Vol. 24, No. 39
Unregistered Voters: The federal government requires the state to ask social-service clients if they want to register to vote; so how come so many are left out in the cold?
"Most disability services are too many layers down from the state's accountability"
By Alex Zimmerman
Shot in the Arm: Jewish Healthcare Foundation raising HPV awareness
"Parents are not willing to consider the sexuality of their 10- or 12-year-old."
By Rebecca Nuttall
"I like to swear and swearing should be as natural as breathing."
By Jimmy Cvetic
This Glenshaw breakfast-lunch spot by exemplifies the appeal of a typical diner in nearly every way
By Angelique Bamberg and Jason Roth
The new Downtown lunch spot Simple Ingredients is just that
Salads and wraps are custom-made from fresh-that-day ingredients
By Bill O'Driscoll
The expanded East Liberty state store might augur further improvements
Could outdated liquor outlets be next in line?
By Hal B. Klein
Pittsburgh Glass Center pairs glass artists and non-glass artists to strong effect.
This exhibition illustrates that artists new to the medium will go to lengths to expand its potential.
By Michelle Fried
Hannah Grace Clark paints Ancient Gods & Hidden Worlds
It's a collection of gentle giants, stoic guardians and centered watchers.
By Lissa Brennan
A new exhibit considers antique encyclopedias
One of the show's great pleasures is its juxtaposition of disciplines and eras
By Charles Rosenblum
If You Like Piña Coladas
by Carolyne Whelan
Code Orange solidifies its spot among hardcore royalty
"We want to make the heaviest record of this year, and we also want to make the weirdest record of this year."
By Margaret Welsh
Ennui returns with a new lineup, first record in years
"Some days I spend hours and hours and hours on one little sound."
By Brian Conway
Tom Roberts keeps accompaniment alive at the Hollywood Theater
"You just have to have a good knowledge of music from that era and roll with it."
By Nick Keppler
Critics' Picks: Sept. 25-Oct. 1
Local shows by Dessa, The Afghan Whigs and Jill Barber, plus a GLCC benefit with Joe Stevens and a once-in-a-lifetime local show from Balkan brass legend Boban Marković
Recent music from The Van Allen Belt and Ferdinand the Bull
By Andy Mulkerin
Pittsburgh New Works Festival
The festival features one-acts exploring death, dying, superheroes and insomnia
By Tyler Plosia
Texture Contemporary Ballet offers another packed showcase
Recent and premiere works by the burgeoning young company mark Synergy
By Steve Sucato
This Is Where I Leave You
Shawn Levy's ensemble dramedy about a dysfunctional family is a middling trifle
By Harry Kloman
The Zero Theorem
This darkly screwball fantasia might be Terry Gilliam's bleakest vision yet
A new stop-motion animated film about monsters proves engaging
By Charlie Deitch
Love Is Strange
Financial woes cause a longtime gay couple to separate in this sensitive drama
By Al Hoff
The Maze Runner
More teens trying to survive dystopias – and mazes!
The Skeleton Twins
SNL vets Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig shine in this dramedy about prickly siblings
Clashing Over Carbon
Critics say the Clean Power Plan would be more flexible if it provided ... fewer options
Lynn Cullen Live 09/26/14
Audio & Video Archive
Lynn Cullen Live 09/29/14
"Not everyone in an open relationship is comfortable being out about it."
By Dan Savage
Stuff We Like
Short List: September 24 - October 2
LightLab performances series focuses on dance; Café Con Leche brings Latino culture to Friendship; the Downtown Gallery Crawl turns 10; and Syrian writer Osama Alomar visits.
Oak Ridge Boys Christmas Show
The Palace Theatre
Fri., Dec. 6, 7:30-10:30 p.m.
Audio & Video Archive
More Lynn Cullen Live
Workers at LGBTQ service center Persad vote to unionize with United Steelworkers
By Ryan Deto
Pa. Treasurer Joe Torsella renews calls for Mark Zuckerberg’s ouster as Facebook board chair
Where do Allegheny County’s elected officials stand on the fight over fracking and cracker plants?
Pittsburgh Holiday Market Spotlight: Dawn Wallhausen of Dawn Glassworks
By Amanda Waltz