Vol. 24, No. 40
On the Record with state Sen. Jim Ferlo: Longtime legislator opens up about coming out
"I just wanted to speak up."
By Alex Zimmerman
Schoolyard Fight: Corbett, Wolf spar over the governor's history of education funding
"Ask any teacher, they would undoubtedly say they've been cut."
By Rebecca Nuttall
Brett Kashmere's new film From Deep examines basketball, race, hip hop and popular culture
"One of the goals I had was to present both sides of the sport: the entertainment spectacle and the everyday game."
By Al Hoff
This Shadyside gastropub creates its market niche with a variety of grilled-cheese sandwiches
By Angelique Bamberg and Jason Roth
Rent the Chicken lets you rent a chicken coop, complete with birds, for your own backyard
"We were realizing people wanted a food source closer to their table."
Hops in whiskey, hops from an urban farm
Wigle Whiskey celerates with Wet Hoptoberfest
By Hal B. Klein
Breathtakingly Basic at Gallerie Chiz
Susan Middleman's paintings and Stephen Gleasner's sculptures impress
By David S. Berger
VIA books big global names but remains committed to developing local talent
Main-stage performances take place Sat., Oct. 4, at Downtown's Union Trust Building
By Kate Magoc
Mike Watt keeps an open ear
"He's the guy I think of to remind me why I do what I do when all the noise around me is making me cynical."
By Ian Thomas
Brass and microtonal music are some of the unique features of this year's Music on the Edge series at Pitt
"At one point, it was a whole fringe subfield, wacky."
By Andy Mulkerin
Critics' Picks: Oct. 2 - 8
Local shows by Peter Case, Norah Jones's Puss n Boots, Pujol and Porter Robinson
Recent music from The Redlines and André Costello and the Cool Minors
By Andy Mulkerin and Margaret Welsh
A local spoken-word artist does his first full-length solo show
Leslie "Ezra" Smith explores fatherhood and growing up black in America
By Bill O'Driscoll
The REP's Souvenir
It's more than simply a show for people who've run out of friends to introduce to The Room
By Colette Newby
Dividing the Estate at Little Lake
Janet Robb dominates her every scene, making mincemeat of her character's greedy, entitled offspring
By Gwendolyn Kiste
Attack Theatre launches its 20th-anniversary season
"It feels like it has spanned a lifetime, but at the same time it still feels exciting."
By Steve Sucato
Gillian Flynn's best-seller fares cheesier on screen than it did on the page
Twin boys adopt an effective, if devastating, survival strategy in this World War II drama from Hungary
Documentarian Alex Gibney turns his lens on the famed Afrobeat performer
Two Faces of January
A chance encounter turns deadly in the period thriller set in 1962 Greece
Tim and Eric return with Dr. Steve Brule
"He's a huge movie star but he's so engrossed in the character."
By Margaret Welsh
Lynn Cullen Live 10/03/14
Audio & Video Archive
Lynn Cullen Live 10/06/14
Lynn Cullen Live 10/07/14
Drug Interdiction: Will legislators let time run out on the state’s proposed medical-marijuana law?
"They have no real sense of the stakes involved."
By Charlie Deitch
Someone found the head of a decapitated snake and thought: "You know what? I'm going to stick this in my urethra."
By Dan Savage
Stuff We Like
Short List: October 1 - 9
Cutting-edge visual art at VIA; the Public leads with The Glass Menagerie; Sustainability Pioneers film series premieres; and author Bob Herbert comes to town.
Carnegie Lecture Hall
Sat., Dec. 14, 7:30 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