Vol. 24, No. 42
Former New York Times columnist Bob Herbert on what's wrong with America — and how to fix it
"The important thing is to be organized and to stay with it."
By Bill O'Driscoll
Silent Vote: Tea-party Congressman Keith Rothfus is seeking a second term, so how come nobody seems to care?
Rothfus faces Democratic challenger Erin McClelland in November
By Alex Zimmerman
Bill Delivered: Advocates hope city's legislation is just a first step in workplace rights for pregnant women
"I hope it sends a message to pregnant women that they have rights in the workplace."
By Rebecca Nuttall
Suzanne Cope connects old and new trends in food in new book
Small Batch: Pickles, Cheese, Chocolate, Spirits and the Return of Artisanal Foods looks at the four foods' histories and the resurgence of small-time production
By Andy Mulkerin
This Squirrel Hill restaurant merges the traditional flavors and preparations of Thailand with modern European-bistro aspirations
By Angelique Bamberg and Jason Roth
The bourbon news is good for Pittsburgh
An honor for Butcher and the Rye and local bartenders take a field trip
By Hal B. Klein
Artists in residence bring the earnest angst to the Mattress Factory
The pieces are linked by a sense of whimsy mixed with melancholy
By Nadine Wasserman
Jason Baldinger's new poetry collection travels the country
The 109 pages are imbued with the ghost of a restless Kerouac
By Fred Shaw
Exposed program brings Wareham back into the fold as Warhol soundtracker
New program has Tom Verlaine, Eleanor Friedberger and others writing songs for unreleased Warhol films
Boaz has high hopes for his Rostrum Records debut
"It feels like I'm being reintroduced to the game in a whole new manner."
Effects-pedal enthusiasts have a place to meet and swap this weekend
"It's rare to see a guitarist who doesn't use pedals these days."
By Margaret Welsh
Critics' Picks, Oct. 16-22
Local shows by tUnE-yArDs and The Stray Birds; a pair of emo heavy hitters; and Nick Ziegler returns from L.A. with The Forty Nineteens
On the Record with Ben Horowitz of The Gaslight Anthem
"For us to be able to play after Against Me! is insane to me. It almost feels disrespectful."
By Zach Brendza
The Glass Menagerie at Pittsburgh Public Theater
A theater's 40th-anniversary production lets us once again hear Tennesee Williams' glorious song of sorrow
By Ted Hoover
Macbeth at PICT Classic Theatre
David Whalen, as the eponymous king, is a sight to behold
By Gwendolyn Kiste
A new dance work explores love and friendship between African-American men
"There are other things men of color do that can be viewed as self-hate."
By Steve Sucato
David Dobkin's over-stuffed film willfully careens between mystery, soap opera and comedy
By Al Hoff
This drama about a WWII tank crew is competently acted, but predictable and hamfisted
The Best of Me
A double-shot of romantic melodrama from the pen of Nicholas Sparks
The Book of Life
Wildly colorful exploration of Mexican folklore is undercut by cheap jokes
Horror-comedy from New Zealand offers plenty of twisty fun
Documentary series focuses on environmental solutions, not problems
"Selling the solution can lead to inspiration and hope."
Lynn Cullen Live 10/15/14
Audio & Video Archive
Lynn Cullen Live 10/17/14
Lynn Cullen Live 10/20/14
Lynn Cullen Live 10/21/14
Your partner may regard his best friend as fun to have around, but not an equal partner.
By Dan Savage
Stuff We Like
Best of Pittsburgh 2014
The results of our annual Readers' Poll
By CP Staff
Best of Food & Drink
Best Downtown Lunch Spot
Best New Restaurant
Butcher and the Rye
By Ashley Murray
Best of Culture & Nightlife
Richie Walter, Cavo
Best Gallery for Local Artists
Most Wanted Fine Art
Best Sports Bar
Best of Goods & Services
Best Local Bookstore
By Chris Potter
Best Hair Salon
By Lissa Brennan
Best City Tour
Just Ducky Tours
Best of People & Places
Short List: October 15 - 23
City of Asylum's 10th-anniversary Exiled Voices reading; Risk! Live comes to town; Clemente musical 21 world-premieres; John Hodgman is back.
25 Carrick Ave
Fri., Oct. 18, 7-11 p.m.
Audio & Video Archive
More Lynn Cullen Live
Bike Pittsburgh counted 123 vehicles parked in city bike lanes yesterday
By Ryan Deto
Roll the dice on Mana Boardgame Tavern in the North Side
By Amanda Waltz
Pitt paper shows parking spaces near East Liberty busway station are under utilized by 30 percent
Finding the freedom to 'f*ck like an animal'
By Jessie Sage