Vol. 24, No. 38
City officials says force used in Pride arrest was not excessive; should the public take them at their word?
"People have too much experience with the city than to trust leaders when they say ‘trust us.'"
By Alex Zimmerman
Gaining STEAM: Parents, teachers pushing for new curriculum at city's Woolslair School
"This model is not just attractive; it is critical to advance our students' skills"
By Rebecca Nuttall
Braddock Avenue Books upholds literary tradition in 21st century
"We are developing a group of serious, committed readers. People who are involved in the writing life."
By Abby Mendelson
Refined Chinese dining that hews to an organic-local-sustainable ethos
By Angelique Bamberg and Jason Roth
New online program makes donating dairy to food banks easier
"Most people don't donate milk because it's a hard thing to give."
By Charlie Deitch
'Cider garden' just one way Arsenal Cider is growing
"People just really seem to like what we're doing."
By Hal B. Klein
Pittsburgh's Lost Steamboat at the History Center
It's an exhibit as much about a continent as about an object.
By Charles Rosenblum
Visiting and resident poets — and a detective novelist — are on tap
National Book Award nominee Lucie Brock-Broido is among the season's literary highlights
By Bill O'Driscoll
Updates on two comics projects
Ed Piskor's international hit Hip Hop Family Tree; Daniel McCloskey's Top of the Line
Reggie Watkins pays tribute to two inspirations on his new album
"I wanted to tie it together knowing that those two are thought of as very different kinds of musicians."
By Mike Shanley
Phat Man Dee and Tommy Amoeba celebrate twin albums
The two have been married over a decade and are basically local music-and-performance legends
By Andy Mulkerin
The Lopez shores up a unique sound on its first full-length
The band now sounds distinctly like itself, letting the dissonance and harmony exist side by side
By Mark Mangini
Cultural Trust considers plaque commemorating Marley's final show
"The band and entourage were on pins and needles all night, thinking he would have a seizure."
By Brian Conway
Critics' Picks: September 17 - 23
Local shows by Arum Rae and New Orleans Suspects, plus some Cuban hip-hop artists come to City of Asylum, and Barons release a 7-inch
Recent music from Palermo Stone, Grandpa Egg and Pete Bush
Throughline Theatre's Everyman
A stunningly ambitious take on a medieval morality play
By Michelle Pilecki
Dixie's Tupperware Party at Pittsburgh CLO
Kris Andersson's and extremely gifted comedian
By Ted Hoover
Predation, vicitimization, art and rebirth in Kimono
"He uses his art as a pathway back from hell."
By Steve Sucato
An inside look from an emergency-room doctor at one of the nation's busiest public hospitals
By Al Hoff
A downbeat crime thriller with good performances from Tom Hardy and James Gandolfini
To Be Takei
A new documentary traces George Takei's journey from Star Trek to activist and Internet star
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby
A drama is good enough but fuzzy around the edges
By Harry Kloman
Lynn Cullen Live 09/22/14
Audio & Video Archive
A divisive bill fails in Allegheny County Council, by the grace of God
By Chris Potter
Someone who can handle a truckload of meth in one night — to say nothing of five cocks — should be able to handle a little bluntness.
Stuff We Like
Short List: September 17 - 24
Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band
PPG Paints Arena
Thu., Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m.
Audio & Video Archive
More Lynn Cullen Live
This is the last year of Ian Brill's Vault installation at Spirit; here are all the shows happening there before it's gone for good
By Jordan Snowden
Pitt paper shows parking spaces near East Liberty busway station are under utilized by 30 percent
By Ryan Deto
Pittsburgh Alligators: Where do they come from; where do they go?
By Hannah Lynn
Uber cuts about 350 employees nationwide, including from their autonomous vehicle division