Vol. 24, No. 36
Emerging from the Weeds: Led by a conservative senator, medical marijuana is gaining traction in Pa., but can relief come fast enough for patients most in need?
"This isn't about cannabis. This is about care."
By Charlie Deitch
Language Lessons: Latino families finding disconnect with school communications
"They're eager and want to be involved."
By Rebecca Nuttall
In Natrona Heights, beverage-making is still a craft
By Marcus Charleston
This Regent Square restaurant offers glittering ambience and excellent variety of Turkish specialties
By Angelique Bamberg and Jason Roth
Learn how to safely forage for mushrooms at the annual Gary Lincoff Mushroom Foray
Day-long event at North Park includes talks, hikes and cooking demos
By Chris Potter
The Cloak Room steps into the space left behind by Shadow Lounge
"This isn't a wine-and-cheese jazz club. This place is going to be lively."
By Hal B. Klein
A review of Corey Escoto's solo show at the Carnegie
The photos combine the labor-intensive process of the handmade with the instantaneity of the digital
By Nadine Wasserman
Kate Sweeney's American Afterlife looks at death rituals
We get an holistic approach to a topic that demands attention even as we shy away from it.
By Julia Cook
A review of Jeffrey Condran's novel Prague Summer
The book is a hymn to bibliophilia, and to literature.
By Bill O'Driscoll
Taking Back Sunday welcomes change without changing its shape
"It's a rare thing when you can bring an audience like that together in one place, enjoying the same thing at the same time."
Beat Cancer Pittsburgh benefit will give money to new holistic-treatment center
"The lineup I had was so good, I didn't want to let the idea drop."
By Andy Mulkerin
Michael Christopher looks for country-rock success via hard work and that one song
"You have to find that song that's gonna catch."
By Brian Conway
Critics' Picks: September 3 - 9
Local shows by S. Carey, Chicago Afrobeat Project (with Tony Allen) and Tokyo Police Club, plus The Gotobeds' release show
Recent music from Romeo Harp, Losers After Midnight and The Hipsters
The Pajama Men at City Theatre
Talented comedy duo's material falls short
By Ted Hoover
A dance-theater work addresses our digital disconnections
"I feel we have gone amok in this information age."
By Steve Sucato
An ambitious sci-fi drama that mixes live action and animation to make a number of critiques and explorations
By Al Hoff
No No: A Dockumentary
A new bio-doc looks at the colorful on- and off-field life of Pittsburgh Pirate Dock Ellis
Quirky comedy about an outsider musician who wears a giant fake head
Photography is under the lens at this month's Film Kitchen
The program of local film also includes works from Julie Sokolow and Franklin Carpio
Let's get over city-ranking surveys already
Hardcore BDSMers are advised to avoid serious pain and/or fear play while pregnant, as both can release stress hormones.
Stuff We Like
Lynn Cullen Live 09/03/14
Audio & Video Archive
Lynn Cullen Live 09/04/14
Lynn Cullen Live 09/08/14
Short List: September 3 - 9
City of Asylum's Jazz Poetry Concert turns 10; fall theater season gets rolling; Sebastian Errazuriz visits the Carnegie; and Brother Ali talks "Race, Religion and Hip Hop."
Puzzles & Pints
60 Minute Missions Escape Room
Wed., Jan. 22, 7-9 p.m.
Audio & Video Archive
More Lynn Cullen Live
A handy guide to all the Pittsburgh restaurants opening, closing, and 'coming soon' in 2020
By Maggie Weaver
Posts from Democratic state House candidate Heather Kass reveal Trump support and opposition to Obamacare
By Ryan Deto
Two Allegheny County councilors call for charges on West Mifflin police following alleged assault of teenage girl
After almost closing in October, the Harris Theater is coming back in a 'reel' big way
By Hannah Lynn