yourself cocktail trend
"The confidence that comes from making things yourself is really empowering."
By Hal B. Klein
Matt Gondek and Brian Gonnella draw together
"We both grew up in comic books and cartoons of the same nature, so our styles just blend well together."
By Kate Magoc
A local author's new book on Lucky Luciano
"People glorify the mob because there is an undoubted humanity in it, but we have so few facts about it."
By Dan Willis
Something About Bridges
Chancellor Warhol brings his art-rap to the Warhol Museum
"It's like playing the biggest venue in the world to me. Like performing at Madison Square."
By Andy Mulkerin
Washed Out releases a visceral Paracosm
Ernest Greene's authorial presence is never more than a fleeting silhouette
By Ian Thomas
Benefits planned for Karl Hendricks after cancer diagnosis
Tim Midyett and Andy Cohen of Bottomless Pit headline a show at Brillobox on Friday
By Mike Shanley
Critics' Picks: August 20 - 26
Local shows by OFF!, The Soil and the Sun, and Bombadil, plus the sixth edition of Skull Fest
Recent music from Girl Scout and Jackie McDowell
The Gospel Singer at The Lab Project
This scrappy little troupe needs encouragement, but this production isn't doing them any favors.
By Ted Hoover
Michel Gondry's new film is slight, but whimsical and charming
By Al Hoff
Phillip Noyce's adaptation of Lois Lowry's novel begins with an interesting premise but fails to follow through
The Expendables 3
This aimless actioner is only for the Expendables completist
If I Stay
Teenage girl tackles life, love and tragedy in this fairly low-key melodrama
Judah Friedlander is among the headliners at the inaugural Pittsburgh Comedy Festival
"I cannot wait to see footage of myself on YouTube that was shot on a [drunken] stranger's shaking flip phone."
By Gwendolyn Kiste
Judah Friedlander talks with City Paper
Ashes to Ashes: New plan to deal with Mansfield plant's coal residuals isn't much of an improvement
"They want to use that exact same ash in a different way."
By Bill O'Driscoll
Lynn Cullen Live 08/20/14
Audio & Video Archive
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Stuff We Like
Biking, pork chops and ginger beer
Short List: August 20 - 27
The Moth is back in town; Bricolage gets Raw; Ed Piskor's Hip Hop Family Tree 2; and the National Air Sex Championship.
Ron Donoughe Book Signing
Pittsburgh Center for Arts and Media
Sat., Dec. 14, 1-3 p.m.
Audio & Video Archive
More Lynn Cullen Live
Old-school Pittsburgh punks reunite to celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Clash's London Calling
By Lisa Cunningham
Hambone's reopened after paying over $13,000 in delinquent drink taxes
By Amanda Waltz
Ranking the things people cheered for at Pittsburgh’s presidential forum
By Ryan Deto
A lot of Pennsylvanians asked Google if they should break up with their boyfriends