Vol. 24, No. 41
Do Tell: NPR's Peter Sagal on Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me's return trip to Pittsburgh
"The kids who like our show are particularly dorky kids."
By Kathy Newman
State police documents show intelligence-sharing network between law enforcement and Marcellus Shale drillers
"They're using the state police to try to silence us."
By Adam Federman
Eighty Acres Kitchen and Bar
Diners will find well-prepared contemporary American cuisine at this Plum venue
By Angelique Bamberg and Jason Roth
Grow Pittsburgh opens a lending library for gardening tools
"It seems silly for one person to buy a tiller for hundreds of dollars when it can be shared amongst many."
By Alex Zimmerman
A new pocket guide tours you through local booze-makers
"It's great for libation tourism."
By Hal B. Klein
RACE, at the Carnegie, is essential viewing
An exhibit tackles the science, history and lived experience of race
By Bill O'Driscoll
ScareHouse's The Basement returns
"It very much is meant to tap into deeper issues that are uncomfortable and unusual."
By Katie Pugh
The Price of Labor
Patrick Joseph keeps his Pittsburgh roots while operating out of Los Angeles
"I think being from Pittsburgh gave me a grounded, down-to-earth personality, and I think that's refreshing to people out here."
By Andy Mulkerin
Local punks The Bad Genes reunite after 17 years
"We were antagonizing the punk audience, in the same way we as punks had antagonized what we had viewed as a ‘straight' audience."
J Mascis remains delightfully obscure on new album
Newcomers who manage to press beyond the quizzical album covers are rewarded with lyrics that are equally difficult to parse
By Ian Thomas
The Bats — featuring a young Michael Chabon — get a reissue
Chabon wasn't the strongest singer, but punk rock was never about that.
By Mike Shanley
Critics' Picks: Oct. 9 - 15
Local shows by Gardens & Villa, OK Go and Outer Spaces, plus a release by folk supergroup The Early Mays, and a birthday for Title Town
The Book of Ezra at Pittsburgh Playwrights
It's not just a dynamic performance; it's also a stage memoir fraught with vulnerability.
By Tyler Plosia
Seven Guitars at Carnegie Mellon
If there's a flaw in this production, it's not worth noticing.
By Michelle Pilecki
Pitt's Stop Kiss
Director Coyne takes advantage of all the drama playwright Son has provided.
By Ted Hoover
Its reputation climbing, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet returns
Three commissioned ballets launch the Pittsburgh Dance Council season
By Steve Sucato
Reel Q: The Pittsburgh International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
The 29th annual event offers feature films, programs of shorts and parties
By Al Hoff
Adam Wingard's fun genre mash-up of horror, melodrama and more featuring a charming military vet
A few tense moments can't save this Conjuring prequel about a possessed doll
The Green Prince
In this talking-heads doc, a Palestinian and an Israeli explain how they secretly worked together
Kill the Messenger
A docudrama in which a reporter tries to report on a CIA operation, and gets burned
My Old Lady
Maggie Smith is ever a delight in this otherwise familiar dysfunctional-family dramedy
For October, the local film screening series runs mostly Halloween-themed shorts
Lynn Cullen Live 10/14/14
Audio & Video Archive
Lynn Cullen Live 10/08/14
Lynn Cullen Live 10/09/14
Lynn Cullen Live 10/10/14
Lynn Cullen Live 10/13/14
An amendment to Pittsburgh's panhandling ordinance should remind us how wrong it was in the first place
"The no-beg barriers create a de facto ban on panhandling."
By Charlie Deitch
By Dan Savage
Stuff We Like
Short List: October 8 - 16
Moroccan choreographer Hind Benali's Identity; PICT tackles Macbeth; literary legend Chuck Kinder's poetry reading; comic Anthony Jeselnik at the Byham.
St. Bernard and Our Lady of Grace Concert Series
St. Bernard Catholic Church
Sun., Nov. 17, 4-5:30 p.m.
Audio & Video Archive
More Lynn Cullen Live
New paper details how Pittsburgh is no longer a post-industrial city
By Ryan Deto
Garfield restaurant Fish Nor Fowl's transition to pasta pays off
By Maggie Weaver
Now Playing: Local Pittsburgh film roundup, Nov. 15-21
By Hannah Lynn
Aspiring film documentarian aims to become the 'Dave DiCello of film'
By Lisa Cunningham